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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Family Events

The Bell Tower Theater is proud to offer events that are great for the whole family.  


For kids who are interested in learning how to create theater, we also offer two outstanding youth education programs: Kids Take the Stage Youth Theater Classes and our Free Summer Musical Program.


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Our 9th-Annual High School Show
Part of the Free Summer Musical Program
A Musical Comedy by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire
June 16 to 26, 2022

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek the Musical brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to dazzling life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper and a cookie with an attitude, and you’ve got a twisted fairy tale, fun for everyone. The cast for this show will be high school students from throughout the area.


7:30 Performances—June 16, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25

2:00 Performances—June 19, 26


Tickets $12

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Cast & Crew List for Shrek the Musical

Our 15th-Annual Kids-for-Kids Show
Part of the Free Summer Musical Program
A Musical by Kyle Jarrow
July 14 to 24, 2022

Based on the animated series, the stakes are higher than ever as Bikini Bottom faces total annihilation. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!


The show features original songs by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s and They Might Be Giants and others along with songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. This show will be performed by two casts of kids ages 7 to 18 from throughout the area.


7:00 Performances—July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

10:30 am Performance—July 15

2:00 Performances—July 16, 17, 23, 24


Tickets $10


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