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Bell Tower Theater
2728 Asbury Rd
Dubuque, IA 52001
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Plays & Musicals

The Bell Tower Theater, your hometown theater, offers comedies and musicals year-round. Our shows feature talented local performers and most shows are being produced in Dubuque for the first time.

 

To purchase tickets to a show, click here.

 

In addition to the shows you see below, the Bell Tower Theater also offers Family Events and Special Events.

 

2021

All of these shows below perform on the following schedule:

 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm (Girl's Night Out--Free Wine Night.)

Fridays at 7:30 pm

Saturdays at 2:00 pm** and 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm

**Please note: the Saturday 2 pm performance isonly on the second weekends.

 



A Comedy by Simon Williams
October 8 to 24, 2021

Leonard Loftus wrote a book, a steamy romance novel to be precise. He enters it, under a pseudonym--Lulabella Latiffa--, in a contest for new female writers. When Lulabella wins first prize, Leonard has a major problem. this hilarious, feel-good comedy follows leonard as he tries to not get caught in his own tangled web. Too bad hos smart-aleck daughter and rascally old father, think it's more fun to sabotage his plans than to help.

 

Early Bird Special Dates: October 8 & 9

Featuring Social Distance Saturdays

 

Masks

For all public performances and classes at the Bell Tower Theater, masks are required unless you are fully vaccinated.

 

Please note: Dubuque County is currently classified as having a high rate of transmission, and the CDC recommends for areas with a substantial or high transmission rate that all persons vaccinated or not wear masks for indoor public events. The staff of the theater is fully vaccinated but will be wearing masks as long as Dubuque County has this classification. We highly recommend that all attendees do the same.

 

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A Comedy by Bo Wilson
December 3 to 19, 2021

Christmas is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for the annual Christmas Spectacular...but they are having trouble focusing becasue there is a criminal on the loose--someone has stolen the baby Jesus from the nativity scene! the fun doesn't let up until the hilarious climax, which will leave you filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season.

 

Early Bird Special Dates: December 3 & 4

We are selling tickets for this event with full theater seating but this is subject to change should social distancing still be required.

 

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2022

Only Season Subscribers are allowed to book seats for these performances at this time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:00 am.

 

All of these shows below perform on the following schedule:

 

Thursdays at 7:30 pm (Girl's Night Out--Free Wine Night. ***)

Fridays at 7:30 pm

Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Sundays at 2:00 pm

 

***Please note: Girl's Night Out is suspended as long as social distance seating is required. It will resume when full seating returns.

 



 

A Comedy by John Spurway          
February 7 to 23, 2022

A United States Premiere. Martha (Marty) is an architect anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid.” Her husband Leonard reluctantly agrees to spend their anniversary at one such house—without TV, the internet or a flush toilet. Enter Lowell, their reclusive next-door neighbor. But, it seems like Lowell might be hiding something…

 

Early Bird Special Dates: February 7 & 8

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A Comedy by Sam Bobrick
April 22 to May 8, 2022         

Sara Hastings is an unmarried lawyer in her mid-thirties, and she is much too busy for romance. Her eccentric Aunt Martha has decided to take matters into her own hands and find Sara a husband, no matter what it takes.

 

Early Bird Special Dates: April 22 & 23

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A Musical Comedy by Greta Grosch and Drew Jansen
Part of The Church Basement Ladies Series
August 12 to 28, 2022

Those lovable Church Basement Ladies are back! It’s 1979, and the parishioners are celebrating the Centennial of First Cornucopia Lutheran Church. It’s 100 years of history in toe-tapping song and dance served up with a healthy portion of laughs and a side of hot dish and egg coffee.

 

Early Bird Special Dates: August 12 & 13

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A Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
October 14 to 30, 2022

The Wild sisters are at a crossroads. Fanny is turning 60. Willa’s stress has driven her to vodka and speed-knitting. Johnnie Faye is determined to put herself back on the market and land a new man. (Preferably one with a house since hers is at the bottom of a Florida sinkhole). Together, they find a way to clear the clutter from their lives, homes and relationships and prove it’s never too late to take another one of life’s paths.

 

Early Bird Special Dates: October 14 & 15

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A Comedy by Leo W. Sears and Jack Sharkey
December 2 to 18, 2022

David is moonlighting as a department store Santa so he can buy his new wife a wonderful Christmas gift. He tells her he’s working late, but she finds out he isn’t at the office. A suspected other woman, a bit of hypnotism, the notorious Santa burglar, and a confused policeman add up to a rollicking tale of Christmas fun.

 

Early Bird Special Dates: December 2 & 3

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