Augustana Ticket Office
Hours and location
Regular ticket office hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays when school is in session. The office is closed during Augustana academic breaks and on holidays.
The office also is open 60 minutes prior to ticketed performances and will remain open for 30 minutes after the start of the performance.
Many events offer senior citizen discounts for patrons age 60 and over, as well as student discounts for full-time students of any age.
We accept debit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Call 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) if you have questions or need further assistance.
When ordering online:
Please print out your order confirmation sheet and bring it with you. This is your ticket. There is no need to stop at the box office unless you have forgotten your confirmation or need assistance with your seats.
The three Magrath sisters are back together in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi for the first time in a decade. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazelhurst -- she is the caretaker of the sisters' cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for the murder of her abusive husband, Zackery Bottrelle. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own "crimes of the heart."
How the Trumpet Got Its Toot is a children's opera by American composer Anthony Plog, who has an active international trumpet performance career as well. It is based on a children's book by Ronald Kidd, which literarily speaking would keep company with children's folk fables about origins, such as Kipling's "How the Leopard Got Its Spots." Musically speaking, it would be one of a species of musical composition aimed at stimulating children's imaginations with the characteristics of particular musical instruments, by embodying them in a story, pieces like Tchaikovsky's Peter and the Wolf, Saint Saëns' Carnival of the Animals, and Britten's A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
In this story, a pair of candlesticks find themselves with a very strange offspring who doesn't behave like a candlestick at all. He calls himself a trumpet and all he wants to do is play music. Accompanied by his friend Joe Tuba, the two of them leave home and travel to the town of Sinfonia where he is told he every day. Trumpet meets other musical friends along the way, all with unique and special gifts, and in an entertaining and dramatic series of events, he discovers his own purpose.
Entirely delightful for children and adults alike.
Please note: All ticket sales are final — no refunds.
We are sorry, but we cannot refund tickets due to inclement weather. If the weather prevents you from attending a performance, we will be happy to try to exchange your tickets for another performance of the same event if seats are still available. Call the ticket office for more information.