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.
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Call 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) if you have questions or need further assistance.
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Penguin Project Quad Cities
Augustana College Theatre in conjunction with The Center for Living Arts
Brunner Theatre Center (3750 7th Avenue, Rock Island)
Established in 2004, The Penguin Project has evolved into a National program, with replication sites throughout the United States. The program provides a supportive environment for children with disabilities to explore their creative talents. It has also demonstrated that participation in the performing arts has therapeutic value by enhancing social interaction, communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. The impact of the program has reached beyond the stage to create a social network for children who previously had very few friends and limited social opportunities.
2017 marks the inaugural year for The Quad Cities Penguin Project and we are delighted to bring Annie Jr. to the stage. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie JR. features everyone's favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Honkamp Myhre Black Box, Brunner Theatre Center (3750 7th Avenue, Rock Island)
The annual production by the students in THEA 350: Play Production Class is an evening of three short works which take an absurdist look at today's political climate. The three shows included are:
Loyalties by Murphy Guyer
Two couples in Weimar Germany gather around a table in celebration of the new good economic and spiritual times they are enjoying. The conversation sours, however, when one of the party members exposes his thoughts on what patriotism and military honor really mean to him.
A Smell of Burning by David Campton
A married couple sit at the breakfast table, clucking over bits of gossip in the newspaper and bickering about whether the eggs are properly done. In the distance, explosions are heard, and then a rather mysterious gentleman appears, announcing that he is from the City Surveyor's office and concerned with supervising "certain alterations in the structure of the status quo." As he darts in and out busily tending to his duties, the couple remain absorbed in domestic trivialities-as the sounds of violence come ever nearer and the actions of the visitor change from mysterious to sinister. But even as their doom approaches the couple cannot seem to grasp the reality of what lurks outside their cozy flat, cannot comprehend the anarchy that will engulf them. "Strange," muses the old gentleman (who is only doing his job) "that you never notice what is happening."
A comic but provocative work in absurdist style, by one of England's most adventuresome writers, which probes into the vulnerability of the "little man" to officialdom and its impersonal dictates.
Then... by David Campton
Sitting alone amid a wasteland of nuclear destruction, his head covered by a brown paper bag, Phythick laments the loss of all that was and could have been. Then a girl walks by, her head also covered by a paper bag. They talk: he revealing that he was a science teacher; she that she was "Miss Europe." They fall in love, but cannot kiss, cannot remove their paper bags for fear of radiation. The bags are a crinkling barrier between them-and perhaps must always be so. Yet can there be hope? Do they dare? A cloud comes over the moon as Phythick slowly raises his hand towards the bag covering his face.
Touching and illuminating, this highly imaginative play deals with the hesitant meeting of the last two survivors of the nuclear holocaust.
Brunner Main Stage, Brunner Theatre Center (3750 7th Avenue, Rock Island)
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.
Titanic - directed by Erin Platt, music direction by Ron May
Brunner Main Stage, Brunner Theatre Center (3750 7th Avenue, Rock Island)
April 28, 7:30 p.m.; April 29, 7:30 p.m.; April 30, 1:30 p.m.; May 5, 7:30 p.m.; May 6, 7:30 p.m.; May 7, 1:30 p.m.
Come aboard the ship of dreams in this Tony Award ® - winning Best Musical - a heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.
In the final of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and the 'unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1,517 men, women and children lost their lives. Based on actual characters aboard the greatest ship in the world, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America. The newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyle of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their hegemony lasting forever.
Mississippi Bend Players at the Brunner Theatre
(Season tickets are available at a discounted rate to all three Mississippi Bend Players productions. Please contact the ticket office directly to purchase a season ticket.)
All performances in the Brunner Main Stage, Brunner Theatre Center (3750 7th Avenue, Rock Island)
Camp Creamery – June 24, 7 p.m.; June 25, 7 p.m.
The Old Creamery Theatre in Amana, Iowa has been creating theatre productions for young audiences since 1971. Augustana alumna Jackie McCall '98 will bring Camp Creamery to Augustana this summer. Camp Creamery participants will present two performances on the Brunner Main Stage.
Zombie Prom – July 7, 7:30 p.m.; July 8, 7:30 p.m.; July 9 at 4 p.m., July 14, 7:30 p.m., July 15 at 7:30 p.m.; July 16 at 4 p.m.
A 1950s horror comic book is brought to life as a musical comedy by John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe. This campy, rollicking romp takes the audience through America's Atomic Age and the Golden Age of horror comic books.
Wait Until Dark – July 21, 7:30 p.m.; July 22 at 7:30 p.m.; July 23, 4 p.m.; July 28, 7:30 p.m.; July 29, 7:30 p.m.; July 30, 4 p.m.
A blind Greenwich Village housewife becomes the target of three con men searching for heroin hidden inside a doll. This masterfully constructed thriller by Frederick Knott builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene.
Brighton Beach Memoirs – August 4, 7:30 p.m.; August 5, 7:30 p.m.; August 6, 4 p.m.; August 11, 7:30 p.m.; August 12, 7:30 p.m.; August 13, 4 p.m.
Neil Simon's hilarious semi-autobiographical portrait shows an American family in post-depression, pre-war Brooklyn, through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy. The play has wit, warmth and Simon's signature laughs.
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.