2014-15 Artist Series
Pirates Image Catapult: Living Shadows
Saturday, Sept. 27, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Order Tickets Online: Adults $25-$35, K-12 Youth $10
Order Season Tickets Online: $84-$124

Living shadows! Silhouettes transformed! Millions of viewers tuned into NBC’s America’s Got Talent to watch Catapult Entertainment’s talented dancers transform their bodies into seemingly impossible images. Their portrayal of images through shadows and silhouettes amazes audiences and leaves them in awe of the human body and its ability to transform. Click here for sample videos.
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Rockapella
Sunday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Order Tickets Online: Adults $25-$35, K-12 Youth $10

Order Season Tickets Online: $84-$124

Rockapella has become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential group in this new era of network TV a cappella shows like NBC’s The Sing-Off, movies like Pitch Perfect, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses everywhere. Since the early 1990s when they first achieved national television fame on PBS’s Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?, Rockapella has toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans, while keeping it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original pop songs, and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop, and soul classics, this group always has been one to watch. Click for sample videos.

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John Mueller's Winter Dance Party
Monday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Order Tickets Online: Adults $25-$35, K-12 Youth $10
Order Club Seating $45 (Zone 1 + $10)

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Don McLean deemed it the day the music died, but musical legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper (Jiles Richardson) live on in John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party. The show, an authentic re-creation of the trio’s final performance on Feb. 2, 1959, at the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, is the only one endorsed by the Holly, Valens, and Richardson estates. Winter Dance Party has been performed for more than 2 million people on the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon and toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. Click here for a sample video.

Club Seating: Be one of the lucky 32 people to watch this incredible show from the luxury of your own table right up front and with easy access to the show’s cash bar! Club seating tickets are $45.

Pirates Image The Pirates of Penzance
Thursday, March 19-Saturday, March 21
Order Tickets Online: Adults $10-$20, K-12 Youth $5

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Wartburg College music students perform W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s beloved comic opera, The Pirates of Penzance. Widely known for the song I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General, parodied from The Muppets to Saturday Night Live, the two-act, late-19th-century satire has stood the test of time. The fun begins when Frederic is accidentally apprenticed to a group of ne’er-do-well pirates (orphans all) instead of a ship’s pilot by a hard-of-hearing nursemaid. These pirates famously free captives who claim to be orphans, making their trade unproductive. Frederic expects his apprenticeship to end at 21, so he can marry Mabel, daughter of Maj. Gen. Stanley. But his Feb. 29 birthday—once every leap year—threatens to forestall their plans for 63 years. Will Mabel wait? Can Frederic persuade the pirates to adopt a new business model?
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Jim McDonough: Iowa's Own Pianist
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m.
Order Tickets Online: Adults $20-$30, K-12 Youth $10

Order Season Tickets Online: $84-$124

Wartburg alumnus Jim McDonough ’96 returns to campus to perform his highly acclaimed spring show, filled with spectacular arrangements of your favorite songs from Broadway, the silver screen, big band, patriotic, inspirational, country, classical, and so much more.

Health CenterSteinway & Sons, the legendary pianomaker, named Jim to its worldwide artist roster in 2010. From classical pianists like Lang Lang, to jazz stars like Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr., to pop icons like Billy Joel, to “immortals” like Irving Berlin and Cole Porter, as a Steinway Artist, McDonough joins an exclusive international list of the most accomplished and discriminating performing artists. Click here for a video.