Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m.

Gävle Room

Augustana employees, retirees and their families will come together in the Gävle Rooms to celebrate each other over traditional Swedish food, and a few kids' options for the most picky eaters.

We begin with a brief reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6:00. Parents who would like their children to get a gift from Santa may off drop small, wrapped (no bags please) & clearly labeled items in Gävle’s “Green Room”, accessible by way of the service corridor behind (on the north side) of Gävle 3. Gifts must not exceed $15.

Employees attending Smörgåsbord may purchase discounted tickets to Santaland Diaries!  Santaland Diaries runs December 12-15. Those purchasing a ticket will get their seating assignment at the theatre.  Just head to the ticket window before the performance and let them know that you have already booked your ticket and would like your seating assignment.  Santaland Diaries is for mature elves only!

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Santaland Diaries

Presented by the Mississippi Bend Players

by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello

Staring Keenan Odenkirk

December 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Think you're stressed out during the holidays? Try being one of Santa's helpers. Turns out being surrounded by children, tinsel and merriment isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Humorist David Sedaris shares a collection of fanciful stories about a somewhat-flawed Macy's department store elf named Crumpet. Based on his experiences, this irreverent look at the holiday season is for mature elves only.

Tickets are $20.00 each.

This show contains adult language and is intended for mature audiences only.

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Lion King Jr.

*All Performances are Sold Out*

January 24 - 26 and January 31 - February 2

Presented by The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities.

The Penguin Project of the Quad Cities will be back for season four with a performance of the Disney Broadway Jr. show, the Lion King.  This is a collaboration with Augustana College Theatre and the Center for Living Arts in Rock Island.

Please note that there is a limit of 12 tickets per actor/mentor during the presale from November 1-15.  Additional tickets may be purchased starting November 15.  

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David Henry Hwang

Lecture and book signing.

February 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Quad City Arts Visiting Artist Series

This Chinese American playwright, described by the New York Times as "a true original" and by Time Magazine as "the first important dramatist of American public life since Arthur Miller," is best known as the author of M. Butterfly. That enduring 1988 work, which won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, John Gassner Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. According to Opera News, Hwang is America’s most produced living opera librettist.

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Spring Opera Scenes: Songs For a New World

February 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.

by Jason Robert Brown

Directed by Michelle Crouch

Tickets are $5 for general public; free for Augsutana students, faculty and staff.

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Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook 

February 29th and March 1st at 1:30 pm

Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend. Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It is okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.

Directed by Jackie McCall 

Tickest are $5.00.  Augustana students get in free with ID.

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The Bald Soprano 

April 16 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

A hilarious, unique satire on the ordinary English middle class, in which "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" talk to each other at cross purposes, while their guests, "Mr. and Mrs. Martin" fail to understand, and the Maid and a Fire Chief enter the absurd fray, getting nowhere at all...

Directed by Jonathan Quigley 

Ticket prices range from $5 - $10.

Augustana students get in free.

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American Idiot

May 7 - 9 at 7:30 p.m. and May 10 at 1:30 p.m.

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day's American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

Ticket prices range from $10 - $15.

Augustana students get in free. 

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