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Aug 28, 2021

Aug 28, 2021

8:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Outdoors

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TICKETS ADULTS: $10 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $5 YOUTH: $5   Our only regret about the first edition of Hancher Illuminated in 2020 was that we couldn’t share it with more people. Now we can! Our friends from Quixotic return to light up the exterior of Hancher and create beautiful spaces for captivating performances.   EVENT PARTNERS Wendy and Greg Dunn James P. Hayes Arnold and Darcy Honick Terry and Jone Johnson OPN Architects, Inc. ARTIST WEBSITE

Aug 28, 2021

9:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Outdoors

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TICKETS ADULTS: $10 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $5 YOUTH: $5   Our only regret about the first edition of Hancher Illuminated in 2020 was that we couldn’t share it with more people. Now we can! Our friends from Quixotic return to light up the exterior of Hancher and create beautiful spaces for captivating performances.   EVENT PARTNERS Wendy and Greg Dunn James P. Hayes Arnold and Darcy Honick Terry and Jone Johnson OPN Architects, Inc. ARTIST WEBSITE

Aug 28, 2021

9:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Outdoors

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TICKETS ADULTS: $10 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $5 YOUTH: $5   Our only regret about the first edition of Hancher Illuminated in 2020 was that we couldn’t share it with more people. Now we can! Our friends from Quixotic return to light up the exterior of Hancher and create beautiful spaces for captivating performances.   EVENT PARTNERS Wendy and Greg Dunn James P. Hayes Arnold and Darcy Honick Terry and Jone Johnson OPN Architects, Inc. ARTIST WEBSITE

Aug 28, 2021

10:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Outdoors

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TICKETS ADULTS: $10 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $5 YOUTH: $5   Our only regret about the first edition of Hancher Illuminated in 2020 was that we couldn’t share it with more people. Now we can! Our friends from Quixotic return to light up the exterior of Hancher and create beautiful spaces for captivating performances.   EVENT PARTNERS Wendy and Greg Dunn James P. Hayes Arnold and Darcy Honick Terry and Jone Johnson OPN Architects, Inc. ARTIST WEBSITE

Aug 28, 2021

10:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Outdoors

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TICKETS ADULTS: $10 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $5 YOUTH: $5   Our only regret about the first edition of Hancher Illuminated in 2020 was that we couldn’t share it with more people. Now we can! Our friends from Quixotic return to light up the exterior of Hancher and create beautiful spaces for captivating performances.   EVENT PARTNERS Wendy and Greg Dunn James P. Hayes Arnold and Darcy Honick Terry and Jone Johnson OPN Architects, Inc. ARTIST WEBSITE

Sep 1, 2021

Sep 1, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Hubbard Park,

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The 2021 Student Involvement Fair will return to in-person and will be held September 1, 2021 from 6pm – 8pm on Hubbard Park (weather permitting). Why join a student organization?  Meet friends with similar, or differing, interests Learn about new activities and ways of thinking Participate in cultural, sports, political, or entertainment activities Run for positions in the organization Build skills and your resume  Can't make it?  That's okay! Set up an Engagement Advising appointmen...

Sep 11, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $30 / $40 / $50 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $45 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $25   A HANCHER CO-COMMISSION Step Afrika! returns with a tale of resistance, resilience, and reclamation. Grounded in the Stono Rebellion of 1739, which led to the banning of drums among African slaves, Drumfolk celebrates the beat entering the very bodies of persecuted people. When the heartbeat replaces the drumbeat, the people become the drumfolk. The presentation of Drumfolk was made possible by ...

Sep 27, 2021

Sep 27, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 7, starting at 11:00 a.m. Free tickets, limited to 2 per person. Available in person, by phone, or online.   Engineer, comedian, author, inventor—and best known for his Emmy-winning run as Bill Nye the Science Guy—Bill Nye blends humor, intellectual curiosity, and devotion to solving some of the world’s most complex challenges through science. Nye inspires audiences of all ages to engage with and improve our world.This lecture will feature an American Sign La...

Sep 29, 2021

Sep 29, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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LEVITT LECTURE A collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Law   TICKETS AVAILABLE AUGUST 25, starting at 11:00 a.m. Free tickets, limited to 4 per person. Available in person, by phone, or online.   An influential, thought-provoking observer of happiness and human nature, Gretchen Rubin will deliver a talk drawn from her runaway bestseller The Happiness Project. Rubin is skilled at distilling and conveying complex ideas with humor and clarity, and the audience is sure to ...

Oct 22, 2021

Oct 22, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $40 / $55 / $65 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $30 / $40 / $50 YOUTH: $40 / $55 / $65   Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.The performance on Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 pm will feature an Ameri...

Oct 23, 2021

Oct 23, 2021

1:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $40 / $55 / $65 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $30 / $40 / $50 YOUTH: $40 / $55 / $65   Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.The performance on Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 pm will feature an Ameri...

Oct 23, 2021

6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $40 / $55 / $65 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $30 / $40 / $50 YOUTH: $40 / $55 / $65   Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.The performance on Saturday, October 23 at 1:00 pm will feature an Ameri...

Oct 27, 2021

Oct 27, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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Lights, Camera…Music! Six Decades of John Williams Keith Lockhart, Conductor TICKETS ADULTS: $75 / $95 / $110 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $67 / $85 / $99 YOUTH: $37 / $47 / $55   The Boston Pops celebrate a nearly forty-year association with John Williams in an evening featuring excerpts from his best-loved scores—as well as some lesser-known gems. Winner of an astonishing five Oscars and twenty-two Grammys, Williams may well be the greatest film composer of all time.   EVENT PARTNERS Terry ...

Nov 5, 2021

Nov 5, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $35 / $45 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $40 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $22   Beloved clown and Tony award-winner Bill Irwin applies his sensibility to the words of Samuel Beckett. “What this evening is,” Irwin explains, “is my attempt to share with an audience the place that these writings occupy inside of me. These stretches of language have stayed in my head a long time.”   EVENT PARTNERS Jack and Nancy Evans Miriam Gilbert

Nov 12, 2021

Nov 12, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $35 / $45 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $40 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $22   Three exceptional soloists who are even more impressive when making music together, the Hermitage Piano Trio takes its name from St. Petersburg’s venerable Hermitage State Museum. The Washington Post praises the trio for performing with “…such power and sweeping passion it [leaves] you nearly out of breath.”Program (subject to change) Amy Beach: Piano Trio, Op. 150 Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor ...

Nov 18, 2021

Nov 18, 2021

6:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 show) / $15 (8:30 show) COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 (both shows) YOUTH: $10 (both shows)   Hancher’s robust relationship with Jazz at Lincoln Center continues with a Club Hancher performance as well as a Kids Club Hancher event this season. First up: Hear top-flight jazz musicians in a club setting—the perfect spot for a swinging night of the sound of America.   EVENT PARTNERS Barrie Anderson Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmermann Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Brent Ha...

Nov 18, 2021

8:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 (6:30 show) / $15 (8:30 show) COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 (both shows) YOUTH: $10 (both shows)   Hancher’s robust relationship with Jazz at Lincoln Center continues with a Club Hancher performance as well as a Kids Club Hancher event this season. First up: Hear top-flight jazz musicians in a club setting—the perfect spot for a swinging night of the sound of America.   EVENT PARTNERS Barrie Anderson Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmermann Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Brent Ha...

Dec 4, 2021

Dec 4, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $35 / $45 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $40 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $22   “Storm” and “large” are not, generally speaking, words you want to hear together in early December. But you want to hear Storm Large take on the holidays in her third Hancher performance. An undeniable force of nature, she’ll light up the holidays with a tempest of seasonal favorites.   EVENT PARTNERS Joseph N. Christopher Lowell A. Luhman, M.D. Alan and Amy Reed Mark and Sheila Reed Tom Ro...

Dec 9, 2021

Dec 9, 2021

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $50 / $60 / $70 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $40 / $48 / $56 YOUTH: $40 / $48 / $56   Unwrap the gift of impeccable a cappella as the men of Straight No Chaser sing not only holiday favorites but their beautifully blended arrangements of popular hits. Get your family in the holiday groove with the hippest seasonal celebration around.   EVENT PARTNERSThe Chris & Suzy DeWolf Family Dale and Linda Baker Jeff and Sara Braverman Ann Burton GreenState Credit Union H. Dee and Myren...

Jan 19, 2022

Jan 19, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $75 / $85 / $95 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $67 / $76 / $85 YOUTH: $37 / $42 / $47   An Officer and a Gentleman is a new musical based on the Oscar-winning film. Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swagger—until he meets a drill sergeant determined to drill his arrogance out of him. Zack finds comfort in the arms of a local factory girl. When tragedy befalls a fellow candidate, Zack finds the courage to be his best self and...

Feb 16, 2022

Feb 16, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $30 / $40 / $50 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $10 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $10   A collaboration with the University of Iowa School of Music / Ann Howard Jones Vocal Residency Program   Roomful of Teeth can fit just about any musical tradition into its collective mouth. The Grammy-winning vocal project is versed in every sort of singing you can imagine. Commissioning and performing music by contemporary composers, they offer listeners a menu of new sounds, giving your ears p...

Feb 18, 2022

Feb 18, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $35 / $45 / $55 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $49 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $27   Mark Morris meets The Beatles! Pepperland is replete with Mark Morris’s blend of wit, musicality, and ingenuity. The evening-length work features original music by Ethan Iverson (formerly of The Bad Plus) as well as arrangements of songs from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band performed by a live ensemble, with Ethan Iverson on keyboards and a live theramin.   EVENT PARTNERS Robert and Karle...

Feb 20, 2022

Feb 20, 2022

3:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $30 / $40 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $36 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $20   A collaboration with the University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program   Here’s your chance to catch a rising star. In 2018, the Castalian String Quartet was the recipient of the inaugural Merito String Quartet Award & Valentin Erben Prize and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award. The quartet followed that up by being named the 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist of the Year....

Mar 9, 2022

Mar 9, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $75 / $95 / $110 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $37 / $47 / $55 YOUTH: $37 / $47 / $55   The Philadelphia Orchestra is among the world’s preeminent ensembles—and a Hancher favorite as well. The orchestra returns to perform Max Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1 as well as Franz Schubert’s final symphony, a masterwork that lives up to its moniker, The Great. Program (subject to change) Missy Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26...

Mar 10, 2022

Mar 10, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $30 / $40 / $50 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $45 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $25   In 2004, Aretha Franklin brought the house down in the original Hancher Auditorium. Now, we invite her towering spirit into the new Hancher with a tribute performance by Damien Sneed, who toured with Franklin late in her career and served as music director for her daylong memorial service in Detroit.   EVENT PARTNERS Loretta Angerer Norma and David Carlson Charlie and Connie Funk Bruce and M...

Apr 1, 2022

Apr 1, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $35 / $45 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $40 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $22   Hancher welcomes perhaps the most in-demand string quartet in the world today. “The Danish String Quartet stand out: not because they’re shinier or plusher or pushier than the rest,” raves The Guardian, “but because of their nimble charisma, stylish repertoire, and the way their light and grainy shading can turn on a dime.”Program (subject to change) Purcell: Chaconne in G Minor (arr. Britten) S...

Apr 6, 2022

Apr 6, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $59 / $69 / $79 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $30 / $40 / $50 YOUTH: $59 / $69 / $79   The winner of the 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Musical (along with nine additional Tonys), The Band’s Visit is set in a town way off the beaten path where a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways.The performance on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 pm will feature an American Sign Language in...

Apr 7, 2022

Apr 7, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $59 / $69 / $79 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $30 / $40 / $50 YOUTH: $59 / $69 / $79   The winner of the 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Musical (along with nine additional Tonys), The Band’s Visit is set in a town way off the beaten path where a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways.The performance on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 pm will feature an American Sign Language in...

Apr 13, 2022

Apr 13, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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LEVITT LECTURE A collaboration with the University of Iowa College of Law   TICKETS AVAILABLE MARCH 3, starting at 11:00 a.m. Free tickets, limited to 4 per person. Available in person, by phone, or online.   Steve Kroft joined 60 Minutes in May 1989 and delivered his first report that fall. Few journalists have achieved the impact and recognition that Kroft’s work has generated on the most watched news program on television. In this lecture, he’ll discuss his long career and this cu...

Apr 23, 2022

Apr 23, 2022

1:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 YOUTH: $10   It’s time to get the kids to the club for a celebration of America’s music that highlights its connection to American democracy. The musicians of Jazz at Lincoln Center will get your kids excited about the music—and excited about pushing America ever-forward. EVENT PARTNERS Barrie Anderson Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmermann Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Brent Hadder Hills Bank and Trust Company Cassim and Julie Igram William and...

Apr 23, 2022

3:00 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Strauss Hall

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 YOUTH: $10   It’s time to get the kids to the club for a celebration of America’s music that highlights its connection to American democracy. The musicians of Jazz at Lincoln Center will get your kids excited about the music—and excited about pushing America ever-forward. EVENT PARTNERS Barrie Anderson Carolyn Brown and Jerry Zimmermann Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Brent Hadder Hills Bank and Trust Company Cassim and Julie Igram William and...

Apr 30, 2022

Apr 30, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $30 / $40 / $50 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $45 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $25   Music by Michael Abels Text & Narration by Nikky Finney Conducted by Valérie Sainte-Agathe   At War With Ourselves – 400 Years of You features a libretto by National Book Award-winning poet Nikky Finney inspired by her 2013 poem “The Battle of and for the Black Face Boy.” The music was composed by Michael Abels, composer for the Jordan Peele films Us and Get Out. This powerful new work for str...

May 7, 2022

May 7, 2022

7:30 PM

Hancher Auditorium, Hadley Stage

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TICKETS ADULTS: $25 / $35 / $45 COLLEGE STUDENTS: $10 / $10 / $40 YOUTH: $10 / $10 / $22   We haven’t quite convinced Las Cafeteras to become the Hancher house band, but we are thrilled to welcome them back to Iowa City! Committed to a creative combination of musical heritages—and to social justice—this band from East LA is a Hancher favorite of the first order. Their performances are always a joyous celebration.   EVENT PARTNERS Scott C. Hagen and Denise E. DeLorme John and Patrici...