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The Crucible

Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 14, 21 at 1:30 p.m., Brunner Mainstage Theatre, ticketed 

American playwright Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials. A mob mentality arises in Salem when suspicions and misinterpretations arise after a group of teenage girls is accused. The girls then begin accusing others and townsfolk turn against each other.

Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

"The Crucible" won the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. It is regarded as a central work in the canon of American drama. Directed by Dr. Jennifer Popple, Augustana assistant professor of theatre.

OperX Ensemble Brundibár

OperX Ensemble: Songs of Survival

November 16 at 7:30 p.m., and November 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Brunner Mainstage Theatre, ticketed

The OperX Ensemble, the Augustana Chamber Orchestra and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble are combining forces to present a program that is both charming and inspiring, and tells a story of courage and triumph that children and adults alike will love and learn from.  Presenting the children's opera  "Brundibár" in a program called Songs of Survival, the performance is free of charge for children and students.  



Augustana Choir 2018

Augustana Choir and Augustana Choral Artists

Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Moline, free 

The Augustana Choir and Augustana Choral Artists will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with themes of war and peace at their fall concert Oct. 26.

The free concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 1230 5th Ave., Moline, Ill.  A post-concert reception will offer hot chocolate, cider, coffee and cookies.

Orchestra Home Concert

Augustana Symphony Orchestra Home Concert

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Daniel Chetel, will perform a home tour concert just weeks before embarking on its second annual tour, when the ensemble will travel to conduct clinics and perform concerts in Illinois and Wisconsin Nov. 2-4. 

Tour Performance Schedule

Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall Home Concert
3703 7 Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois  61201

Friday, November 2, 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
5701 Raymond Rd, Madison, Wisconsin  53711

Saturday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
300 Carroll St, Waukesha, Wisconsin  53186

Sunday, November 4, 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
27 S Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, Illinois  60506

Christmas at Augustana 2017

Christmas at Augustana

Saturday, Dec. 1

2 p.m. and 7 p.m., ticketed 

Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, Illinois

Christmas at Augustana has thrilled audiences in sold-out performances for 10 years. Three hundred student musicians share their talents in what has become a highlight of the Augustana and Quad Cities holiday season. Featuring performances by the Augustana Brass Ensemble, Ascension Ringers, Augustana Symphony Orchestra, Augustana Choir, Augustana Concert Chorale, and Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, this holiday concert is not to be missed!

Tickets: $21 for adults, $16 for senior citizens, $11 for students and children

Parking and Seating: Parking is available in the lot east of Centennial Hall. Parking is limited and fills quickly, so we encourage an early arrival. Additional parking is available across 38th Street and west of Denkmann Memorial Building.

The will-call desk will be open 90 minutes before each performance. Doors open for audience seating a half-hour before performances. 

The Quad Cities' ABC affiliate, WQAD, will stream the 2 p.m. performance live online at The performance will be rebroadcast in the Quad Cities area on Christmas Day. 

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner 2017

Saturday, Dec. 1

3:45 p.m. - 8  p.m., ticketed 

Gerber Center Dining Hall, 3435 9 1/2 Ave., Rock Island, Illinois

A special Christmas Dinner will be offered between the two performances of Christmas at Augustana. A complimentary shuttle will be available for transport between Centennial Hall and the Gerber Center for those who plan to attend the Christmas Dinner. The shuttle will pick up and drop off in front of Centennial Hall and at the entrance of the Gerber Center (immediately outside the dining hall). The shuttle will run from 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tickets: $11.45 for adults, $6 for children

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Saturday, Dec. 1

6 p.m., located on the south side of Old Main

Join President Bahls for the annual lighting of the Christmas tree. Gather on the Quad behind Old Main for holiday treats and festivities, including a life-sized snow globe. 

Did you know? President Bahls and his wife, Jane, collect Christmas ornaments, and every one of them has a story (that’s why they need a 15-foot tree!).


Lauren Anderson '07

Anderson '07 to visit campus before rocking the Redstone

An Augustana alumna who's found success in Nashville will speak on campus before performing at Davenport's Redstone Room Friday.

augustana choir

Oct. 26 concert to reflect on anniversary of armistice

The Augustana Choir and Augustana Choral Artists will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with themes of war and peace at their fall concert Oct. 26.


Bergendoff Hall renovation to match quality of programs

The successful opening of the Brunner Theatre Center allows the college to now focus its attention on Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts.