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The Three Musketeers, Jan. 25-Feb. 3

This adaptation by Ken Ludwig is based on the adventure classic by French author Alexandre Dumas. Set in 1625, it recounts the adventures of young d'Artagnan after he leaves home to travel to Paris to join the Musketeers of the Guard. He befriends the three most formidable musketeers of the age and gets involved in affairs of the state and court.

Dumas frequently works into the plot various injustices, abuses, and absurdities of the ancien régime, giving the novel an additional political aspect at a time when the debate in France between republicans and monarchists was still fierce.

Jeff Coussens, Augustana professor of theatre, will direct.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Jan 25-26 and Feb. 1-2; and at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.

Tickets are $15; or $12 for seniors 60+ and Augustana staff; $10 for students and children; free for Augustana students.
 

Symphonic band, choir touring in February

The Augustana Symphonic Band and the Augustana Choir both will be on tour in February 2019.

The band will perform in Illinois and Wisconsin, while the choir travels through Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.

Established in 1931, the Augustana Choir has been conducted by Dr. Jon Hurty since 1996.

The Augustana Symphonic Band, established in 1874, performs music written for the wind band. It is conducted by Dr. James Lambrecht.

Alumni, families and friends of the college are invited to attend one of these free performances in their area:

Augustana Symphonic Band tour

Feb 15: Joliet, Ill., Joliet Township High School; afternoon clinic, 7 p.m. performance 

Feb. 16:  Crystal Lake, Ill., First Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), 7 p.m. 

Feb. 17: Whitefish Bay, Wis., Whitefish Bay High School, 7 p.m.

Feb. 18: Brookfield, Wis., Harris Theatre at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.

Feb. 19: West Aurora, Ill., West Aurora High School, 1 p.m.

Feb. 20: Naperville, Ill., Matea High School morning clinic and afternoon concert

Feb. 21: Antioch, Ill., Antioch High School afternoon clinic and 7 p.m. performance 

Feb. 22: Hinsdale, Ill., Hinsdale High School afternoon clinic and 6:30 p.m. performance

Feb. 23: Orland Park, Ill., Carl Sandburg High School, afternoon concert at school band festival

March 9: Rock Island, home concert, 7 p.m. Centennial Hall

Augustana Choir tour

Feb. 15: Iowa City, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. joint concert with Mount Vernon High School 

Feb. 16: Council Bluffs, Iowa, St. John Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. joint concert with Lewis Central High School

Feb. 17: Manhattan, Kansas, First Lutheran Church, 2 p.m. 

Feb. 18: Topeka, Kansas, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 7 p.m. joint concert with Topeka High School

Feb. 19: Kansas City, Kansas, FOX4 WDAF-TV 12:45 p.m. TV interview and performance 

Feb. 19: Orland Park, Kansas, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. concert

Feb. 21: Bloomington, Ill., St. John's Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. concert

Feb. 22: Galesburg, Ill., First Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. concert 

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