Hours and location
Ticket Office hours during the Summer are 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday when school is in session.. The office is in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts, 3701 7th Ave., Rock Island.
Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to ticketed performances. The ticket window will remain open for 30 minutes after the start of each performance.
Many events offer senior citizen discounts for patrons age 60 and over, as well as student discounts for full-time students of any age.
We accept debit cards, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Call 309-794-7306 (toll-free at 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) if you have questions or need further assistance.
"Stand Up Magician" Derek Hughes - September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Derek Hughes is a comedic magician well known for his time on America's Got Talent. Come be entertained with plenty of laughs and mind blowing magic!
Elegies for Punks, Angels and Raging Queens - September 28 - 30
Brunner Theatre Black Box
By Bill Russell and Janet Hood
A celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score, this piece is designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis.
(Contains mature subject matter, may not be suitable for younger children)
Directed by Shelley Cooper
The Crucible: October 12 - 14 and October 19 - 20
Brunner Theatre Main Stage
By Arthur Miller
Since its premiere in 1953, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a masterful and chilling portrayal of the historic Salem Witch Trials and an allegory for the rise of McCarthyism in the late 1940s, has rightfully become an American classic serving as both a cautionary tale and provocation that compels each generation to reflect upon the harrowing world it portrays. The people of Salem are whipped into a bloodthirsty frenzy by a series of escalating misinterpretations after a group of teenage girls are accused of dancing devilishly in the woods. Fearing retribution, the girls begin a chain of finger-pointing until neighbor turns against neighbor, whispers become testimony, fabrications become facts, and a once powerless teenage girl suddenly has the ability to decide the fate of all those around her. As the hearts of the townsfolk become poisoned, even John Proctor, a principled farmer and family man, must wrestle with a corrupt court and his own transgressions to protect his innocent wife and his family’s good name.
Directed by Jennifer Popple
Songs of Survival: November 16 and 17
Brunner Theatre Main Stage
The Augustana Chamber Orchestra joins Opera@Augustana and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble in a performance of "Brundibár," a children's opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása.
"Brundibár" was written in 1938 but was not performed until 1942 when it premiered at the Vinohrady Jewish Boy’s Orphanage in the Prague ghetto.
Krása had already been sent to the Terezín concentration camp where he was the musical director of the Freizeitgestaltung, a group of prisoners tasked with organizing cultural activities for the camp.
When the conductor of the original Prague production was sent to Terezín himself, he smuggled in a piano score to "Brundibár." From this and his own memory, Krása reconstructed the opera, taking into account the performing forces available to him in the camp.
Beginning with a performance on July 23, 1943, "Brundibár" was performed 55 times in the Terezín camp over the course of the next year and a performance was central to an International Red Cross visit to the camp in June 1944, during which the visiting delegation was deceptively shown a healthy and happy Jewish population.
As the war was nearing its close, Krása was taken on a transport that left Terezín on Oct. 16, 1944, and he was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz two days later.
Christmas at Augustana: December 1 (tickets on sale October 1)
The Children's Hour: December 6 - 9
The Three Musketeers: January 25 - 26 and February 1 - 3
Boy: April 11 - 14
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying: April 26 - 28 and May 3 - 5
Please note: All ticket sales are final — no refunds.
We are sorry, but we cannot refund tickets due to inclement weather. If the weather prevents you from attending a performance, we will be happy to try to exchange your tickets for another performance of the same event if seats are still available. Call the ticket office for more information.