Every year Rising Star Theatre Company produces a variety of extraordinary events, including three summer musicals and various other projects. As a non-profit organization, our programs are heavily supported by community involvement and we intend to make sure you have a great time while getting involved.

1310 White Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Phone: 563.231.0110



2019 Summer Programming

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June 14 - 15 & 20 - 22 at 7:30pm
June 16 & 22 at 2pm
Tickets: Adults-$16 and Youth-$13*


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvy Fierstein

Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White

Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions


Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of HorrorsSister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.





July 12 - 13 & 18 - 19 at 7:30pm
July 14 & 20 at 2pm
Tickets: Adults-$16 and Youth-$13*


Book by John Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak

Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew

A masterful retelling of the original sensation, injected with contemporary references and dazzling new arrangements. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden); and it took the world by storm.

A small group of people helps Jesus Christ tell different parables by using an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. 



August 8 & 9 at 1pm
August 9 & 10 at 7pm
August 10 & 11 at 2pm
Tickets: $13*


Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton 

Be Our Guest! The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. 

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that   has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs   by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 TONY Awards including Best Musical.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

*does not include all Five Flags or Ticketmaster fees