Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center Stories & News

Ellen Shay with her husband's award alongside family, Peter H. Reynolds and actors from "Dot Dot Dot: A New Musical."

Remembering Terry Shay: A special honor for International Dot Day pioneer

Award-winning author Peter H. Reynolds presented an honor to the family of the late Terry “TJ” Shay for his work as the founder of International Dot Day.
Candlelight Concerts: Performances in a Whole New Light, Joel Sires Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Falls Woman's Club

Gallagher Bluedorn announces the second "Candlelight Concerts” performance, Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Cedar Falls Woman’s Club

The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) is excited to announce the second location in its Candlelight Concerts: Performances in a Whole New Light series.
Performance of "Dot Dot Dot: The Musical"

Gallagher Bluedorn, UNI Jacobson Center present Iowa premiere of “Dot Dot Dot: The Musical”

The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center will host the Iowa premiere of “Dot Dot Dot: The Musical” as part of its Kaleidoscope series for youth.
Joel Waggoner and Meryl Streep in "Only Murders in the Building"

Joel Waggoner’s journey from UNI School of Music to “Only Murders in the Building”

Joel Waggoner's career has taken him to Broadway and given him the chance to work alongside Meryl Streep. And it all started with UNI degree.
Charlie Berens Good Old Fashioned Tour January 28, 7 p.m., tickets start at $38

Announcing Charlie Berens "Good Old Fashioned Tour" live at the Gallagher-Bluedorn January 28, 2024

The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center announces the addition of Charlie Berens “Good Old Fashioned Tour” to the 2023-24 Artist Series season.
Susan Rider playing trumpet in front of the Washington Monument

From Russell Hall to the White House, armed with a trumpet

As a professional musician who got her start at UNI’s School of Music, Master Gunnery Sgt. Susan Rider uses her musical talents to hail the red, white and blue every day
Candelight Concerts - performances in a whole new light

Gallagher Bluedorn announces "Candlelight Concerts” inaugural performance, Friday, Oct. 27 at former Waterloo Masonic Temple

The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) is unveiling a new concert series that promises to enchant music and culture lovers in gorgeous settings illuminated by candlelight.
Presidents Own Marine Band in front of the White House

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band to perform in Cedar Falls on Midwest tour

For the first time in five years, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns to the Midwest on tour, performing a free 7:30 p.m. concert on Saturday, October 14 at the Gallagher Bluedorn. 
Students playing a dance game on colored lines on the carpet

“Arts Ignite” for Waterloo students with Gallagher Bluedorn partnership

K-12 students in the Waterloo Community School District experienced the arts with the professionals for two weeks as part of Arts Ignite.
Eight individuals break ground on GBPAC renovation and expansion with shovels

Gallagher Bluedorn breaks ground on renovation and expansion project

Thursday afternoon, Friends of the Gallagher Bluedorn and donors to its renovation project gathered outside the facility to celebrate a groundbreaking.