Hancher Auditorium announces new season

Dawn Richard will perform in the free outdoor kickoff concert Aug. 25. Photo: Hancher Auditorum

Iowa City performing arts venue Hancher Auditorium has announced its 51st season, which includes a diverse lineup of performances and collaborations. The season kicks off with a free outdoor concert featuring Elizabeth Moen, Brittany Howard and Dawn Richard coming up Aug. 25. Catch can’t-miss Broadway productions “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Hairspray,” “Chicago” and “Come From Away” in the lineup, too. Collaborations with the Mic Check Poetry Fest, FEaST festival, and the Martha Graham Dance Company are also planned.

The season concludes with the contemporary opera “Fierce,” a co-production with the UI School of Music, featuring compositions by William Menefield and the participation of university students. For more information and the complete season schedule, visit the Hancher website. Tickets go on sale to the general public July 31.

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