Just in time to round out a busy summer, the Bell Tower Theater is readying the premiere of a musical comedy sure to appeal to parents who have found their nest empty and their lives a bit more open than they have in a long time.

The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? by Carole Caplan-Lonner is beginning its engagement at Dubuque's Bell Tower Theater on Friday, August 11th. Ticket sales have been hot, with the first two nights (August 11th and 12th) sold out, but there are still numerous dates available over the show's three week run.

Miki Robinson of the Bell Tower Theater. Photo Credit: Steve Pulaski
Miki Robinson of the Bell Tower Theater. Photo Credit: Steve Pulaski

Miki Robinson of Bell Tower Theater stopped by to talk about the upcoming production, which is a musical comedy that sends up the inevitable thing that faces all of us: aging.

A comedic salute to those struggling with the effects of gravity on their bodies, of grandchildren on their self-images and of the dating scene on their egos. This laugh-out-loud musical follows the day-to-day concerns of the over-fifty “empty-nesters” crowd, where the ultimate goal is aging gracefully.

The easiest way to purchase your tickets is via the Bell Tower Theater's website. When you click on shows, you'll see a color-coding that denotes the status of the show: red means the show is sold out; orange means the show is close to being sold out; green means plenty of tickets are available.

Here's a look at the dates for The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What?:

Photo Credit: Bell Tower Theater
Photo Credit: Bell Tower Theater
  • Thursdays at 7:30pm: August 17th + 24th
  • Fridays at 7:30pm: August 11th (sold out), 18th, and 25th
  • Saturday at 2pm: August 26th
  • Saturdays at 7:30pm: August 12th (sold out) + 19th
  • Sundays at 2pm: August 13th, 20th, and 27th

Tickets are only $23 too! You can also call Bell Tower Theater to purchase tickets at 563-588-3377.

Finally, it's an exciting time for the Bell Tower Theater because 2024 season ticket packages go on sale Friday, August 11th! Miki mentioned what the package includes:

We have five amazing comedies [coming in 2024] $95, five great plays and musicals, $10 to spend at the concession stand. It's a savings of more than 25% and you have five built-in date nights.

Those who buy season tickets have the privilege of picking their seats before the general public, who will be able to purchase tickets in October.

Bell Tower Theater is located at 2728 Asbury Road (Suite 242) in Dubuque. Take a listen to my interview with Miki Robinson below to find out more information on The Kids Left. The Dog Died. Now What? along with their 2024 season ticket package!

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