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July 26

Thank you for your support over the years! Unfortunately, funding for the Heartland Festival was eliminated under the campus Budget Reduction Plan, phase 1. We hope you continue to support the performing arts in Platteville by attending and donating to the programs and organizations that make our area a great place to live!

July 17

DVDs of Rapunzel may be ordered by phone from the University Box Office (UBO) at 877.727.1CFA or online at The price is $10 each if picked up from the UBO, $12 for mail delivery.

Thank you to the Office of Media Technology Services for recording the Friday evening performance!

June 16

Mary Poppins and Bert will be visiting the following public libraries in the next few weeks:

  • June 18 - Cobb
  • June 24 - Livingston
  • June 25 - Shullsburg
  • June 25 - Platteville
  • July 01 - Fennimore
  • July 01 - Dickeyville
  • July 08 - Soldiers Grove
  • July 08 - Lancaster
  • July 09 - Hazel Green
  • July 10 - Darlington
  • July 10 - Argyle

Call your local library to learn more about this fun activity!

May 5

Mary Poppins and Bert are available to visit area libraries for reading a story or two and having coloring pages and activity sheets for children to complete for display in the Center for the Arts lobby in July. Do you represent a library in Southwestern Wisconsin? Download the Library Visit letter and Library Visit request form and return the completed request form to the Heartland Festival office.

We’re looking forward to working with you this summer. It’s sure to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

April 27

Tickets for all shows go on sale in two weeks: Monday, May 11. Contact the University Box Office at 608.342.1298 or 877.727.1CFA to charge by phone. Or visit the Online Box Office at

April 15

All 60 openings for children to participate in the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) production of Rapunzel sold out in 55 minutes. This tremendous response means that we’ll definitely consider bringing two MCT productions in the summer of 2016.

March 30

The 2015 edition of the Letter to Parents and the Information Sheet have been placed in the mail. Click on the names of the document if you'd like to download a PDF copy.

March 24

Information will soon be mailed to last year's participants in the Missoula Children's Theatre production. Registration for this year's production of Rapunzel opens on Wednesday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m. Registrations are again being coordinated by the Office of Continuing Education via their web site at

January 27

The Missoula Children's Theatre visit has been confirmed! Rapunzel is this year's production, which will run from July 13 to July 18. Performances are scheduled for Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. Registration for this week-long theatre experience will again be coordinated by the Office of Continuing Education. The registration web site will open on Wednesday, April 15.

There is space for 60 children, broken down into the following age categories: ages 6-7, 15 children; ages 8-12, 31 children; ages 13-18, 14 children. The rehearsals, performances, Friday meal, optional workshops, and two free tickets to the July musical are all included in the $85 per child registration fee.

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