The stage is the classroom, and Kindergarten to 6th-grade kids can learn and play at the Bell Tower Theater this fall. 

Miki Robinson stopped by the Townsquare Studios and the Good Morning Rodeo on 103.3 WJOD to share Dubuque's Bell Tower Fall youth programs.

Photo Credit: Keith B.
Bell Tower Theater Marketing Dir. Miki Robinson & Good Morning Rodeo Host Keith Breitbach. Photo Credit: Keith B.

The Kids Take the Stage Program is a fun way to get the young ones introduced and involved in the theater. However, it's also an innovative way to get them thinking creatively, collaborating with other kids, and working on their communication skills.


Let's Pretend is an enchanting one-hour class for Kindergarten and First-Graders to free imaginations, unleash self-expression and build confidence, concentration, and communication skills. Space is limited to 16 kids per class and is taught by Sue Reidel & Don Brauhn.

Mondays - October 10 to November 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Photo Credit: Bell Tower Theater
Photo Credit: Bell Tower Theater

I've Got Rhythm is for Kindergarten to Second Graders. The rocking and rolling hands-on classes will get participants to make musical instruments for use in fun interactive actions like marching and storytelling. Space is limited to 10 kids per class and is taught by Sue Flogal. 

Fridays - October 14 to November 18 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Creative Theatrics is for Second & Third grades. The class uses beginning acting techniques and develops skills to help kids be confident and comfortable on stage, telling stories and performing in short plays. Props, costumes, and dialogue will be just part of the fun. Space is limited to 16 kids and taught by Sue Riedel and Don Brauhn. 

Wednesdays - October 12 to November 16 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Photo Credit: Bell Tower Theater
Photo Credit: Bell Tower Theater

Acting for Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth graders focuses on acting skills and how to authentically develop characters through improvisation, stage movement, and pantomime. In addition, skits and short plays will help the kids master the skills needed for the stage. Space is limited to 16 kids, and Sue Riedel and Don Brauhn teach the class.

Thursdays - October 13 to November 17 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Musical Theater 101 will introduce Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth graders to the fast-paced and fun world of musical productions. They'll learn and perform songs from Broadway along with acting and choreography. Space is limited to 16 kids, and Sue Flogel teaches the popular & fun class. 

Tuesdays - October 11 to November 15 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

Each class is $70, and $95 for Musical Theater 101. 

Financial assistance is available for qualified families. For information, please get in touch with Miki Robinson at (563) 588-3377 or email:

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT or call (563)588-2277. Bell Tower Theater 2728 Asbury Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001


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