A weather decision will be made by 5 pm for the performance on Saturday, September 10. Updates will be posted here.
TCR and Brucemore Present Once
Live and Outdoors at Brucemore’s Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater.
Book by Enda Walsh, Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney.
From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This captivating musical is the only show to have music that won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Olivier Award and a Tony Award.
On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful but complicated love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.
Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around Once.
Friday – Sunday, August 26 – 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays – Sundays, September 1 – 4 and 8 – 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30 per person (including processing fees)
Brucemore donors receive a discount. Contact Brucemore via email or by phone at (319) 362-7375 to receive a special code.
TCR subscribers receive a 25% discount. Discount codes are sent via email and may be used at checkout online. Subscribers may also email the TCR box office to redeem this benefit.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION
Safety: Your safety and comfort are important to us. TCR and Brucemore will continue to follow CDC and Linn County Public Health Guidelines.
Anyone who wishes to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. Please be cautious and stay home if symptoms are present, if you are not feeling well, or if you have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. View the list of symptoms from the CDC.
Site Opening: The site will open at 6:30 p.m. for parking and seating. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Parking: The only gate that will open to vehicles for on-site parking is at 2160 Linden Drive SE. Signage will direct you to open spaces near the Visitor Center. We ask that you arrive by 7:25 PM as the gate will close at 7:30 PM to allow the performance to begin. (Parking is not available on Dows Lane, the dead end road adjacent to Brucemore.)
Seating: Lawn space is on a first-come basis. Patrons are responsible for bringing their own chairs or blankets.
Show Run Time: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. There will be a 15-minute intermission.
Content Note: This production contains some adult language, situations, and brief mention of self harm. Food and Beverages: You are welcome to bring your own picnics and beverages (beer and wine allowed) to enjoy in the performance venue. Concessions with light snacks and beverages will also be for sale.
Pets: Pets are not allowed, excluding service animals.
Weather: The event occurs fully outdoors and may be held in light rain. If the event needs to be delayed or rescheduled due to weather, a decision will be made by 5:00 p.m. and ticket holders will be notified. There will be no refunds, only exchanges to another date as availability allows.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO BRUCEMORE’S SUMMER SEASON SPONSORS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO SHARE THE ESTATE WITH OUR CULTURAL PARTNERS:
Cedar Grove Signature Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation
Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust