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Complete with the smell of baking pies, Hancher Auditorium will present the hit musical, "Waitress", this weekend.
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Hundreds of viewers of Waitress at Hancher Auditorium this weekend will be greeted by the warm smell of baking pies, and some may even leave the theater with a fresh pie.

Sara Bareilles and Jisel Soliel Ayon
The Gazette - Thursday, October 14, 2021

Jisel Soleil Ayon has never been a waitress and never baked a pie. But the star of “Waitress,” coming to Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City on Oct. 22 and 23, plans on baking every pie in the musical’s official cookbook when the Los Angeles-based actress, 22, is home for the holidays.

UI Dance Department to celebrate 40th anniversary at Dance Gala 2021
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The University of Iowa’s Department of Dance is back and ready to perform live again for this year’s Dance Gala.

Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City
Daily Iowan - Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Hancher Auditorium canceled one of its performances last week, as the theater — under University of Iowa COVID-19 guidelines — was unable to meet the Actors’ Equity Association’s mask requirement for venues where entertainers perform.

The Gazette - Sunday, September 26, 2021

The continuing pandemic has led to two upcoming events at Hancher Auditorium — Oct. 27’s Boston Pops and Nov. 5’s performance by clown and comedian Bill Irwin — to be canceled.

A photo of Chuy Renteria
Press Citizen - Friday, September 17, 2021

Renteria is less than two months away from the release of their first memoir, a frank recounting of their life growing up in West Liberty, where they were confronted with racism, faced familial challenges, and found dance as a creative outlet.

3 of the fish sculptures on display at Hancher
Press Citizen - Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The 30 stone fish that surround the Hancher Auditorium are officially being introduced at WorldCanvass – Wellspring: The Power of Partnerships on Friday. The fish are part of the permanent art installation “Wellspring,” which made its debut in September 2020.

Daily Iowan - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The Englert Theatre’s Andre Perry will soon transition to a leadership position with the University of Iowa’s DEI team, where he plans to connect arts and culture to the university’s DEI goals.

One of the 30 hand-carved granite fish "Wellspring" sculptures.
Press Citizen - Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Last summer, we were delighted to add a permanent art installation made up of 30 stone fish immediately outside of the facility. Hancher commissioned — with the generous support of David and Noreen Revier — Santa Fe artist Colette Hosmer to create the fish.

Daily Iowan - Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The University of Iowa Dance Department had to relocate operations from Halsey Hall to Hancher Auditorium, Hancher went months without hosting an event in-person, and the music department had to be innovative with virtual music recordings.