The University of Iowa

Straight No Chaser

JUST ANNOUNCED! Hancher audiences love to bring in the holiday season with the inimitable style of Straight No Chaser. Unwrap the gift of impeccable a cappella as the guys sing not only holiday favorites but their beautifully blended arrangements of popular hits.


Since Riverdance first emerged onto the world stage, its fusion of Irish and international dance and music has captured the hearts of millions worldwide.

Mean Girls

MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from book writer Tina Fey. The story of a naïve newbie who falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies, MEAN GIRLS “delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” (USA Today)


Intertwining two mythic tales—that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone—HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

Dear Evan Hansen

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the first musical to take a groundbreaking look—from the point of view of both the parents and young people—at our complex, interconnected, and social media-filled lives. 

Plan and Elevation: Chamber Music of Caroline Shaw

Join us for a casual concert during which students from the University of Iowa School of Music will play pieces by Caroline Shaw for Caroline Shaw. The acclaimed composer has been coaching student ensembles as part of her season-long series of Hancher performances and residency events.

This event is free and open to the public, no ticket required. It will take place on Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Voxman Music Building Recital Hall. 

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Martha Graham: Mid-Century Dance + Visual Art

Join us for a conversation about the deep impact leading mid-century visual artists played on the choreographic vision of Martha Graham. The conversation will give special emphasis to the work of Isamu Noguchi, who designed the set for Errand into the Maze and Alexander Calder, who designed mobiles for Graham’s Panorama – both will be performed on the Martha Graham Dance Company presentation at Hancher Auditorium on March 29.