Renewing subscribers can renew beginning May 15, New subscriptions available June 24

Davenport, IA – The Adler Theatre and Nederlander National Markets are thrilled to announce the 2024-2025 Broadway at the Adler Theatre season. The 24/25 season features five Quad Cities premieres, including a Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The season starts with everyone’s favorite ogre in SHREK THE MUSICAL. The season continues with TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, a celebration of the undisputed Queen of Rock ‘n Roll. We kick off 2025 with the 2019 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, HADESTOWN, followed by PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on everyone’s favorite romantic comedy, and the “totally fetch” MEAN GIRLS, from the creative and hilarious mind of Tina Fey. Make your holidays a little merrier by adding MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS to your subscription! Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions now until June 14, while sales for new subscriptions begin on Tuesday, June 24. On-sale dates for individual show tickets will be announced at a later date.

Broadway at the Adler Theatre 2024-2025 Season


Thursday, October 10, 2024


Wednesday, October 30, 2024


Wednesday, January 15, 2025


Wednesday, February 12, 2025


Thursday, March 13, 2025

Special Holiday Add-On Show:

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas*

Saturday, December 28, 2024

*holiday add-on show

The only way to guarantee seats to this incredible lineup is to become a season ticket holder starting as low as $235 for five shows, that’s only $47 per show, with no additional fees! For more information on becoming a season subscriber, call the Subscriber Hotline at 563-326-8522 Monday – Friday, 10am to 5pm or visit

Enjoy the many exclusive benefits of being a subscriber including the best seats at the best prices, a guarantee of the same great seats to each season show, the option to renew those seats from year to year, and first options on upgrading seats. Subscribers also receive additional special ticket offers and the chance to purchase tickets to add-on shows before the general public. Subscription tickets are mailed to each subscriber prior to the performance to avoid box office lines and lost ticket insurance is included at no additional charge.

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SHREK THE MUSICAL | October 10, 2024

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle, SHREK THE MUSICAL. This Tony Award®-winning musical brings all the beloved characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks animated film to life.


An uplifting comeback story like no other, TINA: The Tina Turner Musical is the inspiring journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock n’ Roll.  Set to the pulse-pounding soundtrack of her most beloved hits, this electrifying sensation will send you soaring to the rafters.

One of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner won 12 Grammy Awards and her live shows were seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Featuring her much loved songs, TINA: The Tina Turner Musical is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Katori Hall.

Mannheim Streamroller Christmas | December 28, 2024*

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for more than 35 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics in the distinctive Mannheim sound. The program includes 15 musicians playing more than 20 instruments against a backdrop of dazzling multimedia effects – capturing the spirit of the season in an immersive yet intimate setting.

*holiday add-on

HADESTOWN | January 15, 2025


Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show from celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always.

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 let’s go.

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL | February 12, 2025

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL features an original score by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance (“Summer of ’69”, “Heaven”), and a book by the movie’s legendary director Garry Marshall and screenwriter J. F. Lawton. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. “If you love the movie, you’ll love the musical!” (BuzzFeed News).

Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

MEAN GIRLS | March 13, 2025

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock”), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and original director and choreographer CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon). 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 says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

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About RiverCenter Adler Theatre

The RiverCenter Adler Theatre, a City of Davenport facility managed by VenuWorks, is a 100,000 square foot multiple use facility that includes two large exhibit halls, ten breakout rooms, executive boardroom, and the historic Art-Deco Adler Theatre. To learn more about The Adler Theatre, visit

About Nederlander National Markets

Nederlander National Markets, a Nederlander Presentation based in Chicago, is one of the largest presenters of Broadway series and engagements across North America. Currently, they oversee subscription seasons in more than 20 cities throughout the country.

Nederlander continues the tradition of operating historic theatres, producing and presenting the best in theatrical and concert events, and innovating new ways to engage future generations of theatergoers.

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