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Utah’s Theatre Events, Venues, Opera, Musicals, Stages, Time, Dates, and Locations.

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Utah Shakespearean Festival, Theatre, Southern Utah, Cedar CityJune – October Season with plays and activities Monday – Saturday.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival presents life-affirming classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as our cornerstone. These plays are enhanced by interactive experiences which entertain, enrich, and educate.

The Summer Festival offers free nightly Greenshows featuring music, song, and tales on two outdoor stages; the New American Playwrights Project, showcasing work of new playwrights; free literary seminars, Tuesday–Sunday, discussing the season’s plays; bi-weekly props, actor, and costume seminars; backstage tours; and play orientations before all shows.

The Fall Festival offers free literary seminars, Wednesday–Sunday, discussing the season’s shows; free actor seminars every Wednesday and Friday; free props seminars every Thursday and Saturday; intimate and detailed backstage tours Thursdays and Saturdays; and play orientations before all shows.

The Utah Shakespearean Festival was founded in 1961 and presented its first season in 1962. It was started in response to two influences: summer tourists desiring more evening activities after visiting the area’s six national parks, and a young actor’s desire to produce great theatre. Festival Founder Fred C. Adams, having just come to Cedar City after trying out the New York theatre scene for a few years, was new to the College of Southern Utah (now Southern Utah University) in 1959. However, seeing 150,000 annual summer tourists to the area, he knew he had a great potential audience for a theatre festival. Excited by the idea, he packed up his notes and ideas and visited Ashland, Oregon, the site of the granddaddy of all Shakespeare festivals, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While there, he closely observed operations and was befriended by Angus Bowmer, the OSF founder, whom Adams interviewed extensively. On the long ride back to Cedar City, the Utah Shakespearean Festival was born.

BYU Theatre Ballet presents Cinderella

BYU Theatre Ballet will celebrate its 40th year by bringing the popular romance to life with original choreography by artistic director Shani Robison and live accompaniment of Sergei Prokofiev’s magnificent score by the BYU Philharmonic conducted by Kory Katseanes.

BYU Theatre Ballet presents Cinderella, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, Utah County, Dance Performance, Valentines, Romantic“The BYU Philharmonic will perform with BYU Theatre Ballet in a full-length ballet for the first time since the 1980s,” said BYU ballet faculty member Lynne Thompson. “That, coupled with beautiful dancing will add to the overall appeal of this classic tale that whisks audiences far away to the land of ‘happily-ever-afters.’ It’s a perfect fit for celebrating Valentine’s Day.”

An exciting addition to “Cinderella” that area royalty won’t want to miss will be the children’s “Prince and Princess Party” that will begin an hour before each performance in the de Jong Concert Hall lobby.

“Children can dress up in their prince and princess costumes to meet Cinderella, Prince Charming, the Fairy Godmother and all of her fairies,” said Thompson. “Parents are welcome to bring cameras to take pictures with the dancers.”

So that all of those princes and princesses can experience the story of Cinderella in a live artistic production, children’s tickets for the performances are half-price. “Exquisite dancing and a delicate portrayal of Cinderella coupled with a strong, convincing Prince promises the success of the production,” said Thompson.

Cinderella and her Prince are portrayed by Megan Conway and Tomas Farnsworth Thursday and Saturday nights, and Jenny Benham and Taylor Stranger Friday evening and at the Saturday matinee. Paige Hollingsworth, Hillary Fullmer, Natalie Sandberg and Kayla Hoover play the comical stepsisters.

The production is a collaborative effort by the College of Fine Arts and Communications funded by the Laycock Center for Collaboration in the Arts Grant and the Mary Lou Fulton Chair Award. Rodger Sorensen, chair of the Theatre and Media Arts Department, has coached the dancers in their character roles, and Kristi Harmon, a Visual Arts Department student, has created the illustrative designs for the production. Set design is by Erin Dinnell with costumes by Marsha Russell.

Romeo & Juliet Dinner Theatre

Romeo and Juliet, Interactive Theater, Theatre, Salty City, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sandy, South Jordan, Orem, Utah County, La Caille Restaurant, Fine Dining, Dinner PlayWhat’s in a name? When the name is “Romeo and Juliet” the answer is Romance. We’ve got the poetry and romance of Shakespeare’s love scenes, surrounded by humor, and the chance for the audience to pick a happier ending.  Oh—and you might get to be in a sword fight.

An interactive dinner show, one of Shakespeare’s classics as it has never been done before.

Ticket Prices: $15 for adults, $8 for children under 12
Menu with special dinner theater pricing provided, dinner sold separately.

Appearing at:

Madeline’s in South Jordan
February 17th, 18th and 19th. Curtain at 7pm.
Madeline’s Steakhouse 1133 W South Jordan Pkwy South Jordan, UT 84095 (801) 446-6639

La Caille in Sandy with special dinner pricing,
February 11th. Curtain at 7pm.
La Caille 9565 Wasatch Blvd Sandy, Utah 84092 (801) 942-1751

Old Spaghetti Factory in Orem
February 12th and 14th. Curtain at 7pm.
The Old Spaghetti Factory 575 E University Pkwy Orem, UT 84097 (801) 224-6199

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Amazing Mind Benders

Roy and Adrian Hypnotist'sRoy and Adrian has captivated audiences for over 9 years as a professional stage hypnotist’s. Roy and Adrian combines audience participation, comedy, music and mystery to create their entertaining presentations. It’s a show where the audience becomes the stars! For a worry-free and stress-free event you can count on Roy and Adrian. redefine the art of hypnosis. Roy and Adrian have successfully completed the certification requirements and they are certified stage hypnotist from the stage hypnosis center. In addition, Roy and Adrian are advanced skills practitioner’s in psychic readings. Roy and Adrian can help stop Smoking, Chewing, Weight Loss, Fears, Phobias, When asked about their success, Roy and Adrian modestly replies ” We love every second of entertaining. We gain great satisfaction from the audience’s laughter.”

Roy and Adrian have performed all around the Salt lake City Valley , such as the Gallivan Center , Avalon Theater, Cinemark Theater, Jordan Commons, Hollywood Connection, Ritz Theater (In Tooele),Kearns Theater, Johnnie B’s Comedy Club (In Provo), Show Case Cinemas (In Taylorsville) also Corporate and Company parties and private parties.

Draper Historic Theater
12366 South 900 East

Draper, UT 84020  (801) 572-4144

Dial Tones “a romance”

Covey Center for the Arts presents Dial Tones a romance January 28-29, 31, 2011  February 3-5, 7, 10-12, 14, 2011

Dial Tones a romance, Covey Arts Center, Provo, Utah, Play, Theatre, Theater, Valentine's Day, Romance, Romantic, Flowers, LoveDial Tones is the heartwarming and humorous tale of a very unique love triangle! Written by J. Scott Bronson, and directed by Lynne Bronson.

Over a span of 50 years, Melissa and Andy write letters to each other. They write in times of joy, sorrow, just to catch up, to invite, share their dreams and simply stay connected to one another, even though distance and different lifestyles keep them apart. Hilarious and poignant, this is the perfect play for Valentine’s!
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DESSERT. . .AND MORE

Our Sweet Season is new this year. For the first two nights of each show only, you can enjoy a decadent dessert beforehand. Most nights, the director will drop in as well, to give you extra insights into the night’s performance. Come early (7 p.m.), reserve your seat in the theater, and then relax and enjoy your delicious dessert in the Covey Center Occasional Cafe.

Purchase tickets to the show alone, or add dessert for just a little more. How sweet is that?

Enjoy a different and delicious dessert with each Black Box play.

For Dial Tones (January 28-29 only) you’ll love our rich chocolate mousse torte!

Sweet Season tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance. To buy Sweet Season, call our Ticket Office at 801-852-7007.