Category Archives: Theatre

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

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

For over 30 years, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival is one of the nation’s premier storytelling events! Attendees from around the world come to hear stories from unforgettable performers in an enchanted setting—the Ashton Gardens at Thanksgiving Point.

1st Week of September

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Utah Shakespearean Festival, Theatre, Southern Utah, Cedar CityThe 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.

June – October Season with plays and activities Monday – Saturday.

Laughing Stock Improv

Laughing Stock Improv, Off Broadway Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah, Comedy It doesn’t matter what you’ve read. This is the one and only home of Utah’s actual longest running and most successful improv comedy troupe. Others may make their claims to fame, but here are the facts. Laughing Stock plays every Friday and Saturday night at the Off Broadway Theatre in downtown Salt Lake City. And have done so for the nearly 15 years. Some of the faces have changed, but our primary goal has always remained the same… entertainment. Trying to help you forget the worries of your day with laughter. There is no place quite like OBT. And, there is no improv troupe quite like Laughing Stock.

Friday and Saturday Nights 7:30 and 10 pm

Laughing Stock Improv Comedy
Off Broadway Theatre

272 South Main Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 355-4628

Sports Comedy Red vs Blue

ComedySportz Improv Team Members, Provo, Utah, Red vs Blue, BYU vs UoU, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, LDS, Family, Mormon, Latter Day Saints, Utah County, Utah ValleyComedySportz, the longest running comedy show in Utah Valley offers a unique blend of fast and funny improvisational comedy that is appropriate fun for all ages.

The Red and Blue teams battle it out in front of an audience, playing and challenging each other to games. The referee awards points to the teams based on audience favor. The eternal battle of Red vs. Blue is completely improvised, and the show is never the same twice!

ComedySportz is a hilarious audience interactive-comedy competition between two teams of comedians, who perform a series of scenes and songs, all based on suggestions from YOU, the audience!

FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS  (7:30 & 9:30 PM)

ComedySportz – The Interactive Improv Experience
36 West Center Street Provo, UT 84601
(801) 377-9700

Off The Wall Comedy Improv

Comedy Improv, Off The Wall, Draper, Utah, Comedians, Stand up,EVERY SATURDAY AT 10:30 P.M.
Tickets $5 at the door

Off the Wall Comedy Improv. The show is an hour and a half of hilarity. We feature the art of what is known as “competitive short form improv.” You might have seen examples of it in the TV show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”

At our show you’ll see two teams of three comedians competing for your love and affection…as well as the coveted intelligent donkey award.

Our show is an hour and a half of hilarity. We feature the art of what is known as “competitive short form improv.” You might have seen examples of it in the TV show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”

At our show you’ll see two teams of three comedians competing for your love and affection…as well as the coveted intelligent donkey award.

Draper Historic Theater
12366 South 900 East

Draper, UT 84020  (801) 572-4144