Built in 1930, historic Kingsbury Hall was the birthplace for many of Utah’s premier performing arts organizations including Ballet West, The Utah Opera, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company and Repertory Dance Theatre.
Kingsbury Hall serves its dual mission as a university and community performance venue by presenting a robust slate of national touring productions as well as showcasing productions by students in the College of Fine Arts; over 180 performances annually take place in its 1900 seat auditorium.
In 2007, Kingsbury Hall and Salt Lake City School District were selected as the first and only Utah team to join the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program. Located on Presidents Circle next to the School of Music, Kingsbury Hall is on the National Register of Historic Sites and is one of the most widely recognized public buildings in the state of Utah. In 1995, it was completely renovated for the Utah Statehood Centennial Celebration.
The Performing Arts Ticket Office is located on the southeast corner of Kingsbury Hall adjacent to the plaza steps. It directly services five performing arts venues on the University of Utah campus: Kingsbury Hall, Gardner Hall, the Marriot Center for Dance, Babcock Theater and the Lab Theater.
Told through “the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade” (Entertainment Weekly), “Spring Awakening” explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion you will never forget. The landmark musical “Spring Awakening” is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Join this group of late 19th century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion in the daring, remarkable “Spring Awakening.” “Broadway may never be the same again!” (NY Times).
“Spring Awakening” contains strong language, partial nudity and adult situations – parental discretion is advised.
Jon Schmidt (born 1966) is an American pianist currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah. He describes his style as “New Age Classical.” He was born to German immigrants who acquainted him with the works of such composers as Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin. He began songwriting at age 11. To date, he has released eight albums and seven piano books containing transcriptions of original arrangements. His work is often described as New Age music with pop elements of hook and melody. He is also noted for his treatment of harmony, counterpoint, and rhythm. His works were also featured on sample discs for the Iomega Hipzip Digital Audio Player with the pieces “Sacred Ground”, “All of Me”, and “Waterfall”. Schmidt’s influences include Mannheim Steamroller, Billy Joel, and Beethoven. Schmidt currently has more than 2 million hits on YouTube for his piano/cello arrangement of Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”, which is called “Love Story meets Viva La Vida”.
Based on the classic children’s stories by Arnold Lobel, “A Year With Frog and Toad” tells the story of two best friends and their adventures through the seasons. With music from the recent Broadway production and performed by the rising stars of U of U Youth Theatre, this production will delight the whole family!
Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular Thriller to Kingsbury Hall. This year’s show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past – Thriller, The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem’s Mass, The Lost Boys, and the River of Blood Dance – plus a few new surprises. Get your tickets early, because most of the performances sold out last year! This show has it all – frights, amazement, scares and lots of laughs.
Sufjan Stevens mixes autobiography, religious fantasy, and regional history to create folk songs of grand proportions. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), a five-disc Christmas box set (Songs for Christmas), and, more recently, a programmatic tone poem with film accompaniment for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, a large-scale ensemble piece commissioned by BAM in 2007.
Performing hits like “Mamma Mia,” “Voulez Vous,” “Dancing Queen” and “Super Trouper,” ABBA MANIA is the world’s most successful ABBA tribute show! If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce, dress in your best 70’s discowear or simply be entertained by some of the best music of all time, come and relive the era when ABBA ruled the airwaves! Dancing in the Orchestra Pit!
A disfigured musical genius hides in the depths of the Paris Opera House. What could he want? What is his dark secret? The singers, dancers and musicians of award-winning Vox Lumiere combine new music, theater and the classic Lon Chaney silent film to uncover the mysteries of the Phantom in an explosive entertainment experience that brings this silent movie masterpiece to life!
Actor and stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan has performed an unprecedented number of times on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” His recent one hour Comedy Central Special, CD and DVD, all entitled “Beyond the Pale” have catapulted Gaffigan to one of the most popular touring and recorded comedians in the country today.
$45.50 pit, $39.50, $29.50 Price does not include handling or facility fees. No handling or facility fees charged during Q-Pass Advance Sales. 801-581-7100
Children under 6 are not admitted. No babes in arms or lap sitting allowed. All patrons must have a ticket, regardless of age.
An Evening with Sarah McLachlan and friends at Kingsbury Hall on Valentine’s day 2011.
This February 14th join Sarah McLachlan as she not only performs classic hits and new favorites from her critically-acclaimed new release LAWS OF ILLUSION, but also takes moments throughout the evening to answer questions from the audience. Sarah’s two friends and band members, Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland, also have their moment in the spotlight, each performing their own short sets.