The 2016 Season Is Generously Sponsored by The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

2016 Plays

Much Ado about Nothing

June 27 to September 8

Henry V

June 28 to September 10

The Three Musketeers

June 29 to September 9

The Cocoanuts

July 1 to October 15

The Odd Couple

September 14 to October 22

Mary Poppins

July 2 to September 3

Julius Caesar

July 29 to October 22

Murder for Two

August 4 to October 22

The Greenshow

June 27 through September 10, 2016

Upcoming Events

Festival to Present Shakespeare in Love in 2017

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has been selected as one of three theatres to present the United States premiere of the play Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film of the same name by Lee Hall. The Festival will present the play during its 2017 season, along with Romeo and Juliet and an eclectic mix of Shakespearean and other classic plays. The balance of the 2017 season will be announced at a later date.

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Festival Commemorates Shakespeare's Death (and Legacy)

In conjunction with theatres and Shakespeare organizations around the world, the Utah Shakespeare Festival will be commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death (and legacy) with two events for southern Utah residents and visitors. Bard’s Birthday Bash will be April 21 and 22, and the Shakespeare Cinema Celebration will be April 23.

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Festival Presents Children's Play—Junie B. Jones: the Musical

As part of its continuing educational outreach programs, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is taking the popular children’s play Junie B. Jones: the Musical to a number of elementary schools in Iron and Beaver counties during the month of April.  In addition, the Festival is offering two public performances for the young-at-heart who graduated elementary school some time ago. 

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Former Literary Seminar Director Passes Away

It is with deep regret that the Utah Shakespeare Festival shares the passing of former Literary Seminar Director Jerry Leroy Crawford, 81, on March 20 from causes incident to age. Crawford joined the Festival when the new Randall L. Jones Theatre opened in 1989, becoming the literary seminar director for the plays shown in the Randall Theatre. 

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Children Invited to Audition for Roles in Festival’s Mary Poppins

Auditions for child actors to play the roles of Jane and Michael in this summer’s Utah Shakespeare Festival production of Mary Poppins will be conducted March 19. The general call auditions will be in the Southern Utah University Auditorium Theatre (room 109) on the corner of 300 West and Center Street from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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