We are planning a number of activities, including those below.
We will add more activities and more detailed
information as it becomes available.
All dates, times, and activities are subject to change.
October 2010 – May 2011: “We Are Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On”
Utah Arts Council Traveling Photo Exhibit, Various Locations Throughout the State
Celebrating fifty years of the Festival as seen through the eyes of its company photographers. Visit the website for more information.
October 2010 – May 2011: Where Are They Now
The Festival is asking former employees (actors, artists, technicians, etc.) to let us know where they have been the past fifty years and where they are now. Festival alumni can submit their information online.
Festival fans can check on the latest news about their favorites by visiting the Festival website.
February 4–5, 2011: Love Letters
Randall L. Jones Theatre, Cedar City, Utah
Spend an enjoyable evening with Festival Artistic Director Brian Vaughn and his wife, Melinda Pfundstein, as they perform this popular and moving play by A.R. Gurney. For tickets and information.
February 25–26, 2011: The Music of Shakespeare
Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah
Experience a musical version of one of Shakespeare’s most popular stories as the Utah Symphony presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” narrated by Festival Founder Fred C. Adams. For tickets and information.
April 14, 2011: Music Inspired by William Shakespeare
Heritage Center, Cedar City, Utah
In celebration of the Festival’s 50th anniversary, the Orchestra of Southern Utah will present a special spring concert featuring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” overture by Mendelssohn and “Romeo and Juliet Fantasy” overture by Tchaikovsky. For information.
April 18, 2011: Bard’s Birthday Bash
Festival Grounds, Cedar City, Utah
Every year, the Festival celebrates the Friday nearest Shakespeare’s birthday with a Birthday Bash for local elementary school students, featuring games, performances, and birthday cake. This year, an extra day is being added to the celebration—for the entire family.
April 28, 2011: Celebrate 50 Years!
Lawry’s The Prime Rib, Las Vegas, Nevada
Join us for this special Las Vegas fundraising event for a fabulous dinner, celebratory entertainment, and great company.
For details, call 435-586-7884.
May 2011: Brilliant Dreams—50 Years of the Utah Shakespeare Festival
Spring of our anniversary year will feature a unique publishing event as a special coffee table book chronicling fifty years of the Tony Award-winning Festival is unveiled.
June 2011: Bed and Breakfast Garden Tour
Various Locations, Cedar City, Utah Shakespeare Festival
Sponsored by the Guild of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, this special tour features the beautiful rooms and gardens of selected bed and breakfast establishments in Cedar City. For information.
June 23 – August 30, 2011: Fifty Years of Festival Costumes
Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
This exhibition will feature various costumes, costume renderings, and other artwork highlighting the work of the Festival’s amazing costume artists and technicians. For information.
June 30 – July 6: Opening Night Entertainment Outside the Adams and Randall theatres, Cedar City, Utah
Surprise entertainment will be featured after each of the six opening night performances.
June – August, 2011: Festival Posters Through the Years
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Cedar City, Utah
Follow the history of the Festival in posters and other publications from 1962 to the present day. For information.
June – August, 2011: Shakespeare’s First Folio
Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
A rare first folio edition of Shakespeare’s work will be on loan from the Folger Library and on display in Cedar City this summer. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For information.
July 15, 2011: Annual Board of Governors Fundraising Gala
R. Haze Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
This annual gala is a fun evening of dinner, entertainment, a silent auction—all followed by a play. Join us this year, as we celebrate our golden anniversary.
For information, call 435-586-7884.
July 16, 2011: Concours d’Elegance Randall L. Jones Theatre Lawn, Cedar City, Utah
This celebration of the automobile will feature beautiful and stylish cars from the past fifty years.
August 13, 2011: 1961 Beach Party
Aquatic Center, Cedar City, Utah
Celebrate with us as we thank our community for fifty years of support and success. Enjoy a beach, swimming, hot dogs, and music from the early 1960s.
Side photo: Jed Peterson and Lisa Ferris in The Taming of the Shrew, 2008.
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