Bardway Baby! is back at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for its fifth annual night of musical entertainment. Bardway, Baby! is a late-night concert event featuring classic Broadway show tunes. Performed by Festival actors, the concert will be held on August 1 and 8 at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are $25 for reserved seating and are available now at the Festival ticket office or by calling 1-800-PLAYTIX.
Not only is Bardway, Baby! an evening of delightful show tunes, but it's the largest annual fundraiser for the Festival's Artistic Initiative Fund, which was established by artistic directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn. The fund serves to increase the size and scope of the Festival’s production design aesthetic, as well as increase the Festival’s national and international presence.
“This fund was established to help promote the Festival's growth in artistic excellence, and we hope you'll show your support by attending," said Jyl Shuler, Development Director. Nearly everyone participating in the concert has volunteered his or her time so that revenue may go directly to the Artistic Initiative Fund.
This year’s two-nights-only concert will feature An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein, the most consistently fruitful and successful partnership in the American musical theatre. Talented performers include Aaron Galligan-Stierle as the Host, Brian Vaughn, Melinda Pfundstein, Misty Cotton, Larry Bull, Kyle Eberlein, Tina Scariano, Bri Sudia, James Sanders, Peter Saide, and Bree Murphy.
Bardway Baby! is a must-see for any classic show tune lover said Shuler, and will showcase the caliber of talent here at the Festival.