The 2019 Season Is Sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

2019 Plays

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

June 27 – October 12, 2019


June 27 – September 6, 2019


June 28 – October 12, 2019

The Book of Will

June 28 – September 5, 2019

Twelfth Night

June 29 – September 7, 2019

Every Brilliant Thing

July 11 – October 12, 2019

The Price

September 12 – October 12, 2019

The Greenshow

June 27 – September 7, 2019

Upcoming Events

The Festival at Red Butte Garden!

Zions Bank, Red Butte Garden, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival are joining together to present a concert version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on June 6 at the Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City.

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The Men Who Rescued Shakespeare

Imagine a world without William Shakespeare. Obviously, we would have none of his plays; no Hamlet, no Romeo and Juliet, and no A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Those plays are beautiful, complex, and arguably integral to the structure of Western culture. But it gets even worse. Without Shakespeare, we would be missing out on many popular musicals and movies—no Shakespeare in Love, no West Side Story, etc.

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Behind the Scenes of the First Folio

There are a lot of familiar plays this upcoming season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival: classic Shakespeares like Hamlet, Twelfth Night,and Macbeth are on everyone’s top five list, a continuation of the Henry VI plays from last year, and of course, the ever-popular Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Even so, there are a few unfamiliar ones. One in particular, is unfamiliar because it’s still fairly new: Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will.

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Multi-Part Project to Enhance Guest Experience

The Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) recently broke ground on a multi-part project meant to enhance the guest experience at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University. The project includes a new gift store, a concessions stand, a clock tower, an outdoor gathering area, and landscaping and seating upgrades at SUMA.

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Festival Announces First 2019 Casting

After sorting through the resumes, photos, and auditions of nearly 1,200 actors, Artistic Director Brian Vaughn has recently announced the first group of what will be about sixty actors that will be appearing at the Utah Shakespeare Festival this summer. Included in this number are at least twelve actors who have appeared at the Festival in the past.

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