Company Spotlight: Nancy Melich and Michael Scott Harris

Company Spotlight: Nancy Melich and Michael Scott Harris

Meet company members Nancy Melich (Literary Seminar Director) and Michael Scott Harris (Actor).

Company Spotlight: Miller Tai and Amanda Wiley

Company Spotlight: Miller Tai and Amanda Wiley

Company Spotlight: Meet Miller Tai (Actor) and Amanda Wiely (Lead Assistant Company Manager).

Company Spotlight: Samantha Ma and Devery North

Company Spotlight: Samantha Ma and Devery North

Meet company members Samantha Ma (Actor) and DeVery North (Company Management Assistant). 

Company Spotlight: Kaitlin Mills and Aaron Stephenson

Company Spotlight: Kaitlin Mills and Aaron Stephenson

Meet company members Kaitlin Mills (Actor) and Aaron Stephenson (Lead Audio Engineer). 

Bardway, Baby! a Night of Musical Magic

Bardway, Baby! is back at the Festival for its sixth annual night of musical entertainment. Bardway, Baby! is a late-night concert event features family friendly music. Performed by Festival actors, the concert will be August 7 at 11:30 p.m. in the Auditorium Theatre.

Greenshow Actor Blog

Greenshow Actor Blog

This year’s Greenshow features eight performers, five of whom are new to the Festival. And just in case you don’t know what the Greenshow is, it’s a free 30 minute frolic of song, dance, laughter, Elizabethan sweets, and just plain fun.

The Glories of Playing Falstaff by John Ahlin

The Glories of Playing Falstaff by John Ahlin

According to actor John Ahlin, "Shakespeare has created astonishingly insightful pieces of life and invented very human humans. It is an honor to enact them, and hopefully the audience will see real humans, dealing in human things, and laugh or cry or be amazed by what we all share; life."

Charley's Aunt Actor Blog

Charley's Aunt Actor Blog

This season’s comedy, Charley’s Aunt, is a classic British farce. We recently spent some time with the two “aunts”: Michael Doherty who plays Lord Fancourt Babberley and Christine Jugueta who plays Donna Lucia D’Alvadorez.

Taming of the Shrew Actor Blog

Taming of the Shrew Actor Blog

In our interview with Fred Adams, Festival founder and director of this year’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, he told us that he believes this play is a love story based on two people finding their perfect match. A month later, we chatted with the actors playing Petruchio (Brian Vaughn) and Kate (Melinda Pfundstein) to learn their thoughts.

South Pacific Actor Blog

South Pacific Actor Blog

One of the most beloved musicals of all time, South Pacific is a sweeping story of love threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.

The Glories of Playing Falstaff by John Ahlin

The Glories of Playing Falstaff by John Ahlin

John Ahlin is back giving us an insiders glimpse into the life of an actor. Today's entry focuses on rehearsals and how plays are put together. "Rehearsal’s first day is festive and nerve-wracking.  The whole cast will sit around a big table and, after seeing how the play will look from a Vision of Designers, we read the play, aloud."

Amadeus Actor Blog

Amadeus Actor Blog

 Amadeus, winner of a Tony-award for best play and the academy award for best film, is a provocative, intriguing, beautifully breathtaking work by Peter Shaffer.  Overshadowed by the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, court composer Antonio Salieri struggles to escape his own obscurity. In his quest to be remembered, he lies and cheats. But against the background of the world’s greatest music, did he also murder?

The Glories of Playing Falstaff by John Ahlin

The Glories of Playing Falstaff by John Ahlin

Our actor playing Falstaff this year, John Ahlin, will be a guest writer for us. Over the summer he'll be sharing some of the insights and discoveries on being with the Festival and putting on the shows, from his own personal point of view

Henry IV Part 2 Actor Blog

Henry IV Part 2 Actor Blog

Larry Bull, who played Bolingbroke in Richard II and Henry IV in Part 1, continues his role as King Henry IV. Sam Ashdown, whom we met in Part I, continues as Prince Hal. We met them both to talk about their thoughts on Part 2 and how their characters have evolved.

First Round of Casting

First Round of Casting

We are proud to announce the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past.

Molly Wetzel- Witch & Lady Macduff in the Tour Production of Macbeth

Molly Wetzel- Witch & Lady Macduff in the Tour Production of Macbeth

The tour is still out on the road and going strong since January.  We decided to check in with actor Molly Wetzel, who plays a Witch, Lady Macduff and many other parts in Macbeth.  Molly has been with the Festival for the last two seasons.

Drew Shirley as Macbeth for the Tour production

Drew Shirley as Macbeth for the Tour production

Drew Shirley, who is playing Macbeth in our Tour production, has appeared at the Festival for 4 seasons. Learn more about his thoughts on this iconic role.

Marco Vega as Banquo in Macbeth on Tour

Marco Vega as Banquo in Macbeth on Tour

Marco Vega, who plays Banquo in the tour production of Macbeth, hails from Northern UT. He was born in Provo and grew up in American Fork. He’s a SUU alum and appeared at the Festival last summer in all three Shakespeare plays

Long-Time Festival Actor and Director Passes Away

Long-Time Festival Actor and Director Passes Away

It is with great sadness but with memories of a life well lived that the Utah Shakespeare Festival announces the death of Howard Jensen, who appeared at the Festival as an actor in its opening year and has returned many times since to act and direct.

Eric Weiman- Guest Blogger

Eric Weiman- Guest Blogger

Another new face at the Festival is Eric Weinman who plays Fabian in Twelfth Night. 

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