Meet company members Nancy Melich (Literary Seminar Director) and Michael Scott Harris (Actor).
Company Spotlight: Meet Miller Tai (Actor) and Amanda Wiely (Lead Assistant Company Manager).
Meet company members Samantha Ma (Actor) and DeVery North (Company Management Assistant).
Meet company members Kaitlin Mills (Actor) and Aaron Stephenson (Lead Audio Engineer).
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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, 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?
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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
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.
Another new face at the Festival is Eric Weinman who plays Fabian in Twelfth Night.
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