The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. The 12th annual Fall Food Drive will be September 11 to October 31, with a goal to exceed last year’s donation of 3,467 pounds of food to the Iron County Care and Share.
Now in its second year, the SUU Fellowship Program at the Utah Shakespeare Festival is now running at full steam. This program provides Southern Utah University students an opportunity to work at professional theatre while gaining credit towards their degrees.
The Wooden O Symposium, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Southern Utah University, and the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, is excited to announce Ian Doescher, author of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series, as the keynote speaker at this year’s conference. He has “translated” five of the six Stars Wars episodes into iambic pentameter and Shakespearean English.
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.
With so much to look forward to in 2016, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is thrilled to have secured the rights to Disney’s beloved musical, Mary Poppins. Before a public announcement could be made a signed contract and confirmation had to be received which just happened late last week.
2016 is a big year at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the leadership team is excited to share the much-awaited announcement of the 55th season running from June 27 to October 22. Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced the season, which includes three Shakespeare classics, three musicals and two comedies.
Actors of the Festival come together once again to put on weekly Cabarets as part of REACH (Really Eager Actors Crying Hire) fundraising efforts. These company members sing, dance and perform to raise money to bring artistic directors and casting agents from across the country to Cedar City to audition Festival actors for upcoming jobs.
The Festival says a fond farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre at the end of this summer. We have planned several activities throughout the season. Patrons can come and experience all the magic the Adams has to offer as well as say goodbye.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival will be celebrating our Armed Forces on Saturday, July 4 by offering four free tickets for military personnel and their families to the opening performance of South Pacific at 2 p.m. The Festival appreciates the sacrifices of the men and women who serve and wants to recognize their dedication and commitment to this country.
The thirteenth annual Playmakers Summer Shakespeare Program is now open for registration at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. This program is a wonderful opportunity for students to receive one-on-one training from theatre professionals and the Festival’s Education Director Michael Bahr.
The Festival joined last week with others around the world in mourning and paying tribute to L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and of the Festival’s honorary board of governors.
The Festival received $35,000 for its production of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part Two as part of the larger History Cycle initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 1977, the Adams Memorial Shakespearean Theatre, nestled within the red rocks of southern Utah, launched the Festival into a new era of production and itself would be a character in every performance. The “unworthy scaffold” would become the “wooden O” for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
In an effort to help students attend the Festival at reduced prices, the Festival has announced the return of the Student Access Pass. This pass can be purchased for a one-time fee, and it gives the student the ability to attend as many Festival plays as he or she wants, at no additional cost.
The Bard’s Birthday Bash, a chance for students to share their theatrical work and enjoy a birthday party for Williams Shakespeare, is scheduled for April 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Adam’s Shakespearean Theatre.
The 23rd annual New American Playwrights Project (NAPP) will take the stage at the Utah Shakespeare Festival from August 7 to August 28. Three plays will be presented as staged readings in the Auditorium Theatre on selected dates.
We are looking for the perfect pooch to play the role of Crab in its upcoming fall production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Students of the Festival’s Playmakers program invite you to their upcoming production of Honk! Jr. This musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story of The Ugly Duckling will run from April 9 through April 13.
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.
Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season
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