A Chat with Fred Adams

A Chat with Fred Adams

It’s been a rainy, cool spring in Cedar City, but our rehearsals are underway and construction for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts is progressing. All in all, a perfect time to chat with Fred C. Adams, founder of the Festival and director of this year’s The Taming of the Shrew

Ray Seams, Zany #3 in The Taming of the Shrew

Ray Seams, Zany #3 in The Taming of the Shrew

Ray Seams, who plays Hortensio and Zany #3, hails from San Antonio, Texas. He has a BA from the University of Northern Colorado.

Misha Fristensky, Zany #1, in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Misha Fristensky, Zany #1, in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Michael (Misha) Fristensky plays multiple roles in The Taming of the Shrew. He was born in Switzerland, spent a majority of his childhood in Colorado and now calls New York City home.

Kaitlin Mills as Bianca in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Kaitlin Mills as Bianca in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Kaitlin Mills, who we saw last summer inAnything Goes, returns to the Festival as Bianca in the Shakespeare-in-the-School’s production of The Taming of the Shrew.

Malloree Hill, Katherine in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Malloree Hill, Katherine in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Malloree Hill, who plays Kate in this production, grew up in Texas, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BFA in Theatre Arts – Acting and currently has a home base in New York City. 

Tom Littman as Petruchio in the Tour's production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tom Littman as Petruchio in the Tour's production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tom Littman grew up in Colorado, attended University of Northern Colorado (degree in Theatre) and has spent the last four years in New York. He is making his Festival debut as Petruchio in our Tour production

Tony Carter as Lucentio in the Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tony Carter as Lucentio in the Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tony Carter grew up in Nevada and just graduated from Southern Utah University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.

The Tour Hits the Road

The Tour Hits the Road

From January to April, the Utah Shakespeare Festival will take its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of The Taming of the Shrew to more than 25,000 students in three western states. 

Christina Leinicke and Ben Hohman – Designers for The Tour

Christina Leinicke and Ben Hohman – Designers for The Tour

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Educational Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew. Designing for a tour is a challenge. It has to appeal to school age audiences, many of whom have never seen a live theatre production. 

Shelly Gaza, Taming of the Shrew Tour Director

Shelly Gaza, Taming of the Shrew Tour Director

Shelly Gaza returns to the Festival to direct the Educational Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew. We last saw Shelly here in 2007; she played Viola in Twelfth Night and Cordelia in King Lear

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