Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the Festival! 

World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility in 2014 Season

World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility in 2014 Season

Our 2014 season features a world premiere of a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved Sense and Sensibility.

“To have faith is to have wings” 52nd Season Soars at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

“To have faith is to have wings” 52nd Season Soars at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival soared this year in more ways than one. 

Schoolhouse Rock with  Michael Bahr and Josh Stavros

Schoolhouse Rock with Michael Bahr and Josh Stavros

Instead of a Playmakers where the local schools come to the Festival for a performance, they’re taking Playmakers to the schools with a production of Schoolhouse Rock.

David Ivers & Brian Vaughn on Casting

David Ivers & Brian Vaughn on Casting

Have you ever wondered what goes into casting for six plays that open in three days and play in repertory? 

Meet Don Weingust, SUU's Director of Shakespeare Studies

Meet Don Weingust, SUU's Director of Shakespeare Studies

Don Weingust directed his first play at age five, an imaginary western starring himself as gun-blazing cowboy, set in his best friend’s suburban Michigan home. 

Festival Wins Prestigious Publications Award

Festival Wins Prestigious Publications Award

This September, the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s marketing and publications at the 58th Annual Convention and Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

37th Annual Shakespeare Competition

37th Annual Shakespeare Competition

This weekend, more than 3,000 students from six states and 118 different schools will descend on Cedar City for the 37th annual Shakespeare Competition.

The Marvelous Wonderettes Brings Back Three Original Creators

The Marvelous Wonderettes Brings Back Three Original Creators

Three of the original creators of The Marvelous Wonderettes have joined together again to direct the Festival’s fall production of this musical trip down memory lane.

Barbara Jo Bednarczuk as  Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Barbara Jo Bednarczuk as Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Barbara Jo Bednarczuk is back at the Festival for her fourth season, playing Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes.

The Marvelous Wonderettes- Preview

The Marvelous Wonderettes- Preview

Preview of The Marvelous Wonderettes

David Ivers as Richard II

David Ivers as Richard II

David Ivers, Co-Artistic Director at the Festival, is playing the title role in Richard IIfor the Fall Season. He shared his thoughts about the role and the play.

Richard II Preview

Richard II Preview

Richard II Directed by Henry Woronicz and part of the Complete the Canon Project and the second play in the History Cycle.

Festival Artistic Directors Play Rivals in Upcoming Richard II

Festival Artistic Directors Play Rivals in Upcoming Richard II

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced that Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn will once again be appearing together this fall on the Festival stage. 

Fall Food Drive

Fall Food Drive

On September 6, the 10th annual fall food drive will kick off at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Barry Funderburg and Katie Keener- Guest Bloggers

Barry Funderburg and Katie Keener- Guest Bloggers

We'd like you to meet two company members: Barry Funderburg, a Sound Designer and Composer for the Festival and Katie Keener, a First Hand and Costume Stitcher.

Shelby Luke and Alec TerBerg- Guest Bloggers

Shelby Luke and Alec TerBerg- Guest Bloggers

Please enjoy getting to know a returning company member, Shelby Luke, who helps create our wonderful costumes and Alec TerBerg, a first year House Manager. 

Ruff Yeager and Kyle Schellinger- Guest Bloggers

Ruff Yeager and Kyle Schellinger- Guest Bloggers

Meet Ruff Yeager, an actor, and Kyle Schellinger, a draper in the Costume Department.

Roderick Peeples- Guest Blogger

Roderick Peeples- Guest Blogger

Today, we'd like to introduce a returning member of the Festival Company: Roderick Peeples. 

Amanda Ellis and Alex Allred- Guest Bloggers

Amanda Ellis and Alex Allred- Guest Bloggers

If you've seen Peter and the Starcatcher or Twelve Angry Men, then you have likely noticed Christopher R Ellis. Today, we are pleased to introduce Amanda Ellis who is also working for the Festival.

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