Utah Plays and Performances
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The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
July 7th, 13th, 21st, 26th & 29th @ 7:00pm
July 15th, 20th & 28th @ 2:00pm
Wilde’s most beloved and successful play combines a labyrinthine plot, the seemingly irresolvable narrative of a farce, and some of the most comic and wittiest lines ever written.
Into The Woods
by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
July 8th, 12th, 15th, 20th & 28th @ 7:00pm
July 14th, 22nd & 27th @ 2:00pm
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make.
Marriage is Murder
by Nick Hall
July 6th, 14th, 19th, 22nd & 27th @ 7:00pm
July 13th, 21st & 29th @ 2:00pm
Ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler wrote murder mysteries together… and tested the realism of their novels by trying out their murder methods on each other. Recently estranged, the couple reunites to write one more novel – as long as they don’t kill each other in the process! Acting out the crimes in Paul’s apartment, the couple’s delightfully fast paced dialogue keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Poisoned food and drinks, alibis and fingerprints, tied-up bodies in a trunk, daggers, guns and even an axe all contribute to the hilarity. Nobody gets hurt, but their egos take some hits as they find that their marriage was mixed up with their work. As they attempt to outdo and surprise each other, they learn that marriage, like murder, is in the details. The final witty complication is a real murder that they, and the audience, will have to solve.
"It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play"
by Joe Landry
December 20th, 21st & 22nd @ 7:00pm
Be a part of the audience of this recreation of a 1947 live radio broadcast. Join Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and a host of delightful characters as they tell this timeless and beloved story.
Man of La Mancha
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
SUMMER 2022 Performances:
Matinees (2pm): July 15, 21, 29
Evenings (7pm): July 8, 13, 17, 23, 27
The heartbreaking and inspirational Tony Award-winning musical, based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote, about one man’s refusal to give up his impossible dream. Man of La Mancha is one of the world’s most popular musicals. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterwork Don Quixote and set during the Spanish Inquisition. The original 1965 production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Cervantes is in prison awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition. He and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself “Don Quixote” and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. The rousing, Spanish-inflected score includes the classic numbers “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird.”
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
SUMMER 2022 Performances:
Matinees (2pm): July 14, 20, 28
Evenings (7pm): July 9, 16, 22, 24, 30
Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934 1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.
The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”
Winner! Seven 1980 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book
by A. R. Gurney
SUMMER 2022 Performances:
Matinees (2pm): July 16, 22, 30
Evenings (7pm): July 10, 14, 20, 28
When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz” (answer: she looks like a lost princess), a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Over the course of their lives, Andy and Melissa’s relationship goes through many changes. A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. While spanning five decades and numerous locations, it is staged simply, with two actors letting their words describe a world of emotion.
To provide accessible, entertaining theatrical experiences that excite the imagination and nourish a lifelong passion for the theatre.
We work to preserve and honor the works of American playwrights and their contemporaries as well as foster the development of new American plays that follow the tradition of character-driven plots and comic introspection into the American experience.
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