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Dear Friends of the Festival "Tis The Season"!
Don't Miss Our Last Show Of The Year!
“It’s a Wonderful Life: a Live Radio Play”
by Joe Landry
Evenings (7pm): December 18, 19, 21, 2020
Announcing our 2021 Season!
Our Summer 2021 Season Shows!
Looking Over the President's Shoulder
Starring Television Star Clarence Gilyard
Matinees (2pm): July 14, 24, 29
Evenings (7pm): July 7, 11, 16, 22, 31
Baskerville: a Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig
Matinees (2pm): July 16, 21, 30
Evenings (7pm): July 8, 14, 18, 23, 28
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit, as five actors portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
“Ingeniously funny … Ludwig has done a remarkable job adapting Doyle’s story to the stage while putting his own twist on a classic.” Broadway World
“Comedy gold … [Baskerville] finds the perfect mix of slapstick and thrills.” Theatermania
“Side-splittingly funny.” Woman Around Town
Daddy Long Legs
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Based on the novel by Jean Webster
Matinees (2pm): July 15, 22, 31
Evenings (7pm): July 9, 17, 24, 29
Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and “Downton Abbey”—this heartwarming Cinderella story about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor has charmed audiences of all ages from Los Angeles to London.
“A GREAT TREAT!” The New York Times
“Whereas Wicked may have been the most successful musical of the first decade of the 21st century, in this century’s second decade, Daddy Long Legs will become much more deeply adored and cherished by women of all ages.” The Huffington Post
“An enchanting new musical with an exquisite score. Daddy Long Legs is AN ABSOLUTE CHARMER that’s perfect for date night and suitable for the whole family.” BroadwayWorld.com
by Ira Levin
Matinees (2pm): July 17, 23, 28
Evenings (7pm): July 10, 25, 21, 25, 30
A diabolically clever, wildly popular stage & screen comedy-thriller!
Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. One day he receives a script from a student author — a thriller that Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway smash. Sidney’s plan, devised with his wife’s help, is to offer collaboration to the student for co-credit. Or is it? Deathtrap provides twists and turns of devilish cleverness, and offers hilariously sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be spellbound until the very last moment.
“Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy… Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It’s good for you.” — Cue Magazine
“The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles…” — Hollywood Reporter
See Our 2020 Covid-19 Regulations Below!
Dear Friends of the Festival,
Dear friends, We are back!
Theatrical storytelling is vital to the emotional health and well-being of our community, and we are committed to bringing joy, laughter, and great stories to the stage again. Please see below our line-up of shows in the Fall as well as our Summer 2021 Season.
We will carefully adhere to all COVID19 regulations in order to keep you and our company members safe. Masks will also be encouraged.
Our ticketing system for the Fall productions will automatically keep your seats at a safe social distance from others. While that restriction is not in place for the Summer 2021 shows, we can make seating adjustments as circumstances require. You may now choose your dates and seats for all shows listed below. If you are unsure of your Summer schedule, you have the option of purchasing a Flex pass, which allows you to pick your dates and seats at a later time. Please note our evening show time of 7:00 pm.
We have a special treat for October. We had planned to remount our Frankenstein production, but the opportunity arose to bring in the very timely show of Driving Miss Daisy with television stars Sheree J. Wilson and Clarence Gilyard. Sheree and Clarence have been traveling all across the United States, sharing this funny and moving, Pulitzer Prize winning, play about the power of love. Seating will be limited due to seating restrictions, so please reserve your seats soon. You and your families have been in our thoughts and prayers. We are overjoyed at the prospect of seeing you in the theatre again!
Your Friends at Simon Fest Theatre Co.
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.
The Heritage Center Theater 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, UT 84720