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Utah Shakespeare Festival 2016

Starts: June 27, 2015 - June 27, 2016

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  • JUNE 27–OCTOBER 22, 2016

    With their 2016 season, the Utah Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 55th year and the exciting opening season in the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre and Anes Studio Theatre at the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts. The 2016 season includes eight productions running June 27 – October 22. 97,000 copies of the playbill will be distributed to patrons at over 200 performances, with a readership of over 130,000 ticket holders.

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
    JUNE 27 TO SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
    ENGELSTAD SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
    Two of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters, Beatrice and Benedick battle it out in a contest of wits—until they land in each others’ arms. This vibrant and comic celebration of romance introduces you to these famous lovers, and to a host of villains, clowns, and eccentric characters, as Shakespeare deftly explores our never ending search for perfect love.

    HENRY V
    JUNE 28 TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
    ENGELSTAD SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
    Completing the three-part tale of the prince who would (or possibly wouldn’t) be king, Prince Hal has inherited the throne as King Henry V and now must quickly act to save his kingdom. His stunning St. Crispin’s Day speech includes some of Shakespeare’s greatest lines, but is it enough to rally his countrymen around their new leader?

    THE THREE MUSKETEERS
    JUNE 29 TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    ENGELSTAD SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
    A fresh, fast-paced, and funny adaptation of one of literature’s most thrilling romantic adventures: the dashing musketeers—and one plucky kid sister—swashbuckle their way through nefarious villains, international intrigue, and exotic ladies. It’s “all for one and one for all” in an action-packed update of this beloved classic.

    THE ODD COUPLE
    SEPTEMBER 14 TO OCTOBER 22, 2016
    RANDALL L. JONES THEATRE
    Two suddenly single pals—a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer—strain their friendship by turning roommates and unconsciously repeating the mistakes that spoiled their marriages. This epic mismatch of personalities featuring the careless Oscar Madison and the neat freak Felix Unger will have you giggling, snickering, and howling with laughter as you see traits of one (or both) in yourself.

    MARY POPPINS
    JULY 2 TO SEPTEMBER 3, 2016
    RANDALL L. JONES THEATRE
    Everyone’s favorite nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilistic adventure. One of the most popular Disney movies of all time comes to life in this “practically perfect” musical! It’s an enchanting mixture of irresistible story and unforgettable song.

    MURDER FOR TWO
    AUGUST 4 TO OCTOBER 22, 2016
    EILEEN AND ALLEN ANES STUDIO THEATRE
    Everyone is a suspect in this hilarious musical murder mystery with a twist: One actor investigates the crime. The other plays all the suspects. And they both play the piano! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this ninety-minute whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

    JULIUS CAESAR
    JULY 29 TO OCTOBER 22, 2016
    Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre
    When people can no longer trust their elected leader, what do they do? Do they remain loyal, or do they stab their opponents in the back? Shakespeare asked that question over 400 years ago, and it is still relevant today. Especially poignant in an election year, Julius Caesar is a dazzling masterpiece of betrayal and faithfulness, treachery and trust.

    THE COCOANUTS
    JULY 1 TO OCTOBER 15, 2016
    RANDALL L. JONES THEATRE
    The Marx Brothers infiltrate the Florida real estate boom circa 1920 and find jewels to steal, pockets to pick, lovers to confuse, hotel guests to confound, and a treasure trove of songs by Irving Berlin. So, you Groucho, Harpo, Chico and Zeppo fans, brush up your slapstick and get ready for a hilarious celebration of theatrical and musical sun, sand, and shtick.

    Details

    Start:
    June 27, 2015
    End:
    June 27, 2016
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    Website:
    http://www.bard.org/

    Venue

    Utah Shakespeare Festival
    s 300 w Cedar CIty, UT 84720 United States
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    Phone:
    435-586-7880
    Website:
    http://www.bard.org/about/theatres.html#.UmrNwZR4YrU