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June 2017

Utah Arts Festival

Starts: June 22

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JUNE 22–25, 2017 Downtown Salt Lake City between Library and Washington Square (200 East 400 South) Forty-One Years of TRADITION, ART & COMMUNITY BUILDING The Utah Arts Festival remains one of the premiere events to kick off the summer! The program for the festival is handed to each patron as he/she enters the festival. It is also pre-distributed to several locations in downtown Salt Lake City. The festival is the largest outdoor multi-disciplined event in Utah. It has received numerous…

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  • Utah Shakespeare Festival

    Starts: June 29

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    With their 2017 season, the Utah Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 56th year. The 2017 season includes nine productions running June 29 – October 21, 97,000 copies of the playbill will be distributed to patrons at over 200 performances, with a readership of over 130,000 ticket holders. AS YOU LIKE IT JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 ENGELSTAD SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Rosalind has a problem. Disguised as a boy to help her father, she has also fooled her beloved Orlando, who now…

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  • July 2017

    Utah Festival Opera

    Starts: July 5

    The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre celebrates its 25th year. Performances will be held at the beautifully restored Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan, Utah. Its stage accommodates all manner of performances, from the most intimate aria or duet, to the grandest spectacle. From the ornate grand foyer to the sweeping balconies, red plush seats, superb sight lines, and flawless acoustics, the Ellen Eccles Theatre is the perfect setting to be carried away to distant lands of passion, drama, intrigue…

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  • August 2017

    The Book of Mormon – Utah

    Starts: August 1

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    Composed by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, The Book of Mormon is an old-style musical with a modern sensibility. AUGUST 1–20, 2017 The story follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion. One missionary, Elder Price, is an enthusiastic go-getter with a strong dedication to his faith, while his partner, Elder Cunningham, is a socially awkward but well-meaning nerd whose tendency to…

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  • Always…Patsy Cline

    Starts: August 24

    May 7–28, 2015

    Join us for an evening of music from one of America’s legendary stars, Patsy Cline! Featuring local favorites Erica Hansen in this return performance, Patsy Cline’s music is blended into the heart-felt true story of a rare friendship of a fan who meets Patsy Cline, and the two stay in touch for a lifetime! If you haven’t seen this production yet, you would be “Crazy” to miss it!

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  • September 2017

    Surely Goodness and Mercy – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: September 6

    SEPTEMBER 6 – OCTOBER 15, 2017 by Chisa Hutchinson In an under-funded African-American school in Newark, New Jersey, a twelveyear old Bible-toting, motherless outcast with a photographic memory meets a sixty-year old childless woman who works in the school cafeteria. Against all odds, together they teach and learn the real meaning of life.

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  • Utah Symphony September/October

    Starts: September 7

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    SEPTEMBER 7–OCTOBER 28, 2017 Utah Symphony celebrating 78 years of entertainment. Featuring music spanning 250 years of history-Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Mozart Bach and more! Special Event Performances by Salute to Youth, Celtic Woman, with additional enjoyment performances. The Entertainment Series includes Broadway Divas, A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Dancing & Romancing, Audra McDonald and Elvis: The King’s Songbook. Introducing, Film in Concert Series: Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark, Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before…

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  • Kaki King – UtahPresents

    Starts: September 14

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    SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 Hailed by “Rolling Stone” as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,” is Kaki at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multimedia performance uses projection mapping, making the guitar the main character in a creation myth unlike any other, with luminous visions cast directly onto Kaki’s…

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  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – PTC

    Starts: September 15

    SEPTEMBER 15 – 30, 2017 REGIONAL PREMIERE Based on the bestselling novel by Mark Haddon, part mystery story, part family drama, part young adult adventure tale. Fifteen year old Christopher has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. His determination to solve the murder of his neighbor’s dog sends him on a journey of discovery, one that has us rooting for him at every turn. Contains some strong language.

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  • Roomful of Teeth – UtahPresents

    Starts: September 26

    SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 Virtuoso Concert Series, in partnership with the School of Music Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. The group’s debut recording, “Partita for 8 Voices,” won composer (and ensemble member) Caroline Shaw a Pulitzer…

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  • One-Man Star Wars – UtahPresents

    Starts: September 29

    SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Written and performed by Charles Ross, Directed by TJ Dawe Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show. Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes – no costumes, no props, no sets – all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles. If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not,…

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  • October 2017

    Sichuan University Art Troupe

    Starts: October 1

    OCTOBER 1, 2017 In partnership with the Confucius Institute To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, join us for a free performance by the renowned Sichuan University Art Troupe, known for their colorful depictions of life in western China. The performance, which wraps up Chinese Culture Week on campus, will include traditional Chinese music and dance, featuring “face-changing,” a magical art of the Sichuan Opera featuring vividly colored masks that seem to change…

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  • Thriller – Odyssey Dance Theatre

    Starts: October 6

    OCTOBER 6–30, 2017 Odyssey Dance’s spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve. Thriller highlights all of the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown.

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  • Puccini’s La Bohème – Utah Opera

    Starts: October 7

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    OCTOBER 7, 9, 11, 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM OCTOBER 15 | 2 PM (Sung in French with English supertitles) Life is short. Love is forever. You’re invited to look inside the soul of an artist, with Puccini’s classic depiction of struggling bohemians navigating love, life and death in turn-of-the-century Paris. Join Utah Opera as it comes full circle to bring you La Bohème, a celebration of Utah Opera’s premier performance in 1978.

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  • An American in Paris

    Starts: October 10

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    An American in Paris | Broadway at the Eccles October 10 – October 14 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Don’t miss this stunning four-time Tony®-winning production that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

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  • Mercury – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: October 11

    OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 12, 2017 by Steve Yockey Developed in SLAC’s NPSS Sunlight though the kitchen window…everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just Fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood, oceans of blood, bears in the back yard and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.

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    Starts: October 13

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    October 13, 2017 Dance Series Founded in 2007, BODYTRAFFIC has surged to the forefront of the concert dance world. Named “the company of the future” by The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch in 2013” and “Best of Culture” by the Los Angeles Times, the young company is already internationally recognized for their high quality of work. BODYTRAFFIC has performed for soldout audiences at prestigious theaters and festivals throughout North America, including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and New…

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  • Aladdin – Ballet West

    Starts: October 19

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    Featuring Ballet West II & The Ballet West Academy October 19–22, 2017 Join the Ballet West II dancers and students from the Ballet West Academy for a magic carpet ride full of comedy, romance, and adventure. Follow an impoverished youth and an entire cast of colorful and magical characters as Aladdin strives to win the love of his beautiful princess and spoil the plans of the wicked magician.

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  • Vandana Shiva

    Starts: October 20

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    OCTOBER 20, 2017 In partnership with the Sustainability Office Dr. Vandana Shiva combines sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism, speaking out on environmental and social justice issues worldwide. Time Magazine identified Dr. Shiva as “an environmental hero” in 2003, and in November 2010, Forbes Magazine named Dr. Shiva one of the Seven Most Powerful Women on the Globe. For the last two decades, Dr. Shiva’s organization Navdanya has worked with local communities and organizations, serving more than 500,000 farmers, resulting…

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  • A Comedy of Tenors – Pioneer Theatre Company

    Starts: October 20

    OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 4, 2017 The characters from Lend Me A Tenor are back—this time in Paris, on the eve of a star-studded concert where three famous tenors are scheduled to perform together. Of course, everything that can go wrong does, including clandestine love affairs, romantic misunderstandings, and enormous operatic egos threatening to cancel the entire concert. Filled with the crackling one-liners and frantic farce that made Lend Me A Tenor a huge hit, A Comedy of Tenors evokes…

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