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October 2017

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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  • Broadway Divas – OSBA

    Starts: October 26

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    October 26, 2017 Entertainment Series Jack Everly, conductor Is there room on stage for more than one diva? Find out when the Utah Symphony is joined by four larger-than-life Broadway leading ladies! Get ready for some thrilling, show-stopping performances—and maybe just a bit of competition—featuring selections from Les Misérables, Dreamgirls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and Chicago. For over 60 years the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association has come a long way to present to Ogden, music, ballet and dance…

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  • Ananya Dance Theatre – UtahPresents

    Starts: October 28

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    OCTOBER 28, 2017 A contemporary Indian American dance company comprised of women artists of color, Ananya Dance Theatre is made up of cultural activists working through dance and artistic processes to engage audiences, build community, and move towards justice and beauty. Inspired by the work of Dr. Vandana Shiva and other women activists of color, Ananya Dance Theatre performs Shyamali: Sprouting Words. Shyamali is a Bengali word that means dark green and invokes the resilience of grass, ground cover, and…

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  • November 2017

    Rachmaninoff and Ravel – OSBA

    Starts: November 2

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    November 2, 2017 Masterworks Series Matthias Pintscher, conductor William Hagen, violin RAVEL Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo capriccioso RAVEL Tzigane RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances For over 60 years the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association has come a long way to present to Ogden, music, ballet and dance performances of the highest artistic quality. Another exceptional season is upon us, featuring Utah’s most beloved Utah Symphony and Ballet West, This year we are introducing Dance, from Body Traffic to…

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  • Utah Symphony November/December

    Starts: November 3

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    NOVEMBER 3–DECEMBER 23, 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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  • Carmina Burana – Ballet West

    Starts: November 3

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    Carmina Burana with Serenade NOVEMBER 3-11, 2017 This world premiere, created by resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte, will surge with transformative power and drama when an immense chorus joins the dancers on-stage singing Carl Orff’s unforgettable score. The program will open with Serenade, a piece of ethereal beauty that spotlights the artistic craft and genius of George Balanchine, performed to Tchaikovsky’s lush and moving Serenade for Strings.

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  • BYU Ballroom Dance – OSBA

    Starts: November 4

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    November 4, 2017 Dance Series BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company is recognized both nationally and internationally as a treasured and unique university dance ensemble. Since its inception in 1970, the company has performed for millions of people in over 35 countries, including a command performance for the Queen of Thailand. They currently hold the title of United States Ballroom Dance Formation Champions. And the President of the National Dance Council of America, Brian McDonald, called them “one of the Ballroom world’s…

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  • White Rabbit Red Rabbit

    Starts: November 4

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    NOVEMBER 4, 2017 A play from Iran by Nasim Soleimanpour The play you are about to see is sealed inside an envelope. The person about to perform has never seen it. In fact, there is a new performer every night, and they’ve only been told what is absolutely necessary. Everything unravels in real time. Once you start, you must finish…NO MATTER WHAT. We dare you not to Google this play. Slyly humorous and audaciously pointed, this “theater entertainment meets social…

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  • Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

    Starts: November 8

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    NOVEMBER 8, 2017 Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet, and interact with a collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures that will thrill and entertain kids. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, the dinosaur puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you…

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  • Elf the Musical – Broadway at the Eccles

    Starts: November 24

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    NOVEMBER 24-26, 2017 ELF THE MUSICAL is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

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  • The Nutcracker – OSBA

    Starts: November 24

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    Ballet West November 24–25, 2017 A timeless tale of holiday magic, wonder and enchantment. The New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay called this classic version “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” Your holiday won’t be complete without it! For over 60 years the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association has come a long way to present to Ogden, music, ballet and dance performances of the highest artistic quality. Another exceptional season is upon us, featuring Utah’s most beloved Utah…

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  • Amahl and the Night Visitors & A Christmas Carol

    Starts: November 30

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    NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 2, 2017 Experience two fantastic operettas in one evening with this combination of Amahl and the Night Visitors and A Christmas Carol. In act one meet Amahl, a disabled boy who can only walk with a crutch and who has a problem with telling tall tales. When three splendidly dressed kings, the Magi on their way to witness the birth of the Christ child, appear at his door seeking rest, Amahl and his mother are amazed…

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  • December 2017

    Elf the Musical – Broadway in Boise

    Starts: December 1

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    DECEMBER 1-2, 2017 ELF THE MUSICAL is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

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  • Newsies, the Musical – Pioneer Theatre Company

    Starts: December 1

    DECEMBER 1 – 16, 2017 Inspired by the real-life newsboy strike of 1899, this Disney movie turned hit Broadway musical has something for everyone— acrobatic dancing, heartfelt songs, and a rousing story of underdogs taking on the establishment—all rolled into a feel-good evening of family entertainment.

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  • The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs – SLAC

    Starts: December 1

    DECEMBER 1 – 29, 2017 by Paul Gilvary, Robert Kauzlaric, William Rush There are two sides to every story, and when the Big, Bad Wolf takes the stand in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, he finally gets his say. But whether he’ll get a fair trial in a corrupt piggy court is anyone’s guess. Will the pigs’ splashy puppet show make a puppet out of justice, or is the wolf’s catchy song and dance about a sneeze gone wrong all…

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  • The Nutcracker – Ballet West

    Starts: December 2

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    DECEMBER 2-30, 2017 No holiday season is complete without the festive cheer of The Nutcracker. Join Ballet West for the retirement season of its sets and costumes, which will make way for a new, fantastical, magic-filled look in 2017, complete with Willam Christensen’s historic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s famous score. Bring your friends and family one more time to see why this is the longest-running full production in America.

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  • The Bodyguard – Broadway at the Eccles

    Starts: December 5

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    DECEMBER 5-10, 2017 Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and I Will Always Love You are just a few of the irresistible classics featured in this bold new musical based on the breathtakingly romantic film.

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  • Carnival of the Animals – OSBA

    Starts: December 7

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    December 7, 2017 Masterworks Series Thierry Fischer, conductor Louis Lortie, piano SAINT-SAËNS Symphony in F Major “Urbs Roma” SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals For over 60 years the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association has come a long way to present to Ogden, music, ballet and dance performances of the highest artistic quality. Another exceptional season is upon us, featuring Utah’s most beloved Utah Symphony and Ballet West, This year we are introducing Dance, from Body Traffic…

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  • Fairy Tale Christmas – Tuacahn Amphitheatre

    Starts: December 8

    Illustration of the Wicked Stepmother holding a globe with santa inside

    DECEMBER 8–30, 2017 Don’t let the name fool you, this is more than just a Christmas show. It tells the story of a group of Fairy Tale Villains (Cinderella’s Stepmother, Male cent, Jack’s Giant, Rumpelstiltskin, to name a few) who concoct a plan to kidnap Santa Claus and hold him for ransom against the Fairy Tale Heroes (Snow White, Jack, Cinderel- la, etc.) in order to get the endings they feel they deserve. Tuacahn Center for the Arts is a…

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