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February 2020

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) – Grand Theatre

Starts: February 13

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February 13–March 7, 2020 June is an ingenue struggling to pay rent, plagued by her evil landlord, encouraged by her wise neighbor, and potentially saved by the leading man. This one story becomes a variation of five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different composer, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. This musical is a hilarious satire of, you guessed it, musical theatre!

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  • Blizzard: FLIP Fabrique – UtahPresents

    Starts: February 13

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    Blizzard: FLIP Fabrique February 13, 2020 FLIP Fabrique brings a fresh take on contemporary circus, creating whimsical, playful shows punctuated by breathtaking acrobatics. With Blizzard, FLIP Fabrique takes you on a crazy and poetic journey in the dead of winter, inviting you to lose yourself in a moment of complete wonder. With performers at the peak of their art and outstanding visual poetry, Blizzard promises to take the stage by storm and blow away everything in its path.

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  • Once on this Island – Pioneer Theater Company

    Starts: February 21

    February 21–March 6, 2020 2018 Tony Award® – Best Musical Revival How far will you travel to reunite with the one who has captured your heart? This folk tale whisks you away to a sea-swept village in the Caribbean where young Ti Moune, a peasant girl, falls in love with Daniel Beauxhomme, a grand homme (rich boy). The captivating romance is guided by the Gods Erzulie, Asaka, Papa Ge and Agwé, who rule the island and guide Ti Moune on…

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  • Shut Up and Dance – Odyssey Dance Theatre

    Starts: February 27

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    Shut Up and Dance – A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Vegas February 27–29, 2020 Following its great success with Romeo+Juliet, Odyssey is once again bringing a full-length production of a Shakespearean classic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, updated and brought to life in current day Las Vegas. Caesar’s Palace Mogul Theseus and his overbearing and spoiled wife, Hippolyta, join couples Demetrius and Helena and Lysander and Hermia, who hope that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Currently appearing at Caesar’s…

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  • March 2020

    Dear Evan Hansen – Broadway at the Eccles

    Starts: March 4

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    March 4–14, 2020 New York Times calls it “a gut-punching, breathtaking knockout of a musical.” A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in. DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it.

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  • We Shall Overcome… – UtahPresents

    Starts: March 4

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    We Shall Overcome… March 4, 2020 Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases a living lineage of music and culture traditions, including traditional gospel, modern gospel, Broadway, and spirituals. From Aretha Franklin to Wynton Marsalis; Duke Ellington to Stevie Wonder; Nina Simone to Donny Hathaway, We Shall Overcome ties together repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists.

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  • The Barber of Seville – Utah Opera

    Starts: March 14

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    March 14–22, 2020 Conductor Gary Thor Wedow leading the opera. Baritone Michael Adams, Marcello in Utah Opera’s 2017 production of “La bohème,” sings the famous “Figaro! Figaro! Figaro!” aria as a barber who is enlisted by Count Almaviva to help him gain the interest of the Rosina, the young ward of the older Dr. Bartolo, who plans to marry her himself. Artist mezz-soprano Sarah Coit performs the role of Rosina with tenor Matthew Grills performing Count Almaviva and bass Kevin…

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  • Air Play – UtahPresents

    Starts: March 14

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    Air Play March 14, 2020 Circus and science combine in a gorgeous display of the power of air. Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this…

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  • Falling Out: Phantom Limb Co. – UtahPresents

    Starts: March 20

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    Falling Out: Phantom Limb Co. March 20, 2020 Blending multimedia theatre with marionette puppetry, Japanese Butoh, and Flex dancing, Phantom Limb’s Falling Out is a mesmerizing depiction of love, loss, and survival in the aftermath of the nuclear fallout in Fukushima, Japan. Falling Out is the final piece in Phantom Limb’s trilogy about people’s changing relationship to nature over time, and is an evocative exploration of what hope means in a time of climate chaos.

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  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Grand Theatre

    Starts: March 26

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    March 26–April 11, 2020 The new stage adaptation, currently running on Broadway and featuring a script by Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin. Set in the Depression-Era South, Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of a crime against a white woman. When Lawyer Atticus Finch takes on the case, he is determined to give Tom a fair trial, despite the rampant racism and prejudice in his small town. A heated dissection of justice and virtue, Lee’s classic story is…

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  • Ass – Pioneer Theater Company

    Starts: March 27

    March 27–April 11, 2020 World Premiere! Is genius a good enough excuse for bad behavior? Contains strong language. In this witty and acrimonious World Premiere, a brilliant sculptor in failing health is forced to deal with his son and his ninth wife. He confronts his own mortality and the claims of family versus art in this witty and engaging look at complicated relationships and a family who sometimes behaves badly.

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  • Meklit – UtahPresents

    Starts: March 27

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    Meklit March 27, 2020 Co-founder of The Nile Project, Meklit is an Ethio-American vocalist, singer-songwriter, and composer, making music that sways between cultures and continents. Her fame in Ethiopia skyrocketed in 2015 when her TED talk went viral and her music videos began playing daily on multiple Ethiopian television stations. Known for her electric stage presence, innovative take on Ethio-Jazz, and her fiery, emotive live shows, Meklit has rocked stages from Addis Ababa (where she is a household name) to…

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  • April 2020

    Bandstand – Broadway in Boise

    Starts: April 3

    Bandstand April 3–5, 2020 They came home to a new America. They made the music that inspired the nation. In 1945, as America’s soldiers come home to ticker-tape parades and overjoyed families, Private First Class Donny Novitski, singer and songwriter, returns to rebuild his life with only the shirt on his back and a dream in his heart. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, Donny joins forces with a motley group of…

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  • The Origin of Love – UtahPresents

    Starts: April 3

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    The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig John Cameron Mitchell April 3, 2020 John Cameron Mitchell, the double Tony Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, performs songs from his groundbreaking rock musical and regales his audience with stories from 20 years of Hedwig’s history. In this one-night-only performance, he’ll also perform songs from his recent musical Anthem starring himself, Glenn Close, and Patti Lupone. So put on some make-up, turn up the eight-track,…

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  • How to Transcend a Happy Marriage – Salt Lake Acting Company

    Starts: April 6

    POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SEASON A dinner party gone wild. Two married couples invite a mysterious woman (who hunts her own meat) along with her two lovers to a New Year’s Eve party. From the adventurous and provocative Sarah Ruhl comes a comedy that pushes the boundaries of marriage and the limits of friendship.

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  • Frozen – Broadway at the Eccles

    Starts: April 15

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    CANCELED for the year. Music, spectacle, and Disney magic come together once again to create pure Broadway joy. A mysterious secret. A family torn apart. As one sister struggles with being an outsider and harnessing her powers within, the other sets out on a thrilling adventure to bring her family together once again. Both are searching for love, but they’ll learn that to find it they’ll have to look inside themselves first.

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  • May 2020

    Something Rotten! – Pioneer Theater Company

    Starts: May 8

    POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES Hear ye, Broadway! Welcome to the ‘90s…the 1590s! Join us, long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cellphones: Brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting, all at the…

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  • Thaïs – Utah Opera

    Starts: May 9

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    Premiere SHOW CANCELED Based on the novel of the same name by Anatole France, takes place in Egypt under the rule of the Roman Empire and features Massenet’s famous “Méditation” for violin and orchestra. Athanaël, the Cenobite monk who is trying to convert Thaïs to Christianity and persuade her to enter a convent. The lavish production, with sets and costumes originally designed by Lorenzo Cutùli for Minnesota Opera, will be directed by Andrea Cigni.

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  • The Producers – Grand Theatre

    Starts: May 14

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    CANCELED When a failing producer teams up with his accountant, they come up with a scheme to produce the worst musical ever with hopes to rob their backers of millions of dollars. But when the musical turns out to be a great success, the two men find themselves resorting to hilarious antics, unexpected adventures, and a partnership they never expected.

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  • June 2020

    Utah Shakespeare Festival Spring

    Starts: June 1

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    New Spring Playbill June 1–20, 2020 The Utah Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 59th year. 3–WEEK SPECIAL – Opening June 1, with Cymbeline and Desperate Measures before the regular season of Utah Shakespeare Festival on June 22. CYMBELINE JUNE 1–20, 2020 EILEEN AND ALLEN ANES STUDIO THEATRE A rarely performed play of intrigue and deception in the face of steely resolve, Cymbeline contains some of the Bard’s most wonderous language, leading us through wild plot twists, mistaken identities and a heart-rending…

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