58th Annual Utah Shakespeare Festival: Play Seminar held 9:00 am & 10:00 am in the Frehner Rehearsal/Education Hall part of the Beverley Center For the Arts (195 W University Blvd/Center St, Cedar City). Come back Tuesday – Saturday for matinee performances at 2:00 pm and evening performances at 8:00 pm in two grand theaters. The Festival also offers backstage tours, seminars, and play orientations. Events run Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Wednesdays – Saturdays 9:00 am – 10:00 pm. Plays featured this season in repertory are: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ ‘Hamlet,’ ‘Every Brilliant Thing,’ & ‘The Price.’ For tickets and information call 1-800-PLAYTIX or visit www.bard.org.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
It’s bright! It’s loud! It’s technicolor! It’s Joseph’s new coat! And it sets the tone for a frolicking Biblical satire filled with vaudevillian tunes, country and western swings, calypso, and good old rock and roll. This classic musical of Joseph and his brothers has been going strong for fifty years and guarantees to leave everyone in the family humming for days.
By William Shakespeare
Prince Hamlet wants the truth—and retribution. Driven by his father’s ghost, his mother’s hasty remarriage, and the corrupt society all around him, he plots and withdraws, schemes and retreats. Written at the height of Shakespeare’s career, this powerful examination of the human psyche is the Bard’s most mature and chilling revenge tragedy.
Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan MacMillan
With Jonny Donahoe
Mom’s in the hospital. She’s “done something stupid.” So you start a list of everything that’s brilliant and worth living for. 1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime. You leave it on her pillow, hoping—and you add to the list throughout your life. This funny and moving play is a tribute to resilience and hope—as it enlists you to tell its heartfelt story.
By Arthur Miller
A powerful, riveting masterpiece by one of America’s greatest playwrights, The Price spirals around two brothers’ struggle to make peace with their past. Years after an angry breakup, Victor and Walter meet again after the death of their father. As they sort through his possessions, the memories evoked stir up old hostilities and bring the angst of years of unanswered questions back to the surface.