Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
MICHAEL
BALLAM
FOUNDING GENERAL
DIRECTOR
Click to view Events Calendar
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram
HISTORY OF UFOMT
ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE
DANSANTE BUILDING
UTAH THEATRE
MICHAEL BALLAM
MUSIC & THE MIND
TRAVEL WITH MICHAEL BALLAM
MISSION STATEMENT
PAST SEASONS
AUDITIONS
2016 SEASON AUDITIONS
FESTIVAL ARTIST PROGRAM
EMPLOYMENT
GUILD
VOLUNTEER
STAFF DIRECTORY
UFOMT BOARDS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
HONORARY NATIONAL COUNCIL
PURCHASE TICKETS
PRICING & SEATING
GROUP RATES
GIFT CERTIFICATES
EVENTS CALENDAR
POLICIES
DONATE
GALA DINNER
BUY A SEAT!
GUILD
VOLUNTEER
VERA SCAMMON MEMORIAL FUND
OPERA BY CHILDREN
TEACHER IN ATTENDANCE
UTAH FESTIVAL ACADEMY
YOUTH CONSERVATORY
BROADWAY BABIES
UTAH HIGH SCHOOL
MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS
PARTICIPATION
UFOMT INTERNSHIP
AT THE FESTIVAL
DRIVING & PARKING
ETIQUETTE
AREA INFORMATION
ACCOMMODATIONS
DISCOUNT HOTEL PACKAGES
RESTAURANTS
THINGS TO DO
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
ARTICLES
PLAYBILL ADVERTISING
SETS
EVENTS CALENDAR
2016 SEASON
2016 PRINCIPAL ARTISTS
UTAH FESTIVAL ACADEMY
INSIDE THE FESTIVAL
LITERARY SEMINARS
BACKSTAGE TOURS
BREAKFAST WITH THE STARS
INFORMANCES
TABERNACLE CONCERTS
SPECIAL EVENTS
GALA DINNER
LATE NIGHT CABARET
DECADENT DESSERTS
BUON APPETITO!
WHAT'S PLAYING?
OPERAS & MUSICALS
RAGTIME
Jul 9 - Aug 6, 2016
Purchase Tickets
PORGY & BESS®
Jul 7 - Aug 6, 2016
Purchase Tickets
SHOW BOAT
Jul 8 - Aug 5, 2016
Purchase Tickets
PUCCINI'S TRILOGY
Jul 6 - Aug 5, 2016
Purchase Tickets
PETER PAN
Jun 24 - Aug 4, 2016
Purchase Tickets
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
& CONCERTS
THE PIANISTS!
Jul 9, 2016
Purchase Tickets
INT'L OPERA COMP.
Jul 13 & 27, 2016
Purchase Tickets
CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Jul 22 & 30, 2016
Purchase Tickets
PIONEERS & PATRIOTS
Jul 23, 2016
Purchase Tickets
TRIBUTE COLE PORTER
Jul 27, 2016
Purchase Tickets
BACH MASS IN B MINOR
Aug 2, 2016
Purchase Tickets
Purchase single tickets on ArtTix

ACADEMY EVENTS

UTAH FESTIVAL ACADEMY


ENHANCE your Utah Festival experience by attending our Academy Classes taught by industry professionals.

Get an ACADEMY PASS for just $95, which includes all Academy Classes, Michael Ballam's Seminar Series, Literary Seminars and Backstage Tours!

Purchase tickets through the Box Office »
 
 

ACADEMY CLASSES  |

Opera & Musical Theatre Seminar
Dansante Recital Hall
June 13-17 • 2-3:30 pm • $50
Join Dr. Michael Ballam for a comprehensive experience detailing the creation of every 2016 Utah Festival production.
Finding Neverland at Utah Festival
Dansante Recital Hall
July 1 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Pirates, & Lost Boys & Crocs–oh my! Explore the director's vision of Peter Pan with Vanessa Ballam.
The Art of Opera
Dansante Recital Hall
July 6 • 10-11 am • $10
Join director Daniel Helfgot for an insider's look at staging an operatic masterwork.
Gershwin's Music in the American Songbook
Dansante Recital Hall
July 7 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
George Gershwin changed the definition of American music. Join jazz musician and professor Josh Skinner to learn how.
Directing 101
Dansante Recital Hall
July 8 • 10-11 am • $10
What does it take to navigate the world of stage direction? Find out from Valerie Rachelle, the director of Show Boat and Ragtime.
The History of Black America
Dansante Recital Hall
July 9 • 10-11 am • $10
Join Dr. Kyle Bulthuis to examine the historical experiences of peoples of African descent in the United States during the era of Ragtime.
Houdini: American Celebrity
Dansante Recital Hall
July 11 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Jail Breaker, Escapologist, Magician, Author, Historian, Movie Star, Aviator, Debunker. Examine the life and lore of the legendary Harry Houdini with magician Richard Hatch.
The Artist's Palette
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 12 • 4:30-6 pm • $10
Experience art in the making with Master Painter Kent Wallis.
The Show That Changed America
Dansante Recital Hall
July 13 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Dr. Norman Schroder shares insights on the musical that changed everything: Show Boat.
Ragtime, Just in Time!
Dansante Recital Hall
July 14 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Dallas Heaton gives an historical and musical overview of Ragtime music and its influences. Fun and informative for musicians and music lovers alike!
Rhythms & the Art of Hand Clapping
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 15 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Join festival favorite Miss Sugar to learn rhythms from simple to complex. Participation Encouraged.
The Music of Something Beginning
Dansante Recital Hall
July 16 • 10-11 am • $10
Musical theatre expert Jared Rounds examines the incredible collaborations of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 16 • Following the matinee
• FREE
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.
Percussion from the Pit!
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 18 • 10-11 am • $10
Explore percussion from the orchestra pit of the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Compare the instruments, listen to excerpts, and try it yourself in a hands-on learning experience.
Gershwin's Porgy & Bess
Dansante Recital Hall
July 19 • 10-11 am • $10
Explore contemporary cultural and popular influences of Porgy & Bess with Professor Kathleen Lane.
Smee's Guide to Swashbuckling
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 20 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Learn what it takes to become a sword-wielding pirate with Stefan Espinosa.
The Evolution of Puccini
Dansante Recital Hall
July 21 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Embark on an expedition of discovery into the development of Puccini's operatic style with Heather Honaker.
5, 6, 7, 8...
Dansante Reception Room
July 22 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Experience choreography with Assistant Choreographer Kevin Nakatani. Participation encouraged.
Sousa: America's First Superstar
Dansante Recital Hall
July 23 • 10-11 am • $10
From recording with his friend, Thomas A. Edison, on the new "phono-graph machine," to the first major international tours, Dr. James Michael Bankhead explores how superstar John Philip Sousa set the standard for all artists to follow.
Gershwin, Porgy & Race in America
Dansante Recital Hall
July 25 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
An exploration of the place in history of Porgy & Bess with Maestra Barbara Day Turner.
Backstage Magic
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 26 • 10-11 am • $10
Learn the secrets of the technical side of production from our experts.
Peter Pan Flying Through the Ages
Dansante Recital Hall
July 26 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
How much do you know about the "boy who wouldn't grow up"? Examine the many incarnations of J.M. Barrie's beloved tale with Jared Rounds.
The Songs of Cole Porter: From Show Tunes to Jazz Standards
Dansante Recital Hall
July 27 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Many of Cole Porter's songs have enjoyed two distinct lives: one on the stage and one typically played by jazz musicians. Join jazz pianist and singer Kate Skinner as she explores both musical worlds.
The African American Experience in the Deep South
Dansante Recital Hall
July 28 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Dr. Raphael Chijoke Njoku examines the African American experience in the post-slaveholding South in the context of racism, segregation, migration, and the rise of cultural trends.
The Style of the Season
Dansante Recital Hall
July 29 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Phillip Lowe, Head of Costumes at Utah Festival, discusses what it takes to costume a repertory season.
Il Trittico: Puccini Fully Explored
Dansante Recital Hall
July 30 • 10-11 am • $10
Dive into three distinct dramatic journeys created by one dramatic genius.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 30 • Following the matinee
• FREE
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.
Soli Deo Gloria – The Great Mass in B Minor of Johann Sebastian Bach
Logan Tabernacle
August 1 • 12-12:50 pm • FREE
Rarely heard in its entirety during Bach's lifetime, the Mass in B Minor became one of his chief concerns during the last years of his life. Explore with Dr. Craig Jessop the meaning of Soli Deo Gloria – SDG – To God Be the Glory, and why Bach signed his signature work with this acronym.
Speak the Speech
Dansante Recital Hall
August 2 • 10-11 am • $10
How do actors fill the space with their vocal instrument? Join festival dialect coach Stefan Espinosa to find out!
Puccini: His Life and Love
Dansante Recital Hall
August 2 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Learn about the man behind the music with historian Kathy Johnson.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
August 5 • Following the matinee
• FREE
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.
 
 
 

ATTENTION EDUCATORS

Did you know qualifying educators can earn 1-4 Utah State office of Education relicensure points for each production, concert or education event you attend? Visit the USOE Ontrack website to register for points, or for more information contact Pamela Gee at
 

FOR QUESTIONS |

Vanessa Ballam
Education Director

 
ORDER BY PHONE | 800.262.0074 ext 3
Box Office
FESTIVAL SPONSORS
©2016 Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map