Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
MICHAEL
BALLAM
FOUNDING GENERAL
DIRECTOR
2018 Season Calendar
Like us on Facebook
HISTORY OF UFOMT
ELLEN ECCLES THEATRE
DANSANTE BUILDING
UTAH THEATRE
MICHAEL BALLAM
MUSIC & THE MIND
TRAVEL WITH MICHAEL BALLAM
MISSION STATEMENT
PAST SEASONS
AUDITIONS
2018 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
2018 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
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
UTAH THEATRE
2018 CALENDAR
2018 SEASON
2018 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
ARTISAN BREADS
SILENT FILMS
OPERAS & MUSICALS
SPECIAL PERFORMANCES
& CONCERTS
SO MANY WAYS TO
CONTRIBUTE
THE
UTAH THEATRE
 
BARBER OF
SEVILLE
Jul - Aug  2018
Purchase Tickets
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
AMAZING
GRACE
Jul - Aug  2018
Purchase Tickets
AMAZING GRACE
SECRET
GARDEN
Jul - Aug  2018
Purchase Tickets
THE SECRET GARDEN
INTO THE
WOODS
Jul - Aug  2018
Purchase Tickets
INTO THE WOODS
CHARLIE
BROWN
Jun - Aug  2018
Purchase Tickets
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
 
ORDER BY PHONE | 800.262.0074 ext 3
Box Office

Opera in Italy with Michael

Extend 5 days with Michael, Laurie & Ben, for a land tour through Italy culminating in a performance of LA TRAVIATA in the opera house in which it premiered in 1853: Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Call Cruise Lady, 801-453-9444 or toll free at
888-707-4386, cruiselady.com.

For an exceptional value, join the Ballams for a Russian & Scandinavian Cruise (August 19-28) which concludes the day before the Mediterranean Cruise. Enjoy two unique cruises with only one airfare to Europe.

Sat Aug 18   Pre-Berlin
 
Sun Aug 19   Berlin
Mon Aug 20   Sea
Tue Aug 21   Tallinn, Estonia
Wed Aug 22   St. Petersburg
Thu Aug 23   St. Petersburg
Fri Aug 24   Helsinki
Sat Aug 25   Stockholm
 
Sun Aug 26   Sea
Mon Aug 27   Copenhagen
Tue Aug 28   Warnemunde
 
 
 

 

ABOUT

THE FESTIVAL


Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is the place to be in the summer. Our five-week festival consists of over 100 events including four productions of grand opera, operetta, light opera, and/or seldom-seen Broadway-style musical theatre. But that's not all! You will also enjoy a wide variety of offerings such as orchestral and vocal concerts, an International Competition, continuing adult education with the Utah Festival Academy, pre-performance discussions, backstage tours, Breakfast with the Stars and so much more! There is something for everyone!

Go behind the curtain by following us on social media |

Like us on Facebook

 

 

2018

PRINCIPAL SEASON SPONSOR

Zions Bank
 

MAJOR SEASON SPONSOR

Raymond Construction

 

NEWS FROM

THE FESTIVAL



Dear Friends,

SINGING STORIES

From my earliest recollection, I wished to spend my life telling great stories on the stage through song. As the Festival begins its second quarter-century, and I my third, I am doing just that. All the works we give you this year are based upon literature that has shaped society’s perception of life and human behavior for four centuries.

Rossini’s most beloved opera IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (1816) joined Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1786) in criticizing the “noble” class system, which was exposed by a trilogy of plays by Pierre Beaumarchais written between 1775-92. Beaumarchais and his loveable character, Figaro, influenced the American Revolution and incited the French Revolution. We have assembled a virtuosic ensemble from around the globe to re-create that Bel Canto world at its best.

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden (1911) is considered one of the 10 greatest books for children, a remarkable feat for a female author of the period. Made into a multitude of plays, films, and television series, THE SECRET GARDEN emerged as a hallmark of American Musical Theatre when composer Lucy Simon and lyricist Marsha Norman brought it to life in song in 1991 with a female production team. Produced originally by the Festival in 2004, it remains one of our most beloved offerings.

Amazing Grace may well be the most stirringly familiar and treasured hymn of faith throughout history. The story of its creation by John Newton (1725-1807) illuminates how an individual can bring about change, from the degradation of human bondage to freedom and redemption. Having witnessed the life-changing effect AMAZING GRACE had on the audience at the Broadway premiere in 2015, I immediately determined to bring it to Logan as soon as possible. We are pleased to be the first company outside the Broadway production (and subsequent tour) to offer this monumental tribute to the divine nature of the human spirit.

The immortal TALES OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM have examined the struggle between good and evil since 1812. Stephen Sondheim’s clever and insightfully poignant setting of the fairy tales help us see that “things are not always as they seem.” Our fanciful production, INTO THE WOODS, will delight children of all ages.

In June of 1947, Charles Schulz could not possibly have known his autobiographical character, Charlie Brown, would turn the world on its head with laughter and tears. For over half a century we viewed the world through the eyes of the “Peanuts” gang, which became the most successful comic strip of all time. My father indulged me by taking me to see Clark Gesner’s musical tale YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN in its original Broadway run in 1968. The characters all came to life through song. I wanted to rush home and produce it myself right then. It has taken me 50 years. As we were planning the renovation of the Utah Theatre, I kept envisioning Charlie Brown and his friends vacationing in Logan for the summer. Here they come! Don’t miss them and bring a child of any age with you.

Michael Ballam
FOUNDING GENERAL DIRECTOR

 
 
Read More
 
PRINCIPAL SEASON SPONSOR
MAJOR SEASON SPONSOR
Raymond Construction
FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Cache County - Rapz and Restaurant Taxes The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation FM100 George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation KSL Malouf
National Endowment for the Arts Salt Lake Magazine Utah Division of Arts & Museums Utah - Life Elevated Utah Media Group
©2018 Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. All rights reserved.  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map