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OPERAS & MUSICALS
MAN OF LA MANCHA
Jul 11 - Aug 8, 2015
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HOW TO SUCCEED
Jul 10 - Aug 8, 2015
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LA BOHÈME
Jul 8 - Aug 7, 2015
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CAROUSEL
Jul 9 - Aug 7, 2015
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VANESSA SCHUKIS
Jul 17 - Aug 6, 2015
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CARMINA BURANA
Aug 5, 2015
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ACADEMY EVENTS

UTAH FESTIVAL ACADEMY


ENHANCE your Utah Festival experience by attending our variety of Academy Classes taught by industry professionals. Register today!

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

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ACADEMY CLASSES  |

Opera & Musical Theatre Seminar
Dansante Recital Hall
June 15 - 19 • 6-7:30 pm • $50
Join Dr. Michael Ballam for a comprehensive experience detailing the creation of every 2015 Utah Festival production.
La vie de Bohème
Dansante Recital Hall
June 8 • 4-5 pm • $10
Utah Opera's Education Director Paula Fowler leads you through the majestic highs and lows of Puccini's La Bohème.
From Page to Stage – Carousel
Dansante Recital Hall
July 9 • 10-11 am • $10
Director Maggie Harrer examines Carousel from a director's perspective.
How to Succeed at Directing...
Dansante Recital Hall
July 10 • 10-11 am • $10
Director Valerie Rachelle takes you on her journey of creating How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
Don Quixote Retold
Dansante Recital Hall
July 11 • 10am-Noon • $10
A multimedia presentation showcasing the many incarnations of Cervantes' Don Quixote through opera, ballet, American musical, and film.
The Artist's Palette
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 13 • 4-5:30 pm • $10
Experience art in the making with Master Painter Kent Wallis.
5, 6, 7, 8...
Dansante Reception Room
July 14 • 4-5 pm • $10
Dance captain and performer Kevin Nakatani will have you working up a sweat as you learn a dance from How To Succeed. Participation encouraged but not required.
Mastering Makeup
Dansante Reception Room
July 15 • 3:30-4:30 pm • $10
Our makeup and wig designer Yancey Quick describes his process of creating a production.
Liliom
Dansante Recital Hall
July 17 • 4-5 pm • $10
Dr. Norman Schroder shares insights to the musical Carousel from its dramatic roots in the play Liliom by Ferenc Molnár.
The Man Behind La Mancha
Dansante Recital Hall
July 18 • 10-11 am • $10
Join USU professor of Spanish literature David Richter to examine the life of Cervantes, the novel Don Quixote, and its musical adaptation.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 18 • 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.
Tour de Force
The Utah Theatre
July 21 • 10-11 am • $10
Join Managing Director Gary Griffin for a multifaceted tour of our newly renovated Utah Theatre and get answers to all things Utah Festival.
The Magic of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Dansante Recital Hall
July 21 • 4-5 pm • $10
Join musical theatre expert Jared Rounds to examine the incredible collaborations of composer Richard Rodgers.
Improvisation
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 22 • 4-5 pm • $10
Favorite performer Vanessa Schukis dazzles and delights you with her insights on the art of improvisation.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 23 • 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.
Latin and Italian and Middle High German...Oh My!
Dansante Recital Hall
July 24 • 4-5 pm • $10
Study the languages sung over the summer with vocal coach and chorusmaster Dallas Heaton.
Giacomo Puccini – His Life in Art
Dansante Recital Hall
July 25 • 10-11:30 am • $10
Join Dr. Roni Stein to discuss Puccini, the man and his music.
Impossible Dreams
Dansante Recital Hall
July 25 • 3:30-4:30 pm • $10
Utah Festival Founder Dr. Michael Ballam discusses his vision for the company from its inception and into the future.
From the Director's Chair
Dansante Recital Hall
July 27 • 10-11 am • $10
Gain perspective on Rose in Flames from Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff.
Italian Cuisine with Special Guest Michael Corvino
BATC 1301 N 600 W • Park in the north lot
July 27 • 4-5:30 pm • $10
Gary Griffin will delight your tastebuds with this season's cooking demonstration. Samples provided.
Percussion from the Pit!
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 28 • 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.
Broadway's Leading Ladies
Dansante Recital Hall
July 29 • 4-5:30 pm • $10
Get in touch with the feminine side of Broadway. Look at the life, careers, and music of stars like Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.
Fabulous Frank
Dansante Recital Hall
July 30 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Join Raina Thorne for insights into Musical Theatre Master Frank Loesser.
Anyone Can Sing – Part 1
Dansante Reception Room
July 31 • 4-5 pm • $10
Our Viennese vocal expert Miriam Linkimer engages you in basic singing techniques.
Life and Love in Bohème's Paris
Dansante Recital Hall
Aug 1 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Learn about life and love of Parisian Bohemians in the 1830s with European historian Kathy Johnson.
Stage Management for Beginners
Ellen Eccles Theatre
Aug 3 • 10-11 am • $10
Join a Utah Festival Production Stage Manager for the basics of stage management.
Acting 101
Dansante Recital Hall
Aug 3 • 4-5 pm • $10
Get back to basics and learn the tools needed to succeed as a musical theatre performer with the multitalented Andrea Hilbrant.
Backstage Magic
Ellen Eccles Theatre
Aug 4 • 10-11 am • $10
Learn the secrets of the technical side of production from our experts.
The Agony and the Ecstasy! Carmina Burana
Dansante Recital Hall
Aug 5 • 2-3 pm • $10
Gain a conductor's perspective as Dr. Craig Jessop explores the nuances of Carl Orff's poetic cantata.
Anyone Can Sing – Part 2
Dansante Reception Room
Aug 6 • 4-5 pm • $10
Sing along in part two of Miriam Linkimer's series on vocal production.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
Aug 7 • 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
 

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