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Jul 11  2018
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Opera & Musical Theatre Seminar
Utah Theatre
June 11-15 • 2-3:30 pm • $50
Join Dr. Michael Ballam for a comprehensive experience detailing the creation of every 2018 Utah Festival production.
The Director's Chair: Barber of Seville
Utah Theatre
July 5 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Kick off our directing series with Curt Olds sharing his approach to The Barber of Seville.
The Director's Chair: Into the Woods & Amazing Grace
Utah Theatre
July 6 • 10-11:00 am • $10
What does it take to navigate the world of stage direction? Valerie Rachelle, director of Into the Woods & Amazing Grace, sheds light on the topic.
They Call It Choreography
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 6 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Scott Bodily, choreographer for Charlie Brown and The Secret Garden, looks at art from a movement perspective.
The Director's Chair: The Secret Garden
Utah Theatre
July 7 • 10-11 am • $10
Learn the secrets of our Secret Garden with director Vanessa Ballam.
The Artist's Palette
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 9 • 4:30-6 pm • $10
Experience art in the making with Master Painter Kent Wallis.
The Pianists: Behind the Keys!
Ellen Eccles Theatre Stage
July 10 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
You’ve heard their musical magic onstage, now interact with the people behind the keys of The Pianists!
The Director's Chair: Charlie Brown
Utah Theatre
July 11 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Our Directing series continues with Stefan Espinosa and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Putting It Together: The Music of Stephen Sondheim
Utah Theatre
July 12 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Examine the works of great American composer, Stephen Sondheim with his biggest fan Jared Rounds.
Girl Power: The Women Behind The Secret Garden
Utah Theatre
July 13 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Members of The Secret Garden Artistic team looks at this production’s feminine roots.
Slavery & Freedom in the World of John Newton
Utah Theatre
July 14 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Dr. James Sanders examines slavery’s journey from being an accepted and necessary part of life to an affront to human freedom. One of the most amazing evolutions in world history.
Percussion from the Pit!
Ellen Eccles Theatre Pit
July 16 • 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.
The Peanuts Gallery
Utah Theatre
July 17 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Resident scenic designer Daniel Simons reveals his creative process to imagine Charlie Brown’s world.
Acting 101
Utah Theatre
July 18 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Acting teacher Vanessa Ballam puts you through the theatrical paces. Participation encouraged.
Remarkable Rossini
Utah Theatre
July 20 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Professor Kathleen Lane examines the life and music of Gioachino Rossini.
5, 6, 7, 8...
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 21 • 10-11 am • $10
Experience choreography from our 2018 season with Kevin Nakatani. Participation encouraged.
Into the Woods & Out Again: Tracing the Lives and Legacy of the Brothers Grimm
Utah Theatre
July 21 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
The Brothers Grimm made “once upon a time” a part of our universal vocabulary–but few people know much about the brothers themselves. Delve into their world with Dr. Claudia Schwabe.
Backstage Magic
Ellen Eccles Theatre Stage
July 23 • 10-11 am • $10
Learn the secrets of the technical side of production from our experts.
That's My New Philosophy!
Utah Theatre
July 23 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Dr. Richard Greene, author of Peanuts and Philosophy: You’re a Wise Man, Charlie Brown!, examines the mind of Charles Schulz.
Becoming Bernstein
Utah Theatre
July 24 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
What makes a musical legend? Dr. Michael Ballam reveals the answer in his examination of the great Leonard Bernstein.
The Music of Leonard Bernstein
Utah Theatre
July 25 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Examine the musical genious of Leonard Bernstein with Professor Kathleen Lane.
A View from the Pit: A Feminine Perspective
Utah Theatre
July 26 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Maestro Karen Keltner shares her journey in the pit and explores the historical context of female conductors.
How Sweet the Sound
Dansante Recitall Hall
July 27 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Journey into the complex religious world of Amazing Grace with Dr. Richard Sherlock.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 28 • After 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.
Page to Stage: The Art of Collaboration
Utah Theatre
July 31 • 10-11 am • $10
Lyricist Eric Price and Composer Will Reynolds share their process of creation for their newest work.
What Did He Say?
Dansante Recital Hall
July 31 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
What does it take to learn an opera in a foreign language? Kevin Nakatani covers translating, supertitles, and gives an introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet.
The Style of the Season
Dansante Recital Hall
August 1 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Jenn Sheshko Wood, Head of Costumes at Utah Festival, discusses what it takes to costume a repertory season.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
August 2 • After 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.
The Figaro Trilogy
Dansante Recital Hall
August 3 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Historian Kathy Johnson shares perspective on Pierre Beaumarchais and his most beloved plays.



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