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MAN OF LA MANCHA
Jul 11 - Aug 8, 2015
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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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ACADEMY CLASSES

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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Opera & Musical Theatre Seminar
June 16 - 20 • 3:30 - 5 pm • $50
Join Dr. Michael Ballam for a comprehensive experience detailing the creation of every 2014 Utah Festival production.
(St John's Episcopal  85 E 100 N)
Operettas of the Silver Screen
July 8 • 10 am - Noon • FREE
Join Jack Shouse for a journey through the American operetta on stage and screen.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Samuel Barber's Vanessa
July 9 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Caleb Harris of Utah Opera illuminates the musical stylings of Vanessa.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Oklahoma OK!
July 10 • 10 - 11 am • $10
Director Maggie Harrer discusses the creative process that brings Oklahoma! to life.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
The Student Prince
July 11 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Dr. Diana Livingston-Friedley of Idaho State University delights with insights into The Student Prince.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
French Revolutionary History
July 12 • 10 - 11 am • $10
Set the stage of Les Misérables from a historical perspective with Dr. Tammy Proctor from USU's History Department.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Box Social
July 14 • 6 - 8:30 pm • $10
Join Oklahoma! cast members in your very own Oklahoma! style picnic. Enjoy entertainment, picnic fare, and bid on baskets prepared by Utah Festival celebrities.
(Gary Griffin's Farm)
Percussion from the Pit!
July 15 • 10 - 11 am • $10
Explore percussion from the orchestra pit of the Ellen Eccles Theatre with Nathan Buonviri. Compare the instruments, listen to excerpts, and try it yourself in a hands-on learning experience.
(Ellen Eccles Theatre Pit)
A Palette Full of Love
July 15 • 4 - 6 pm • $10
Experience art in the making with master painter Larry Winborg.
(Dansante Rehearsal Hall)
Improvisation
July 16 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Vanessa Schukis dazzles and delights you with her insights on the art of improvisation.
(Dansante Rehearsal Hall)
Green Grow the Lilacs
July 17 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Kenneth Risch, head of the Theatre Arts Department at Utah State University, dissects the play from which Oklahoma! was born.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Late Night Cabaret
July 17 • 11 - 11:45 pm • $10
See the stars of the Festival as you've never seen them before in this late night cabaret setting.
(Cafe Sabor  600 W Center St)
Samuel Barber - Life & Music
July 18 • 4 - 5:30 pm • $10
Join Dr. Roni Stein to discuss the history, synopsis, and characters of Samuel Barber's Vanessa.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Presto Change-O(ver)
July 19 • Following matinee • $10
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.
(Ellen Eccles Theatre)
Makeup for Beginners
July 21 • 2 - 3:30 pm • $10
Let our makeup team walk you through the basics of stage makeup application.
(Dansante Reception Room)
Stage Combat
July 22 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
The gloves are coming off! Festival favorite Stefan Espinosa leads you in a truly "hands-on" experience.
(Dansante Rehearsal Hall)
The Music of Samuel Barber
July 23 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Samuel Barber's music comes to life with Maestra Barbara Day Turner.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Presto Change-O(ver)
July 24 • Following matinee • $10
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.
(Ellen Eccles Theatre)
They Call It Choreography
July 25 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Witness our 2014 dancers up close and personal with our resident choreographer. Participation encouraged but not required.
(Dansante Rehearsal Hall)
Choral Conducting
July 26 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Study the skills of choral conducting with Stephen Carey, our resident chorus master.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Master of the "Sauce"
July 28 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
There will be no empty chairs at the table of French cuisine with Gary Griffin. Samples included.
(BATC  1301 N 600 W
 Park in north lot)
Anyone Can Sing - Part 1
July 29 • 12 - 1 pm • $10
Our Viennese vocal expert, Miriam Linkimer engages you in basic singing techniques.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Backstage Magic
July 30 • 9 - 10 am • $10
Visit with production specialist Kyle Stein about the backstage secrets of the productions, presented in the actual theatre and surrounded by the sets, props, and lights.
(Ellen Eccles Theatre Stage)
Victor Hugo and Living Beyond Self
July 31 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Hugo scholar Glen Roylance, focuses on the humanity of the novel Les Misérables.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Late Night Cabaret
July 31 • 11 - 11:45 pm • $10
See the stars of the Festival as you've never seen them before in this late night cabaret setting.
(Cafe Sabor  600 W Center St)
Sigmund Romberg - Life & Music
Aug 1 • 4 - 5:30 pm • $10
Join Dr. Roni Stein to discuss the history, synopsis, and characters of Sigmund Romberg's The Student Prince.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Presto Change-O(ver)
Aug 2 • Following matinee • $10
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.
(Ellen Eccles Theatre)
Villainy!
Aug 4 • 2 - 3 pm • $10
Twist a moustache with Stefan Espinosa as he delves into the dark psychology of his favorite stage villains.
(Dansante Reception Room)
Life Upon the Wicked Stage
Aug 4 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Founding General Director Michael Ballam shares his own artistic biography.
(Dansante Recital Hall)
Best of Beethoven
Aug 6 • 2 - 3:30 pm • $10
Take a closer look at Beethoven's masterworks with Dr. Roni Stein.
(LHS Little Theatre)
Scoring a Scene
Aug 7 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Learn the process of breaking down a text to the smallest unit of playable action with actress Vanessa Ballam.
(Dansante Reception Room)
Anyone Can Sing - Part 2
Aug 8 • 4 - 5 pm • $10
Part two of Miriam Linkimer's series on vocal production.
(Dansante Recital Hall)

 

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 pamgee@ufomt.org.
 

FOR QUESTIONS |

Vanessa Ballam
Education Director
vanessa@ufomt.org

 
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