The Utah Shakespeare Festival 2013 Season Through October

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The Utah Shakespeare Festival kicks off this summer and runs through October 2013. Imagine life-affirming classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as a cornerstone.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has also been the recipient of numerous awards over the years since it started in 1961.  In 2013, it will celebrate 53 years in running. It is one of the oldest and largest Shakespearean festivals in North America. The Festival is located in Cedar City, Utah, a community of approximately 28,000 people, and is within a day’s drive of seven national parks and numerous national and state forests, monuments, and recreation areas. Via Interstate-15, it is two and a half hours northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and three and a half hours south of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Festival is located on and around the Southern Utah University campus.

2013 Season

June 24 – August 31
In the Adams Shakespearean Theatre

King John 
By William Shakespeare
The Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Love’s Labour’s Lost
By William Shakespeare

June 24 – August 31
In the Randall L. Jones Theatre

Anything Goes
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman
Twelve Angry Men
By Reginald Rose

June 24 – October 19
In the Randall L. Jones Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher
A New Play by Rick Elice
Based upon the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eve Price, Tom Smedes, and Disney Theatrical Productions

September 21 – October 19
In the Randall L. Jones Theatre

Richard II
By William Shakespeare
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Written and Created by Roger Bean
Musical Arrangements by Brian William Baker
Orchestrations by Michael Borth
Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean and Brian William Baker

Additional Activities

The Summer Festival offers free nightly Greenshows featuring music, song, and tales on two outdoor stages; the New American Playwrights Project, showcasing work of new playwrights; free literary seminars, Tuesday–Sunday, discussing the season’s plays; bi-weekly props, actor, and costume seminars; backstage tours; and play orientations before all shows.

The Fall Festival offers free literary seminars, Wednesday–Sunday, discussing the season’s shows; free actor seminars every Wednesday and Friday; free props seminars every Thursday and Saturday; intimate and detailed backstage tours Thursdays and Saturdays; and play orientations before all shows.
Photo credit: utah. com.

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