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2016 |

 


FARLEY FAMILY MIGHTY WURLITZER EXTRAVAGANZA TAKES STAGE DECEMBER 9-10 AT UTAH THEATRE |

By Jennifer Steele Christensen, Cache Valley Daily
Published: Monday, November 28, 2016

The Utah Theatre welcomes humorist and historian James Arrington to the stage December 9-10 in what Arrington calls “a great opening for the Christmas Season.”

Showcasing select characters from Arrington’s hilarious and locally-beloved Farley Family, the production promises an evening of comedy, music, and fun, including the presentation of a vintage Laurel and Hardy silent film with musical accompaniment by Mike Ohman on the theatre’s new Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

“One way or another, there will also be audience participation and singing,” Arrington said. “I just think it’s gonna be way fun.”

Michael Ballam, founder of the Utah Festival Opera and owner of the Utah Theatre, is thrilled to host Arrington and Ohman. The event will both serve as the retirement of the Farley Family and the debut of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.

“I’m so glad we’re bringing the Farley Family Christmas show here,” said Ballam. “James Arrington is one of Utah’s treasures. He’s one of the funniest Utahns who ever lived, and he has such a wonderful following.”

Arrington originally created the Farley Family at the Cache Valley home of John and Norda Emmett, with the help of their niece, Allison Hickman Warner. After December 10, Arrington will retire the Farley Family for at least three years as he and his wife, Colleen, serve a 23-month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Nashville, TN.

“Because the characters in this crazy family were born in Logan,” said Ballam, “it’s appropriate that their finale takes place here.”

Arrington speaks of the characters he portrays with fondness.

“The Farleys are a fabulous, fantastical, freakily-funny family. The show relates to people because they see their parents in the Farleys, or perhaps their aunts and uncles or their neighbors. They never think it’s them...but in reality, it usually is!”

The Farley Family Mighty Wurlitzer Extravaganza is Arrington’s final performance before he and his wife depart for their mission in February 2017, and he looks forward to sharing the stage with Ohman.

“Mike Ohman is a funny and talented guy, and I’m excited for the introduction of the new organ. And while I’m just doing about 40 minutes of what I call ‘the concert version,’ the Farley Family Christmas is a wonderful, sweet, loving satire of human behavior at Christmas. Our guests will definitely get their money’s worth.”

The Utah Theatre is located at 18 W. Center in Logan. Both showings of the Farley Family Mighty Wurlitzer Extravaganza begin at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $8 for youth under age 18. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.theutahtheatre.org, by phone at (435) 750-0300, or in person at the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre box office, located in the Dansante Building at 59 S. 100 W. in Logan. Tickets will also be available at the door prior to each show.
 


 


UTAH THEATRE WILL START HOSTING SING-ALONGS, BEGINNING WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC THIS WEEKEND |

 


LOVE SONGS: MARRIED COUPLE ENJOYS TIME ON THE UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA STAGE |

 


UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATRE OFFERS UP FANTASY, HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE IN SUMMER SEASON |

 


BALLAM FONDLY REMEMBERS FAMOUS SOPRANO MARNI
NIXON |

 


ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE 8th ANNUAL INT'L OPERA COMPETITION |

 


BENEFIT CONCERT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SHELTER DOGS |

 


SOAPBOX: SUMMERS FULL OF ART BRING VALLEY CLOSER TO HEAVEN |

 


UTAH THEATRE TO BEGIN SHOWING SILENT MOVIES ACCOMPANIED BY LIVE ORGAN MUSIC |

 


MUSIC CARRIES THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY & BESS |

 


UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA DELIVERS 'PORGY AND BESS' |

 


BALLAM SCORES WITH TRIO OF PUCCINI ONE-ACT OPERAS |

 


LOGAN SUMMER INVASION BEGINS AS SUMMER CITIZENS SEEK TO BEAT THE HEAT |

 


POWERFUL, EVOCATIVE, IMPORTANT: UFOMT'S "RAGTIME" RELEVANT TODAY |

 


YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE BELIEVE YOU LOVE UFOMT'S SHOW BOAT |

 


UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTIONS SHINE LIGHT ON SOCIAL ISSUES |

 


UTAH THEATRE AWAKENS WITH UFOMT PRODUCTION OF 'PETER PAN' |

 


'PETER PAN' TAKES FLIGHT AT THE UTAH THEATRE |

 


UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA & MUSICAL THEATRE OPENS NEW VENUE, ADDS TO SUMMER OFFERINGS |

 


UTAH THEATRE READY TO USHER IN A 'NEW ERA' |

 


A SMALL THEATER IN LOGAN PROVES IT'S THE LITTLE THEATER THAT COULD |

 


THE UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA & MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWS OFF ITS NEWEST ADDITION |

 


MARRIED PERFORMERS RETURN TO UTAH FESTIVAL OPERA FOLLOWING LOCAL ROMANCE |

 


UTAH THEATRE TO OPEN AFTER A DECADE OF RESTORATION |

 


LOGAN'S UTAH THEATRE PREPARING TO REOPEN |

 


HISTORIC UTAH THEATRE TO OPEN IN END OF JUNE |

 


AFTER NINE YEAR RENOVATION, UTAH THEATRE NEARLY COMPLETE |

 


AREA STUDENTS SNAG 'TONYS' IN MUSICAL THEATER |

 


BEST OF BEST IN SPOTLIGHT AT 'TONY AWARDS' OF UTAH HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS |

 


LOGAN'S UTAH THEATRE: RESTORED, RENEWED AND REMODELLED |

 


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