By Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, and Peter Parnell
Join Quasimodo in the bell tower in this lush retelling of Victor Hugo's epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero. With songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame will make your heart swell with laughter, tears, and awe. Featuring Disney's Oscar-nominated score plus new songs by Menken and Schwartz.
By Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert
The pirates are celebrating young Frederic's coming-of-age...but he doesn't want to be a pirate! Instead, he wants the beautiful maiden Mabel's hand in marriage and to exterminate his prior piratical patriots. The Pirates of Penzance is comical farce and classical operetta at its finest.
By Giacomo Puccini
A young Japanese geisha clings to the belief that her arranged marriage with a visiting American naval officer will be loving and permanent. One of Giacomo Puccini's greatest accomplishments, Madama Butterfly explores themes of cultural and marital imperialism, and the tragic consequences of dashed hopes. Butterfly is a delicate and touching classic.
By Meredith Willson
Traveling con man Harold Hill arrives in River City hoping to sell marching band uniforms and instruments to unsuspecting Iowans. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects he's up to no good, so of course they fall in love! Now Harold has some hard decisions to make, but is he prepared to face the music? Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Music Man is good ol'-fashioned musical comedy fun!
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By Richard Rodgers, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen
Don't miss this unique opportunity to see this 1976 Broadway musical brought back to life. Rex follows the life and loves of King Henry VIII and his obsession with producing a male heir for his throne. Fully staged and revised by legends Sheldon Harnick (2016 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement) and Sherman Yellen, with music by Richard Rodgers. Starring Michael Ballam as King Henry VIII.
By Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens
Seussical tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community emerge triumphant. Fun for the whole family!
Utah Festival hosts more than 20 extraordinarily talented artists in a world-class opera competition. YOU help select the winner, who then heads to Italy to compete for the ultimate operatic prize.
Join our talented professional pianists in an unpredictable concert of classic hits where they'll be dressing up, playing jokes on each other, and who knows what other mayhem will ensue. It's an unforgettable combo of precision, showmanship, and fun. Bring your budding piano virtuosos. They'll love it!
A special evening of highlights from Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick's legendary career including songs from Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, and more!
Utah Festival's orchestra and soloists in collaboration with the American Festival Chorus perform one of Verdi's greatest works. Conducted by Dr. Craig Jessop.
GALA FUNDRAISING DINNER |
Mingle with Festival stars at an elegant dinner followed by The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the historic Ellen Eccles Theatre.
Make plans to attend the Festival's complete lineup of spectacular events: