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MARY POPPINS
Jul 6 - Aug 3  2019
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Jul 5 - Aug 2  2019
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Jul 6 - Aug 3  2019
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Jul 5 - Aug 2  2019
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Jul 4 - Aug 1  2019
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Jun 22 - Jul 30  2019
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THE PIANISTS!
Jul 9  2019
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Jul 10 & 15  2019
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Jul 23  2019
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ACADEMY CLASSES  |

Opera & Musical Theatre Seminar
Utah Theatre
June 10-14 • 2-3:30 pm • $50
Join Dr. Michael Ballam for a comprehensive experience detailing the creation of each 2019 Utah Festival production.
The Director's Chair: Bravo, Caruso!
Utah Theatre
June 29 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Kick off our directing series with Vanessa Ballam sharing her approach to Bravo, Caruso!
The Director's Chair: West Side Story & Master Class
Dansante Recital Hall
July 4 • 10-11:00 am • $10
George Pinney, director of West Side Story and Master Class, shares his approach.
The Director's Chair: The Marriage of Figaro
Utah Theatre
July 5 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Join Suzan Hanson for her perspectives on The Marriage of Figaro, from the director’s chair.
The Director's Chair: Mary Poppins & Newsies
Utah Theatre
July 6 • 10-11:00 am • $10
What does it take to navigate the world of stage direction? Michael Jenkinson, director of Newsies and Mary Poppins shares his process.
The Pianists: Behind the Keys!
Ellen Eccles Theatre Stage
July 8 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
You’ve heard their musical magic onstage, now interact with the performers behind the keys of The Pianists!
The Artist's Palette
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 9 • 4:30-6:00 pm • $10
Experience art in the making with Master Painter Kent Wallis.
The Marriage of Figaro: Costumes From Page to Stage
Utah Theatre
July 10 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Join Mallory Prucha to explore the designer’s process from research to fully realized costumes.
The Gangs of New York
Utah Theatre
July 12 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
What were the daily tensions of 1955 New York really like? Dr. Angela Diaz will delve into the historical basis for West Side Story.
Seize the Day!
Utah Theatre
July 13 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Dr. Victoria Grieve sets the historical stage for the newsboy strike of 1899.
Percussion from the Pit!
Ellen Eccles Theatre Pit
July 15 • 10-11:00 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.
A Spoonful of Sugar
Dansante Recital Hall
July 15 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Author PL Travers and Walt Disney had a complex history. Examine the journey of Mary Poppins from page to screen to stage.
The Great Caruso
Dansante Recital Hall
July 16 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Examine the musical genious of Enrico Caruso with Professor Kathleen Lane.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 17 • 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.
Into the Score: Straight to the Heart of Newsies
Utah Theatre
July 18 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
James M. Bankhead discusses the songs of Newsies and the form and message delivered through Menken and Feldman’s music.
5, 6, 7, 8...
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 20 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Experience choreography from our 2019 season with assistant choreographer Abbey Campbell. Participation encouraged.
Let's Get Ready to Rumble!
Dansante Rehearsal Hall
July 20 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Learn to rumble like the Jets and Sharks with resident fight choreographer Stefan Espinosa.
Backstage Magic
Utah Theatre
July 22 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Learn the secrets of the technical side of production from our experts.
Titans of the Metropolitan Opera
Utah Theatre
July 22 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
What makes an operatic legend? Dr. Michael Ballam reveals the answer in his examination of the Metropolitan Opera and its stars.
The Mighty Musical Mouse
Utah Theatre
July 23 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Learn about Disney’s musical reign on Broadway with Jared Rounds.
La Divina: The Woman Behind Master Class
Utah Theatre
July 24 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Professor Kathleen Lane examines the extraordinary life of Maria Callas.
Presto Change-O(ver)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 25 • 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 Scenic World of Mary Poppins
Dansante Recital Hall
July 26 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Scenic designer Dennis Hassan reveals his creative process to imagine the world of Mary Poppins.
The Boys: The Music of Richard and Robert Sherman
Utah Theatre
July 27 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Examine the works of the Sherman Brothers with musical theatre guru Jared Rounds.
Traditions of Influence: Romeo & Juliet and West Side Story
Utah Theatre
July 30 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Can influence be reflexive? Join Dr. Jessica Winston for an overview of the play’s influence on the musical, and the musical’s present-day influence on the play.
Leroy J. Robertson's Oratorio
Logan Tabernacle
July 30 • 12-1:00 pm • FREE
Gain an understanding and appreciation for Robertson’s Book of Mormon Oratorio with Dr. Craig Jessop.
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.
The Figaro Trilogy
Dansante Recital Hall
August 2 • 4:30-5:30 pm • $10
Historian Kathy Johnson shares perspective on Pierre Beaumarchais and his most beloved plays.



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