Introducing the 2018-19 Season

6 Jul , 2018  

We are excited to open our season by returning for the fourth year to the Hayes Christensen Theatre at the Marriott Center for Dance for Chess The Musical, a politically-driven, Cold-War–era musical about a chess tournament where players, lovers, politicians, and spies collide through manipulation. Then, David Carey from Oregon Shakespeare Festival joins us in October to direct Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. November brings Charles L. Mee’s Big Love, an elaborate, updated retelling of one of the oldest plays in Western history, The Danaids by Aeschylus.

In the spring, we present Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical comedy Company, directed by Ryan Emmons, followed by the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, Men On Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus in March. We close with Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s first play, The Rivals, a comedy of manners set in 18th-century Bath, England.

We strive to maximize the access, interest, and impact of theatre for our diverse audiences. Our productions will ignite exciting dialogue through talkbacks, panels discussions, and other artist-interface opportunities.

Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Based on an idea by Tim Rice
Directed and Choreographed by Denny Berry
September 14-23, 2018
The Hayes Christensen Theatre at the Marriott Center for Dance

By William Shakespeare
Directed by David Carey
October 26-November 4, 2018
Studio 115

By Charles L. Mee
Directed by Robert Scott Smith
November 9-18, 2018
Babcock Theatre

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Orchestration by Jonathan Tunick
Directed by Ryan Emmons
February 15- March 3, 2019
Babcock Theatre

By Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Sarah Shippobotham
March 1-10, 2019
Studio 115

By Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by Alexandra Harbold
April 5-14, 2019
Babcock Theatre

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4 Responses

  1. Deon Gines says:

    Will staff members be able to buy flex passes again this year? Thanks

    • josidubois says:

      Yes. Tickets are now on sale and flex passes can be purchased over the phone 801-581-7100. The general public price is $85. The University of Utah faculty and staff price is $55. I hope you enjoy our season!

  2. Tracy Evans says:

    I have been attempting to secure preview night tickets to Chess and/or Company without success. I’ve filled in all the required fields, but it never goes beyond saying it’s processing.

    • josidubois says:

      Our form had a bug, but it has now been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please submit you request again. We hope you enjoy the show!

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