Upcoming Productions

The Beautiful Game

February 16 - March 4th, 2018

The Beautiful Game
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber| Lyrics and Book by Ben Elton
Directed by Denny Berry
February 16- March 4, 2018
Babcock Theatre

Ordinary people in extraordinary times.
Set in Northern Ireland, this late 1960s coming-of-age musical is about a group of young men and women who are involved with a local soccer team at the start of a 30-year civil war.

Under the watchful eye of team coach Father O’Donnell, John and Del both show enough promise to pursue careers as professional soccer players. They’re just two regular teenagers who dream of nothing more than girls and soccer. When they find love with their girlfriends Mary and Christine, they become swept up in the events that engulf their community, and each must decide whether to follow their hearts.

Panel discussion hosted by Instructor and Production Dramaturg Mark Fossen: February 23 after the 7:30pm performance.

Post-show discussion with cast and creative team: TBA

Performance schedule:
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm
Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm


For high school student groups attending the dress rehearsal, please contact josi.dubois@utah.edu.

For RSVP Free Preview, please fill out the form below.

 

Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)

March 9 - 17th, 2018

Up (The Man in the Flying Chair)
By Bridget Carpenter
Directed by Chris DuVal
March 9-17, 2018
Studio 115

“Follow your dreams as high as they go.”

20 years ago, Walter Griffin attached 45 helium-filled weather balloons to a lawn chair and found himself 16,000 feet above the world. Today he’s furiously holding onto his dreams and the faded memory of that glorious day, doing everything he can to keep his feet from touching the ground.

Post-show discussion: March 16

Performance schedule:
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm



For high school student groups attending the dress rehearsal, please contact josi.dubois@utah.edu.

For RSVP Free Preview, please fill out the form below.

Our Country’s Good

April 6 - 15th, 2018

Our Country’s Good
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally
Directed by Sarah Shippobotham
April 6-15, 2018
Babcock Theatre

In January 1788, the first of the British prison ships arrive at Botany Bay, Australia, and settle the penal colony at Port Jackson, the site of current-day Sydney. Many of the prisoners have committed minor crimes, and their wardens are military men who fought and lost the war against the American colonies. When hope and supplies run low, a lieutenant tries to increase morale by staging a comedy, The Recruiting Officer, by George Farquhar, using the convicts as the cast.

Based on real events, this award-winning drama is an evocative look at a moment in history—the founding of a nation—and an inspiring tale about the transforming power of theatre.

Post-show discussion: April 13

Performance schedule:
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm


For high school student groups attending the dress rehearsal, please contact josi.dubois@utah.edu.

For RSVP Free Preview, please fill out the form below.

MTP Senior Showcase

April 21 - 22nd, 2018

The Musical Theatre graduating class presents the Musical Theatre Senior Showcase.  The showcase is both a reflection and capstone for our graduating seniors of the Musical Theatre Program and will feature their wide-ranging and phenomenal talents.

All ticket sales will go towards upcoming graduating classes of the Musical Theatre Program.

More details to come.

New Plays Workshop Readings

April 23 - 25th, 2018

The New Plays Workshop class taught by Professors Tim Slover and Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell invites you to three nights of free staged readings of new and bold plays. The plays written and performed by members of the Department of Theatre community will run April 23-25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Mapplethorpe by Mary Stringham (Art History Major & Theatre Minor)

Shooter by Mark Macey (Theatre Studies)

The Value by Nicholas Dunn (Adjunct Faculty, ATP alumnus)

*More info to come.


About New Plays Workshop class:

As a class, the plays are developed through discussion and exploratory workshops over the course of the semester. The development process culminates with student-run staged readings where members may serve variously as actors, directors, dramaturgs, stage managers or producers depending upon area of interest and the requirements of each play.