JERRY HERMAN: THE LEGACY CONCERT
Abravanel Hall (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Jerry Herman is one of the most successful Broadway composers of the 20th Century. He is responsible for such memorable scores as La Cage Aux Folles, Mame, and the super-hit Hello Dolly! Now you can share the incredible music of Jerry Herman with your entire family. Join the Utah Symphony as they present “Jerry Herman: The Legacy Concert” at Abravanel Hall on February 10th and 11th. This is one of our most anticipated concerts of Broadway music in 2017. We hope you will join us for an incredible evening dedicated to an incredible composer.
Babcock Theater at University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Dogfight is a fresh new musical from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the writing team behind current hits La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen. The story is about a marine whose life is changed when he is enlisted to participate in a cruel bet during the Vietnam war. Liz Terry, who plays Rose in the show, recently told The Utah Daily Chronicle:
“It’s about first love and lost love and everything in between. It’s about people and it shows the messy, imperfect parts of what it means to be human, and I think that’s pretty special.”
We are excited to experience what is special about this show at the 2:00 PM Matinee this coming Saturday, February 11th. Will you be there to experience it with us?
OPENING THIS WEEK
Empress Theater (Magna, UT)
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“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realising the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
(Synopsis from The Empress Theater)
WOMEN IN JEOPARY
Pioneer Theater Company (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Can three divorced single moms find love and happiness—or at least avoid falling prey to a serial killer—in Salt Lake City and the red rocks of southern Utah?
Contains strong language.
(Synopsis from Pioneer Theater Company)
Brigham Young University – Young Company (Provo, UT)
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“Something wicked this way comes” in this timeless, cautionary tale of ambition in Medieval Scotland–where Macbeth’s blinding quest for power transforms him from a courageous knight to a corrupt king. A band of nimble actors use drums, puppets, and masks to bring this 50-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy to life. (Synopsis from BYU Theater)
CLOSING THIS WEEK
Utah State University (Logan, UT)
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“A year after the death of their army officer father, Olga, Masha and Irina, the Moscow-bred Prozorov sisters, are finding life drab and increasingly hopeless in a small provincial town in prerevolutionary Russia. Only the proximity of a nearby army post and the company of its officers make their existence bearable. The sisters are desperate to change their situation, leave behind the disappointments and failures of their lives and follow their dream to go to Moscow.” (Synopsis from Utah State University)
THE MARVELOUS WONDRETTES
Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse (Washington Terrace, UT)
December 31-February 11
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“Blast to the past with over thirty classic hit songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s sung Betty Jean, Missy, Suzy and Cindy Lou. These four fabulous females serenade audience members at their 1958 high school prom during act one. Flash forward to act two and we find ourselves at their ten-year high school reunion. This musical not only offers a trip down memory lane with its classic music, but also provides a night full of laughter as we delve into the lives of these zany high school friends.” (Synopsis from Terrace Plaza Playhouse)
MUSIC – IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY
LDS Conference Center (Salt Lake City, UT)
(Photo Credit: Dallyn Vail Bayles)
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform a special concert “Music – It Runs In The Family” on Thursday, February 8th, at 8:00 PM at the LDS Conference Center. The concert will be a celebration of the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and will be narrated by Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein, the grandson of Oscar Hammerstein. Broadway performer Dallyn Vail Bayles will also be featured in the concert. He has a powerful voice and is a master performer of the music of Rogers and Hammerstein. Tickets are free but must be obtained here. The event will last an hour and is open to anyone over 8 years of age. It is offered in conjunction with the 2017 Roots Tech Conference.