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Major Barbara


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Major Barbara Undershaft, an officer in The Salvation Army, becomes disillusioned when her Christian denomination accepts money from an armaments manufacturer and a whisky distiller. Eventually, she decides that bringing the message of salvation to people who have plenty will be more fulfilling and genuine than converting the starving in return for bread.

Directed by

Kacey Spadafora

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Hagen-Hall

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

UVU President's Freshman Reading Program

Location

UVU SC Courtyard

An Ideal Husband


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On the surface, Sir Robert Chiltern is an ideal husband - a member of the House of Commons and always respectable in public and in private. His wife, Lady Chiltern, is proud of their privileged life. What she does not know is that Sir Robert's initial rise to power was founded under slightly shady circumstances. Over the course of twenty-four hours, these past indiscretions threaten to come to light, with the fate of the Chiltern's marriage soon at stake.

Directed by

Isaac Walters

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

Noorda Regional Theatre

Fall Choral Showcase


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Experience the annual Fall Choral Showcase as our Choirs sing music to inspire, uplift, and enliven the soul. You will thrill to the blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation, and ensemble virtuosity.

Directed by

Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Concert Choir

Location

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Orem

A Midsummer's Nights Dream


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'The course of true love never did run smooth,' declares Lysander. Shakespeare used that chaos brilliantly to create this delightful comedy. With its love-struck Athenians, meddlesome fairies and bumbling troupe of amateur performers, you will appreciate this ballet of magic and merriment.

Directed by

Jacqueline Colledge

Performed by

Utah Regional Ballet

Location

Covey Center for the Arts

String Sensation


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Delight to the flawless virtuosity and irresistible enthusiasm of UVU's renowned string faculty as they create a dialogue between the old masters and living composers. Their virtuosity offers an unforgettable evening of musical exploration.

Directed by

Donna Fairbanks & Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Faculty String Recital

Location

UVU Science Building Auditorium

Out of This World


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Soar with us into outer space as the Wind Symphony performs contemporary pieces drawn from the final frontier. The pinnacle of our concert will be Michael Daugherty's homage to Leonard Nemoy, Vulcan.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Alive


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A cool, sensual, and articulate mix of music that is simultaneously lyrical and progressive. Enjoy the richness of chamber music with the intimacy of a solo performance.

Directed by

Jon Yerby

Performed by

Classical Guitar Recital

Location

Sorensen Center Centre Stage

Landscapes and Shadows


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Visualize the broad palate of the percussion instrument's sounds and timbres as we explore the grandeur of harsh and vibrant landscapes and the subtleties of the variations found in shadows.

Directed by

Doug Smith

Performed by

Percussion UVU

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Trail of Dreams


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James Arrington, Marvin Payne, and Steven Kapp Perry have taken a fistful of true stories, the passion of pioneer dreams, and woven the years of the Mormon exodus into a magical, musical tapestry of laughter, tears, and joy.

Directed by

James Arrington

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem

An Evening of Fantasy


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Relish the thrill of this fantastical evening of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique as our symphony achieves a landmark in classical repertoire. Through movements, Berlioz tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. With Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz achieved his artistic maturity.

Directed by

Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location

NuSkin Innovation Center Atrium, Provo

Ignite


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Experience the excitement of dancers, directors and guest choreographers unleashing their collective talents for an explosive evening of contemporary modern dance. Our concert includes works from Los Angeles based choreographer Bradley Michaud, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company Artistic Director Daniel Charon, and internationally acclaimed choreographer Stephen Koester.

Directed by

Monica Campbell

Performed by

Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Pizzetti's 'Messa di Requiem'


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Thrill to the evocative strains as Ildebrando Pizzetti's Requiem Mass weaves Gregorian chants through a tapestry of lush neo-Romantic harmonies, one of the great masterpieces of modern choral music.

Directed by

Reed Criddle

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir

Location

Orem Public Library

Ice Breaker Jazz Festival Gala Concert


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Swing to the grand finale of our annual Jazz Festival featuring the energy and creativity of the host band and our Faculty Jazz Combo. Miles Davis said, 'don't play what's there, play what's not there.' Come discover for yourself what he meant.

Directed by

Alex Heitlinger

Performed by

UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Let Christmas Shine


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Celebrate the holiday season with this high-energy concert featuring spectacular music, dazzling costumes, and magnificent dancing. Just when you think you know what's coming next, our Ballroom Dance Company will astound you with unexpected and surprising twists.

Directed by

Chris Witt

Performed by

UVU Ballroom Dance Company

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

The Fat Lady Sings!


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Delight in an evening of our fully-staged scenes from popular and beloved works of opera, operetta, and musical theater. Just remember . . . the evening ain't over 'til 'the fat lady sings!'

Directed by

Marc Reynolds

Performed by

UVU Opera

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Holiday Night Live 2015 (PG-13)


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This show, written and directed by UVU students, employs hilarious original songs, humorous ensemble sketches, and innovative digital shorts. With good-natured ribbing, this show pokes fun at familiar holiday situations, providing unexpected comedic twists about familiar holiday habits. This 10th annual production will keep you rolling in the aisles throughout the holiday season.

Directed by

Faculty Mentor: Rob Moffat

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

Noorda Regional Theatre

A Winter Blast


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As the cool winds of winter blow through, the Wind Symphony will perform Norman Dello Joio's Variants on a Medieval Tune, in dolci jubilo, and Timothy Mahr's Endurance. Mahr's piece was inspired by of Ernest Shackleton's triumphant journey to reach the South Pole.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Carols at Advent


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Join the UVU choirs for our 3rd celebration. The singing of these carols will brighten your winter and launch all of your festive holiday dreams.

Directed by

Reed Criddle, Cherilyn Worthen and Jeb Wallace

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Concert Choir and Horn Choir

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

The Nutcracker


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Don't miss a moment of this delightful holiday tradition, as Clara embarks on her magical journey with dancing snowflakes, a Sugar Plum Fairy and a grand royal court. Nothing will get you and your whole family in the holiday spirit quite The Nutcracker.

Directed by

Jacqueline Colledge

Performed by

Utah Regional Ballet

Location

Covey Center for the Arts, Provo

Mother Hicks


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An evocative story of three outsiders - a foundling known only as Girl; a deaf boy, eloquent in his language of silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, suspected of being a witch. Told with poetry and sign language, this tale, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a very troubled time. This show is appropriate for all children ages 8 and above.

Directed by

John Newman

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

Noorda Regional Theatre

Elevate


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Enjoy an evening packed with the exhilarating movements and innovative performances of guest artist, faculty and student choreography. Experience the freedom of dance as an art form.

Directed by

Jacquelyn Potts

Performed by

Synergy Dance Company

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Spring Choral Showcase


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Rejoice the arrival of spring, with our choirs in the warmth of St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral. With inspirations from numerous worship traditions, this evening of artistry is imbued with music spanning many centuries.

Directed by

Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by

Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Concert Choir

Location

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Orem

Snow White


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URB is proud to present Snow White, a contemporary, romantic ballet that turns the Grimm Brothers' classic on its head.' Never has death-by-poison-apple so mesmerized a crowd.

Directed by

Jacqueline Colledge

Performed by

Utah Regional Ballet

Location

Covey Center for the Arts, Provo

Concerto Night - A Classical Journey


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Helping talented young musicians perform is the heart of what we do. Once again thrill to our annual concerto competition, featuring accomplished student soloists from our Department of Music.

Directed by

Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Valentine's Day at the Rainbow Room


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Swing back in time to the Big Band era and dance the night away. Feast, with your sweetheart, on a delicious dinner, then romance together to the golden age tunes. If you and your sweetheart would just prefer to dance, indulge in our decadent dessert buffet. With special appearances by members of the UVU Ballroom Dance Company, this will be an event to remember.

Directed by

Alex Heitlinger

Performed by

UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location

Sorensen Center Centre Stage

Give Us This Day


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Love is in the air as the Wind Symphony performs Michael Torke's The Kiss, Vincent Persichetti's Symphony #6, and David Maslanka's powerful short symphony Give Us This Day.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Solo Marimba from Bach to the 21st Century


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Join us for an evening of student solos featuring the warmth and clarity of our world-class Marimba. ' Whether your tastes favor the beauty of tonal music or the innovations of the avant-garde, we are prepared to satisfy your palette.

Directed by

Doug Smith

Performed by

Marimba Recital

Location

Gunther Technology: GT 507

Choreography Design Project


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A feast for the senses and a joy for the soul, this 7th annual URB-sponsored competition embraces innovative and passionate choreographers. Award winners, from numerous skill levels, are chosen to experience a comprehensive three-week residency with URB.

Directed by

Jacqueline Colledge

Performed by

Utah Regional Ballet

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

The Rez Sisters


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This award-winning play is a powerful and moving portrayal of seven women from an indian reserve, attempting to beat the odds by winning at bingo. And not just any bingo - but THE BIGGEST BINGO IN THE WORLD - with a chance to win a way out of a very tortured life.

Directed by

D. Terry Petrie

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

Noorda Regional Theatre

Power Pointe


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Fusing classical technique with contemporary execution, Power Pointe features an exciting blend of classical and contemporary ballet. The performances by Repertory Ballet Ensemble will intrigue both seasoned and neophyte ballet enthusiasts.

Directed by

Mark Borchelt and Nichole Ortega

Performed by

Repertory Ballet Ensemble

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Utah Dancing With the Stars


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Experience the kick of dancing with the stars Utah-style, with our award-winning Ballroom Dance Company teams, accompanied by our own UVU Symphony. We won't dance like no one is watching -- we'll dance like everyone is watching -- and we'll show 'em how it's done!

Directed by

Cheung Chau and Chris Witt

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra and UVU Ballroom Dance Company

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

A Hip Hop Choreographers Showcase


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Debuting in 2013, our Hip Hop Company began spreading the love for the talent in the Utah Hip Hop scene. This year we'll be jam-packed and slammed, with surprises abounding, galore! Performances by Mos.A.I.C., UVU Hip Hop Club, Utah Crews, Beat-Boxers, Spoken Work Artists and many, many more!

Directed by

Faculty Mentor: Ashley Kimsey

Performed by

Mos.A.I.C. Hip Hop Company

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Jazz Then and Now


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Remember when you'd visit the neighborhood record store and you'd pick out a new gem, or two? Click your fingers and tap your toes while our Ensembles re-imagine those gems from music icons like Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey. After all, 'it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!' wrote Duke Ellington.

Directed by

Alex Heitlinger

Performed by

UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

March Madness


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Keep time with the Wind Symphony as they perform a breadth of marches from throughout music history and places around the world. Yes, there may even be some madness for the audience, as well.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Short Attention Span Theatre


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This seasonal favorite features ten 10-minute plays written, directed, and acted by UVU Department of Theatrical Arts students. Enjoy a variety of stories in a broad range of genres and styles. "If you don't like what you're seein' now, in ten minutes you might".

Directed by


Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

exBox Theatre: GT 627

9 to 5 The Musical


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When pushed to the boiling point, three co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy - giving their boss, Hart, the boot! While Hart remains "otherwise engaged," the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she? Based on the hit 1980 movie.

Directed by

Rob Moffat

Performed by

UVU Department of Theatrical Arts

Location

Noorda Regional Theatre

Lovers, Losers and Libertines


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Enjoy fantastic opera, operetta, and musical theatre favorites on a stage chock full of lovers, losers and libertines. Please share with us the lovely bits and all of the lively bits, too! Very shortly, thereafter, you'll know why it's opera we love.

Directed by

Marc Reynolds

Performed by

UVU Opera

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Percussive Fireworks


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Description

We love the flashy, explosive pieces and get a thrill in exploring this exciting body of music with audiences ready to let go of daily routines and enjoy some percussive fireworks.

Directed by

Doug Smith

Performed by

Percussion UVU

Location

Sorensen Center Centre Stage

How Sweet The Sound


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The UVU Chamber Choir invites exceptional choirs from local high schools to share the stage in an evening of sacred contemplations and uplifting choral music. Participate, listen, enjoy and be joyful.

Directed by

Reed Criddle

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir

Location

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Orem

Capstone Senior Showcase


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As a capstone to their experience at UVU, graduating senior dance majors pool resources and talents to create a collaborative finale concert. The variety of styles promises that all dance lovers will find something to enjoy. This exquisite group of graduates will delight and inspire.

Directed by

Faculty Mentor: Doris Trujillo

Performed by

UVU Department of Dance

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Reflections


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Two of our choirs combine to create gorgeous and elegant harmonies from the Renaissance masterpieces to modern era works. You will appreciate their passion and their purity of sound, which will please the most discerning of fans.

Directed by

Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by

Men's Choir and Women's Choir

Location

NuSkin Innovation Center Atrium, Provo

Magic of Motown and Dance


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All it takes is one song to bring back a thousand memories. Feel the groove, and capture the soul, as our Ballroom Dance Company teams boogie down memory lane to Motown's greatest songs.

Directed by

Chris Witt

Performed by

UVU Ballroom Dance Company

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

A Romantic Encounter


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With romance in the air, our Symphony completes another season with a nod to Romantic composers. The Classical composers established firm rules and musical boundaries, which the Romantics, then, mercilessly smashed. Never has smashing rules sounded so great!

Directed by

Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Once Upon A Time


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The Children's Performing Arts Series has become a family favorite. Audiences, young and old, can now see a ballet drawn from fairy tales that will educate and elevate.

Directed by

Jacqueline Colledge

Performed by

Utah Regional Ballet

Location

SCERA Center for the Arts, Orem