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Due to enhanced safety measures, operations have changed at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. In-person events may only be attended by UVU Students, faculty, and staff. General admission patrons and students from other institutions may still purchase tickets to virtual performances. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to seeing you when restrictions have lifted.

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theatre

Mar 4-6, Mar 16-20

UVU Theatre presents: King Stag

7:30pm Bastian Theatre & Live Streamed Theatre

By Carlo Gozzi
Translated and Adapted by Janine Sobeck Knighton
Directed by Matt August

King Deramo is on the search for a bride. To ensure he finds a wife who truly loves him, he enlists the help of a magical statue, given to him by the great wizard Durandarte. His happily ever after, however, is threatened by his traitorous minister Tartaglia, who seeks both Deramo’s kingdom and his bride, Angela. When Tartaglia uses a magic spell to usurp the throne, Deramo and Angela must find a way to save the kingdom and their future happiness. You’ll love this high-spirited romance presented as a radio play with live foley artists.

dance

Mar 26-27

UVU Dance presents: Contemporary Dance Ensemble’s Against the Grain

7:00pm Streamed Dance

Join us for an evening of innovation, versatility, and passion with Contemporary Dance Ensemble’s Against the Grain. Experience a world premier by internationally recognized choreographer and Department of Dance faculty member, Brian Gerke, which utilizes each dancer’s unique movement style as well as 12 large colorful rugs on the stage. Witness a new screendance from award-winning choreographer Mike Esperanza, who taught all of his movement from his NYC apartment while the CDE dancers learned the material entirely via Zoom. Esperanza’s detailed storyboard and clear vision allowed for seamless execution of all handheld and drone shots to be filmed in Utah County in under 10 hours. Our dancers take on technology by creating new works using stop motion animation under the direction of Department of Dance faculty member, Sarah Donohue. The evening concludes with two innovative works by choreographers LajaMartin and Laura Brick. CDE continues to push boundaries while creating award winning dance performance. Don’t miss this show!

theatre

Mar 27

UVU TYE Center presents: Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans

1:00pm 6:30pm Live Streamed Theatre

Book and lyrics by Karen Zacarías
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

What will happen to Cinderella at the ball … game? That's the surprising climactic question in this contemporary Latin-American Cinderella musical, which delightfully turns the classic fairy tale on its head, telling the story from both Cinderella and the "stepsister's" perspective. Cinderella, a newcomer from Puerto Rico, comes to visit her "stepsister," Rosa, in the United States. The catch … Cinderella only speaks Spanish and Rosa only speaks English. Will these two girls be able to reach an understanding at the (basket) ball game?

music

Mar 30

UVU Music presents: Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert with Jazz Combo

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

There’s nothing like a big band playing some of the best music jazz has to offer. And there’s nothing better than a small combo when they’re completely in sync and riffing off of each other. Get the best of both worlds as UVU’s Jazz Orchestra and Combos join forces to share some of the most important music from the jazz scene both past and present. Be a part of that spontaneous moment of creation that happens as truly great musicians are inspired by each other and great composers. You’ll have a blast!

theatre

Apr 1-3

UVU Theatre presents: Short Attention Span Theatre

7:30pm Bastian Theatre & Live Streamed Theatre

Get ready to be surprised and delighted every 10 minutes with what comes next. Short Attention Span Theatre (or SAST as it’s lovingly called) is the Theatre department’s festival of student written, student directed, student acted 10-Minute plays. Come see the best and brightest showcased in this annual event.

music

Apr 2

UVU Commercial Music presents: Mixtape Live

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

Looking for a rock concert, a pop concert, and an acapella concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and acapella groups from UVU’s Commercial Music program for an exciting, stand up and shout, dancing in the aisles kind of night. Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss the most rockin’ night at UVU.

dance

Apr 8-10

UVU Dance presents: Senior Capstone Concert

7:30pm Streamed Dance

The Utah Valley University Dance Department will be presenting a show this semester called ‘Boxed In, Boxed Out.’ This show will be performed and put on specifically by the Seniors in Capstone, as well as additional dancers who are a part of one of the senior’s dance pieces. The idea of the title has to do with being boxed in and being boxed out. The idea of being boxed in feels as if walls have gone up. It’s a metaphor for being stuck or trapped or feeling limited. That’s how the pandemic has felt for many people. Being restrained in dance does not exist as it calls for unlimited creativity and self-expression. But the concept of boxed out is just the opposite. It represents the discovery of freedom and endless risk when we travel outside our comfort zones and limitations to uncharted territories. Within this show, there will be different styles, different themes, and different genres of dance that all interpret being boxed in and boxed out. This performance will presented April 8-10th at 7:30 via live stream.

Boxed In Choreographers
Sam Nelson
Raven Paraso
Sammy Gomm
Miranda Reeves
Kristi Bingham
Kendra Rangel
Hannah Fischer

Boxed Out Choreographers
Julio Gustavo Lazarte
Sarah Hancock
Jessica Ketchum-Lee
Cassidy Raye Blackham
Cayla Robinson
Shelbi Campbell
Hannah Fischer

music

Apr 8

UVU Chamber Orchestra presents: Spring Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

Celebrate the arrival of spring with UVU’s Chamber Orchestra and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings, one of the most famous pieces of music for string ensembles. It’ll be a lovely and relaxing evening.

music

Apr 10

UVU Percussion presents: Spring Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

UVU Percussion performs innovative and varied percussion repertoire from standard classics to folkloric and popular styles from around the globe. The ensemble regularly presents music from the African Diaspora, including Trinidad, Ghana, Cuba, and Brazil as well as contemporary classical chamber music. Concerts are entertaining, educational, and most importantly, fun for all!

music

Apr 13

UVU Symphony Orchestra presents: Spring Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

As winter draws to an end, wake up with UVU’s Symphony Orchestra as they perform Tchaikovsky’s Winter Dreams. The Orchestra is excited to welcome special guest artist Donna Fairbanks who will perform as the soloist for Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. Both pieces are inspired by traditional Russian folk music.

theatre

Apr 15-17

UVU Theatre presents: Curtains Up: Songs of Love and Laughter

7:30pm Streamed Theatre

Music can sweep us away on emotional journeys of grandeur or into the deepest parts of the human heart. Join students from the Musical Theatre program for an evening of song from some of the greatest shows of all time. It will be an evening of joy.

music

Apr 16

UVU Chamber Choir presents: Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

Brahms’ A German Requiem is heralded as one of the greatest choral masterworks, not only for its gorgeous melodies, but for its nondenominational, humanist take on a traditionally Catholic genre. The UVU Chamber Choir will perform his 1871 “London edition” for four-hand piano, chorus, and soloists. This chamber version, featuring Kathleen Stitt and Ashley Vasquez at the piano, brings to our epidemic reality a refreshing intimacy and musical clarity that would otherwise appear grandiose in its full form.

music

Apr 19

UVU Wind Symphony presents: Spring Concert #2

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

The UVU Wind Symphony presents some of the best music written for bands and wind instruments. Join them for a delightful evening of classical music.

dance

Apr 23-24

UVU Ballroom presents: Spring Concert

7:30pm Streamed Dance

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premiere performance company. After competing on Dancing with the Stars, the group won the Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show's first-ever collegiate competition. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England and performed in China. The company wows audiences and judges everywhere with their fresh choreography and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm. Directed by Chris Witt and Tara Boyd.

music

Apr 23-24

UVU Opera presents: Opera-Con

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

A group of college students are all dressed up heading for Comic-Con only to find themselves on an opera stage in cosplay. The show must go on! To find out how the worlds of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Marvel, Twilight, and Hunger Games collide with great operas like Carmen, Lakme, La Bohéme, The Mikado, Pearl Fishers and more, come to Opera-Con!

music

Apr 27

UVU Men’s and Women’s Choirs present: Spring Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall & Live Streamed Music

Enjoy both the lyricism of the Men’s Choir and the power of the Women’s Choir in an exciting evening of emotional music. It’s a great way to celebrate the end of the school year!