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Born Into This

May 14-Sept. 21

Born Into This

Art & Design

Museum of Art at Lakemount

Born and raised in Utah County, brothers James and John Rees were nurtured in the same creative environment. Less than two years apart, much of their childhood was intertwined. They attended the same educational institutions, shared many formative experiences, and had similar interactions with their natural surroundings. Despite their deep connection and similar upbringing, the brothers ultimately traveled different creative paths, developing their own unique voices and artistic sensibilities.

Born Into This: The Art of James and John Rees examines the interplay between personal identity, environment, and artistic expression, encouraging a deeper appreciation for the complexities of the creative process. By juxtaposing the brothers’ contrasting styles, we are drawn to examine their individual techniques, use of media, and thematic choices. This comparative analysis utilizes psychological and sociological perspectives to understand how one’s own perception of shared experiences can influence artistic inspiration and creative responses.

Newsies

July 18-Aug. 10

Sundance Summer Theatre in Partnership With UVU

Disney's Newsies the Musical

8:00 p.m.

Theatre

School of the Arts

Sundance

The Sundance Summer Theatre has been a tradition in partnership with UVU for 17 years. With the amphitheater set beneath the stars, nestled in the mountains, the experience is magical. Join us for this year’s production of Disney’s Newsies The Musical.

Based on the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies tells the inspiring story of the newsboys and newsgirls who stand up against powerful publishers to demand fair treatment. The musical follows the storyline of the charismatic but rebellious Jack Kelly, who rallies the Newsies in a fight against the greedy newspaper publishers. Filled with energetic and catchy songs, the musical explores themes of solidarity, friendship, the power of the press, and the relatable tale of the underdog standing up for what is right.

Ben Folds

WED, Sept. 11, 2024

Ben Folds With Special Guest Lindsey Kraft

The Paper Airplane Request Tour

7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

Music

Noorda

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation. He's created an enormous body of genre-bending music, including pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.

He tours as a pop artist and performs with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras. He frequently guest-stars in film and TV and recently earned an Emmy nomination for his composition of a new theme song for a popular Peanuts TV special. The Noorda is thrilled to open our 2024-25 season with this sensational artist, along with special guest Lindsey Kraft!

Suitable for ages six and up.

Ben Folds is represented by Opus one 3 Artists.

Jessica Vosk

Sat, Sept. 21, 2024

Jessica Vosk

California Dreamin'

7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

Music

Noorda

She captivated and enchanted a packed house at The Noorda two years ago. Now we are bringing this phenomenal talent back to wow Utah Valley again! Best known for her performance as the lead role of Elphaba in Wicked, she also starred as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Lincoln Center and re-created the role of Fruma Sarah in the most recent Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, among many other stage appearances. Experience another magical evening with this bright star!

Suitable for ages six and up.

Jessica Vosk is represented by Opus one 3 Artists.

Mariachi Divas

Sat, Oct. 12, 2024

An Evening With

Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea

7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

Music

Noorda

A two-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble with eight Grammy nominations and three Latin Grammy nominations, Mariachi Divas is one of the most significant and successful all-female mariachi ensembles in the business. They were recently featured in Disney Pixar’s Coco: A Live-to-Film Concert Experience at the Hollywood Bowl, and “Así es una mujer” won the Global Music Award and Hollywood Music in Media Award in their Latin (Traditional) category for best song.

This innovative and sought-after group is sure to delight!

Suitable for ages six and up.

Charly Lowry

Fri, Nov. 1, 2024

Charly Lowry

7:30 p.m.

BB Jones Theatre

Music

Noorda

While you may recognize her as a semi-finalist from American Idol, Charly Lowry has established a career as a professional singer-songwriter, maintaining close ties to her Native American roots. Charly is a musical powerhouse who is proud to be an Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee/Tuscarora Tribes, using her talents to serve as a voice for her ancestors, as well as the youth today. She remains committed to music that honors her traditional, vibrant roots.

Suitable for ages six and up.

Nobuntu

Sat, Nov. 9, 2024

Nobuntu

7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

Music

Noorda

This female a cappella quartet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances which range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts feature pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements.

Suitable for ages six and up.

Gangstagrass

Thu, Jan. 16, 2025

Gangstagrass

7:30 p.m.

Smith Theatre

Music

Noorda

“There are a lot more people out there with Jay-Z and Johnny Cash on their playlists than you think,” says Gangstagrass mastermind Rench. Gangstagrass, a genre-demolishing new formula featuring classic bluegrass mixed with hip-hop, has created intense buzz and has delighted audiences everywhere.

Their song "Long Hard Times to Come" is the main title for the FX show Justified and was nominated for an Emmy Award for best theme song. This innovative group has garnered critical praise and massive fan response for its dynamism and spontaneity. You have to see it to believe it!

Suitable for ages six and up.

The Pa'akai We Bring

Mon, Jan. 27, 2025

HONOLULU Theatre for YOUTH PRESENTS

The PA'aKai We bring

6:30 p.m.

Smith Theatre

Theatre

Family

Noorda

This enchanting play follows a family with multiple generations of salt farmers on Kauai. Mixing ancient stories, hula, live music, and original songs into a tasty potluck of performance, joyously served up with aloha.

Through spellbinding performances and authentic storytelling, The Pa'akai We Bring promises an immersive experience that celebrates Hawaii’s rich traditions. From exhilarating dances to pulsating drumbeats, feel the spirit of the Pacific come alive in a mesmerizing showcase of talent and culture. Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to embark on a cultural voyage!

Suitable for all ages, but tickets are required for everyone, regardless of age.

The Peking Acrobats®

Fri, Jan. 31, 2025

The Peking Acrobats®

6:30 p.m.

Smith Theatre

Dance

Family

Noorda

For the last thirty-two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with impressive displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. Time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.

This group has been featured on numerous television shows and specials, including Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, Ellen’s Really Big Show, The Wayne Brady Show, That’s Incredible, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and NBC’s Ring In The New Year Holiday Special. They have also made their way onto the silver screen with company members being featured in Steven Soderbergh’s hit film Ocean’s Eleven, playing alongside Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and George Clooney.

The Noorda welcomes The Peking Acrobats back for a second time. They sold out quickly last time, so get your tickets for the whole family soon!

Suitable for all ages, but tickets are required for everyone, regardless of age.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents New Orleans Songbook

Thu, Feb. 13, 2025

New Orleans Songbook

A Jazz at Lincoln Center PRESENTS Production

7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

Music

Noorda

This performance brings the soul of New Orleans and the spirit of Mardi Gras to Utah Valley, celebrating the composers and inspired songs of the Crescent City, the historic epicenter of jazz. From Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong to Ellis Marsalis and James Black, New Orleans has long been an apex of innovation and inspiration. Led by pianist Luther S. Allison and vocalists Quiana Lynell and Milton Suggs, New Orleans Songbook immerses audiences in the captivating and timeless spirit of this vibrant city.

Suitable for ages six and up.

Ballet Folklórico de México

Tue, Feb. 18, 2025

Ballet Folklórico de México

7:30 p.m.

Smith Theatre

Dance

Noorda

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Mexican culture brought to life on stage at The Noorda as Ballet Folklórico de México graces our venue with their mesmerizing performance. This internationally renowned ensemble celebrates the rich heritage and diversity of Mexico's traditional dance forms through intricate choreography, colorful costumes, and live music. Join us for an evening of exhilarating movement and unforgettable rhythms, and be transported on a captivating journey across the heart and soul of Mexico's cultural landscape.

Suitable for ages six and up.

Hubbard Street Dance

Tue, Feb. 25, 2025

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

7:30 p.m.

Smith Theatre

Dance

Noorda

Feel the pulse of innovation and creativity as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago awakens the human spirit with contemporary dance! Renowned for pushing the boundaries of movement, this group promises an unforgettable evening of kinetic energy and artistic exploration. From graceful fluidity to explosive athleticism, experience the raw power and emotional depth of their performances. Embark on a journey through the dynamic landscape of modern choreography!

Suitable for ages six and up.

Queens Cartoonists

Fri, April 4, 2025

The Queen's Cartoonists

7:30 p.m.

Concert Hall

Music

Noorda

Step into the whimsical world of animation and music with The Queen's Cartoonists as they enchant audiences at The Noorda once again! Known for their unparalleled blend of live music and classic cartoon visuals, these performers promise a delightful evening that will transport viewers of all ages to a nostalgic realm of laughter and melody. Experience the magic of iconic cartoons brought to life through live musical accompaniment, from beloved classics to hidden gems. Join us for a fun-filled journey through the golden age of animation, featuring art from our own UVU Art & Design students!

Suitable for ages six and up.