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The University of Utah Presents You Never Can Tell! (Nov 10-19)

    MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Josiane Dubois | 801-585-3816 | [email protected] November 2, 2017For Immediate Release The U Department of Theatre presents the irresistible comedy YOU NEVER CAN TELL! Salt Lake City--The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre is proud to present You Never Can Tell by George Bernard Shaw, running November 10-19 in the Babcock Theatre. Directed by Alexandra Harbold, You Never Can Tell is clever and comical, one of Shaw’s earliest works that’s as relevant as ever. Mrs. Clandon, a world-famous feminist author and lecturer, returns to a seaside resort after years abroad, bringing along her daughter and disciple Gloria, and her two talkative twins, Dolly and Philip. Through a series of highly-improbable plot twists involving dentistry, lawyers, landlords, and a perfect waiter named Walter, identities are confused, ideals are challenged, and mischief is afoot. What could possibly happen? As a wise waiter continuously, and hilariously observes, “You never can tell!” Director Alexandra Harbold is no stranger to SLC audiences. She recently directed Ion a rule-breaking Greek tragedy with a 1950s spin, also abounding in mistaken identities. She directed the celebrated world premiere production of Climbing with Tigers at Salt Lake Acting Company in collaboration with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and the Red Fred Project in 2016. She has brought her exceptional directing skills to this production by flawlessly mixing matters of society, family dynamics, and women’s rights all in this witty performance. The timing of this production couldn’t be better. With marital chaos, entwined love, and doubtful dentistry, the play’s carefree tone is another of Shaw’s brilliantly observed social treatises. This time in the guise of a light comedy, You Never Can Tell is both elegant and entertaining. “You Never Can Tell” at a glance: Dates and Times: Previews Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. Show runs Nov. 10, 12, 16, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Nov. 12, 18, and 19 at 2:00 p.m.       Continue reading


November 2, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah SHAKESPEARE E-GLOBE A. Bryan Humphrey (left) as Froggy LeSueur and Chris Mixon as Charlie Baker in the The Foreigner, 2005. 2018 SEASON OFFERS AN ECLECTIC MIX The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2018 season offers an eclectic mix of eight plays in three theatres, exploring a number of themes relevant in today’s world. The season will run from June 28 to October 20, 2018. “With four diverse Shakespeare offerings (including the next in our History Cycle), a world-premiere musical centered around one of the world’s most iconic figures, two delightful classic and contemporary comedies, and a Tony Award-winning musical based on one of the most controversial novels of our time, this season promises to resonate on all levels,” said Artistic Director Brian Vaughn. Check Out Our Season Continue reading

CALL FOR ENTRIES: RDT looking for choreographer to compete for new commission (DEC. 8)

RDT looking for choreographers to compete for commission.  View this email in your browser CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS RDT’s REGALIA Choreography Competition – February 2018 Submissions for the opportunity to compete for an RDT commission are being accepted. Proposals will be accepted from choreographers working as professionals or pre-professionals ages 20 and up. Four selected COMPETITORS will vie for the commission by creating a 5-7 minute work in 4 hourson Feb 24, 2018 during RDT’s Regalia event.  The Regalia audience will award the RDT commission.   DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: December 8, 2017 Submissions can be processed online at: Apply Now   Continue reading

Book your drop-ins in advance for RDT's Dance Center on Broadway

Have you heard the news? RDT's Dance Center is going digital.     We are excited to launch a new online booking system for the Dance Center on Broadway.We hope this new system (Peek Professional) will stream-line the check in process and make your time at the Dance Center more enjoyable by dancing more and checking in less.   Continue reading

NEWS: November Edition of 15 Bytes

       15 BYTES: November 2017 Edition Artist Profile: Kristina Lenzi  Overall, the founder of the Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival and painter with an upcoming exhibition at The Gallery at Library Square is in a pretty good place these days. "I know enough now not to be worried about the drama of life. I'm out of school; I have a career; I'm pretty confident about what I do as an artist; I have friends. My body's going to crap, but other than that I think emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, everything is just kind of understood". . . READ THE ARTICLE Katie Paterson   The Cubism of Picasso and Braque captured the outsides of objects, but here we are inside, where a maelstrom of light flows over, under, and all around us. In some places, the entire field moves as one, but elsewhere two overlapping flocks move through the same space at angles to each other. Spatial perspective brings them closer together in the distance, while they fly apart as they approach. If watched for more than a few seconds, these constellations may fade into darkness like the eclipsed face of the sun, then come back and shine again....        Read the Review     Jean Richardson   In Destination Unknown, Richardson explores themes of displacement and space, using envelopes and packaging to examine what it means to move or to inhabit a different place. An immigrant from Scotland, the artist has lived in several different countries and has sent more than her fair share of letters. Though she says she loves to travel and have new experiences, she can be crippled by missing her family and home. To illustrate these feelings of conflicting desires to travel and be with family, she makes envelope collages, using traditional map folds to give the glued collages a three-dimensional form...        Read the Review  Continue reading

NEWSLETTER: NASAA Notes, November 2017

The latest news, bright ideas and recommended resources for and about state arts agencies November 2017 From the President and CEO Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at NASAA and at SAAs Pam Breaux  Learn what NASAA has done to advance diversity, equity and inclusion over the past two years ... Read more Continue reading

November @ Spy Hop

The latest news from Spy Hop Productions. View this email in your browser NOVEMBER, 2017   Brand new class starting in January! Take your songs to the next level in thisbrand new songwriting workshop! Introducing our brand new intensive songwriting workshop, Woodshedding! Named after the Jazz term for musicians going off on their own to hone their work, this workshop will allow songwriters to work on their songs, get feedback and learn critical songwriting skills. This workshop will help songwriters focus on the process of songwriting from lyrics to arrangement to final compositions.    Applications are open now, apply today!January 9 - March 15, 2018Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6 PMFREE! Apply Today! Continue reading


Join us for fantastic events and celebrations this Winter! WorldStage Winter Concert Series! Take a break from the stresses of the holidays with our WorldStage Winter Concerts and Market! Coupled with our Trees of Diversity Walk and Bob Hope exhibit, the UCCC is an inviting escape. Market opens at 5pm, concerts begin at 7:30pm. FREE ADMISSION! 2017 Lineup: Dec. 4 Beehive Statesmen Barbershop Choir The Beehive Statesmen present beloved memories of Christmas with barbershop harmony. The concert will highlight the chorus & quartet renditions of beautiful music that is traditional to Christmastime. Dec. 11 West Valley Symphony Enjoy a Christmas sing-a-long with the West Valley Symphony, who will be performing holiday classics, old and new. Dec. 18 Bonnie Harris & the Valley Jazz Award-winning local singer Bonnie Harris will sing Christmas classics accompanied by classic big band, the Valley Jazz. The annual concert is a staple in the community, now celebrating its 21st year. Click here for more info Continue reading


DOWNTOWN SLC PRESENTS ANNOUNCES ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Tyler Bloomquist joins staff excited to make a positive impact on downtown’s cultural district.   SALT LAKE CITY (November 9, 2017) – Downtown SLC Presents is proud to introduce Tyler Bloomquist as Artistic Director. Bloomquist brings his experience as a designer and artist with a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Utah. Born in Salt Lake City, Bloomquist has lived downtown for 20 years, developing varied artistic practices. His range includes painting/drawing, printmaking, outdoor murals, photography, video/editing, graphic design, as well as music and DJing. Bloomquist recently held a showing of paintings at Fice Gallery, titled Confusion.   Continue reading

National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military E-News

Click here for Mobile or Web version.   November 2017 E-News From the National Initiative Directory Oklahoma Arts Council – Launched in 2015, the Oklahoma Arts Council's Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative is a strategic effort directed at meeting the needs of Oklahoma's military community through the arts. Part of the Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative in 2016, a pilot arts program was offered at the Veterans Center in Norman, OK through a collaboration between the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs. A formal evaluation of the program was conducted by a researcher from the University of Oklahoma's Knee Center for Strong Families. Download the evaluation "Engaging Veterans through Creative Expression."  Guitars for Vets – With local chapters in over 32 states, Guitars for Vets (G4V) encourages self-expression and relationship building through music by working with Veterans to restore feelings of joy and purpose that can be lost after suffering trauma. Over the past ten years, the organization has refined a guitar instruction program aimed at providing Veterans struggling with PTSD and other emotional distress a unique therapeutic alternative. Weekly private guitar lessons provided by volunteers are individualized and designed to help students learn at their own pace while accommodating any physical and/or emotional challenges. Guitars for Vets currently operates 70 chapters in 35 states across the USA. Continue reading