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Utah Shakespeare Festival

A scene from in Utah Shakespeare Festival's Henry IV Part 1.

Karl Hugh, Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is held during the summer and fall on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City.


The 2016 season runs from June 27 to Oct. 22.

New Utah Shakespeare Festival facilities improve theatergoers' experience while honoring the past

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new home at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts pays homage to the old while ushering in the new. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Well-cast ‘Cocoanuts’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival is sure to please Marx Brothers fans

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s comedy “The Cocoanuts” caters to a specific brand of comedy, but audiences are likely to find themselves laughing... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Humor, strong character development aid dreary ‘Henry V’ at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Deep character development is the greatest asset of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry V,” which has a running time just short of three hours but... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fast-paced ‘Three Musketeers’ is a clever, comical adaptation

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ takes a largely comical approach to the story and features elaborate sword... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s fresh, beautiful ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ features delightful performances

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing” is as fresh as if the words had just been penned. The show runs through Sept. 8. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah Shakespeare Festival’s whimsical ‘Mary Poppins’ really is ‘practically perfect’

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Mary Poppins,” directed by Pioneer Theatre Company artistic director Karen Azenberg, has been infused... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Your complete guide to the 2016 Utah Shakespeare Festival

For Utah Shakespeare Festival founders Fred and Barbara Adams, the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts represents the fulfilment of a dream born more than... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts dedicated as new home for Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the Southern Utah University campus in Cedar City was dedicated Thursday morning. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Shakespeare Festival's 'Amadeus' dazzled me but offended others

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much? Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Married actors draw on their relationship in delivering roles in 'Taming of the Shrew' at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Throughout their years with USF, married couple Brian Vaughn and Melinda Pfundstein have played a few lead roles opposite each other. This season, they've been brought... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival stages passionate rivalry in 'Amadeus'

In much the same way as Mozart's compositions, the Utah Shakespeare Festival's passionate and impressive production of “Amadeus” lingers in the mind long... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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'Charley's Aunt' keeps the laughs coming at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Audiences seeing a farce expect to find themselves laughing, and those who see the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of Brandon Thomas’... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Henry IV Part Two' struggles to overcome difficult script

Audiences set on seeing all of Shakespeare's history plays will not want to miss this one as it's rarely performed, but average theatergoers may prefer one of the... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'King Lear' does tragedy justice

Productions of “King Lear” routinely give audiences a taste of what can follow decisions based on pride and ambition, but the Utah Shakespeare Festival... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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'South Pacific' stuns with breathtaking beauty at Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's “South Pacific” is an enchanting production full of warmth and beauty that is a treat to the eyes and ears as it offers an... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Taming of the Shrew' is a heartfelt season highlight

USF’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” is a nuanced, heartfelt and thoroughly enjoyable season highlight. Though it has many silly and... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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A 'love letter farewell': Utah Shakespeare Festival readies for final season of shows in Adams Shakespearean Theatre

This summer, the Utah Shakespeare Festival and its audiences will bid the Adams Shakespearean Theatre farewell as it opens for its final season. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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New American Playwrights Project to present three staged readings at Utah Shakespeare Festival

The 23rd annual New American Playwrights Project will present staged readings of three plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The plays were selected from among... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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'Boeing Boeing' takes fun-filled flight at Utah Shakespeare Festival

No detail has been overlooked in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's production of "Boeing Boeing," and theatergoers — be they frequent or first-time flyers —... Read more »

Oct. 4, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival stages worthy, thrilling 'Sherlock Holmes' adventure

The game is on at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” will continue its run through Oct. 18 in Southern Utah... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

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