Preview Night Benefit

 

A Grand Night of Entertainment!

The 2014 company will have a chance to show off their extraordinary talents and give the audience a taste of the great performances to come during our 12th Season.

 

All proceeds will go to local charities.  Come celebrate with us!                        July 9 at 8:00

 

Inspired by the playwright's youthful experience as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, with all the attendant comic drama as the harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman "Max Prince".  (Parental Warning - STRONG LANGUAGE)

 

"Old style comedy: fast and furious." - The Wall Street Journal

 

"One of [Simon's] funniest...Comedy, comedy all the way." - Newsweek

 

"Enough laughs per minute to assure [it] a long run and many happy audiences." - USA Today

 

"The funniest comedy on Broadway in years and likely to remain the funniest comedy on Broadway for years." - Variety

 

Evening performances (8:00 MDT): July 10, 19, 25, August 2, 18.  Matinee performances (2:00 MDT): July 17, 23, 31, August 6.

 

Revised Version

Based on The Comic Strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz

Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner

Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer — Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Original Direction for this version of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" by Michael Mayer

Originally Produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson

 

The Tony-award winning musical based on Charles M. Schulz’ beloved Peanuts gang! You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown shares the adventures of Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally, Charlie and everyone’s favorite beagle, Snoopy.

 

Evening performances (8:00 MDT): July 12, 18, 26, August 9.  Matinee performances (2:00 MDT): July 16, 24, 30, August 7.

 

This fast moving, hilarious comedy, deals with two earnest young men struggling to put out a "protest" magazine, and the all-American girl who moves in next door and manages to send both of them into a romantic tail spin.

 

"…Mr. Simon can do wonders…with casually tossed-off fantasies that pop up from nowhere and whistle as they go by." —NY Times.

 

"…charm, brightness, deft inventiveness and capacity for good, honest hilarity…" —NY Post.

 

 

Evening performances (8:00 MDT):  July 16, 24, 30.  Matinee performances (2:00 MDT):  July 12, 18, 26, August 1, 9.

 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

 

This “Sister Act” will convince you once and for all that nuns have a major funny bone!

 

The Little Sisters of Hoboken have a problem.  Their convent cook has accidentally served a bunch of the sisters a tainted batch of soup, and several of the sisters have met their maker.  Prayers are nice, but the surviving sisters need to raise some dough for the burials.  A bake sale isn’t going to do it, so the sisters put on a talent show to end all talent shows.  Jokes, songs and dancing nuns add up to one of the silliest and most endearing musical celebrations ever!

 

 

Evening performances (8:00 MDT): July 11,17,23,31. August 6. Matinee performances (2:00 MDT):  July 19, 25, August 2, 8.

 

by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard

 

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this loving satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna -- men, women, children and animals.

 

The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 25 years ago in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since.

 

Mid-afternoon performances (4:30 MDT):  July  11, 18, 26, August 1, 6, 9

 

by Alfred Uhry   —  A 'One-Night-Only' Special Engagement!

 

Following triumphant performances at the Smith Center in Las Vegas and the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, the cast (Clarence Gilyard, Jan Broberg, and Richard Bugg) returns to the Heritage Theater for one special performance.

 

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-run Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film.    "The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious." —NY Times.    "…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme." —NY Post.     "Playwrights Horizons has a winner in this one…gives off a warm glow of humane affirmation." —Variety.    "DRIVING MISS DAISY is a total delight." —NY Daily News.

 

One Night Only (8:00 MDT): Friday, August 1

 

Off the Cuff

Improv Comedy Troupe

 

Trained by some of the greatest names in improv comedy, Off the Cuff seeks to delight and entertain your funny bone with their hilarious, notorious, and uproarious brand of performance styles. With the promise of family-friendly comedy and the most entertaining show in Southern Utah, it’s a win-win situation.

 

The show is made up of performance-style short form improvisation. “Short form” consists of scene-based “games” that take a normal scene and add specific twists and objectives for the actors to execute and fulfill.  Come join the fun!

 

Mid-afternoon performances (4:30 MDT):  July 19, August 2

 

New Play Reading

Join us in our search for the next Neil Simon by celebrating our 4th Annual New Play Contest. Playwrights from all across the country send their comedies for consideration. We choose a winner that our expert panel of playwright's feels has the most potential, and with the playwright in residence, rehearse and perform a staged reading. We then ask the audience to join in a discussion with the actors, director, and playwright in hopes of further improving the script. Who knows? If we really like it, we may do a full-scale production in a future season.

THE WINNING SCRIPT  WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MAY.

 

Mid-afternoon performance: (4:30 MDT): July 25

 

Apprentice Intensive - Play Performance

(Title TBA)

Our high school apprentice program affords the opportunity for students to take workshops, in all areas of theater, from experienced professionals and guest artists, get hands-on experience in all the technical and support aspects of producing our plays, and the chance to culminate their experience by performing their own show on our stage.  Come see the budding talent and enthusiasm of these young people.

 

 

Evening performance (8:00 MDT):  August 7

Thanks to our Wonderful Sponsors

Banner Photos: (from left) Jan Broberg as Daisy, Clarence Gilyard as Hoke in Driving Miss Daisy —2013 tour (Photo by Blake M. Farmer); Benjamin Harris as Captain Bicycle in Song-Poems Wanted! - the Musical—2013 (Photo by John Harris); Errol Jones as Bernie, Chrystine Potter Hyatt as Zelda in 45 Seconds from Broadway—2013 (Photo by Tedric Garrison); Eddie Mekka as Willy Clark in The Sunshine Boys—2013 (Garrison); David Meyers as Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers—2013 (Garrison)

 

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