Here at the Covey Center for the Arts, we recognize that many teachers in your field require students to see a performance for regular or extra credit (or just for fun!). This October from the 5th to the 28th we will have an original play, “War of the Worlds” written by David Hanson, playing in our Brinton Black Box Theatre. It is directed by Ben Hopkin and Chelsea Hickman.
War of the Worlds is the first play to come out of the Covey Center’s New Play Development series, which is a playwriting lab fostering and developing new work here in the Utah Valley. As part of the writing lab, the script was work shopped by a small group including writers, actors, directors, and a dramaturge. The workshop culminated in a staged reading of the play in December 2016. Writer Dave Hanson then made a few additional changes and its premier production will take place October 2017 in the Brinton Black Box at the Covey.
The play tells the story of the arrogant, yet brilliantly creative, Orson Welles and his collaborators at CBS as they produced the now infamous broadcast. Recreating moments from the notorious radio drama, including live Foley (sound effects) on stage, the cast also recreates the drama behind the scenes.
Even though there were no real Martians or heat rays or crash-landed spaceships that fateful evening in the fall of 1938, the fear was real. For some, it was the fear of the unknown that Saturday evening, and for a select few, it was the fear of getting fired the next day. A little fear and a little fun make War of the Worlds at the Covey the perfect October production!
If there is a class that you would like to share this with, we invite you to come join us sometime during the run, especially opening night when tickets will be $7. Our regular student prices are $14, and if they use the code LASER no matter what night they purchase tickets for, they will receive an additional $2 off.
If you would like more info please feel free to contact Nicole Graham: 801-852-7010. We hope to see you there. Tickets are available online at coveycenter.org or visiting or calling the box office, 801-852-7007.
Come see BYU students and alumni in a brand new musical parody: POCKET MONSTERS!
Alpine Community Theater (ACT) invites you to be their guest this year for their summer production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This 10 year anniversary performance will be held July 21st through July 31st at the Valentine Theater. The theater is located at 839 East 9th North in American Fork.
Join Belle and her friends as they enchant local audiences with the endearing tale of love and redemption as only Disney can tell. This timeless classic won all of our hearts a decade ago and is sure to win yours as well. Many of the cast members from the previous show have returned for this performance, as well as some wonderful new faces. Performances will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings and 2:00pm for the matinee performances each Saturday.
There will be an Ice Cream social on Monday, June 26th from 6-8pm to kick off ticket sales. The social will also be held at the Valentine Theater. Attendees will be able to buy ice cream, celebrate with the cast and purchase discounted tickets.
There will also be a special VIP Backstage Party for children ages 5-12 on July 29 at 1:00pm before the matinee show. Children attending the party are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Disney character. They will meet the cast, read stories with Belle, dance with the Beast, have ‘tea’ with Mrs. Potts, and receive a backstage tour, along with other fun activities. They can experience all this backstage excitement for just the price of an adult ticket. Costumes are encouraged!
Come ‘Be Our Guest’ for a memorable and enchanting experience! Tickets can be purchased online at alpinecommunitytheater.org. Tickets are $10 for children and senior citizens and $12 for adults. You may purchase tickets for shows and the VIP Party online at alpinecommunitytheater.org or at the Valentine Theater one hour prior to each performance.
ACT is a 100% volunteer organization, “Where everyone can get into the ACT!” ACT provides exceptional family friendly theater experiences for the residents of Northern Utah County and encourages everyone to get involved and “get in the ACT”.
The Neil Simon Festival just completed its spring tour of Driving Miss Daisy starring Clarence Gilyard and Sheree Wilson—both of the long-running TV series Walker Texas Ranger—along with Neil Simon Festival founder Richard Bugg. The tour covered six of the most renowned theatres in the U.S., finishing up at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin and the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts in Portsmouth, Ohio. In total, more than six thousand people saw the show this season, which drew standing ovations everywhere. Next week, the summer company will arrive in Cedar City to begin rehearsal for our summer season, which opens on July 12. See www.simonfest.org for details.
“The Nerd” by Larry Shue
Dec. 29, 2015 – Feb. 6, 2016
A hilarious 1980’s comedy that is like no other!
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Feb. 13 – April 9, 2016
A family favorite that’s guaranteed to delight a whole new generation!
“Jane Eyre” by Paul Gordon
April 16 – June 4, 2016
A musical adaptation of the novel by Charlotte Brontë.
“Peter Pan” Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden, Adolph Green Music by Mark Charlap, Julie Styne
June 11 – Aug. 6, 2016
Come back to Neverland, and remember what it’s like to pretend!
“See How They Run” By Phillip King
Aug. 10 – Sept. 24, 2016
One of the funniest farces from the London stage.
“Catch Me If You Can” By Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Oct. 1 – Nov. 19, 2016
The crazy true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., the world’s youngest and most successful con-artist.
“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens with music by Cody Hale
Nov. 26 – Dec. 23, 2016
The HCTO Holiday tradition. (“A Christmas Carol” is not included in the season ticket package)
The annual Traditions Ball is quickly approaching. This year, we are making history by joining together with the Harris Fine Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala and Festival of the Arts on Friday, April 3, 2015. Tickets to the Traditions Ball and the HFAC 50th celebration are only $15 per person* and include general admission into a variety of exciting events. There is sure to be something to appeal to every BYU arts lover’s taste with:
- Dancing and floor shows at the Traditions Ball (a “blue-tie” affair)
- Performances and live music by BYU’s premier student ensembles
- Film screenings and exhibitions in multiple venues
- Light refreshments
*$5 discount for College of Fine Arts and Communications alumni and students