For many in Utah, the opportunity to experience a Broadway-quality production seems out of reach, but for those in the area, the SCERA Center for the Arts has brought many quality performances to local audiences. The SCERA will be combining the American tradition of Broadway and the quality performances for which the theater is known to bring a “Night of Broadway” to Utah on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. and again 9 p.m.
This one-night event will be filled with dazzling song and dance from favorite Broadway classics, performed by many talented local performers.
“We will have selections from Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast and Wicked,” says Shawn Mortensen, SCERA’s production and programs manager.
The evening’s performers are not new faces to the SCERA. This performance will bring back community favorites Emily Smith, Rebekah Osmond, Shoni Winkel, Stephanie Lewis and Korianne Johnson.
“People know there’s good talent in Utah County, but it’s fun to present it at the SCERA,” says Mortensen. “This show also highlights the fact that we have Broadway-style performers right next door and this is an opportunity for us to highlight the exceptional talent of our community.”
Urging the community not to pass up this amazing opportunity, Mortensen noted further incentive to attend the performance.
“You see these performers in different shows, but rarely do you see them together on one stage,” Mortensen said.
The performance will also include a tap number performed by Center Stage dancers.
“We love working with these great people, we love having them in our shows and on our stage. With a “Night of Broadway,” you’ve got to bring in your heavy hitters, those that can really hit it home, and that’s what we’ve done,” Mortenson said.
Between all of life’s obligations, you’d do well to make time for this Broadway-esque production. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for students with ID and $8 for children.