Author: Olivia Diaz

Olivia is a theater education major who stumbled into journalism. She's a little too into movies, pop culture, and Oxford commas (against the desires of her editors). She is also very online. ([email protected])
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“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” enchants and captivates Utah Valley audiences

The mystical, magical book “The Girl Who Drank The Moon” by Kelly Barnhill has been adapted into a one-act stage production and premiered in partnership with UVU School of the Arts on November 7. It was adapted by playwright Melissa Leilani Larson over the span of two years.  “UVU wanted to produce a new show […]

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Utah Repertory Theater’s Sweeney Todd is a bloody good time

Halloween may be behind us, but for those of you who want to keep the spooky season going, the blood-chilling production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts is sure to thrill and delight. Produced in partnership with the Utah Repertory Theater Company, this haunting, […]

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Cornbelly's scarecrow and tractor next to a pumpkin patch
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Cornbelly’s offers autumnal fun for everyone

If you’re looking for a one-stop destination for all things fall, look no further than Cornbelly’s in Lehi. With over 60 attractions, rides and events covering 20 acres, there’s no shortage of fun to be had with a date, friends or family. Kamille Combs, marketing and events director for Cornbelly’s, said that she enjoys being […]

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The Harry Styles photo dropper: a campus mystery

As Halloween approaches, there’s something spooky happening at UVU. Something bizarre. No one knows how or why, only that everywhere you go, there he is. That dazzling smile, that artful tattoo sleeve… the one hand perched on top of a full, pregnant belly. It’s Pregnant Harry Styles. These scraps of paper, barely bigger than a […]

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Audra McDonald brings Broadway songbook, love and hope to UVU

It’s hard to exaggerate just how talented Audra McDonald is. She’s the winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, earning three before the age of 30 and being the only performer to win in all four acting categories. She’s one “O” away from an EGOT, having already secured two Emmys and a Grammy. To top […]

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New Broadway musical Fly More Than You Fall soars on first night of previews

For theater enthusiasts and performers near the west coast, Broadway often seems particularly unattainable—a distant idea that only the lucky few get to experience. However, thanks to a collaboration between the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts and a creative team based out of New York, a Broadway-caliber performance has come to Utah Valley University. […]

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Noorda Center announces inaugural season

Following the opening of the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts last March, the 2019/2020 season has been announced. UVU will now be host to several of the biggest names in theater and music, premiere productions and the Utah Symphony. “We have an extremely exciting first season,” said Isaac Walters, marketing manager for the School […]

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Your First Two Weeks

If you want to get to know campus, win prizes, eat free food and have an unforgettable first few weeks of school, opportunities abound. Here are campus events you should know about if you want to make memories. Monday, Aug. 19 First Wolverine Wednesday of the semester When: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Centre Stage What: […]

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No Place Like Home: a guide to housing as a new student

Unlike most universities, UVU has no on-campus housing. Incoming students have to navigate all of the housing options Orem and Provo have to offer without having many of them in one location. Here is a quick guide to make that process easier. Where do I start? Come up with your list of must-have features for […]

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Introducing the Noorda, UVU’s new haven for performing artists

Before the spring of 2019, students performed, worked and rehearsed in any space they could find in the crowded Gunther Technology building. Actors pushed aside desks in empty classrooms to rehearse scenes; dancers gave performances in small studio spaces; and musicians had to load their instruments onto a truck and transport them across campus for […]

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