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Hot Tea Improv: UVU’s own improv team

Enjoy the hilarity and creativity of Hot Tea Improv, UVU’s own improv team, by attending one of their night shows. Thirteen strong, the members of Hot Tea Improv are either currently taking or have taken the advanced improv theater course, playing improv games and taking inspiration from audience members during their performances. This inspiration could […]

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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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“Let the Right One In” Delivers A Beautiful Melancholy

Tucked away in the Provo Town Center is An Other Theater Company, which is devoted to providing a more adult theater experience that the founders felt was missing in Utah County among the musicals and more family friendly fare that is easily found. Part of the execution of this mission was the production of “Let […]

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Through the eyes of 1945: UVU’s production of Much Ado about Nothing

Unlike the original play of Much Ado About Nothing set in Italy, UVU students performed the play as though it was set in 1945 at the Noorda Blackbox Theatre on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30. In this production, Dr. John Newman, the director, chose to adapt the setting in 1945, when WWII was coming to […]

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UVU theater students perform a story of hope

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] In the intimate Noorda Blackbox Theater, students performed “I Never Saw Another Butterfly.” Though this play illustrates harrowing realities, it also offers a message of hope. Based on true stories, the play gives a heartbreaking depiction of […]

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Clowning Around: UVU Theatre Arts presents a unique take on “Tartuffe”

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] The last thing that anyone expects at the theatre is an actor announcing that there will be no dialogue in the performance about to take place. But that is exactly what theatre-goers experienced this weekend in the UVU courtyard. Director Cleveland McKay Nicoll had the idea to incorporate clowning into the UVU […]

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Utahns perform Rigoletto with a 60’s “Rat Pack” spin

UVU and BYU teachers and students performed Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto with Utah Lyric Opera at the Scera Theater in Orem. The play, directed by Elizabeth Hansen of ULO, had classic opera with a twist by adding a 60’s themed setting. The performance on Aug. 31 reflected the effort that goes into opera singing. According to Isaac […]

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Cultivate your talent through UVU arts

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] UVU art students are given opportunities to further their education and gain valuable experience in whichever way they choose to express themselves. In both performing and visual arts, UVU supports their art departments with classes and showcase opportunities where they can share the love of what they do with an audience. Whether […]

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UVU partner, Sundance Summer Theatre, showcases outdoor production of Oklahoma!

Sundance Summer Theatre is currently showcasing Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!”, a musical production full of stunning costume designs and choreography set against the pine trees surrounding the Sundance Mountain Resort. The outdoor theatre, after being closed for several years, made its return in 2008 after resort founder, Robert Redford, wanted to re-emphasize live performance amongst […]

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UVU theatre performs recreation of classic Russian story

The classic Russian author Anton Chekhov wrote in a way that resonates with the most basic human emotions: love, complacency, depression, denial, longing for something more. UVU’s department of theatrical arts performed “The Seagull” by Chekhov in the Noorda Blackbox Theatre March 1. Jeremy Sortore, the director,  approached this piece with a different Russian tradition […]

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