BYU Theatre 2014-15

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BYU THEATRE 2014–15

In celebration of the 50th anniversary theatre season in the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, the Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts presents a variety of drama, comedy, and musical theatre favorites and premieres. Highlights include the U.S. premiere of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy’s musical The Count of Monte Cristo; a world-premiere stage adaptation of Shannon Hale’s young adult novel Princess Academy; and William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, adapted for young audiences and performed with marionettes.

Season tickets now on sale. Single tickets on sale approximately four weeks prior to each production.

YOUR SEASON TICKET PACKAGE INCLUDES THESE FIVE PRODUCTIONS:
The Count of Monte Cristo ♦Ÿ See How They Run ♦ Our Town ♦ The Winter’s Tale ♦Ÿ Princess Academy

ADD ANY OF THESE BONUS PRODUCTIONS TO YOUR PACKAGE:
The Fisherman and His Wife ♦Ÿ The Marriage of Figaro* ♦ Microburst Theatre Festival ♦Ÿ A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Save up to 36% off individual ticket prices, depending on the day of the week you choose to attend. Keep your same seats every year to productions in the Pardoe Theatre.

*Produced by the BYU School of Music

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THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

BYU Young Company:

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE

A participatory play adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes
Based on a story collected by the Brothers Grimm
Directed by Néstor Bravo Goldsmith

This tale of a fisherman, an enchanted fish, and three magic wishes taps into the imagination through clever storytelling and audience participation.

Nelke Theatre
Sept. 26, Oct. 1–3, 8–10, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday matinees Sept. 27, Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Children’s school matinee, Thurs., Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., Oct. 2

 

COMEDY

SEE HOW THEY RUN

By Philip King
Directed by Barta Lee Heiner

Mayhem ensues in this hysterical farce involving mistaken identity, slamming doors, and a cast of mismatched personalities at a vicarage in 1940s England.

Margetts Theatre
Nov. 7–8, 12–15, 18–22, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinee Nov. 8, 15, 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., Nov. 13

 

DRAMA

OUR TOWN

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Stephanie Breinholt

Hailed as “the greatest American play ever written,” this hopeful missive about the lives of the residents of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Pardoe Theatre
Nov. 21–22, Dec. 2–6, 9–11, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees Nov. 22, Dec. 6, 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., Dec. 4

 

MUSICAL

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
A New Musical

Music by Frank Wildhorn
Book and lyrics by Jack Murphy

Directed by Tim Threlfall
Musical direction by Gayle Lockwood
Choreography by Nathan Balser
Creative producer: Jeffrey Martin

U.S. Premiere
From the Tony Award–nominated composer of The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, and Jekyll & Hyde, comes this epic musical based on Alexander Dumas’s classic story of revenge, romance, and love’s redemptive power.

de Jong Concert Hall
Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. (preview performance)
Jan. 23–24, 27–31, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees Jan. 24, 31, 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., Jan. 29

 

THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES

BYU Young Company:

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Nat Reed

The Bard’s popular comedy about the struggles of love comes to life at the hands—or, rather, the strings—of a troupe of handmade marionettes.

Nelke Theatre
Feb. 4–6, 11–13, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday matinees Feb. 7, 14, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Children’s school matinee Thurs., Feb. 12, 10:00 a.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., Feb. 5

 

NEW WORK

MICROBURST THEATRE FESTIVAL

A series of short plays written by BYU students
Directed by George D. Nelson

Winner of three national awards at the 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, this jubilee of new plays by aspiring playwrights returns for another round to explore love, loss, and life.

Margetts Theatre
March 5–7, 11–14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees March 7, 14, 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., Mar. 12

 

CLASSIC

THE WINTER’S TALE

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lindsay Livingston

Myth and misunderstanding intersect as a cast of colorful and passionate characters struggle to obtain their happy ending in this tragicomedy, one of Shakespeare’s last plays.

Pardoe Theatre
March 20–21, 24–27, 31, April 1–3, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees March 21, 28, 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., March 26

 

FOR FAMILIES

PRINCESS ACADEMY

Based on the book by Shannon Hale
Adapted for stage by Lisa Hall Hagen
Directed by Megan Sanborn Jones

World Premiere
Taken from her home to attend royal finishing school, Miri faces a harsh schoolmistress, fierce storms, and bandits, but soon discovers the power of friendship and a loving heart. Adapted from the story of New York Times bestselling author Shannon Hale.

Pardoe Theatre
May 29–30, June 4–6, 10–13, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday matinees May 30, June 4, 6, 12, 13, 2:00 p.m.
ASL interpreted performance Thurs., June 4, 7:00 p.m.