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Costumes Inspired by James C. Christensen Come to Life in ‘Into the Woods’

Dennis Wright shares his inspiration behind the whimsical costumes of “Into the Woods” BYU’s production of “Into the Woods” contains familiar fairy-tale characters who are faced with surprising consequences following their traditional happy ever after ending. Designed by theatre and media arts professor, Dennis Wright, the production’s costumes add another layer of familiarity and surprise […]

Three Actresses, One Character in ‘The Mill on the Floss’

Emily Moore, Madison Haws and Maddie Hall share their experience portraying the character of Maggie Tulliver in the stage adaptation of George Eliot’s novel First Maggie | Emily Moore Emily Moore felt excited and nervous after getting cast as First Maggie. However, after rehearsals started, she said the nerves went away. She loves working with […]

Fairytale Characters Personify the Human Experience in ‘Into the Woods’

With every fairy tale, there is always a moral to the story The fairy tale stories and characters you have come to know and adore will be depicted in a different light in the BYU Music Dance Theatre program’s production of “Into the Woods.” Opening on Nov. 17 with a “once upon a time…’, the […]

The Classical Greek Theatre Festival Presents ‘ION’ Sept. 25

The festival makes its annual return to perform at BYU. The Westminster College Classical Greek Theatre Festival will perform the tragicomedy “ION” by Euripides on Monday Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. with a free pre-performance lecture at 4 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center. The lesser known play […]

BYU presents “The Barber of Seville” for the first time as a main-stage production

This June, BYU’s School of Music presents Gioachino Rossini’s revered comic opera The Barber of Seville, for the first time as a main-stage production on BYU campus. Directed by School of Music professor Lawrence Vincent, the opera is Lawrence’s last production before his retirement after 20 years of teaching at BYU. “Rossini’s Il barbiere di […]

BYU Announces 2017–18 Theatre Season

Season tickets will be available for purchase beginning May 22 for renewals and May 30 for new orders. Individual tickets go on sale approximately four to six weeks before the first performance of each production. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office (with locations in the Harris Fine Arts Center and […]

Behind the scenes of ‘Chariots of Fire’ U.S. premiere stage design

When Music Dance Theatre director Tim Threlfall saw Chariots of Fire during the 2012 Olympics in London he knew it had to be performed at BYU. Threlfall felt the iconic story would resonate with BYU’s audience, so he called BYU that night and the process began. “To tell you the truth, I like the play […]

BYU presents U.S. premiere of Chariots of Fire beginning Mar. 31

The BYU Department of Theatre and Media Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Chariots of Fire. The performance will begin Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and will run through Apr. 15 in the Pardoe Theatre of the Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU. Tickets for the show are on sale now and are available at […]