LORE Brings Real-World Horror Stories to BYU This Halloween

Aaron Mahnke plans to remind audiences that sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.   This Halloween, the BRAVO! series brings Aaron Mahnke, creator of the LORE podcast, and his collaborator Chad Lawson to the de Jong Concert Hall’s stage for their only 2018 live performance. LORE’s content is fitting for the Halloween performance […]

Laura Benanti gets personal while mentoring BYU theatre students

The Tony Award winner offered life and industry advice to help music dance theatre students improve their craft Laura Benanti did not hide her feelings as she worked individually with student performers during her BYU masterclass. Some performances brought tears to her eyes, while others didn’t quite work for her. “I’m never a lover of […]

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ Invites BYU Audiences to Keep the Secret

The BYU theatre department breathes fresh life into the murder mystery The BYU theatre department presents a classic Halloween offering when “The Mousetrap” opens on Oct. 26. “The Mousetrap” is one of famed mystery writer Agatha Christie’s most popular stories, but it holds the additional distinction of being the longest-running play in history. “I think […]

dancEnsemble Features a Collection of Dances Choreographed By Students

  dancEnsemble Classic facilitates student choreography and teaching opportunities.   The College of Fine Arts and Communications puts on many productions and concerts, but dancEnsemble never has trouble setting itself apart. The company’s concerts give students the chance to participate through dancing in and choreographing the majority of the concert’s works.   “This semester is […]

Microburst Theatre Showcases New Short Plays by BYU Students

A small group of theatre students brings six new plays to life In a world of remakes and adaptations, Microburst Theatre offers fresh, new work to BYU audiences. The showcase will feature six short plays by student playwrights, each performed for the first time when Microburst opens on Oct. 18. “Audiences will see six completely […]

Handel’s Rarely Performed ‘Theodora’ Inspires with Themes of Faith

The BYU School of Music performs Handel’s forgotten tragedy Handel’s “Messiah” is known and loved the world over, but the BYU School of Music is taking on a different work that has long been overshadowed. The rarely performed “Theodora” opens on Oct. 19, giving BYU audiences a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the tragic opera. “It’s […]

BRAVO! Series Brings Critically-Acclaimed Band I’m With Her to Campus

The new band will bring their unique, Americana-style harmonies to BYU. Though I’m With Her only released their first album this past February, the trio has already garnered the attention of respected institutions. Both The New York Times and the Rolling Stone magazine referred to the band as “a Supergroup.” Now, the BRAVO! Series is […]

‘The World’s Strongest Librarian’ Inspires With Themes of Small Victories, Acceptance

BYU’s Young Company tells the story of a librarian confronting health and work challenges The Young Company presents “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” an award-winning play for all ages written by Jeff Gottesfeld and Elizabeth Wong. The cast of characters, led by a persistent and empathetic librarian, will bring messages of patience, hard work and acceptance […]


The annual concert returns with exciting performances from BYU’s Department of Dance. The Brigham Young University Department of Dance will present its popular “World of Dance” concerts Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 20-22, in the de Jong Concert Hall at BYU’s Harris Fine Arts Center. BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Contemporary Dance Theatre, […]


Academy Award-winning director Lee Unkrich comes to BYU for a screening of his film “Coco”.   BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts presents a night of cinema for the whole family to enjoy. “Offering a film screening is not something the BRAVO! Series has done before,” said Bridget Benton, the series’ curator and Assistant Dean at BYU’s […]