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Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone Number: 435-586-7878
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This was a great festival. We went to King Lear and wow, what a play. The Adams theater brought you back in time and the play was very good. If you are in the area and then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Hanry D
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Cedar City, Utah
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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great festival. We went to King Lear and wow, what a play. The Adams theater brought you back in time and the play was very good. If you are in the area and then this is the place to go see some great productions. Wish I could stay longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Again this year, the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) scores an A-plus. We saw all 6 performances. Without exception the acting, costumes, seminars, are beyond compare. For me, Amadeus was the most overpoweringly moving experience, and King Lear and Henry IV were excellent theater. Charlie's Aunt, Taming of the Shrew, South Pacific were all a lot of fun. Key and supporting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Amadeus: costumes more than excellent, actors (Ivers) excellent, Motzart sword the most beautiful ever seen on a stage, BUT the language was gross, disgusting, insulting, embarrassing. Toilet humor, has a place - in bar rooms, specialized adult theaters, r rated movies, where we expect to hear body waste language in its lowest form and we would never knowingly take our... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We saw six plays in three days: three Shakespeare and three others. There is no better way to see Shakespeare than in their open air Elizabethan theater. Everything about their productions was top notch. Be prepared for clowning around on stage (imagine Jim Cary doing a role) and audience interaction. Many of the players return year after year and many... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I attended " Taming of the Shrew" by myself on my way to WY. On the way back I attended "King Lear" with two teenage nephews. Both casts were led by very good actors who kept us engaged. Before Lear, we'd had an all day drive from WY and were pretty tired. At intermission, I turned to the teenagers and... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We come up to see the plays each year. This year we saw Charlie's Aunt and South Pacific. The talent at this venue is always top of the line. Theater is small so even in the last row your going to see the expressions of the actors. They have an indoor theater for stage plays and musicals, and an outdoor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Another excellent show at the Utah Shakespeare Festival! We've been attending for many years, and the quality never fails. Exceptional performers, costumes, sets, lighting, sound. Simply wonderful productions every time. I've seen good theater and I've seen bad theater. This is the good. Go. You won't regret it.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and your support of the Festival! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I'm a big theater fan but I've never seen Shakespeare done live before. Since I'm not an English major I wasn't sure if I'd like it. We saw South Pacific, Charlie's Aunt, Taming of the Shrew and King Lear. I thought South Pacific would be my favorite since I was familiar with the music and the story but it actually... More 

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Welcome to the Festival! I love hearing about your first experience with live Shakespeare performance. Our actors work very hard to make Shakespeare's words come to life so audience members do not need to have studied Shakespeare to understand what is happening. If you are ever unsure about understanding a production, you can also attend our pre-show orientation where a... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fabulous. The quality of the productions just gets better every year. The opportunities for extra learning are amazing--the morning seminars (free), the actor Q&A (free), the special behind-the-scenes tours (nominal fee). Everything about this festival is absolutely first rate.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We love to go to the Shakespeare Festival. The Adams theater gives such a wonderful ambience of Shakespeare's world. We saw the Taming of the Shrew and the actors did an excellent job!

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! That is good advice to arrive early for the Greenshow if you want to sit on the bleachers or close to the stage. Bring a blanket or lawn chair if you want also. More 

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Address: 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone Number: 435-586-7878
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Cedar City

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