Utah Shakespeare Festival

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City: Address, Phone Number, Utah Shakespeare Festival Reviews: 5/5

Utah Shakespeare Festival
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The Utah Shakespeare Festival produces the work of Shakespeare and other classic playwrights in three spaces at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts in Cedar City Utah. Plays, orientations, seminars, Greenshows, classes, camps, and tours complete a Festival experience.
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Kathleen S
4 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
I saw the Pirates of Penzance on Friday evening. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the choreography which enhanced the comedic elements. My friend, who had never seen a Gilbert and Sullivan musical before could not stop laughing. If you are expecting a traditional production you may be disappointed. If you are expecting a fun romp...then this is the production for you.
Written August 9, 2021
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Europelover87
Bonney Lake, WA6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Sooooo happy to have the festival back! They have outdone themselves in celebrating 60 years of amazing shows. I have been attending for 30 years and the talent just seems to get better and better. Entertaining, affordable, and there are always shows appropriate for the youth as well. I love this place!
Written July 13, 2021
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Debbie H
Grand Junction, CO100 contributions
Sep 2021
Love everything about it. I went several times in the 2000's. This is my 1st trip back since the new theater was built. The grounds are beautiful!!! It is a very relaxing atmosphere. The festival does so much to make your visit a good one. Very good value. The free seminars and greenshow are good value added. We saw Comedy of Terrors and Ragtime and enjoyed them both. I will continue to attend this festival.
Very friendly town and lots of places to eat and great sceanery.
Written September 10, 2021
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doaelric
1 contribution
Aug 2021
USF is run by a horrible man!! The Deaf Community of Utah is interested in the Festival just as hearing people are but Frank Mack not only denies the providing of ASL Interpreters but he's really excessively rude about it! Instead of just saying, "I'm sorry, we don't follow the ADA law that requires us to provide interpreters", he is really rude to those who have asked for interpreters. He says it's because they don't have the budget. I know of several small theatres in Utah who make MILLIONS less than USF who still provide interpreters. USF used to be great about it until they hired Frank Mack. I used to be a yearly attender but I have learned of this from several Deaf people and I have decided to boycott. I refuse to spend any of my money with USF until they start providing equal access to Deaf patrons. They provide captioning but, as the Deaf have stated, "If I want to read Shakespeare, I['ll stay home and read him. I want to SEE the play!"
Written August 9, 2021
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kimekstrom
Ogden, UT190 contributions
Sep 2021
Outstanding venue and performances. We had great second row seats and could see every nuance in the performance. In most venues, I like to be a bit further back to take in the whole scene. but in this theater, I would get seats as close to the front as possible. We will definitely be back.
Written September 13, 2021
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TMPUTAH
Salt Lake City, UT28 contributions
Aug 2018
The festival is always fun and professionally done, but this year we felt they outdid themselves with Othello and Merchant. These two plays were fantastic. So thought provoking and so well done.
The seats in the outdoor theater are hard as they are just waterproof plastic. You may want to bring a stadium cushion, or at least a bath towel to fold up to sit on. We didn’t love the Greenshow, but although we both knew a fair amount about the plays learned even more in the seminars that introduced the plays.
Written August 4, 2018
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Kenneth O
31 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
To be fair, this was the 2nd night in the new theater! Henry V was great! Only had one glitch during the play, one of the curtains would not come down and they had to stop the play to get it fixed. Most of the concessions weren't open and the two that were had very limited choices and the registers were not working correctly.

I have no doubt they will get this worked out very shortly, in fact, we will return later in the season for another play. The staff was great, the weather was great and it was a fun time!
Written June 29, 2016
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Thanks for your review. Preview performances (June 27 - July 6, 2016) are our chance to work out the bugs, and with our new buildings, there are a few. Thanks for being patient, and I am happy to hear that you will come back when things are running smoothly. We appreciate your support!
Written June 29, 2016
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travelertoo2
Cedar City, UT622 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
For several years we have talked about coming here for the Festival. This year we finally made it.
We were not disappointed. The facility was quite nice and with the new outdoor theater next door under construction it will be really nice. It was a bit chilly in the theater. (It was 48 degrees and rainy that day.) Seemingly because there are doors open under the theater seating to allow the actor egress to the stage.
The play we saw was decidedly un-Shakespearean, Dracula. The acting was very good and the staging was excellent. We enjoyed the performances and the production.
If you have even the slightest desire to go do it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. We are not big theater goers nor are we Shakespeare fans but we plan to return to see a Shakespeare production.
Written November 14, 2015
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Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed Dracula - every season we perform Shakespeare, musicals, and other theatrical works.
Written November 18, 2015
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looksformuseums
Salt Lake City, UT106 contributions
Jul 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.
Written July 15, 2015
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Thanks for your review!
Written July 22, 2015
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Byronb130
Roy, UT84 contributions
Sep 2019
I am not sure hoe to rate the Shakespeare Festival because the play we saw was depressing, or at least not entertaining.
The venue was great. The acting was great. It was easy to park.
Our friends that went to the othe play that night were very happy with their experience.
Written September 22, 2019
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