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Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Cancels 2020 Season Photo Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Cancels 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2020

Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season.

Photo Flash: Utah Festival Announces 2019 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards Win Photo Photo Flash: Utah Festival Announces 2019 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2019

Two Utah high school performers are on their way to New York City after winning the award for Best Actress and Best Actor in the ninth annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards held in the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City May 18. Abigail Edwards  from Green Canyon High School in North Logan won for her role as Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast' and Ethan Kelso from Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts won for his portrayal of Will Bloom in 'Big Fish.'

Winners Announced For 2018 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards Photo Winners Announced For 2018 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2018

Two Utah high school performers are on their way to New York City after winning the award for Best Actress and Best Actor in the eighth annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards held in the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City May ?12. Aria Critchley from East High School won for her role as Jane in "Tarzan" and Bennett Chew from Hillcrest won for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables"

Utah Festival Presents Eighth Annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards Photo Utah Festival Presents Eighth Annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2018

More than 600 students from 24 high schools will take the Eccles Theater Stage for the eighth annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards May 12. The Awards represent a musical theatre scholarship program that rewards excellence at the high school level. Ten show-stopping numbers from 10 juried musicals will showcase the Best Musical finalists from schools across the state.

Utah Festival Presents Eighth Annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards- Nominee Photo Utah Festival Presents Eighth Annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards- Nominees Announced!
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2018

More than 600 students from 24 high schools will take the Eccles Theater Stage for the eighth annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards May 12. The Awards represent a musical theatre scholarship program that rewards excellence at the high school level. Ten show-stopping numbers from 10 juried musicals will showcase the Best Musical finalists from schools across the state.

The McCammon Voice Competition Announces The 2018 McCammon Semi-Finalists Photo The McCammon Voice Competition Announces The 2018 McCammon Semi-Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2018

The 2018 McCammon Voice Competition judges have chosen the semi-finalists for the eighteenth biennial competition, to be held on March 16, 2018 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The finals will be held March 17, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall. This year's competitors are David Araujo, Amanda Blue, Nicolette Book, Ryan Bradford, Rachael Braustein, Kathleen Buccleugh, Chelsea Coyne, Danielle Davis, Peter Scott Drackley, Helen Huang, Hao Hu, Emily Michiko Jensen, Abigail Kempson, Chonghwa Kim, Abigail Levis, Brandon Morales, Elizabeth Moran, Langelihle Mngxati, Chong Yoon Noh, Brittany Nickell, Yulan Piao, Anthony Reed, Michael St. Peter and Andrew Wannigman.

Classical KDFC To Air Archival San Francisco Opera Broadcast of Richard Strauss' ARAB Photo Classical KDFC To Air Archival San Francisco Opera Broadcast of Richard Strauss' ARABELLA
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 23, 2018

On February 4 at 8 p.m., the Bay Area's Classical KDFC will broadcast a 1980 San Francisco Opera performance of Richard Strauss' romantic opera Arabella starring soprano Kiri Te Kanawa in the title role, soprano Barbara Daniels as Zdenka, tenorWilliam Lewis as Matteo and baritone Ingvar Wixell as Mandryka, with German conductor Wolfgang Rennert. This performance from the Company's archives will be hosted by KDFC radio announcer Dianne Nicolini.

Logan Municipal Council Approves $150K One-Time Funding For Opera Photo Logan Municipal Council Approves $150K One-Time Funding For Opera
by Alan Henry - Oct 20, 2017

Logan Municipal Council voted to approve $150,000 dollars in one-time funding assistance for the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre.

Lyric Opera Announces its 2017-18 Resident Artists Photo Lyric Opera Announces its 2017-18 Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler has announced the selection of the artists for the Resident Artists Program for the 2017-2018 season.

Zachary Nelson, Leah Crocetto, Marjorie Owens and More Set for George London Foundation for Singers' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The George London Foundation for Singers has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971.

Photo Flash: Winners Unveiled for 2017 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Two Utah high school performers are on their way to New York City after winning The Chevron Award for Best Actress and Best Actor in the seventh annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards held in the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City May 13. Jessica Lewis from DaVinci Academy won for her role as Miriam in 'Fly By Night' and Levi Hopkins from Ridgeline High School won for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in 'The Addams Family.' Scroll down for photos from the ceremony!

2017 Utah High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Broadway meets Utah on May 13, 2017 when more than 250 performers from 29 high school productions across the state compete in the seventh annual Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards at the new George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City.

PREformances Presents Allison Charney, Kelly-Hall Tompkins, and Erin Brooks, 3/12
by Molly Tracy - Mar 7, 2017

The stars align and come out to shine for "PREformances with Allison Charney" first evening concert of 2017, where celebrated classical musicians come to play before they appear on the world's most prestigious stages. 

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.