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Enhance your Utah Festival experience by attending our Academy Classes taught by industry professionals.

Get an Academy Pass for just $110 (get a second for 50% OFF) which includes all Academy Classes and the Michael Ballam Seminar Series.

Academy pass does not include special events.

 

 

2024 ACADEMY CLASS SCHEDULE


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OPERA & MUSICAL THEATRE SEMINAR
Utah Theatre
June 17-19 • 10-11:30 am • $50
Join Dr. Michael Ballam for a comprehensive experience detailing every 2024 production.

ACCESSIBLE ACCENTS
Utah Theatre
July 8 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Study dialects of the season with resident dialect coach, Stefan Espinosa

BUOSO’S GHOST: CHING’S MUSICAL MASTERY
Utah Theatre
July 9 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Dr. Geoffrey Friedley delves into the music of composer Michael Ching.

THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: GIANNI SCHICCHI & BUOSO’S GHOST
Utah Theatre
July 10 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Kick off our Director Series with Suzan Hanson the director of Gianni Schicchi & Buoso’s Ghost.

THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: LITTLE SHOP & GUYS AND DOLLS
Utah Theatre
July 11 • 10-11:00 am • $10 • 
Join George Pinney, director of Little Shop and Guys & Dolls, for his creative process.

THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: CATS
Utah Theatre
July 12 • 10-11:00 am • $10
In her Utah Festival directorial debut, Lauren Haughton Gillis shares her journey creating Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats.

THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: ANYTHING GOES
Utah Theatre
July 13 • 10-11:00 am • $10 
Director Michael Jenkinson returns to discuss Utah Festival’s 2024 production of Anything Goes.

THE ARTIST’S PALETTE: WIGS AND MAKEUP
Ellen Eccles Theatre Stage
July 15 • 10-11:00 am • $10 • Melyssa Swensen head of makeup and wigs shares her process and tips of the trade.

THE PAINISTS: BEHIND THE KEYS!
Utah Theatre Stage
July 16 • 10-11:00 am • $10 • You’ve heard their musical magic onstage, now interact with the stars behind the keys of The Pianists!

AN ACTOR PREPARES
Utah Theatre
July 17 • 10-11:00 am • $10 
Learn the actor’s process of creation from start to finish with actor and professor Vanessa Ballam.

THE DYNAMIC DUO: ASHMAN & MENKEN
Utah Theatre
July 18 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Explore the synergy of Ashman and Menken’s musical magic in this class dedicated to their iconic collaboration.

BEYOND THE FOOTLIGHTS
Utah Theatre
July 19 • 10-11:00 am • $10
John Mitchell, head Lighting Designer for Utah Festival, dazzles with his lighting seminar.</span

PERCUSSION FROM THE PIT!
Ellen Eccles Theatre Pit
July 22 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Explore percussion from the Ellen Eccles Theatre orchestra pit. Compare the instruments, listen to excerpts, and try it yourself in a hands-on learning experience. (Seating Limited – ticket required)

BACKSTAGE MAGIC
Utah Theatre
July 23 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Learn the secrets of the technical side of production from our team of experts.

PAWS AND PIROUETTES: CATS CHOREOGRAPHY
Utah Theatre
July 24 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Step into the world of CATS choreography as you explore feline-inspired movements with our choreographers.

VERDI: THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC
Utah Theatre
July 25 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Examine the life and works of Giuseppi Verdi with the marvelous Kathy Johnson.

FABULOUS FRANK
Utah Theatre
July 26 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Embark on a Melodic Journey with Jared Rounds: Exploring the timeless genius of Frank Loesser.

PRESTO CHANGE-O(VER)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
July 27 • After the matinee • FREE
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens. 

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PRODUCTIONS MANAGEMENT
Utah Theatre
July 29 • 10-12:00 pm • $10
Utah Festival’s production manager, Brian Newman, delves into the seamless coordination of diverse elements, from budgeting to stage logistics, and mastering the skills needed to bring captivating performances to life

UNVEILING VERDI‘S REQUIEM MASTERPIECE
Utah Theatre
July 30 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Explore the intricate harmonies, historical significance, and the profound emotions encapsulated in each powerful note of Verdi’s Requiem.

THEATRICAL SOUNDSCAPES
Utah Theatre
July 31 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Unleash the Sonic Tapestryand dive into the Art and Techniques of theatrical sound design.

THE ‘DELOVELY’ COLE PORTER
Utah Theatre
August 1 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Unravel the mysteries behind the man, his timeless melodies, and the creative brilliance that brought Porter’s iconic songs to life.

THREADS OF IMAGINATION: COSTUMES
Utah Theatre
August 2 • 10-11:00 am • $10
Join Jess Wallace, Utah Festival’s Director of Costumes, for the basics of costume design.

PRESTO CHANGE-O(VER)
Ellen Eccles Theatre
August 2 • Following the matinee
FREE
Watch the fascinating and well-choreographed scene change process between a matinee and an evening show, and ask questions as it happens.

ATTENTION EDUCATORS

Did you know qualifying educators can earn 1-4 Utah State office of Education relicensure points for each production, concert or education event you attend? Visit the USOE Ontrack website to register for points, or for more information contact Pamela Gee at

FOR QUESTIONS:

Vanessa Ballam | Education Director
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Email: vanessa@ufomt.org

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