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• Please see the performance descriptions by click on the show titles.

• While these shows are geared for students, we love to have senior centers bring groups up to 20 people as space is available. Some shows are geared for very young students so please read descriptions carefully. You are welcome to join us for any of them.

• Senior Centers can drop off in a location where seniors can avoid stairs and go in a separate entrance than the big school groups.

• Wheelchair seating is available if needed.

• Click the Register Now button above to register for all shows except CELEBRATING U, which will be available at a later time.

• Information subject to change.

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For more information, please contact Robin at robin.wilks-dunn (at) utah.edu.

roomful of teeth

Tuesday, September 26 @ 10:00AM
at Libby Gardner Concert Hall (seating capacity 650)

Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. The group’s debut recording, “Partita for 8 Voices,” won composer (and ensemble member) Caroline Shaw a Pulitzer Prize in 2013, making her the youngest recipient ever of the prize.

60 minutes

Learn more about Roomful of Teeth at their website

erth’s dinosaur zoo live!

Wednesday, November 8 @ 10:00AM and 1:00PM
at Kingsbury Hall (seating capacity 1700)

Aimee Louisanne with T-Rex and friend from DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE. Photo C. Waits

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour that begins in pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet, and interact with a collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures that will thrill and entertain kids. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, the dinosaur puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining, and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.

60 minutes

Learn more about Dinosaur Zoo Live at their website

all the way live!

Starring Paige Hernandez and Baye Harrell
Friday, January 12 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall (seating capacity 1700)

Written and performed by Baye Harrell and Paige Hernandez
Co-commisioned by John F. Kennedy Center and B-Fly Entertainment  

Discover the hip-hop elements through and interactive radio that’s powered by you!ALL THE WAY LIVE! showcases the four artistic elements of Hip Hop culture (Emcee, DJ, break dance, and grafitti art) with a fifth element of Knowledge of Self added so that students learn creativity, respect, understanding, cooperation, effort, and self-care.  Using rhythm and rhyme, this show aims to tune children to the frequency of positive thoughts and feelings.

60 minutes

Learn more about Paige Hernandez at her website

black violin

Tuesday, February 27 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

 

High-energy, classically trained musicians renowned for their ability to meld highbrow and pop culture into a single genre-busting act, Black Violin mines the synergy among classical, jazz, blues, R&B, and hip-hop. With millions of YouTube followers, virtuoso violinists Kev Marcus and Wil B, plus TK, their masterful accompanying DJ, are redefining the music world, one string at a time. Part maestro, part emcee, this revolutionary group, declared one of the “hottest bands of SXSW,” encourages audiences to look at things from a different perspective, to show what can happen when you color way outside the lines.

60 minutes

Learn more about Black Violin at their website

schoolhouse rock live! jr.

Performed by University of Utah Youth Theatre
Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah

The pop-culture phenomenon Schoolhouse Rock comes to life on stage in this musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite Saturday morning cartoon. Performed by local, young actors from U of U Youth Theatre, the show follows Tom, a school teacher nervous about his first day, and includes all the best songs from the original, including Conjunction Junction, I’m Just a Bill, and more.

75 minutes

Learn more about U of U Youth Theatre at their website

Compagnia t.p.o • farfalle

Wednesday, April 25 @ 10:00AM
Wednesday, April 25 @ 1:00PM
Thursday, April 26 @ 10:00AM
Thursday, April 26 @ 1:00PM
Friday, April 27 @ 10:00AM
Friday, April 27 @ 1:00PM
at Kingsbury Hall, seating on stage (capacity 100)

Two dancers move, play and paint in the air, telling the story of the slow metamorphosis of the butterfly. TPO’s “theater of the senses” weaves dance, storytelling, and visual experience into a magical hands-on performance like nothing you’ve seen before. The audience is invited to enter the performance and interact with the beautiful, immersive world created on stage.

50 minutes
Patrons will be required to take off their shoes

Learn more about Compagnia T.P.O. at their website

Celebrating u on the circle

Wednesday, May 16 @ 10:00AM
at Kingsbury Hall (seating capacity 1700)

celebratingUmatinee

With local performing artists (to be announced at a later date), this end of the season school matinee celebrates the end of the school year while also celebrating education in this fun performance that gives students a great introduction to the University of Utah campus and thinking about their future education!  With lunches brought from school, enjoy lunch on Presidents Circle and a fun campus tour after the show.

60 min