Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City

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A scene from the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2016 production of Much Ado About Nothing in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

A scene from the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2016 production of Much Ado About Nothing in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

This small regional theater company has a big presence in the southwest region. Founded in 1961 by Fred C. Adams, a New York theater scene veteran who saw 150,000 annual tourists who came to the region for the landscape with nothing to do but stare at the stars after dark. (Utah issued its first liquor license in 2002 to Hells Backbone Grille to allow them to serve wine with their meal, and throughout the state still requires club membership in order to purchase a stand-alone drink.)

The theater was a hit with locals and visitors alike and now attracts more than 150,000 ticket holders, some of whom come to Cedar City just for the 250 festival performances. The success of the festival has engendered other arts companies and activities.

The Greenshow

Not sure you want to commit to an entire play? Stop by the Greenshow, an hour-long, free outdoor performance in the Ashton Family Greenshow Commons. It’s a light-hearted show full of dance and song.

After the Show

The Grind Coffee House hosts an after theater theater event that invites actors and other artists to sing, dance, juggle or otherwise show their talents in a benefit for REACH, that helps fund job search services for the performers at the end of their season.

For More Information:
Cedar City • Brian Head Tourism Bureau
435-586-5124 
www.visitcedarcity.com/utah-shakespeare-festival/

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