Department Calendar

Events Schedule – See EVENTS below for details.
Dec 3: Mask Club Auditions: Finding Nemo the Musical, 5 – 10 pm in F430, please prepare 30 seconds of a musical theatre song, and a 30 second comedic monologue. Sign up for auditions here.
Dec 4 – Dec 7: Much Ado About Nothing performed in the Pardoe Theatre, 7:30 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm.
Dec 4: Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Forum, 4 – 5 pm WILK 3380, learn history of fairy tales and Rumpelstiltskin in conjunction with TMA’s Rump.
Dec 5 – 7: Rump in the Nelke Theatre, 7:30 pm, with matinee Dec 7 at 2:00 pm.
Dec 6 – 7: Divine Comedy’s “The Polar UVX-Express,” 7 & 9 pm, JSB 140.
Dec 12: Last day of classes.
Dec 13: Student Theatre Association Christmas party; 4 – 5:30 pm in B-201.
Dec 14 – 19: Finals Week
Dec 20 – Jan 5: Christmas Break

Theatre Forum Schedule (Nelke Theatre – 11am, Unless otherwise specified)
Nov 28: No theatre forum; Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 5: Faith + Works – Fidalis Beuhler, Art

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Dec 12: TMA 301 performance, directed by Katie Jarvis

Graduation Application Deadlines
Senior students,

If your 2019-2020 plans include graduation, please be aware of the following graduation application deadlines:

  • December 2019: September 15th (past due!)
  • April 2020before November 15th (past due!)
  • June 2020 and August 2020before February 15th

If you still need to apply, go to MyMAP>Student Summary tab>Academic Programs box>Apply for Graduation link to initiate the application, then promptly schedule a follow-up appointment with your CFAC academic advisor to finalize the application. You may schedule an appointment by stopping by the advisement center in D444 HFAC or calling the phone number at 801-422-3777. (If you have already finalized your graduation application with your academic advisor, please disregard this invitation.)

Please also be aware that April 2020 graduation ceremonies will be held on April 23rd and 24th to celebrate the graduates qualifying for the above dates. If you are targeting one of those four graduation dates, April 2020 will be your one-time opportunity to participate (August ceremonies no longer exist); therefore, it is critical that you plan accordingly.

Congratulations on your upcoming accomplishment!

For university funding opportunities, click here and/or visit https://financialaid.byu.edu/section/scholarships. For other national scholarships, fellowships, and programs, click here.


EVENTS

Major Cards
The Major Cards are now available in the TMA Offices, F-515. Be sure to pick them up to get a discount for the mainstage productions! You must have your student ID to pick it up. Replacement cards cost $10, so be sure to write your name on your card.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
It’s 1598, and you head to The Globe to see Shakespeare’s newest play, Much Ado About Nothing. Creating that same experience is the goal of TMA’s show of Shakespeare’s comedy. From recreating The Globe in the Pardoe Theatre, using Renaissance style music, and acting in original Shakespearian styles (or at least as approximate as one can get), this production will get us as close to the Bard himself as we possibly can. The performance runs November 15 – December 7 at 7:30 pm, with Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm. You can get tickets for the show here.

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RUMP: THE MUSICAL
Based on the novel by BYU alumni Liesl Shurtliff, this retelling of the classic fairy tale follows Rump, a young man who discovers his gift for spinning straw into gold. But as he continues to use his magical gifts, he weaves himself into deeper and deeper trouble, eventually landing himself into a curse that he can only overcome through a journey that requires courage and friendship. MDT is proud to put on this musical workshop, and are excited to see where this musical will go! The show runs December 5 – 7, evening shows at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on December 7 at 2:30 pm. You can purchase tickets here.

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Theatre Season 2019-2020

For the complete main stage season and affiliated productions, click here.

Y-tix
Y Tix are inexpensive (“rush”) tickets available for purchase by current BYU students for all BRAVO! performances.* We’ve designated at least 20 good seats to all BRAVO! performances, and select Theatre performances as Y Tix seats. Additional seats may also be available at other locations in the venue. These will become available for current BYU students to purchase on the day of the performance for $10 each. Students must register online through the Y Tix web link at the top of this page on the day of the performance between the hours of 9:00 am-1:00 pm for evening performances and from 9:00a-12p for matinees. You may register for up to two tickets. Winners will be selected at random to be able to purchase tickets to the performance. Once Y Tix registrations ends, you will be notified via email shortly after that time as to whether or not you have been randomly selected to purchase tickets or not. If you are not a lucky winner selected to purchase Y Tix, you may try again for another performance.

Once Upon a Time: A Fairy Tale Forum
MDT’s workshop of Rump: The Musical is an adaptation of the novel Rump, which is an adaptation of the fairy tale “Rumpelstiltskin.” Fairy tales are a deep and rich collection of folklore, and to discuss the history of fairy tales, TMA has invited Professor Jill Rudy, a specialist in myths, legends, and folklore to learn more about this genre. Additionally, the author of Rump Liesl Shurtliff will be discussing the journey it took to write her novel. It will be Dec. 4, 4 – 5 pm in WILK 3380.

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Divine Comedy’s “The Polar UVX-Express”
Come see Divine Comedy’s final, best of show, “The Polar UVX-Express.” You can buy cheaper, pre-show tickets here.

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ACT’s A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Alpine Community Theater (ACT) presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical November 29 – December 9 at the Valentine Theater located at 839 N. 900 East, in American Fork. Performances are on Friday, Saturday and Monday November 29 – December 1, and Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday from December 5  – December 9 at 7:30pm, with one matinee at 2pm on Saturday, December 7. Tickets go on sale November 10 online or at the door one hour before each performance. All tickets are reserved seating.

Christmas Carol 2019 Performance Posters

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
The Sundance Film Festival is looking for volunteers for this upcoming year, January 23-Feb. 3, 2020. Volunteering with Sundance means being in the heart of the action, getting behind the scenes and gaining real hands-on experience. This is a really great opportunity, and something that can be added to your resume! Click here if you are interested in volunteering. If you are planning on applying to be a Sundance volunteer, please also let BYU know! If we get a large enough group of student volunteers, then the group can get free access to workshops, panels, and other great experiences at Sundance. But we need to know who is planning on volunteering, so once you apply to Sundance, please fill out this form to let us know.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH THEATRE SEASON

The Department of Theatre at the University of Utah invites you to join them for free nights of theatre before their opening productions. They host two free previews on Wednesday and Thursday before opening each production. Please arrive before the curtain call at 7:25 p.m. They also offer student ticket prices for $8.50 with a valid student ID from any school. Discounted tickets can only be redeemed in person at the Performing Arts Ticket office (located at Kingsbury Hall). You may also obtain tickets at the theatre’s will-call window beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance you wish to attend. It’s recommended that you check ticket availability as many performances sell out. For group discounts, please contact josi.dubois@utah.edu. Their next upcoming previews are The OdysseyNov. 6-7, and She Kills MonstersJan. 14-15. The opening night of She Kills Monsters on Thursday, Jan. 16th will be free to any student with a valid student ID.

For non-BYU events in the area, see events in the area.


DEPARTMENT AUDITIONS

Interested in working with BYU Media Arts student filmmakers? Volunteer to be an actor, art designer, etc. and get involved with student capstone films at http://film.byu.edu/?page_id=3531.


AUDITIONS IN THE AREA

Angelus Theatre
Retro is the style, ancient Europe is the setting. With an eclectic mix of modern music (rap, country, pop, etc) this musical retelling of Tristan and Iseult has it all! Auditions will be held December 12 & 13 from 7:30 – 9 pm. Come prepared to do cold reads and to sing 32 bars of a song; can be any style but broadway belt is preferred. All those who audition will be REQUIREDto attend callbacks, December 14 from 9 am – 1 pm, which will include more cold reads and dance and movement. The auditions will be at 185 N Main St, Spanish Fork. The entrance is at the rear of the theatre. If you have conflicts with audition/callback dates but are still interested please email cobbcotheaterproductions@gmail.com.

Callboard
If you haven’t already, we invite you to create a profile with CallBoard. This program was created by BYU students to help you find local auditions and actors for your projects. CallBoard is now recognized as the largest database of Utah Actors and Utah Auditions. We think this will be a great resource for all of our students. Actor accounts are only $10/year. This grants you access to all of the local auditions and upload your resume/headshot so that directors can contact you directly and Director accounts are Free. Our goal is to help you as a student connect with those in the industry by finding work both in the department and outside of BYU. Create an account as soon as possible with the link below. To create account, click here. The current list of Utah auditions, click here.

For more non-departmental auditions, see auditions in the area.

For more auditions and workshops, inside and outside of Utah County, visit backstageutah.comutahactors.ning.com, and utah.my-callboard.com.


This website is provided as a service for BYU Theatre students. Organizations are not endorsed by Brigham Young University or by the Theatre and Media Arts Department.

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