Category Archives: Events in the Area

Find information about Theatre events and productions in the area.

Event 2019: UACE Statewide Alumni Career Fair

The Utah Association of Colleges and Employers are holding their annual Career Fair, May 15th, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. An opportunity for college graduates to meet with employers in a fields who are looking for fresh talent to enter the field, over 1,000 people attend this fair. The event will be held at the SLCC Lifetime Activities Center, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City. Registration is free so be sure to register now!

Event 2019: World FolkFest

For over 30 years, World FolkFest has hosted an annual Folk Festival with dance teams from all across the globe. The annual show attracts dancers, musicians, and vendors from all over the world and provides our community cultural learning experiences of all kinds. They are looking for volunteers for their stage crew. They need volunteers to help set up July 27th and 29th, working most of the day, as well as volunteers to work July 30th through August 3rd during the run of the festival. No previous experience is necessary and onsite training can be provided. You can find out more information on World FolkFest’s website, and you can sign up to volunteer with this link:

ACT Performing Arts Academy: Lion King Jr. – May 2019


Continuing in the tradition of excellence in family-friendly entertainment, ACT Performing Arts Academy presents Kids in the ACT Youth Theatre performing Disney’s The Lion King Jr.

This inspiring, coming-of-age tale has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters, as they journey from Pride Rock, to the jungle, and back again.

The ACT performances run May 3 through May 9, excluding Sunday, at the Valentine Theater, 839 East 900 North, American Fork. Show times vary. Check for exact show times and online tickets, which go on sale April 19. Questions? Call Laura Snyder at: 801-404-0736.

Audition 2019: BYU Young Ambassadors

An audition appointment can be made starting after March 1 by contacting the Richards Building Music Office at (801) 422-2563.
Live auditions will be held April 2-5, 2019. Callbacks will be in the afternoon on April 5, 2019. Please bring the following materials to your audition:

– Bring a current headshot and performance résumé to the audition. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to complete an audition information card.
– All applicants should come ready to sing a ballad and an up-tempo selection. Each song should be about 16 bars in length. An accompanist will be provided.
– Please have your sheet music cut to the proper length and clearly marked.
– After your vocal audition, you will be taught several dance sequences from the Young Ambassador show. Please bring appropriate dance attire.
– Bring tennis shoes and character shoes (if possible) for the initial dance call.

For those who cannot attend the live preliminary audition, you may send an email with the following information listed below:

  • A headshot
  • Performance résumé
  • Your current email address and phone number
  • A short video. Please make the video, upload it to YouTube, and set the view setting as unlisted (this will allow the video to be viewed by only those with the link), and include the link to it in the email. Please include all files in one video, not multiple. The video should contain 16 bars of a ballad, 16 bars of an up-tempo selection, and about one minute of dance. Any genre of dance is acceptable, but jazz, ballet, musical theatre, contemporary, and tap are preferred.

Submissions must be received by March 22 to be considered. Please prepare and send it in as early as possible. Based on your taped audition, you may be asked to attend final callbacks.

Final Callbacks will be held the afternoon and evening of Friday, April 5, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to about 6:00 p.m. Please make necessary preparations to be in attendance for the entirety of the callback.

Everyone invited to final callbacks should be prepared to perform 32 bars of your best musical theater selection. You will be asked to sight-sing, sing in quartets, as well as learn additional movement combinations. Please wear formal attire and bring clothes and shoes to dance in. Clothing should be in accordance with the BYU Honor Code. If possible, please bring tennis shoes, character shoes, and tap shoes.

For questions regarding these auditions, please contact the Young Ambassadors directly at either their email, or the following phone number, (801) 422-2563.

Event 2019: Hale Center Theatre – Newsies

Don’t worry, we have added TWO additional matinee performances on Monday, March 18th at 4:00pm and Tuesday, March 19th at 4:00pm. 
Although there are still seats available, the longer you wait the selection of available seats and dates will diminish. There is still excellent availability for our added matinees!
Make sure to reserve your tickets ASAP to guarantee your seats and don’t forget to reserve a few extra for your family; they won’t want to miss it. Newsies runs through April 20th, so there is no time to waste! 

You may also purchase tickets by calling our box office (801-226-8600).

Commencement and Convocation Ceremonies 2019


  • University commencement:
    • Thursday, April 25th @ 10:00am – Marriott Center
  • College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) convocations:
    • Friday, April 26th – de Jong Concert Hall, HFAC
Communications Art,




Theatre and Media Arts(including MDT)

@ 9:00am @ 12:00noon @ 3:00pm


What are my viewing options
The following viewing options are available to make the College of Fine Arts and Communications (CFAC) convocation ceremonies accessible for as many graduates’ guests as possible:

  1. Free ticketed general admission seating (4 guest tickets per graduate) in the de Jong Concert Hall
  2. General overflow seating at an HFAC location – to be determined
  3. Online streaming: or via a banner on the College website

How do I obtain convocation tickets?

General admission seating tickets for the college convocation ceremonies will be limited to 4 per graduate and will be available for in-person pick up at the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) Ticket Office (open 9:00am-5:00pm) according to the schedule below. Please note that this includes December 2018 graduates, and finalized applicants for April 2019, June 2019, or August 2019 only.  Pre-approved ticket recipient lists will be provided to the HFAC Ticket Office by the CFAC Advisement Center.

CFAC Convocation Ticket Pick-up Dates

School of Communications Department of Art

Department of Design

Department of Dance

School of Music

Department of Theatre and Media Arts (including MDT)

Late requests

(any students that did not claim tickets on the previous dates)

March 18th-19th March 20th-21st March 25th-26th March 27th-28th


What if I want more than 4 tickets?

After students have claimed their 4 tickets during the designated windows indicated above, any additional tickets will be distributed at the HFAC Ticket Office on a first-come first-served basis. This second round of ticket distribution will also be limited to a maximum of 4 additional tickets per student (with a possible 8-ticket maximum).


What if I’m not on campus?

Qualified student participants who are not on campus during the Winter 2019 semester, or who are otherwise unable to pick up their allotted tickets during the appointed times, must contact their department/school (Art, Comms, Dance, Design, Music, TMA) to arrange for a department representative to collect tickets on their behalf.


What if I want my sibling or spouse to walk in my convocation instead of their own in another college?

Due to strict seating limitations, it might be possible for a sibling or spouse to attend our college convocation; however, only overflow seating is guaranteed for their guests. You may choose to check with the other college to see if walking with them would be more accommodating for you and your guests.



For questions regarding graduation/convocation in general, please direct your inquiries to

For comments regarding convocation ticketing procedures, please contact