Category Archives: Events in the Area

Find information about Theatre events and productions in the area.

Opportunity 2020: Sundance Film Festival Volunteers

Hey everyone, our friends at the Sundance Institute are opening up their volunteer application for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, held January 23-Feb. 3, 2020 in Park City, UT. 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!

If you are interested in applying or learning about volunteering, please click here.

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.

Event 2019: ACT Newsies

Read all about it! Alpine Community Theater (ACT) presents its exciting summer musical, Disney’s Newsies, July 19 through 29. This very popular Disney film turned Tony-winning Broadway hit, set in turn-of-the century New York City, is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. The performances run nightly at 7:00 p.m., excluding Sundays, with additional Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m. on July 20 and 27. Check for ticket information. All shows will be performed at the Valentine Theater, 839 East 900 North, American Fork.

To kick off ticket sales ACT will hold its annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Legacy Park (corner of Center and Main) in Alpine. Enjoy ice cream with toppings for a dollar and start tapping your toes during a brief performance by the cast. This is the only event where tickets may be purchased at a discount.


Dr. Frances Anne Smeath, who completed her undergraduate degree from BYU theatre in 1969 and received a graduate degree in 1979, has written a play on the life of Christopher MarloweShaking the Earth, which will play on June 14, 15, 17, 21, and 22, all at 7:30 pm at the 3rd Space Studios, 247 W. Center Street in Provo. More information about the play can be found here: Ticketing information can be found here:


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.