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2020 Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City Utah
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2020 Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cedar City Utah 5 day tour- August 3, 2020

Our educator Michael Bahr taught for fourteen years in the public school systems. He has received numerous teaching awards including Outstanding Teacher. He is the Education Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. After four months of nominations and voting by the community, in January of 2019, Michael Bahr, the Utah Shakespeare Festival Educational Director, was given the award for Educator of the Year in Cedar City, Utah. “I am so glad to see Michael Bahr receive this recognition which is so abundantly deserved,” said Festival Executive Producer Frank Mack. “Michael is a devoted educator and a core part of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and it’s wonderful to see the community express its appreciation for his brilliant work.” We are excited to have Michael Bahr as our educator for our group in 2020.
 
Everyone, even if you question your love of Shakespeare, will absolutely love this festival.  We will be seeing 8 plays. It has 4 Shakespeare plays and 4 other musicals, comedies or Broadway-type plays.  Michael Bahr will help all of us understand each Shakespeare play by explaining the story and the characters before we go to each Shakespeare play.  Knowing the story will make Shakespeare more enjoyable for everyone.
 
Look at the fantastic line-up of plays for 2020:

The fantastic line up of plays for 2020:  Shakespeare’s Richard III, Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and Shakespeare’s Pericles.  You will also enjoy Pirates of Penzance, Desperate Measures, One Man Two Guvnors, and Into the Breeches.

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures is a musical comedy with music by David Friedman and book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg which is currently playing at New World Stages for an open-ended engagement, directed by Bill Castellino.

Cymbeline

Cymbeline, also known as The Tragedie of Cymbeline or Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline.

The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Pericles

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it was not included in the First Folio.

Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare’s early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humor coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and wordplay.

Richard III

Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written around 1593. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of King Richard III of England. The play is grouped among the histories in the First Folio and is most often classified as such.

The Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Pirates of Penzance

The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera’s official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well-received by both audiences and critics.

One Man, Two Guvnors

One Man, Two Guvnors is a play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters, a 1743 Commedia dell’arte style comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play replaces the Italian period setting of the original with Brighton in 1963.

Into the Breeches!

Montgomery, 1942: With the local playhouse’s director and actors off at war, the director’s wife sets out to produce an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV and Henry V. A hilarious and moving comedy about the transformative power of art.

Fun For Less Tours GREAT Seating!

Our Package:  Four of the plays are in Rows 1-5, Four of the plays are further back.

Package Price Includes:

  • Daily lectures from Michael Bahr.
  • The first-day only dinner will be provided. The second, third and fourth-day breakfasts, lunches and quality dinners will be provided. The fifth-day breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • 4 nights in a great hotel in Cedar City.
  • Special private meeting with the founder, Fred Adams.
  • Prop seminar & costume seminar.
  • Special private behind the scenes backstage tour.
  • Private seminar with the best actors.
  • All tipping.
  • Souvenir program.
  • Fun For Less Tours staff throughout to make sure everything is perfect!
  • All 8 plays & musicals are in orchestra seating.
    • The fantastic line up of plays for 2020:  Shakespeare’s Richard III, Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, and Shakespeare’s Pericles.  You will also enjoy Pirates of Penzance, Desperate Measures, One Man Two Guvnors, and Into the Breeches.

Package Price: $1,294*

**Per person cash discount price, based on double occupancy. Does not include transportation to and from Cedar City, or to any of the festival activities.

WHY WE ARE NOT TRAVELING BY BUS

The price from Salt Lake City, driver accommodations and drivers meals, cost almost $100 per person. We felt most of you could drive to and from Cedar City for around $40. With so many of our passengers coming from other cities and states, we just felt it would work better having you drive to Cedar City. We will not be including transportation to and from Cedar City, or to any of the festival’s activities.