2022 Utah Shakespeare FestivalCedar City Utah 4 day tour- July 18, 2022
“I’d rather see Shakespeare in Cedar City than in Stratford, England. My experiences have been better there. This is a professional theatre rated among the top three Shakespeare festivals in North America.” – Dr. S Michael Wilcox
Michael has seen all of the plays offered each summer for over 20 years. No matter how busy he is, he finds time to experience Cedar City’s Shakespeare Festival. Everyone, even if you question your love of Shakespeare, will absolutely love this festival. It has 4 Shakespeare plays and 2 other musicals, comedies, or Broadway-type plays. Michael helps all of us understand each of Shakespeare’s plays by explaining the story and the characters before we go to each Shakespeare play. Knowing the story will make Shakespeare more enjoyable for everyone. Each day you will enjoy 2 wonderful plays.
Look at the fantastic line-up of plays for 2022
THE ENGELSTAD SHAKESPEARE THEATRE
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
Although the king forces the young Count Bertram to marry orphaned Helena, he cannot make him love her. Only by completing an impossible task can Helena win that affection. But Shakespeare, in one of his famous “dark” comedies, once again shows us that, impossible task or not, callow youth is no match for true love and a determined woman—so all’s well that ends well.
As King Lear prepares to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters, he puts them to the test, asking them to prove how much they love him. A play that proves that sometimes love can’t be expressed in words and that language can be deceiving, King Lear is a true heart-breaking tragedy.
Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress of a failing pie shop, above which he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood inspires the integration of an ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up—and the carnage has only just begun in this dark and delicious musical!
THE RANDALL L. JONES THEATRE
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Maria, too exuberant to be a proper nun, is sent to the Von Trapp family as a governess for seven unruly children. There she teaches the children to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love, only to have the singing family hounded by the Nazis when they invade Austria. The Sound of Music reminds us that with high-spirited hope, heartfelt compassion, and unwavering determination, life’s mountains can always be climbed.
It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, Clue is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist.
ANES STUDIO THEATRE
Teeming with fairies, monsters, shipwrecks, and magic, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last and most imaginative romance. The deposed Duke Prospero and his lovely daughter, Miranda, are shipwrecked on a small island where nothing is quite as it seems. But as they separate fantasy from authenticity, they eventually discover a “brave new world” of love, harmony, and redemption.
Our BEST Seating!
Before tickets are open to the public to purchase, it is offered to those that contribute money or time to the Shakespeare Festival. Then they allow Fun For Less to purchase our group tickets before they open to the public. This makes it possible for us to get great seating for our group.
Package Price Includes:
- Daily lectures from Michael Wilcox.
- The second and third-day breakfast, lunches will be provided.
- 3 nights hotel in Cedar City.
- All tipping.
- Souvenir program.
- Fun For Less Tours staff.
- All 6 plays & musicals are in orchestra seating.
Package Price: $1,249*
**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. No dinners are included on the tour.
WHY WE ARE NOT TRAVELING BY BUS
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.
Day 1. July 18: Arrive to Cedar City. We will see two plays today one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
Day 2. July 19: We will see two plays today one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
Day 3. July 20: We will see two plays today one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
Day 4. July 21: Travel home.