Snow College Theatre produces two mainstage productions each semester for a total
of four productions each year. The plays selected are chosen to give our theatre students
exposure to a variety of dramatic genres as performers and technicians, and to educate
and entertain our audiences. In addition to our mainstage productions we present a
secondary Black-Box Series each Spring Semester of scenes and plays directed and performed
by advanced theatre students.
Seniors/High School & Younger: $8.00
Snow College Students: $2.00 w/Activity Card
Seniors/High School & Younger: $9.00
Snow College Students: $3.00 w/Activity Card
Seniors/High School & Younger: $25.00
For more information, call 435.283.7478
February 28 & March 1-2, 7-9, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair. Phantom of the Opera is the musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, and an undeniable obsession that could never die.
The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enthralling score includes “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music,” “‘Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” “Masquerade” and the title song, "The Phantom of the Opera".
Additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe; Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Based on the novel Le Fantome de ‘l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux
April 17-20, 2019
Considered by many to be the greatest American play, Our Town tells the story of Emily and George, two unremarkable teenagers growing up in a small New Hampshire town, Govers Corners, at the turn of the last century. Love and marriage, birth and death. Seen from a distance they’re just the rhythm of everyday life: but when you’re caught up in the middle and they’re happening to you, they’re the whole world. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning small town epic of human existence remains as theatrically fresh and as topical as ever.
To celebrate the commitment of the city of Ephraim and our theatre, Our Town will be cast from both the Snow College and members of the surrounding community. Embracing our own town with this plain-speaking and honest play, we invite you and your imagination to take a journey with us back home.
October 4-6 & 11-13, 2018
William Shakespeare comes back to central Utah this Fall with Snow College’s production of Measure for Measure, directed by Andrew Nogasky. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most vivid explorations of society and thought-provoking comedies, split between comic clowning scenes and those of tension and drama. But the production offers a twist: it is fully set in today’s digital world. Performances will take place in the Eccles Center for The Performing Arts on Snow College’s campus running for two weekends from Thursday October 4th through Saturday October 6th and Thursday October 11th through Saturday October 13th.
The plot follows Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, who’s dismayed by his city’s decline into depravity and decadence. The Duke removes himself and appoints the puritanical Angelo to rule in his stead to clean up the mess that’s left. Angelo empowered, rigidly follows the letter of law to root out immorality but sweeps up a young man Claudio, making him an example, and condemning him to death. Can Claudio’s sister, the novice nun Isabella, convince the cold Angelo to feel mercy? Do her words inspire empathy… or something else entirely?
The production modernizes the play while keeping Shakespeare’s language intact. “When doing Shakespeare you have to answer the questions of ‘why’ and ‘when’,” Nogasky says. “The reason for bringing this play to life is all around us: society isn’t in a good place. Whatever your politics, you’ve probably noticed that. And the internet and our devices, things that promote free-thinking and information access that are supposed to connect us, have of late, fractured us, spread more than just data, and deepened wounds and resentments. Which is why it is a contemporary production, set in today’s world.”
True to Shakespeare’s other works, the events are hardly all dire. The play manages to balance between the silly and serious. Buffoonish characters that make you laugh appear in one scene, and then other character’s grip you with their plight. Erik Kelly Larsen, who plays the duke likens, “Shakespeare has a brilliant way of putting life into paper. Just like life, the play has its ups and downs, and all you can do is hope your plans work out and you end up alright.”
Snow College’s Theatre theatrical offerings continue with the awarding winning classic The Glass Menagerie in November and the holiday mainstay A Christmas Carol in December, the grandeur and spectacle of The Phantom of the Opera in the Spring, and ends with a community-involved recapturing of the American heart in, Our Town.
For tickets, call the box office at 435 283-7478 between noon and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special discounts are available to all students. All Snow College mainstage performances are at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday in Snow College’s Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.
November 2-3 & 7-10, 2018
Amanda Wingfield is a faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura. Amanda strives to give meaning and direction to her life and the lives of her children, though her methods are ineffective and irritating. Tom is driven nearly to distraction by his mother's nagging and seeks escape in alcohol and movies. Laura also lives in her illusions. She is crippled, and this defect, intensified by her mother's anxiety to see her married, has driven her more and more into herself. A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, Tennessee Williams’ endearing and melancholic The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.
December 5-8, 2018
A Christmas tradition. As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dingy quarters on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.