2015 Utah Rep Season Includes Two State Premieres and Three Best Play Tony Winners
Utah Repertory Theater Company has announced its third season of five shows, with the “Season of Levity and Consternation” as the year’s theme.
The 2015 season includes two Utah premieres: The first is first-in-the-state production of an off-Broadway smash and the second the Utah premiere of a fresh-from Broadway, Tony-winning comedy with a title to be revealed later. The Broadway productions of three of the shows to be staged by the rapidly emerging company each won Best Play Tony Awards, and one drama was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our 2015 season,” says Johnny Hebda, founder and artistic director of Utah Rep. “Thanks to the enthusiastic support of our loyal patrons, we are able to extend our sights and plan a season with some tremendous productions that will delight Utah theatergoers.”
The shows in the season are THE LAST 5 YEARS, RABBIT HOLE, ORDINARY DAYS, AMADEUS, and CARRIE.
THE LAST 5 YEARS
Drama Desk Award Winner
Performance dates: Feb. 27-March 22
An emotionally powerful and intimate Jason Robert Brown musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
“Brimming with persistent melodies, thoughtful lyrics and a heartfelt, compelling story”—Associated Press
“Compulsively enjoyable…a real, modern, falling-in-and-out-of-love musical.”—The New York Post
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award Winner
Performance dates: May 8-24
After a life-shattering accident, a young couple searches for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
“A drama that’s not just a departure but a revelation—an intensely emotional examination of grief, laced with wit, insightfulness, compassion, and searing honesty.”—Variety
Regional Premiere of the Off-Broadway Hit
Performance dates: July 10-25
When Deb loses her most precious possession—the notes to her graduate thesis—she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes.
“A quietly affecting show… ‘Ordinary Days’ introduces a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater. Adam Gwon writes crisp, fluid and funny lyrics that reflect the racing minds of four New Yorkers on a nervous search for their immediate futures. ‘Ordinary Days’…captures with stinging clarity that uneasy moment in youth when doubts begin to cloud hopes for a future of unlimited possibility” –Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
Best Play Tony and Best Picture Academy Award Winner
Performance dates: Sept. 11-26
A tale of breathtaking dramatic power weaving a confrontation between the mediocre composer Antonio Salieri and the subject of his tormented rage, the greatest musical genius of all time, Wolfgang Mozart.
“A total iridescent triumph of complexity of thought, emotion, and dramatic power.”—New York Post
Regional Premiere of the Musical Thriller
Performance dates: Oct. 29-Nov. 14
Musical adaptation of Stephen King novel focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother.
“‘Carrie’ has a strange power to move you. The new and improved version is gripping.”—Time Out New York