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THRILL TO THE CAR THAT FLIES! ... 'Oh, you pretty Chitty Bang Bang'! Come soar with the car that rattles, swims and flies as the whimsical adventures of Caractacus Potts, his darling children and the truly, Truly Scrumptious weave splendid adventures on HCT's enchanted stage! The MGM movie made it timeless. London's West End and Broadway made it sparkle anew. Based on Ian Fleming's famous children's book ... the genius Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins) and Sams created the most fantasmigorical stage musical of all time! Book Early!
Our 37th Annual Production! ... Charles Dicken's magnificient story renews the holidary spirit in all of us as we recommit to "... honor Christmas in our hearts and try to keep it all the year." A glorious reminder that the most sublime gift lives with the giver. A nationally accalimed adaptation by Wilkins trimmed with rich musical arrangements by Bradford. Our annual Christmastime gift to you! A yearly sell-out. Book Early!
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum The movie became an instant cult classic, and the musical adaptation took Broadway by storm! Buddy discovers that he’s not really an elf—the fact that he’s 6’2” and towers over the other elves in Santa’s Workshop should have tipped him off—and travels to New York to find his real father. He finds, and spreads, love, helping others rediscover the joy of Christmas along the way.
Through Clara’s eyes, take the nostalgic and whimsical journey to the land of the sweets and around the world! Whether you have witnessed it once or dozens of times, the magic of The Nutcracker never fades. Bask in the glow of a holiday tradition that has brought joy to millions. Amplify your family’s festive cheer with Clara’s timeless story, Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, and William Christensen’s iconic choreography. Ballet West is back to live with live music, featuring the Ballet West Orchestra! Recommended ages 5 and up.
Discover the magical world of ballet as Clara’s Uncle Drosselymeyer takes her on an adventure to the whimsical Land of Sweets where she meets the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. CBT’s Drosselmeyer’s Dreamland is the perfect performance to introduce young children to the performing arts. Lasting a quick 1 hour and 15 minutes, your little ones are home in time for their own visions of sugar plums to dance through their heads. There is even time for a stop at the ice cream parlor before tucking everyone in!
Join the world renowned One Voice Children’s Choir for an uplifting evening of holiday magic and music as they present Home for the Holidays. One Voice Children’s Choir, part of One Voice Children 501c3, has a mission to inspire the world through the power of children’s voices. They’re well on their way with over a million streams of their music each day and over 4 million YouTube subscribers. Their music has recently topped the Billboard charts and been picked up by HBO, Netflix, The Today Show and radio stations around the world. Join them for this evening of holiday favorites December 8th at 8:00 PM and December 9th at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center. Ticket availability is limited. Run time: 65 minutes Age policy: Recommended for all ages. All patrons must have a ticket.
Join the Utah Phil for an evening of colorful, energized music on December 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Hall. Prof. Kirstin Chávez joins the orchestra to sing the evocatively beautiful El Amor Brujo (Love, The Magician) by Spanish composer, Manuel DeFalla. The orchestra will also perform Mozart's ebullient Symphony No. 35 (The Haffner Symphony) and Gabriela Lena Frank's Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout, a piece infused with folk rhythms and dazzling special musical effects.
Utah’s cherished holiday tradition, A Kurt Bestor Christmas, returns to Salt Lake City for the 35th year. After last year’s show was presented only online due to the pandemic, Bestor says that this year promises to be extra memorable for all involved. “I have heard from not only people who were shocked not to be able to attend the show with their family as was their yearly tradition but also from my band and orchestra who really missed the onstage camaraderie. I am sure that, when the curtain rises, and the first note is played, we’ll all have Yuletide goosebumps!” A Kurt Bestor Christmas features his All-star band, a world-class orchestra, and some very special guests. Bestor’s onstage banter and unique arrangements of favorite holiday songs and carols make this show a must-see for Utahns of all ages.
With its lovesick slow movement and infectious finale, Chopin’s 2nd Concerto confirmed him as the ultimate pianists’ pianist.
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing our concerts to the stage during our Finishing Touches rehearsals. This is a working rehearsal and selections from the weekend’s program will be made at the discretion of the conductor. With its lovesick slow movement and infectious finale, Chopin’s 2nd Concerto confirmed him as the ultimate pianists’ pianist. Concert Highlights Include: Experience the emotional bookends of Wagner’s doomed love story, complete with the famous “Tristan chord” that shocked the music world. Dvorák hoped his 7th Symphony would “make a stir in the world” in 1884, but it would be many years before it would be recognized as his greatest. American conductor Case Scaglione has enjoyed a rich international career, with a frequent focus on young orchestral musicians.
Jazz Arts of the MountainWest (JAM) presents The Salt Lake City Jazz Orchestra (SLCJO) in concert for a fun-filled Christmas concert. The SLCJO, a twenty piece big band, was founded 1973. Under the direction of Jerry Floor, the SLCJO will perform, for the first time in Salt Lake City, segments of Duke Ellington’s Nut Cracker Suite as well as vocals by Emilee Floor. As JAM is dedicated to promoting music education, this is a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family for this holiday special event.
On Christmas Eve a young girl named Alexandria is given a wonderful Christmas Party by her parents. The party is complete with entertainment and gifts for all the children. After the party Alexandria falls asleep and finds herself immersed in a splendid dream. Her dream begins with a visit from the beautiful Christmas Fairy who takes her to Santa’s Palace where she sees all the splendid toys and candies that are being prepared for Christmas Day. Santa sends her to visit the radiant Snow Queen and her lovely maidens. She then visits the Kingdom of Sweets where she delights seeing the vibrant candy canes, hot chocolate and sweet cookies. Alexandria’s journey continues as she visits the Palace of the Christmas Fairy where she finds dancing flowers, beautiful ornaments and sparkling jewels. As she begins to awaken she hears a stirring in the Parlor. Santa and his elves have arrived but so has the Horrible Hateful Harry and his Grinches. They attempt to kidnap Santa. See what happens… Can the children save Santa? Run time: 120 minutes Age policy: Recommended for all ages. All patrons require a ticket.