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2014-15 School Matinee Schedule:


Friday, October 3 • 10AM
Registration begins August 29, 2014 at Noon


Get ready for an explosive musical dance performance that uses movement, stomps, claps, and chants to create a percussive experience like no other! Step Afrika is a powerfully visual and aural experience that moves, educates, and unifies audiences. In addition to their high-energy performances, the company is committed to enhancing the lives of youth with programs that engage and inspire them to make positive choices. Visit Step Afrika’s website.

Target age/grades: Grades 3 and up through all grades, permitted on a space available basis
Cost: $2.50 per person facility fee


THE BIG BAD MUSICAL – U of U Youth Theatre
Thursday, November 6 & Friday, November 7 • 10AM
Thursday, November 6 (Lights up, sound down performance) • 1PM
Registration begins September 5 at Noon


University of Utah Youth Theatre brings you a hilarious courtroom comedy, casting the audience as jury to decide the fate of the Big Bad Wolf. He’s been slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even, including Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. After hearing the evidence, it’s up to the audience – was the Big Bad Wolf born a criminal or made one?

UUYT casts students in all their productions and there is a free professional development workshop taught for this on Monday, November 3.

Target age/grades: K through 6th
Cost: $2.50 per person facility fee


Thursday, February 12 • 10AM
Registration begins October 3 at Noon


Scholarly and humorous, this multimedia performance of Langston Hughes’ epic poem Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz is described as “a poignant, eloquent and exceptionally soulful work,” by JazzTimes. Starring Malcolm Jamal-Warner, of The Cosby Show fame, and featuring music by the Ron McCurdy Quartet, this powerful music and spoken word performance evokes a pivotal moment in our cultural history. Visit the Langston Hughes Project website.

Some assistance for bussing costs will be available for schools outside of Salt Lake County. Information will be available prior to registration. Check back for application details.

Target age/grades: Grades 9 and up
Cost: $2.50 per person facility fee


Thursday, March 19 & Friday, March 20 • 10AM
Thursday, March 19 (Lights up, sound down performance) • 1PM
Registration begins October 3 at Noon


An original musical created by the University of Utah’s  Youth Theatre, Great American Tall Tales brings the familiar legends of the 19th century to life. Featuring Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed, as well as a fictional version of Davy Crocket’s wife Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind, a composite of various real-life women, the show features rip-roaring action, broad humor and colorful (yet kid-friendly!) language to retell your favorite tall tales.

UUYT casts students in all their productions and there is a free professional development workshop taught for this on Monday, March 16.

Target age/grades: K through 6th
Cost: $2.50 per person facility fee


May TBD • 10:00 AM
Registration TBD after winter break

Celebrating U at Kingsbury Hall

This annual tradition to celebrate the end of the school year provides a performance by a local cultural dance group.  Students watch the performance inside Kingsbury Hall and then go to Presidents Circle (weather permitting) to have lunch they have brought from school.  This event is free and generally lasts two hours total.

Target age/grades: 3rd – 6th
Cost: Free

Information is subject to change. Please contact Robin with any questions.


The Nancy Peery Marriott Auditorium at Kingsbury Hall
  • 1395 E. Presidents Circle · SLC, UT 84112
  • Tickets: 801-581-7100