Summer is in full swing at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts, and with it come our wonderful summer tourists. We were excited to meet with Brand USA, travel industry professionals from the United Kingdom who are encouraging international travel to the USA. They were amazed at the amount and variety of arts activity in Cache Valley, Utah. Can you blame them?
The center is hopping with the second session of art camp, where youth ages 5-11 experience the visual, performing, music, dance and even culinary arts, Unicorn Theatre is rehearsing The Prince Who Couldn’t Talk (performing July 16-18) and Logan Youth Shakespeare is rehearsing Cymbeline and MacBeth (performing July 31-Aug 8).
A special shout out to UFOMT lighting designer Chris Wood who was recently awarded the United States Institute of Theatre Technology Rising Star Award. You can come see his work this week as Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre opens all four of its shows: La Boheme on Wednesday, Carousel on Thursday, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying on Friday, and Man of La Mancha on Saturday. With all four Lyric shows open around the corner, you can see eight productions in a single week!
Stay tuned for an announcement of the CVCA Presents series of performing artists. We’ll be bringing a diverse lineup of 12 productions from Celtic to Cajun and comedy to cirque and coming from as far away as Scotland and Austria. We can’t wait to share them with you. We’re currently seeking sponsorships so please let us know if there’s someone you think we should be talking to.
In my first four months as director of the center, I have been overwhelmed and impressed with the talent of our artists and performers, the dedication of our staff and technicians, the support of our audiences and the generosity of our community. Thank you.