Four community productions to watch for or participate in this summer

It’s nearly time for school to end and summer to begin, even if Mother Nature seems to be a bit confused this year. This also happens to be the start of one of my personal favorite seasons: Big Summer Community Theatre Production Season!

OK, so it’s not an actual season – but it should be! 

It’s that time of year when many local theater companies take advantage of the lighter schedules of local performers to put on their big summertime shows. Our communities are brimming with talented performers who love the stage and their cities. Community theater productions are some of the best opportunities to see amazing shows and support the local arts. We are so lucky to have so many opportunities to see amazingly produced shows at an affordable price with members of our own talented community under the stage lights! So without further ado, here is the list of upcoming local theater productions with performance dates and audition dates.

Springville Playhouse is putting on the world famous production “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” This classic musical is set during the chaos that followed the French Revolution, and is sure to be a great show filled with drama, suspense and heroism.

For more information, go ahead and like and follow the Springville Playhouse Facebook page.  

Spanish Fork Community Theatre is putting on the smash hit musical “Matilda. Based on the much beloved Ronald Dahl, this Tony Award-winning musical is a family friendly blast. 

Performance dates are scheduled for July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 during Spanish Fork’s famed Fiesta Days Celebration. 

More information can be found on the Spanish Fork Art Council Facebook page.

Salem Community Theatre is putting on the much beloved musical “Oliver!” that is based on the charming Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist” about an orphan searching for familial love on the streets of London. This award-winning musical has everything you could ever want, from big musical numbers, to villains you love to hate, and even a sprinkling of romance. This show has something for everyone. 

Auditions will be held on May 12-13 with performances July 21-29. 

For more information check out Salem Community Theater’s website at salemcommunitytheater.org and follow their Facebook page under the same name. 

Payson Community Theatre is putting on the always entertaining musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” This Tony Award-winning musical is based on the incredible life of Annie Oakley, and is a fun show with all of the personality, humor and grit the old west is known for. Show dates are August 24-28, 31 and September 4.

For more information, check them out online at paysoncommunitytheatre.com or on Facebook. 

So there you have it! All of these shows are family friendly and there’s something for every taste. From the modern “Matilda” to the classic “Oliver!” to the dramatic “Scarlet Pimpernel” and the hilarious “Annie Get Your Gun.” Support the local arts and performers in our wonderful communities, and get priceless entertainment while you’re at it. See you there!

Ariel Higgs
Ariel Higgs
Ariel Higgs is a married mother of four from Spanish Fork Utah. She enjoys writing, music, theatre, reading, and exploring the great outdoors. She has written for adoption.com and its affiliated websites and loves story telling in any form.

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