It’s pre-summer community theater season!

Lights, curtains, and jazz hands, oh my! It’s that time of year again (drumroll please!) pre- summer community theater season! Yes it’s a mouthful, but it works. This is the time of year where the local performance communities gather the most talented performers, directors and stage crews to put on amazing performances as beautiful and unique as the exceptional communities they call home. If you’d like to get involved in one of these fun productions, or just want a heads up on what productions are in the works to help plan your summer, here is a list of what’s up-and-coming for the summer theater season.

Spanish Fork Community Theater will be putting on the wildly funny musical sensation 

Spongebob The Musical. Auditions will take place  April 17-19 from 6-8 p.m. and April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Diamond Fork Junior High. Performances will be during the annual Fiesta Days celebration in July. Come hang out in Bikini Bottom with your favorite cast of aquatic characters in this lively comedy musical. Please visit www.spanishfork.org/departments/parkrec/arts/sfct/index.php for more information.

Springville Playhouse is putting on the production She Loves Me in June at Merit Academy. This heartwarming, romantic musical is sure to leave you full of warm fuzzies. Visit springvilleplayhouse.com for ticketing and other information.

Payson Community Theater is putting on the enchanting musical, The Secret Garden. Auditions are scheduled for April 25, and 26 with performances taking place during the annual Golden Onion Days celebration. This moving musical is a beautiful family friendly tale based on the beloved classic novel. Visit https://www.paysoncommunitytheatre.com/ for more information 

Salem Community Theater will be putting on the lovely classic Little Women. This production that is based on the famous Austen novel is sure to be a delight. Auditions will take place on April 30 and May 1 with performances running from July 18-27. For more information, please visit www.salemcommunitytheater.org

Angelus Theatre has several shows lined up for this summer including The Lady of Sherwood, which is a Robin Hood inspired musical slated to run from June 3 – 15. There will also be Gerd and the Goose Girl, which is a brand new musical set to run from July 5 – 13. These shows are sure to be full of fantastic music and family friendly fun. Check out https://angelustheatre.com/ for additional information, ticketing information and more.

If you have the time, I highly recommend attending one or all of these fantastic productions. Supporting local artists and local art is a wonderful way to enrich your community and experience new things.

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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