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Brigham Young University Arts Calendar for Spring and Summer 2011

For the most up-to-date times, ticket purchasing and availability, visit or call (801) 422-4322. To purchase tickets in person, visit the Fine Arts Ticket Office, located near the south entrance of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Spring and summer hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ticket office is closed Tuesdays from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for university forums and devotionals.

May 2011

Friday and Saturday, May 6–7

Children’s Creative Dance: The “Evening of Dance” with the Young DanceMakers will feature a performance by more than 120 children, ages 6 to 18, who have created and choreographed their own dances. The event will take place in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

Friday and Saturday, May 13–14

Seussical Play: Theatreworks USA’s production of “Seussical” will be presented in the de Jong Concert Hall. In this production, popular characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, JoJo and the Whos come to life. An additional matinee performance will be available Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for children ages 2 to 11 and $8 for adults.

Tuesday, May 24

Faculty Chamber Recital: BYU School of Music artists Jeffrey Shumway, Claudine Bigelow, Jaren Hinckley, Christian Smith and Geralyn Giovannetti will perform at the Faculty Chamber Music Recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 25–Saturday, June 11

Anne Frank Play: The Department of Theatre and Media Arts’ season will conclude with “The Diary of Anne Frank,” based on the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.” Directed by David Morgan, the play is an award-winning dramatization of the journals of young Anne Frank, a Jewish girl in Amsterdam hiding from the Nazi regime during WWII. Her true story is one of dreams, fears, hunger, anger and ultimately the nobility of the human spirit. The play will be performed in the Pardoe Theatre for $6 to $12 a seat.

June 2011

Friday, June 3

Spring Chorale: The BYU Spring Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. at a location to be announced. This event is free.

Wednesday through Saturday, June 8–11

Spring Opera: The School of Music will perform the two-act opera “Béatrice et Bénédict” by Hector Berlioz, based upon William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Directed by Arden Hopkin, student vocalists will educate and enrich the audience. Songs will be performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are $6.

August  2011

Friday and Saturday, August 5–6

Senior Dance Showcase:  Seniors from the Department of Dance will perform original choreography during the Senior Dance Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Stephen L. Richards Building Dance Studio. The dancers will showcase the best of what they have learned and developed during their BYU experience. Tickets are $6 and go on sale July 7.

All Spring and Summer

Free Art Exhibits at the MOA: BYU’s Museum of Art has a number of free exhibits on display throughout spring and summer:

  • The exhibit “Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand” will continue until May 13. The exhibit features works by Bloch, a 19th-century Danish artist, whose paintings of Jesus Christ are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admission is free, but registration for tickets for this exhibit is required at
  • “At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration,” is a new exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art and consists of nearly 70 works of art, including posters, paintings, comic strips, editorial cartoons, animation and video. The exhibition examines the similarities and differences of both the medium and message of American war imagery from 1913 to 2003. The exhibit closes Wednesday, Aug. 3.
  • “The Matter of Words: Adam Bateman, Harrell Fletcher and John Fraser” features 46 works of art by three contemporary artists that reference the medium of the printed word. The exhibit will be on view through Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Marian Adelaide Morris Cannon Gallery on the main level of the museum.

The MOA is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays. For tours and additional information, visit or call (801) 422-ARTS.

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Writer: Mel Gardner

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