Wyoming Theater Festival Finds the Perfect Home in the Bighorn Mountains
SHERIDAN, Wyo.— On July 13th, the first ever Wyoming Theater Festival – a unique experience chock-full of emerging stage plays and musicals, productions, workshops, lectures, discussions, readings and backstage tours – will take place in Wyoming’s Jewel. Home to a booming arts culture, Sheridan will play host to the two-week long event this summer.
Fabled western history and dramatic mountain vistas meet new west comfort and the serenity of wide-open spaces in Sheridan, Wyoming. Providing history with a view – from Main Street to the magnificent backdrop of the Bighorn Mountains – Sheridan offers modern hospitality with old west charm, and is proud of its long tradition of theater production. Since its inception in 1957, The Sheridan Civic Theater Guide has been producing continuously, making it one of the oldest theater companies in the American West.
From Buffalo Bill Cody to A Farewell to Arms to Brokeback Mountain, along with Broadway hit musicals including Light in the Piazza and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Sheridan has a rich and impressive history of creative culture. Thanks to the Ucross and Jentel Foundations – which provide many artist residencies each year – and a local community that values artistic innovation, performing artists of all stripes are attracted to the Sheridan area to take advantage of the creative inspiration inherent in this idyllic Western setting at the base of the Bighorn Mountains.
Continuing to build facilities catering to the arts, the newly-completed Mars Black Box Theater was constructed to compliment the historic WYO Theater, the oldest Vaudeville stage in the state. Coming soon to the Sheridan Performing Arts District downtown is a new dance studio, expanded theater offices, a technical theater laboratory and several rehearsal spaces. Additionally, construction has begun on a new 400+ seat recital hall and greatly expanded visual arts facilities which will be completed in the fall of 2016.
Original plays will be presented on the Mars Theater and WYO Theater stages throughout the festival, including Romeo & Bernadette, UTAH, Untouched and Eddie Pez Rex. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with playwrights, choreographers, actors and support staff during workshops, backstage tours and after-theater gatherings. Click here for more information on the festival’s performances.
The Wyoming Theater Festival will run from July 13-25, 2015, in Sheridan. Click here for complete schedule of events. Ticket prices for Matinees are $15 General Admission; $10 Seniors/Veterans; $5 Students. Evening Show tickets are $20 General Admission; $15 Seniors/Veterans; $10 Students.
About Wyoming Theater Festival
Sheridan’s newest summer festival will deliver two weeks of emerging stage plays and musicals, offering artists a fully immersive theater experience and allowing audiences to interact with acclaimed professional theater talents in productions, workshops, lectures, discussions, readings and backstage tours. The goal is to be a major force in the development of new works for the American theater, aiding playwrights and musical theater teams in the creation of their cutting-edge work.
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