World-Class Performances Come to the Jewel City of Wyoming July 13-25, 2015
SHERIDAN, Wyo.— Set in the rugged beauty of the American West, Sheridan, Wyoming is home to breathtaking views and a community that values artistic innovation. The skies, the light and the Big Horn Mountains provide inspiration for artists of all stripes who have been drawn to Sheridan’s unspoiled western culture and wide open spaces. This corner of the West has drawn painters and musicians, inspired author Annie Proulx to write “Brokeback Mountain” and has been especially attractive to theater artists. In Sheridan, hits like “Passing Strange” and “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” were created and sent on to Broadway glory. This tradition of theater inspiration and incubation has inspired the first ever Wyoming Theater Festival, taking place July 13-25, 2015.
This July, 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.
Feature productions will take place on the newly completed Mars Theater stage within the historic WYO Theater complex as well as outdoors in local parks. Production content ranges from adult-edgy to family-friendly, and among them might be the next Broadway big thing. Click here to learn more about the performances and playwrights.
An ideal destination for outdoor adventure and the arts alike, Sheridan remains true to its western soul and its commitment to the arts, blending a rich heritage and a vibrant future. The Sheridan Civic Theater Guild has been producing continuously since 1957, making it one of the oldest theater companies in the American West. In 2014, the new $5.3 million dollar Mars Black Box Theater was born, complimenting the vintage WYO Theater – the oldest Vaudeville theater in the state. Currently under development in the Sheridan Performing Arts District is a new dance studio, expanded theater offices, a technical theater laboratory and several rehearsal spaces. In addition, work has begun on a new 400+ seat recital hall and expanded visual arts facilities which are scheduled to open in 2016.
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. To inquire about purchasing tickets, call the WYO Theater Box Office at 307-672-9084. For information on lodging and to plan your visit, click here.
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