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Fundraising Event to Feature Les Miserables


August 10, 2012

The Utah Shakespeare Festival announces its fifth annual fundraising event at Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant, 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy, in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 26, 2012. As the Festival continues its 50th anniversary celebration in 2011, This event features an evening of food, entertainment, and fun with Festival artists and friends.

“We invite patrons, donors, and friends of the Festival to join us for a preview of the 2012 season, especially our production of Les Miserables” says Jyl Shuler, Festival development director and coordinator for the evening’s events. “The evening is sure to be a memorable one, and we hope to make it a significant fundraising event, as well.”

One new element of the event this year will be an accompanying online auction, which will run April 16 to April 29, 2012 at www.biddingforgood.com/bard. "We want to make sure everyone has a chance to get in on the fun and support the Festival, even if they can't make it to the event" says Nicole Sterling, Festival annual fund manager and auction coordinator. "There are a variety of items, and any bids-- large or small-- will help our efforts, whether you're in Las Vegas that evening or not."

The program for the evening will feature executive director R. Scott Phillips, founder Fred C. Adams, artistic directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn, and Les Miserables artists Brad Caroll, J. Michael Bailey, and Melinda Pfundstein.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant is generously serving as the host sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, while Southern Wine and Spirits and the law firm of Brownstein/Hyatt/Farber/Schreck are also sponsors is also a sponsor for the evening.

Tickets are $175, with $75 as a tax-deductible contribution. Tables of six or eight are also still available for interested parties. To reserve tickets call the Festival development office at 435-586-7880.

Tickets are also now on sale for the Festival’s 50th anniversary season, which will run from June 23 to Oct. 22, 2011. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Richard III,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Winter’s Tale.” The season will also include Meredith Willson’s great American musical “The Music Man,” Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off!” and the mystery thriller “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott. For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.

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