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November 1, 2014
3rd annual Jerry Elison …
Jerry Elison is arguably the best known theater person in Utah Valley—and no one who thinks otherwise could put up much of an argument. For more than six decades, Elison, clad in his signature suspenders, has directed literally tens of thousands of children, teens and adults in musical theater. So when the 83-year-old veteran director was asked to lend his name and talents for a scholarship concert at the SCERA Center for the Arts, his response was, “If it helps the arts, then let’s do it.” Elison, who has been directing musicals and plays since graduating from BYU 60 years ago, knows the value of the arts. As a child, he used to write plays, recruit his friends to play parts and then take them on the road to a local school. During the Great Depression, money was scarce, but if he could find ten pennies inside the cushions of the couch and car, Elison could attend the high school plays. If he couldn’t come up with the coins, he was devastated. Over the decades, his talents have been seen many places, including Utah and Idaho school districts, Sundance Summer Theatre, SCERA, and Hale Center Theatre Orem. Many of Elison’s friends and former cast members will join him Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:00 p.m. for the 3rd Annual Jerry Elison Scholarship Concert. They will perform showtunes from some of the director’s favorite musicals, and the proceeds will provide drama scholarships for students, educators and arts organizations. “People flock to be able to honor Jerry this way,” says Shawn Mortensen, who is busy putting the show together, but also taking the time to perform a selection from “A Year with Frog and Toad,” a Jerry-directed show in which Mortensen starred. Reserved-seat tickets are $10 for ages three and older and are available in advance from 10am-6pm weekdays and Saturdays from 12Noon-6pm at the main office of the SCERA Center, 745 South State, Orem, by calling (801) 225-ARTS, or online at www.scera.org. Proceeds from the concert will be used in a variety of ways. With Elison’s crucial input, scholarships could be given to junior or senior high school drama departments, a student who wants to take an acting class and can’t afford the tuition, college students majoring in drama, or local theatres and productions. “We want to be inclusive in our scholarships,” says Adam J. Robertson, SCERA’s President and CEO. “We are confident we will be able to help at least three groups or individuals each year.” “I am so honored but also a little embarrassed,” Elison says. “SCERA always treats me so well.” But Jerry’s accomplishments are nothing to be embarrassed about. With more than 60 years of musical theater to his credit, it adds up to a few hundred plays and thousands of individuals who have worked with the beloved thespian. Performers will sing selections from some of Elison’s favorite musicals, most of them beloved classics. There will also be touching and hilarious anecdotes from “Mr. E.’s” life. “We have no lack of people interested in being in this show,” Mortensen says. “People jump at the chance to let Jerry know what an influence he has had on their lives and to help raise money for drama scholarships in his name.” Among the selections for the evening will be a number from “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” which Elison directed this past summer at the Shell. David and Brittni Smith, who met on the set of Elison’s “Oklahoma!” in 2004—and subsequently got married—will reprise a number from the classic show that brought them together.
A Proper Tea
A Proper Tea SAVE THE DATE! Saturday November 1 @ 2:30 pm A Proper Tea with Edenbrooke Author, Julianne Donaldson Registration begins October 20 and is limited to 50 guests.
BYU Womens Basketball vs…
Let's support the BYU's womens basketball team against Westminster.
Come join us for Chemistry Night on Saturday November 1st at Vista Heights Middle School in the auditorium at 7:00 PM. This amazing night of flashes, bangs, explosions, and more is generously planned for the community of Saratoga Springs by Larry Whiting the Library Board Chair.
Covey Center for the Art…
Shakespeare’s Much Ado is a genuinely brilliant comedy and one of his most timeless classics. It is a great love story, the story of two bright and lonely and wounded people, Beatrice and Benedick, both of whom have renounced love forever, who nonetheless find each other. But it’s also about Claudio and Hero, two lovers poisoned by slander and gossip and the nasty political machinations of Don John. It’s about life and romance and taking a chance on love again. But death is a constant presence, and under all that is war. What better way to express this death and war than with…zombies! They represent the ever-present human fear of death, a terror that follows when the dead rot in their graves, but still won’t quite stay dead. And they crave brains, the site and source of human personality, of consciousness itself, of what we call the soul. Much Ado About Zombies uniquely explores the dynamics of love and life (Beatrice and Benedick) versus hate and death (Don John and the zombies). And trapped in the middle are Claudio and Hero, the innocent victims, trapped between life and death, love and hatred.
Halloween Lift Ride
Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sundance while you soar over Halloween themed scenes and are greeted by costume-clad lift operators and actors. Gaze up and take in Sundance under the night sky. 2014 Dates October 23 – November 1 (closed Sunday) Weekdays 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Weekends 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. FULL MOON & HALLOWEEN ROUND TRIP LIFT RIDE PRICES LIFT ONE RIDE Single Adult $15 Two Adults $25 Family Four Pack $48 Student (Must Show Valid ID) $13 Children (6-12)** $13 Children Under 5** Free Senior (65+) $12
The Echo Theatre is proud to present Shakespeare's classic tale of General Macbeth; whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to take the throne. This classic play is considered one of Shakespeare's most powerful works and explores themes of revenge, ambition, and the corrosive psychological effects of an unethical rise to power. The Echo's creepy adaptation arrives just in time for Halloween. You've never seen “The Scottish Play” like this before. Kris Wing Jennings says “Why this production? This time of year lends itself to theatre and performances that explore the frightening elements of the supernatural. We've chosen to use the Greek myth of Pandora to inform our staging choices as well as to create an environment that is suspenseful and scary. Our witches play a much more integral part of the action than is written in Shakespeare's script. Our production is also interactive. Audience members are invited to sit with the actors onstage, bringing the visceral production right up to the audience.”
McCoard's Mystery Corn M…
The McCoard’s Mystery Maze is sponsored by McCoard’s Garden Center. The corn maze has three different mazes at varying levels of difficulty and length. The Kids maze is .3 miles long, our Adventurous maze is 1.6 miles and the Insane maze is 3 miles. Admission allows you access to all three mazes. We have designed the maze to be an interactive activity that makes a trip inside the maze more than just a haphazard stroll. Solve a crime scene investigation while in the maze. Option 1: The Farm Scene Tracks. Farmer Joe’s pie is missing. We need you to find out who stole it. Six of the animals took off through the corn maze with the stolen pie. Navigate the corn maze to find all the tracks, and then match up the prints to all the animals that are guilty of the pie thievery. Option 2: Farm Scene Investigation (similar to Clue©). Farmer Joe is missing and we need your help to find out who kidnapped him. There are seven animal suspects, weapons, and locations that we need you to investigate. Players collect all the clues on a punch card that they take through the maze to solve the mystery and earn an FSI badge. Zombie Paintball Patrol: In the spring of 2014, the Head Farmer at McCoard’s Garden Center began experimenting with the cross-breeding of plants, hoping to create a new breed of corn that would never die and produce fruit year-round. The farmer was very close to creating a breed of corn that would never die, even if deprived of sun and water. Then, everything went horribly wrong. There was a big chemical spill which affected all of the people working in and around the greenhouses. The people who survived haunt the greenhouses at night, feeding on human flesh. They feel no emotion and sense no pain. They do not die even when deprived of water. They appear to be walking dead men or ZOMBIES!!! That’s why we need your help. We’ll send you out in teams to kill as many zombies as you can. If you see someone infected, shoot to kill or you may not survive the night.
Music Virtuosity in Utah…
Our Symphony once again exceeds expectations when they share the stage with Utah Valley's most talented young musicians. The oldest youth symphony in the valley, The Utah Valley Youth Symphony, seamlessly melds with the UVU Symphony in an evening of spectacular, stunning music.
Being a parent can be hard work! Want some ideas on how to be a more effective parent? Join us for a FREE 5 week course taught by Lynn Hollingshead, MS ACMHC, Child Therapist from Redwood Family Therapy Classes will be held at the Saratoga Springs Library on the following Saturdays from 11-12p.m. October 18 - How to give healthy love and affection October 25-How to get along in a marriage, divorce, and blended family situations November 1 - How to help your child deal with anxiety November 15- How to set limits with your children, when is it ok to negotiate and when should you draw the line. November 22- Helping your kids be happy with less. You can sign up for one or all of these great classes! Register online at www.saratogaspringscity.com/civicevents Or call Redwood Family Therapy office to register over the phone! 801-341-1919