Utah Valley University Performing Arts

  • 800 West University Parkway
  • Orem, UT 84058
  • (801) 863-6820
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Whether you are looking to learn or to perform, Utah Valley University supports the performing arts. UVU’s arts program is unique in that they focus mainly on student involvement and performances. You can see performances of UVU at the Black Box Theater, McKay Events Center and Ragan Theater.

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Children's Hour

  • September 29, 2016 - October 8, 2016
  • Noord Regional Theatre
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Children’s Hour
Director: Laurie Harrop-Purser
An all-girls boarding school is competently run by two women, Karen Wright and Martha Dobie. An angry student, Mary Tilford, runs away from... Read More

Fall Choral Showcase

  • October 5, 2016
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Fall Choral Showcase
Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir & Women’s Choir
Conductor: Reed Criddle & Cherilyn Worthen
Experience the annual Fall Choral Showcase as our Choirs sing... Read More

String Sensation

  • October 10, 2016
  • Science Building Auditorium SB 134
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

String Sensation
Faculty String Recital
Faculty Artists: Donna Fairbanks & Cheung Chau
Delight to the flawless virtuosity and irresistible enthusiasm of UVU’s renowned string... Read More

A Tribute to Genius: Beethoven & Shakespeare

  • October 15, 2016
  • NuSkin Atrium
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

A Tribute to Genius: Beethoven & Shakespeare
Symphony Orchestra
UVU Conductor: Cheung Chau
Listen in awe as we pay tribute to a brilliant composer and a brilliant wordsmith.... Read More

Something Old. . .

  • October 17, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Something Old . . .
UVU Wind Symphony
Conductor: Thomas Keck
The tradition of “something old” is beautifully executed as we delve back in time to explore the exquisite masterpieces... Read More

Trojan Women

  • November 4, 2016 - November 5, 2016
  • Noord Regional Theatre
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Trojan Women
Director: Lisa Hall-Hagen
Euripides' play follows the fates of the women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and their remaining families are... Read More

When Voices Combine

  • November 5, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

When Voices Combine
UVU's Men’s Choir & Women’s Choir
Conductors: Reed Criddle, Cherilyn Worthen
Just as facets of a gem can be exposed in the cut, facets of our life can be... Read More

Celebrate the Cinema

  • November 9, 2016 - November 11, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Celebrate the Cinema
UVU Ballroom Dance Company
Company Directors: Christopher Williams & Tara Boyd
When we combine our favorite movie themes with our award-winning ballroom... Read More

The Voice Within

  • November 18, 2016
  • Orem Public Library
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

The Voice Within
UVU Chamber Choir
Conductor: Reed Criddle
Where words end, music begins. Our award-winning Chamber Choir performs sweet melodies that speak to the universal truths... Read More

Ice Breaker Jazz Festival Gala Concert

  • November 21, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Ice Breaker Jazz Festival Gala Concert
UVU Jazz Ensemble
Director: Alex Heitlinger
Swing to the grand finale of our annual Jazz Festival featuring the energy and creativity of the... Read More

Christmashannukwanzadan?

  • November 29, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Christmashannukwanzadan?
Percussion UVU
Conductor: Doug Smith
Earlier each year we see store displays of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas together – let us go a several... Read More

Get On Up!

  • November 30, 2016 - December 3, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Get On Up!
UVU Synergy Dance Company
Artistic Director: Sarah Donohue and Jacquelyn Potts
Share with us dance as an art form packed with exhilarating movement and innovative... Read More

Movie Music Magic

  • December 2, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Movie Music Magic
UVU Symphony Orchestra
Conductor & Faculty Artist: Cheung Chau & Doug Smith
Immerse yourself in music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Wars, Finding... Read More

American Popular Music Annual Showcase

  • December 5, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Centre Stage
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

American Popular Music Annual Showcase
Faculty Advisor: Todd Sorensen
What is a jam session? A musical activity where musicians improvise without extensive preparation. This concert... Read More

. . .Something New. . .

  • December 8, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

. . . Something New . . .
UVU Wind Symphony
Conductor: Thomas Keck
We continue featuring new-fangled composers worth giving a listen too. Join us as we appreciate something new for a... Read More

Travel Thru Gilbert & Sullivan!

  • December 9, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Travel thru Gilbert & Sullivan!
UVU Opera
Conductor: Isaac Hurtado
Tickle with laughter as our Opera Workshop performers take you on a journey through Pirates of Penzance, The... Read More

Opera Goes to the Movies

  • December 10, 2016
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Opera Goes to the Movies
UVU Opera
Conductor: Isaac Hurtado
Experience this multi-media event featuring great operatic moments found in celebrated films like Shawshank Redemption,... Read More

Get to the Pointe

  • January 19, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Get to the Pointe
UVU Repertory Ballet Ensemble
Artistic Director: Mark Borchelt
We are proud to feature an exciting blend of classical and contemporary ballet, fusing classical... Read More

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • January 19, 2017 - January 28, 2017
  • Noord Regional Theatre
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Director: D. Terry Petrie
Playing crazy to avoid prison work detail, manic, free spirit Randle P. McMurphy is sent to the state mental hospital for... Read More

Choreography Design Competition

  • January 27, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Choreography Design Competition
Utah Regional Ballet
Artistic Director: Jacqueline Colledge
Relish URB’s 8th annual competition wherein innovative and passionate choreographers,... Read More

Spring Choral Showcase

  • February 8, 2017
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Spring Choral Showcase
UVU's Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir & Concert Choir
Conductor: Reed Criddle & Cherilyn Worthen
Rejoice with our Choirs the coming of Spring... Read More

Concerto Night: A Classical Discovery

  • February 11, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Concerto Night: A Classical Discovery
UVU Symphony
Conductor: Cheung Chau
Commemorate the evening with our concerto competition winners finishing in a special performance of Dvorak’s... Read More

Valentine's Day at the Rainbow Room

  • February 14, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Valentine’s Day at the Rainbow Room
UVU Jazz Ensemble
Director: Alex Heitlinger
Swing back in time to the Big Band era and dance the night away with your sweetheart. Feast on a... Read More

. ..Something Borrowed. . .

  • March 1, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

. . . Something Borrowed . . .
UVU Wind Symphony
Conductor: Thomas Keck
We renew our vows as we look to other genres for great music to adapt for winds and percussion. What else... Read More

Once in the Time of Trolls

  • March 3, 2017 - March 4, 2017
  • Noord Regional Theatre
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Once in the Time of Trolls¬¬¬
Theatre for Young Audiences Production
Director: John Newman
"Happily ever after" takes on new meaning as Katrina goes in search of her Prince, held... Read More

Mos.A.I.C Hip Hop Showcase

  • March 15, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Mos.A.I.C. Hip Hop Showcase
Mos.A.I.C. Hip Hop Company
Faculty Mentor: Ashley Kimsey
Our Hip Hop Company debuted in 2013 to spread the love for Hip Hop and the talent of the Hip Hop... Read More

Short Attention Span Theatre

  • March 30, 2017
  • exBox Theatre; GT 627
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Short Attention Span Theatre
This theatre favorite features ten 10-minute plays written, directed and acted entirely by UVU Theatre students. Come checkout a variety of stories and a broad... Read More

Surge

  • March 30, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Surge
UVU Contemporary Dance Ensemble
Artistic Director: Monica Campbell
Experience the excitement as dancers, directors and guest choreographers unleash their collective talents for... Read More

Haphazard!

  • April 4, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Centre Stage
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Haphazard!
Percussion UVU
Conductor: Doug Smith
What makes this concert so much fun is the tapestry, the brocade, the patchwork, the most random, broad collection of music one... Read More

Real Men Sing

  • April 7, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Real Men Sing
UVU Men’s Choir
Conductor: Reed Criddle
The Men’s Choir hosts a night of virile vocal music, which brings a lush joy to the ear in a magnificent joint concert with... Read More

. . . Something Blue

  • April 10, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

. . . Something Blue
UVU Wind Symphony
Conductor: Thomas Keck
Rhapsodize over Rhapsody in Blue with artist-faculty member Hilary Demske as soloist, and finally bounce to one of John... Read More

Passion

  • April 12, 2017
  • St. Francis of Assisi Church
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Passion
UVU Chamber Choir
Conductor: Reed Criddle
Rejoice in the glories of J.S. Bach's musical drama of the last week of Christ's life, as recounted in the gospel of St. John.... Read More

Not Your Grandpa's Big Band

  • April 13, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Not Your Grandpa’s Big Band
UVU Jazz Ensemble
Conductor: Alex Heitlinger
There is nothing more refreshing than recognizing a tune re-mastered in a fresh, new way. Grandpa will still... Read More

Anything Goes

  • April 14, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  • Noord Regional Theatre
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Anything Goes
Director: Rob Moffat
Get a kick out of the madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt,... Read More

Women's Choir Invitational

  • April 15, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Women’s Choir Invitational
UVU Women’s Choir
Conductor: Cherilyn Worthen
Our Women’s Choir makes it all sound so easy, as they sweep you away with an evening of beautiful song, and... Read More

Capstone Senior Showcase

  • April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Capstone Senior Showcase
Dance Collaboration
Faculty Mentor: Doris Trujillo
As a capstone to their experience at UVU, the graduating seniors pool their resources and talents to... Read More

Not Merely Song & Dance

  • April 21, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Not Merely Song & Dance
UVU Symphony Orchestra & Utah Regional Ballet
Conductor & Artistic Director: Cheung Chau & Jacqueline Colledge
Not merely the symphony. Not... Read More

American Popular Music Semi-Annual Showcase

  • April 24, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Centre Stage
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

American Popular Music Semi-Annual Showcase
Faculty Advisor: Todd Sorensen
When the first Jam Session rocked so hard, we figured the second would rock the house harder! Come down, and... Read More

Around the World

  • April 27, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  • Sorensen Center Ragan Theater
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

Around the World
UVU Ballroom Dance Company
Company Directors: Christopher Williams & Tara Boyd
All aboard for a world tour of dance as we explore dance from all continents and... Read More

The Magic Flute

  • April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
  • Heritage RTC
  • Phone: (801) 863-7529

The Magic Flute
UVU Opera
Faculty Advisor: Isaac Hurtado
A beautiful princess is imprisoned by a powerful ruler. A brave prince with a goofy sidekick takes on an impossible quest. A... Read More