Less than an hour after we published our original post about the coronavirus on March 12, Governor Herbert asked Utahns to limit public gatherings to 100. (Since then, the state has asked Utahns to voluntarily limit gatherings to 10.) Immediately, theatre companies in Utah started to announce adjustments to performance schedules.

Streaming Productions

Let’s start with the good news and list the productions in Utah that producers have (somehow) been able to stream online:

We hope the list of streaming productions continues to grow.

Cancelled Performances and Productions

Salt Lake County

Utah County

  • On March 12, all arts performances at Brigham Young University were cancelled, effective immediately. On March 25, the university cancelled all performances through June 15.
  • All performances from March 16 to May 1 on Utah Valley University campus are cancelled. The theatre for audiences production of Señora Tortuga played March 13 and 14 as planned. The production’s tour may be postponed (see below).
  • Hale Center Theater Orem cancelled all performances of Matilda from March 16 to 28. Later performances are postponed (see below).
  • Provo City has cancelled all performances at the Covey Center for the Arts, which includes Talley’s Folly, starting March 13.
  • An Other Theater Company’s production of Trifles/A Number has been delayed and will now open on April 3.
  • The SCERA youth production of Just So: The Musical closed early after its March 14 performance.
  • Prospero Arts and Media closed their production of Cyrano, From Nowhere early, on March 14.

Weber County

Other Parts of Utah

  • Lyric Repertory Theater has cancelled their entire summer 2020 season.
  • According to the Deseret News, the upcoming performances of Newsies at the Egyptian Theater will be postponed.
  • St. George Musical Theater’s production of The Foreigner will opened as scheduled on March 13, but performances from March 16 through 28 are suspended.
  • The Egyptian YouTheatre spring season has been completely cancelled.

Postponed Performances and Productions

Salt Lake County

Utah County

  • Performances for Hale Center Theater Orem’s Matilda that were originally scheduled for March 30 or later are postponed. The company’s productions of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Women, and Over the River and Through the Woods all now have undetermined opening nights.
  • Utah Valley University’s tour of Señora Tortuga to local schools is on hiatus. It may possibly begin in May.

Davis County

  • CenterPoint Legacy Theatre has delayed the opening of their production of The Music Man until a date that is yet to be determined.
  • The Hopebox Theatre production of Thoroughly Modern Millie has been postponed until at least March 30.

Weber County

  • Weber State University’s production of Pippin is postponed until October.
  • Rest of the 2020 season at Terrace Plaza Playhouse (five productions) is indefinitely postponed.
  • Good Company Theatre’s production of Babel has been delayed and is now scheduled to open October 15. Two Mile Hollow‘s opening is now postponed to September 10.

Other Parts of Utah

  • The Utah Shakespeare Festival has cancelled all activities planned for June 1-9, including the previews and opening performances of Cymbeline and Desperate Measures.
  • Tuacahn had delayed the start of their summer season to June 12, which will delay the openings of Beauty and the Beast and Annie.
  • Pickleville Playhouse has delayed the opening nights of The Fickle Fortune (to June 4) and Peter Pan (to June 20).
  • Four Seasons Theatre Company’s production of Tuck Everlasting is rescheduling all remaining performances for April 23-25 and 27.
  • The Stage Door production of Jesus Christ Superstar (April 8-11) has been postponed until some further date (not earlier than May 9).
  • St. George Musical Theater’s production of The Foreigner is on hiatus after the March 14 performance. Performances may resume at a later date.
  • The Egyptian Theater’s production of The Night Witches has been postponed indefinitely.

Other Impacts

  • UTBA’s theatre reviewing workshop has been postponed. We will reschedule at a later time.
  • The West Valley Arts production of Footloose at the Harman Theatre will continue with limits of 100 audience members per performance.
  • Auditions for Hale Center Theater Orem’s upcoming productions of Little Women and their youth production of Freaky Friday will be by video only.
  • The Parker Theatre has laid off the majority of their part-time staff and artists.
If you are aware of any inaccuracies or any missing productions, please email our president at russell (at) utahtheaterbloggers (dot) com. List last updated on April 8, 2020 at 12:53 AM.