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UVU Theater’s ‘Holiday Night Live’ Provides Yuletide Comical Relief

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November 22, 2012
For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351

Utah Valley University’s Department Theatrical Arts will present “Holiday Night Live,” an unexpected twist on familiar holiday situations that will have audiences rolling in the aisle this Christmas season. The show runs from Dec. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Noorda Theatre on UVU’s Orem campus.

“Holiday Night Live” is an original comedic show with songs, sketches and digital shorts that poke fun at the holidays. The show is under the direction of UVU Theater’s Artist-in-Residence David Tinney and is written and directed by UVU Theater students.

“The production gives UVU students a chance to showcase real versatility,” Tinney said. “They have not only written and directed the show, but they play several different roles that include singing and dancing.”

The show started seven years ago when a production was cancelled unexpectedly. Tinney was asked to quickly put together a half-hour long variety show, which evolved into today’s full, two-act version of “Holiday Night Live.”

The performance is suggested for audiences 12 years or older. For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center or order by phone at 801-863-PLAY.

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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