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UVU, Sundance Partner For Summer Theater Production Of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

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July 10, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert

Written by: Heather Wrigley

Utah Valley University’s national award-winning Department of Theatrical Arts will partner with the Sundance Summer Theatre July 25-Aug. 17 to present the renowned musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.” Performances will be held each Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

“We are thrilled to be re-teaming with Sundance for this year’s production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun,’” said Christopher Clark, chair of UVU theatrical arts. “This show is a classic for many reasons. It’s full of great, recognizable music, and it’s a wonderful and entertaining story. But what I really love is that it’s a perfect fit for Sundance. I’m so excited to help bring it to our audiences this summer, and I can’t wait to see it up on that beautiful stage.”

The play will be directed by Kymberly Mellen, an adjunct faculty member of UVU’s theater arts department, whose accomplishments include performing on stage and in film, receiving Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role and directing several productions including “Lend Me a Tenor,” “As You Like It” and “The Forgotten Carols.”

This is the sixth year in a row that UVU and Sundance have joined forces to bring a play to Sundance Resort’s Eccles Outdoor Stage, a bowl-like amphitheater with lawn and bleacher seating set against the canvas of the Wasatch Mountains and the night sky.

“The production of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ promises to be another excellent fit for Sundance audiences with a great musical score set in the American West,” said Chad Linebaugh, Sundance Resort general manager. “Mt. Timpanogos is the perfect backdrop for this American classic.”

Past Sundance Summer Theatre productions have included favorites such as “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Fantasticks.” The last two years have sold out every performance.

Doors open at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets range from $20-26 and are available at sundanceresort.com or by phone at 866-734-4428.

From left to right, Coral Chambers as Dolly Tate, Ben Henderson as Frank Butler, Rob Holcombe as Buffalo Bill and MacKenzie Skye Pedersen in the title role as Annie Oakley.

From left to right, Coral Chambers as Dolly Tate, Ben Henderson as Frank Butler, Rob Holcombe as Buffalo Bill and MacKenzie Skye Pedersen in the title role as Annie Oakley.

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