Classic tale, free production, youth camp round out summer at Brigham’s Playhouse

WASHINGTON CITY – Brigham’s Playhouse in Washington City currently has two theatrical offerings underway to tempt theatergoers in from the heat and take them back in time to the old pioneer playhouse days of Southern Utah’s origins. Additionally, Brigham’s Playhouse is preparing for the final installation of its Summer Youth Theatre Camp.

Cast members of "Anne of Green Gables" at Brigham's Playhouse, Washington, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brigham's Playhouse, St. George News
Cast members of “Anne of Green Gables” at Brigham’s Playhouse, Washington, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brigham’s Playhouse, St. George News

Based on the beloved young adult classic by Lucy Maude Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables” continues at Brigham’s Playhouse through July 11.

When bachelor brother Matthew Cuthbert and his spinster sister Marilla Cuthbert send off for an orphan boy to help them on their farm, misadventures ensue when not the hoped-for boy but a skinny, homely orphan girl arrives.

Follow literature’s favorite redhead as she experiences the joys and sorrows of life in Avonlea during this touching show.

“Anne of Green Gables” plays Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m.

Also playing at Brigham’s Playhouse through July 25 is “Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man,” an original musical about the life of Joseph Smith, founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

This production is being offered free to the public, according to information from Brigham’s Playhouse, but donations are encouraged.

Cast members of "Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man" at Brigham's Playhouse, Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brigham's Playhouse, St. George News
Cast members of “Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man” at Brigham’s Playhouse, Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Brigham’s Playhouse, St. George News

“Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man” will play Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. The last two weeks of its run, the show will play exclusively and will be performed Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Coming up at Brigham’s Playhouse is the last session of Summer Youth Theatre Camp. Classes will be held July 13-31, Mondays through Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“The camp will including professional training in dance, voice, and acting and participants will have even opportunities to perform on our stage as a part of some of the pre-show performances,” a press release from Brigham’s Playhouse said.

To learn more about the camp, or to register, visit the Brigham’s Playhouse website or call the theater’s box office at 435-251-8000.

In addition to topnotch entertainment, the Brigham’s Playhouse experience also includes gourmet confections available for purchase, including Brigham’s Brew Root Beer, fudge and freshly baked cookies.

Season tickets for the remainder of the Brigham’s Playhouse season can be purchased at a 25 percent discounted rate.

Event information

  • “Anne of Green Gables”
    • When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through July 11 | 7 p.m.
    • Where: Brigham’s Playhouse, 25 N. 300 West in Washington City
    • Tickets: $23 adults | $17 for children 5-17 and students with valid ID
    • Information: Brigham’s Playhouse website | Facebook | Telephone: 435-251-8000
    • Note: Children 5 and younger not permitted
  • “Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man”
    • When: Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m.; plays through July 25 | Final two weeks: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 p.m., Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
    • Where: Brigham’s Playhouse, 25 N. 300 West in Washington City
    • Tickets: Free | Donations accepted
    • Information: Brigham’s Playhouse website | Facebook | Telephone: 435-251-8000
    • Note: Children 5 and younger not permitted
  • Summer Youth Theatre Camp
    • When: July 13-31 | Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
    • Details: Brigham’s Playhouse website | Telephone: 435-251-8000

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