ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University Theatre students are going all in and learning to fly for their musical production of “Barnum,” the story about the man behind “The Greatest Circus on Earth.”
The university is presenting “Barnum” in the Dolores Dorè Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre on the DSU campus Thursday-Saturday and again Nov. 10-14. All productions begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone even close to Washington County won’t want to miss the local production of the Broadway show about the life of showman P.T. Barnum. Set from 1835 to 1880 in cities all across the world, the musical follows the story of Barnum’s traveling performance companies. With actors from freshmen to seniors and alumni heading up the cast, Dixie State’s production of the action-packed musical is guaranteed to be an enjoyable evening out for the entire family.
Theatre students have worked for months to learn how to safely execute aerial acrobatics, receiving training in person and via Skype from some of the nation’s top aerial experts. The relationship with professional has given new life to the DSU Theatre Program’s mission to provide the necessary tools for students to become well-rounded artists, scholars and lifelong learners.
The Dixie State University Theatre Program features an active production program in support of academic activities. Through combining comprehensive theatrical training with a strong liberal arts curriculum, the program strives to produce well-rounded artists and scholars, enhance the cultural and intellectual life of the DSU campus and Southern Utah community and provide service to the institution, community and profession.
Tickets for “Barnum” are $10 for general admission and free for Washington County high school employees and students who show their Washington County School District identification at the door.
Tickets are available at 435-652-7800, online or at the door. The production is rated PG and is produced through special arrangements with TamsWhitmark, Inc. The book is by Mark Bramble, lyrics are by Michael Stewart and music is by Cy Coleman.
To learn more about “Barnum” and watch videos of students training with aerialists, follow DSU Theatre Publicity on Facebook.
- What: DSU presents “Barnum”
- When: Nov. 5-7 & Nov. 10-14 | 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Dolores Dorè Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theatre, DSU campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George
- Admission: $10 general, free to Washington County employees and students with ID
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