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Onstage Ogden, Weber State Theatre announce new season lineups

By Chelsi Lasater - Special to the Standard-Examiner | May 21, 2022

Photo supplied, Sam Crump

The Utah Symphony at Weber State University in a past season, presented by Onstage Ogden.

Satisfy your theater bug this summer with one amazing season offering something for everyone; OnStage Ogden and Weber State University have both announced their lineups for the 2022-2023 season.

“After the challenges of the past two years we’re so pleased to be back with a great lineup for 22-23,” said James Fredrick, Onstage Ogden’s new executive director.

With 27 performances this year, Onstage Ogden, Weber County’s largest performing arts center, starts their 2022-2023 season off with a bang with “Patriotic Pops” at Snowbasin Resort on Independence Day weekend beginning Thursday, June 30.

From classical music to mariachi, ballet to hip hop and acrobats, and from folk to opera — there is something for every taste.

The season will include more performances downtown Ogden than ever before, including the first presentation at the Ogden Amphitheater with “Jarabe Mexicano” on Sept. 28. Portland Cello Project and Utah’s own Repertory Dance Theatre will perform at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, while eclectic string quartet Brooklyn Rider and the Celtic-crossover ensemble Kittel & Co. will perform at The Monarch.

Subscriptions of four or more shows are on sale now at OnstageOgden.org, in person at the Onstage Ogden box office at 638 26th St., or by calling 801-339-9214. Packages start at $62. Individual tickets for most shows go on sale in August.

Onstage Ogden’s 2022/2023 season:

  • “Patriotic Pops,” with Utah Symphony, Thursday, June 30, Snowbasin Ski Resort
  • “The Goonies,” in Concert with Utah Symphony, Thursday, Sept. 22, Austad Auditorium
  • “Jarabe Mexicano,” Wednesday, Sept. 28, Ogden Amphitheater
  • “Portland Cello Project,” Friday, Oct. 7, Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • “Kittel & Company,” Tuesday, Oct. 11, The Monarch
  • “Fisk Jubilee Singers,” Saturday, Nov. 5, Austad Auditorium
  • Stephen Hough performs “Rachmaninoff,” with Utah Symphony, Thursday, Nov. 10, Austad Auditorium
  • “The Nutcracker,” with Ballet West, Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26
  • “Here Comes Santa Claus,” with Utah Symphony, Monday, Dec. 12 Austad Auditorium
  • “The Swingles,” with Chamber Ogden Orchestra, Wednesday, Dec. 14, Austad Auditorium
  • “Repertory Dance Theatre,” Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • “Mariachi Herencia de Mexico,” Saturday, Jan. 14, Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • “Carmina Burana,” with Utah Symphony, Thursday, Jan. 26, Austad Auditorium
  • “Peking Acrobats,” Thursday, Feb. 2, Austad Auditorium
  • “Storm Large with the Utah Symphony,” Thursday, Feb. 9, Austad Auditorium
  • “International Guitar Night,” Friday, Feb. 10, Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • “Empire Wild,” Wednesday, Feb.y 22, The Monarch
  • “The Queen’s Cartoonists,” Wednesday, March 1, Peery’s Egyptian Theater
  • “Dvořák Symphony No. 5,” with Utah Symphony, Thursday, March 2, Austad Auditorium
  • “Brooklyn Rider,” Tuesday, March 7, The Monarch
  • “FLY Dance Co: Breakin’ Classical w/Utah Symphony,” Thursday, March 16, Austad Auditorium
  • “BYU International Folk Ensemble,” Saturday, March 25, Austad Auditorium
  • “Water Works,” with Utah Opera, Friday, April 7, The Monarch
  • “Rhapsody in Blue,” with Utah Symphony, Thursday, April 13, Austad Auditorium
  • “Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5,” with Utah Symphony, Thursday, April 20, Austad Auditorium
  • “Snow White,” with Ballet West II, Friday, May 5, Austad Auditorium
  • “Merz Trio,” Thursday, May 11, The Monarch

Weber State University’s Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities also boasts an exciting season with four shows, including a world premiere musical inspired by Hans Christen Anderson.

“The 22-23 season examines the choices we make and how those choices alter the paths we take,” said Andrew Barratt Lewis, assistant professor of theater. “These plays and musicals feature complex and nuanced characters grappling to do their best with what life’s dealt them.”

This season will also mark the last show for costume designer Catherine Zublin, who is retiring after 37 years. Zublin, known for her stunning costumes and extensive knowledge of costume history, will be designing for the two musicals.

New for the 2022-2023 season, patrons may purchase a flex pass of eight tickets to be used across the season’s four shows in any combination for only $100. Tickets, including the new season flex pass, will be available for purchase on Monday, Aug. 1, at weberstatetickets.com.

WSU season list:

  • “Eurydice,” by Sarah Ruhl, Oct. 7-8 and 12-15, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
  • “Sweeny Todd”, Nov. 11-12 and 16-19, Allred Theatre, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
  • “Matchstick Girl: A new musical,” by Jennifer Kokai and Kenneth Plain, Feb. 24-25 and March 1-4, 2023, Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
  • “Innovation Theatre,” April 7-8 and 13-15, Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts


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