Giving A BLEEP
New Direction for Park City High School Theater Program
Giving A BLEEP is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization who believes in building community and supporting all nonprofits in the community. Their major fundraiser is an annual performance of “an original show by the people, for the people.” Writers creatively weave local issues, quirks, passions and personalities into a satirical glimpse at the life we love.
This year’s performances of Giving A BLEEP take place at Prospector Square Theatre on October 27 and 28 as well as Nov 3 and 4.
Joshua Robinson in Cabaret: A key role for all time
Rick Kimball, the new theater teacher at Park City High School grew up in a Navy family, moving every three years -- elementary school in California, Middle School in Maine, and High School in Japan. Rick was 23 when his father retired in Utah, and he followed the family here. While a senior in High School, Kimball's English score wasn't up to par, so needing extra credit to graduate, he agreed to play the role of a super awkward student in a one act play and it changed the direction of his life.
Egyptian's YouTheatre Production of Emma - A Pop Musical is Coming Soon
The Cabaret Emcee must distract his patrons and let them forget about political and economic chaos outside. Joshua Robinson, in his first lead role succeeds as Emcee. As a kid, Joshua felt a powerful connection with Joel Grey's 1972 movie performance. He wanted to play this role not only due to its incredible message, dark humor, and openly queer themes, but also to be that representation for others like himself. “Very few roles embody a strong queer character who can be as feminine and wild as he pleases. Even fewer aren't the butt of a joke or a caricature of a LGBT individual. When I was young and out, I searched to find my place in a very conservative environment, tried to find other people like me.”
Park City Follies: A Yearly Tradition
Although there’s some argument as to who first coined the phrase, it’s nonetheless widely accepted that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Perhaps no one has been more flattered over the years than famed author Jane Austen – movies, parodies, reimagined novels, and now, a musical. Coming to Park City’s Egyptian Theatre in May, Emma – A Pop Musical is the modern day retelling of Austen’s similarly precocious Emma.
Poetry Out Loud
April arrives, the weather gets cantankerous, ski resorts close, and Parkites long for summer to appear. What better way to bridge the gap than to head to the theatre? For over 15 years, the Park City community has looked forward to the end of April when The Park City Follies take the stage at The Egyptian Theatre. The Follies features an all-local cast that spoofs and lampoons all things Park City. From politics to transportation to community developments, no topic is considered taboo. If you’re a local, it’s an opportunity to remember the big issues from the year, laughing and cringing alongside your neighbors. If you’re a visitor, The Follies offer a special window into Park City and its local culture.
Poetry is a magical art. It entices us to view things through metaphor and symbolism. To pay attention to detail and the meaning beneath the words. To hear color and see sound. The annual Poetry Out Loud Festival encourages students from across the country to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Each year since 2012, the Utah Arts & Museums Arts Education Program has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to host school wide competitions across the state.