The Uintah Arts Council’s Outlaw Trail Theater is proud and excited to announce their 2017 summer shows! Yes, we said shows (plural)!
First of all, we are keeping with tradition by producing a musical… the incomparable Singin’ In the Rain! This show will be directed and choreographed by Taunia Wheeler with music director Brian Litton. The show will run June 19th thru July 1st. Auditions will be held in early-mid April and rehearsals will start May 1st.
Along with the musical, we will also be producing a fun-filled melodrama… Showtime On the Showboat or… Don’t Throw Garbage In the River! The melodrama will be directed by Jake Harrison! “Showtime” will run a few performances during the Uintah County Fair and again on Wednesday nights, June 21st and 28th, during the musical. Auditions for the melodrama will be held at the end of April and rehearsals, again, will begin in the first week of May.
It’s time to get serious about auditions for Camelot–with only one week to go. But, there’s still plenty of time.
We need all of you to share this with everyone you know, whether you are able or interested or not. The only way that everyone will hear about this is if you share it. Please make sure everyone has an opportunity to try out and possible take part in this classic production! Thank you, every one of you, for your help!
The Outlaw Trail Festival of the Arts is calling for artists to enter their 26th annual juried art contest and show. Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawings, Charcoal and Sculpture are this mediums for this yearly contest. Cash prizes will be awarded!
Click HERE to jump to the website with all of the rules, forms and dates.
The Uintah Arts Council is extremely proud to welcome the President’s Own United States Marine Band on Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:30 PM at the Vernal Middle School Auditorium. Tickets are free (maximum 4 per request) at UintahArtsCouncil.com or may be picked up at the Uintah County Heritage Museum at 155 E. Main Street in Vernal.
The 2014 summer show for the Outlaw Trail Theater will be LES MISÉRABLES. Auditions will take place on April 28th, 29th and May 1st. Audition packets and applications are available now. Needless to say, this will probably be the biggest show we’ve ever done and we will need all of the talented folks we can find. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page as more information begins to emerge. Thank you all for your interest and excitement. Spread the word far and wide. Dream the Dream!
The show will open June 23, 2014 and will run through July 5, 2014. There are no shows on Sunday or on the 4th of July. Rehearsals will start on May 5th and usually go Mon-Fri from 7-10 PM.
This is a shout out and a big “Thank You” to all of the businesses in town that continue to allow us to hang event posters in their windows. While it’s fun to be getting so many “new” large, corporate businesses in the area, those corporations often have strict policies which won’t allow us to hang a poster in the window or on a door, or leave any other type of flyer or card letting their customers know what may be going on in the arts.
Advertising in the newspapers and on the radio is very expensive. Our local radio stations and newspapers cut us a pretty good deal and are very good to work with us… but it’s still very expensive and we could spend ourselves into oblivion trying to get the word out to the community. So… we bought our own Xerox printer to save money and have it available “on-demand”. It paid for itself in about 8 months. But we still have to buy paper and pay Xerox a per-copy fee. It’s a good deal but not free. Social media and bulk e-mail have become very important to us, along with any other “free” word-of-mouth advertising we can think of. Banners are expensive and you have to put up 8-12 to try and cover the valley.
Anyway, the bottom line is… we need to be thankful for and express our thanks to those local businesses that still allow us to hang a poster. Some have stopped letting anyone hang posters, over time, and some businesses are no longer there. If you visit one of the businesses that has a poster for a local event in it, thank them for supporting local groups and activities.It helps us keep ticket costs down and continue to function. It helps us bring in and/or promote great talent… artists, musicians, dancers and actors… at a pretty amazing price.
And thank you for coming to our events and supporting us. Winston Churchill said “The arts are essential to any complete national life. The State owes it to itself to sustain and encourage them….Ill fares the race which fails to salute the arts with the reverence and delight which are their due.” If you don’t come and partake, we cease to exist.
Breakfast with Santa has become a Vernal tradition for over 12 years. Free to the community with great local talent, door prizes, coloring pages, a fire engine to climb on outside and Santa to chat with and snap a quick photo with your camera, who can beat it. Free pancake and egg breakfast provided by The Elks and Davis Food & Drug along with Meadowgold, it’s a great way to kick off the season. Go to the Vernal’s Breakfast with Santa Facebook page for specifics.