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Monday, March 21, 2011

Fundraising Event in Las Vegas to Celebrate USF's 50th Anniversary (CC: April 29)

Fundraising Event to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The Utah Shakespeare Festival announces its fourth annual fundraising event at Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant, 4043 Howard Hughes Pkwy, in Las Vegas on Thursday, April 29, 2011. As the Festival continues its 50th anniversary celebration in 2011, this event features an evening of food, entertainment, and fun with Festival artists and friends.

“We invite patrons, donors, and friends of the Festival to join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary,” says Jyl Shuler, Festival development director and coordinator for the evening’s events. “The evening is sure to be a memorable one and we hope to make it a significant fundraising event, as well.”

Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Festival artistic directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn, as well as Festival founder Fred C. Adams and Festival favorite Melinda Pfundstein. Executive director R. Scott Phillips will also participate in the program.

Lawry’s The Prime Rib Restaurant is generously serving as the host sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, while Southern Wine and Spirits and the law firm of Brownstein/Hyatt/Farber/Schreck are also sponsors for the evening.

Tickets are $125, with $70 as a tax-deductible contribution. Tables of six or eight are also still available for interested parties. To reserve tickets call the Festival development office at 435-586-7880.

Tickets are also now on sale for the Festival’s 50th anniversary season, which will run from June 23 to Oct. 22, 2011. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Richard III,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Winter’s Tale.” The season will also include Meredith Willson’s great American musical “The Music Man,” Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off!” and the mystery thriller “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott. For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.

Media Contact: Kami Terry, 435-586-1970 or Marlo Ihler, 435-865-8632

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