Coming to UVM’s Royall Tyler stage

September 18, 2014  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The UVM Department of Theatre will celebrate 40 years of theater on the Royall Tyler stage with its 2014/2015 main stage season.
The season begins in October with “A Grand Night for Singing,” featuring the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It features songs from such shows as “State Fair,” “Carousel,” “Oklahoma,” “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music.” Directed by guest lecturer Craig Wells, the show runs from Oct. 2 through Oct. 12.
In November, the tiny town of Grover’s Corners comes to life on the Royall Tyler stage as UVM Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece “Our Town.” The play captures the universal experience of being alive by showing that life is both precious and ordinary, and that these two fundamental truths are intimately connected. Sarah Carleton directs this classic of the American theatre, which runs Nov. 6-16.
The “Toys Take Over Christmas” returns for the 25th year on Dec. 6. Children and adults alike will bask in the joys of the season in this holiday story “with a heart.” Performances are at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Dec. 6. General public tickets for this popular production go on sale on Oct. 21.
Honor and desire collide as the season concludes in February with William Shakespeare’s spirited comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” This tale of the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick offers a humorous, dark and at times hilariously absurd view of the intricate game that is love. Passionate, sexy and funny “Much Ado About Nothing” will make you laugh, break your heart – and then magically put it back together again. Reveling in joy and wallowing in despair, the bard’s timeless comedy will resonate with anyone who has been betrayed, deceived, maligned or in love. “Much Ado About Nothing” is directed by Mark Alan Gordon and runs Feb. 18-22.
The Royall Tyler theatre box office is open for single ticket sales. Box office hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the box office at 656-2094 or visit


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