Snow Range Summer Theatre
The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance present the tale of a Christmas elf gone bad, a toe-tapping tribute to a country music legend and a romantic musical about the roller coaster of love in the 59th Snowy Range Summer Theatre.
All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 public; $7 for students, seniors and children older than 5. Discounts are available for groups of 20 persons or more. Call 307-766-6666 or go online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts.
Here is a lineup:
n David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries” shows JUNE 5-8 at the UW Fine Arts Studio Theatre.
This show chronicles Sedaris’ real-life experience as Crumpet the Elf in a Macy’s Santaland display. This breakout piece for the now best-selling author follows Sedaris’ attempts to enter into the holiday spirit as he deals with the humiliation of elf training, abusive customers, screaming children and badly cast Santas. “The Santaland Diaries” is a regular holiday feature on National Public Radio, where it debuted in 1992.
Directed by Rebecca Hilliker and featuring guest artist Paul Hope from Houston’s Alley Theatre. It is recommended for mature audiences.
n “Always ... Patsy Cline” shows JUNE 26-30 in the UW Fine Arts Main Stage.
A sold-out hit off Broadway, “Always ... Patsy Cline” is a family-friendly, toe-tapping tribute to the musical legend and one of the most frequently produced musicals in the United States. Based on an endearing true story, the show recounts the real-life friendship between Cline and fan Louise Seger, who befriended the country music legend in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued with a correspondence until Cline’s untimely death.
Directed by Charlotte Guyette. It features renditions of more than two dozen of Patsy’s unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “Sweet Dreams” and “I Fall to Pieces.”
n “Romance /Romance” shows JULY 10-14 in the UW Fine Arts Studio Theatre.
This Tony-nominated Broadway musical pairs two distinctive one-act comedies. Based on Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler’s tale, “The Little Comedy,” Act 1 is a flirtatious affair, set in turn-of-the-century Vienna, between two worldly high-society types in search of real love.
Act 2 is a modern look at affection and disaffection between two married couples sharing a summer house in the Hamptons, based on the Jules Renard play, “Pain de Menage.” Directed by Lee Hodgson and featuring UW Department of Music faculty members Larry Hensel and Nicole Lamartine.