SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 24, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City will reopen in May with a concert featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber performed by mostly local talent.
“The Really Useful Group in London has authorized a special, limited engagement of ‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ to be produced almost entirely with Utah talent for Utah audiences in celebration of the return of live performance to Utah stages,” said a press release from the theater. The show will take place May 7 to May 15.
Emmy Award-winning Utah composer Kurt Bestor is collaborating with director Louanne Madorma featuring local musicians, singers, cast, crew and featured performers, including David Osmond, Dallyn Vail Bayles, Tony Award-winner Lisa Hopkins Seegmiller, Lexi Walker and others.
The show will feature songs from musicals including “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats,” “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
“It is such a thrill to be involved in this historic reopening,” Bestor said. “It is something that would not happen under normal circumstances. You would never see all of these performers, Utahns who have had starring roles on Broadway and on tour, on stage together in a special, limited engagement like this one. They would all normally be busy with projects away from home. Each time I make a call, the reaction is the same. They are ecstatic this will be their first return to the stage. Anyone lucky enough to grab a ticket is going to see an unforgettable show.”
All tickets are $45, plus applicable fees. Seating will not be assigned at time of purchase. Seating locations will be assigned to accommodate household group sizes and facilitate social distancing based on order date. Patrons will be notified of assigned seats before the performance. There will be a six ticket household ticket limit per order. Tickets go on sale March 26 at 10 a.m. and are available here. All patrons are required to wear face coverings.