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Many of the U's arts and culture entities offer a variety of programs for children and families. From painting to acting to planting to dancing, there's an enriching activity for everyone in the family.

Natural History Museum Family Programs

Learn More About Natural History Museum Family ProgramsDig deep into the natural wonders of the world with immersive learning and hands-on activities from the paleontologists and scientists at the world class Natural History Museum of Utah.

Preparatory Music Program

Learn More About Preparatory Music Program The School of Music has been developing the talents of young musicians for more than 30 years on instruments such as guitar, organ, piano, and the strings.

Red Butte Garden Youth & Family Programs

Learn More About Red Butte Garden Youth & Family Programs The Red Butte Garden is a wonderful place for the family to enjoy the outdoors and to learn about the vegetation and animal life that abounds in the gardens. From summer camps to Saturday classes, Red Butte Garden is teeming with activity.

Tanner Dance Program

Learn More About Tanner Dance Program At the Virginia Tanner Dance Program, the studio—now located in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts & Education Complex—is a sanctuary for children, where they can step into an environment that nurtures positive growth and development.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Family & Children's Programs

Learn More About Utah Museum of Fine Arts Family & Children's Programs The UMFA has an array of opportunities for children and their families to explore the world of art that is accessible at the state's flagship fine arts museum. 

Youth Education Art Classes

Learn More About Youth Education Art Classes The creative juices will flow in these art classes that will elevate skills. Get the hands dirty with sculpture, dabble in watercolors, show the world a sense of style, be an architect for a week, or let the comic book heroes take flight through the U's Youth Education Program. 

Youth Theatre

Learn More About Youth Theatre The University’s Youth Theatre is dedicated to empowering youth to skillfully participate in the performing arts as a vehicle to explore their creativity, engage in their community and think critically about the world. For over 25 years, Youth Theatre has provided high quality theatre arts programs for young people along the Wasatch Front.

The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s sophisticated early comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Terri McMahon, artist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for over 25 years, acting in nearly 50 productions, playing over 75 roles from Shakespeare, Moliere, and Ibsen to new works by Robert Schenkkan and Lynn Nottage. The production runs Oct. 20-29 in Studio 115.

Through witty and playful banter, Love’s Labour’s Lost tells the story of the King of Navarre and his three court followers, who swear they will speak to no women during their three-year “academy” study period. But the instant they take that vow, the Princess of France arrives with her three captivating female attendants, and all bets are off. Guest Director Terri McMahon says, Love’s Labour’s Lost has more sexual innuendo, more puns (just under 200), and more triple layers of philosophical meanings on top of the puns’ double meanings, that Shakespeare manages to out-funny bone any YouTube trender.” Verbal promiscuity threatens the social order in Love’s Labour’s Lost. It’s the women who prevent the disintegration of language, and by extension the social order, insisting on fidelity between word and meaning.  

Dates and Times: Previews Oct. 18 and 19 at 7:30P Show runs Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 26-29 at 7:30P with matinees on Oct. 28 and 29 at 2P
Location: Studio 115 in the Performing Arts Building, 240 S. 1500 East. Parking is available in the visitor's lot to the south of the theatre, at Rice-Eccles Stadium or on Presidents Circle.
Tickets: General Admission tickets are $18, University of Utah faculty and staff are $15, University of Utah students are free with UCard and all other students with valid student ID are $8.50. Tickets can be obtained by calling 801-581-7100, online at tickets.utah.edu or at the Performing Arts Box Office, located at Kingsbury Hall. 

Audience Advisory: Sexual Innuendos
Age Recommendations: Ages 14+

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