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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts Becomes a Reality

Published: June 28, 2016 | Author: Nikki Koontz | Category: Arts

Engelstad Shakespeare TheatreAfter years of planning, dreaming, and hard work, the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts will officially open on July 7 at 10 a.m. The Beverley Center for the Arts will incorporate visual arts, live theatre and dynamic education at Southern Utah University. The Center serves as the new home to the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).

At the opening dedication, Governor Gary Herbert along with state representatives, civic leaders, trustees, major donors, and board members will be in attendance. In addition, the event features SUU presidents past and present, live music, and a special presentation to members of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. 

“This project is the largest in our university's history and will help us increase the cultural service that has become a hallmark of Southern Utah University,” said SUU President Scott L Wyatt. “We couldn't be more grateful to all of the friends of the University, SUMA and the Festival who have helped make this incredible project a reality.”

The opening celebration will take place over three days from July 7 through July 9 featuring live music, artist demonstrations, food, family activities, the opening of five plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and five exhibits at the Southern Utah Museum of Art.

For more information visit Beverley Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts


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