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Utah Musical Theatre records

 Collection
Identifier: 05-04-01-001

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Utah Musical Theatre's programs, news clippings, forms, accounting papers, membership paper work, photographs, and promotional material.

Dates

  • 1984-2005
  • Other: Date acquired: 2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Utah Musical Theatre, or the UMT, started in 1981 as a summer theatre program to expand the theatre offerings of Weber State University. The goal was to be a semi-professional theatre group and it was to be housed in the Val A. Browning Center at Weber State University. The program would also focus on strictly producing musicals. The program went for a good 27 years before being forced to shut down due to lack of funding and community support. During its running years, the program offered many large scale and smaller scale musicals. It was a very community involved program offering season tickets which could be purchased by members of the community to see all the shows to be put on for the summer. There was also a theatre camp later on called “Kids Act Up” that theatre goers could sign their children up for to learn more about producing and performing in theatre. The program began to lose funding in early 2000 and was eventually forced to shut down in 2007. This was due to the inability of the company to raise adequate funds to produce any large scale musicals. The program ended with Weber State planning to use some of the UMT resources to further their other performing arts endeavors for the College of Arts and Humanities.

Extent

7.56 Linear Feet (6 document cases, 1 flat document case, 2 RC boxes)

Arrangement

This collection is ordered chronologically.

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Materials were acquired from the College of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Performing Arts (2007-032; 2008-037; 2009-001).

Source of Acquisition

College of Arts and Humanities

Method of Acquisition

Received from the College of Arts and Humanities, 2007-2009.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are exptected.

Publication Rights

Materials may be used for non-profit and educational purposes, please credit the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of the University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University. archives@weber.edu.
Author
Lauren Sitzman, 2011
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408