What better way to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday month than with Kapilow’s “Green Eggs & Ham,” a composition described as “the most popular ‘family music’ since Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and Britten’s ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’” by the “Boston Globe.” Soprano Kimberly Schroeder and actor Sara Valentine from the Really Inventive Stuff troupe join the Utah Symphony on stage in costume. The vaudeville-inspired troupe operates with a core commitment to imaginative, playful, and entertaining storytelling, creating an interactive experience engaging both children and adults. A morning show, no intermission, and low ticket prices make “Green Eggs and Ham” the perfect way to spend Saturday morning with family.
Kimberly Schroeder joined Really Inventive Stuff in 2010, making her orchestra debut with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Schroeder has performed “Green Eggs and Ham” throughout the United States and in Canada, and has worked in regional and national theatres, including the Missoula Children’s Theatre.
Co-founder, creative director, and performer Sara Valentine performs concerts with orchestras around North America, including Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Winnipeg, among others. Ms. Valentine’s regional theater credits include Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Resident Ensemble Players, and the Shakespeare festivals of North Carolina, Philadelphia, Colorado, and Maine.
The Really Inventive Stuff is a troupe of actors dedicated to excellent storytelling in children’s education. With a sprinkling of child-like enthusiasm, they create skillful, delightful performances that combine a love of vaudeville and passion for classic theatre, all while keeping the music in the spotlight.
The Utah Symphony presents
Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham”
March 17 | 11 AM | Maurice Abravanel Hall
Kimberly Schroeder, actor & soprano
Sara Valentine, actor
David Yavornitzky, conductor
Conductor Sponsor: Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Family Series Sponsor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation
Tickets are priced from $8-$20, and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
About the Utah Symphony
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world-class live musical performances of the world’s greatest music in the state’s top venues. Since being named the orchestra’s seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists, refreshed programming, drawn increased audiences, and galvanized community support. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, including the Mighty 5® Tour of Utah’s national parks, the Utah Symphony has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in Spring 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Fall 2017, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (2015) and Dawn to Dust (2016), which features three Utah Symphony-commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving around 75,000 students annually. In addition to performances in its home in Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall, and concerts throughout the state of Utah, the Utah Symphony participates in Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and presents the six-week Deer Valley® Music Festival each summer in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org
Season Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
2017-18 Family Series Sponsor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation