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Utah Musical Theatre records 1984-2005

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Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Administrative Information

Collection Overview +/-

Title: Utah Musical Theatre records 1984-2005
Collection Number: 33/05/001
Repository: Weber State University Archives
2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT, 84408-2901
Phone: 801-626-6388
Fax: 801-626-7045

Collection Inventory +/-

Folder B1F1 id14289: Newspaper articles (1984)
Folder B1F2 id14290: Advisory Board minutes and organizational tools, correspondence, schedules, and community calendars (1985)
Folder B1F3 id14291: Information on grants applied for and obtained by UMT, news releases, and Foundation for the Extension and Development of the American Professional Theatre (FEDAPT) information (1985)
Folder B1F4 id14292: Contracts with various performance space providers and workers, correspondence, phone campaign scripts, and headshots of actors from the company (1986)
Folder B1F5 id14293: Newspaper articles (1986)
Folder B1F6 id14294: Ticket sale records, news clippings, promotional material, programs, photos of cast and crew, President's annual report, Advisory Board agendas, and slides from various shows (1987)
Folder B1F7 id14295: Correspondence regarding marquee displays, lists of businesses who donated their marquees, advertising materials, public service announcement (PSA) list, text for PSA, miscellaneous information, advertising rates, season ticket reminders, gala information, show images, and advertising tools (1988)
Folder B1F8 id14296: Programs, pins, summer calendar, publicity photo session schedule, news releases, and newspaper clips (1988)
Folder B1F9 id14297: Information on UMT, frequently asked questions, and reviews of shows (1988)
Folder B1F10 id14298: Newspaper articles, board agendas, and minutes (1988)
Folder B1F11 id14299: Slides from various shows (1988)
Folder B1F12 id14300: Photos, programs, news clips, and advertising (1989)
Folder B1F13 id14301: Advertising, programs, pins, complimentary ticket reminders, ticket order forms, advertising, subscriber letters, summer schedules, news clips, gala information, and slides from various shows (1989)
Folder B1F14 id14302: Revenue and ticket sales information, news clips, information for the gala, Advisory Board agendas and minutes, other materials, and ticket order forms (1989)
Folder B1F15 id14303: News releases, programs, photos, news clips, and advertising (1990)
Folder B1F16 id14304: Advertising, ticket order forms, programs, gala information, and slides from various shows (1990)
Folder B1F17 id14305: Titles to consider for the season, Advisory Board agendas and minutes, budgets, correspondence, gala planning materials, season list, marketing and ticket sales, and revenues for the year (1990)
Folder B2F1 id14306: Programs, press releases, and news clippings (1991)
Folder B2F2 id14307: Ticket order forms, information about UMT, news releases, and advertising (1991)
Folder B2F3 id14308: Budget and spending records, annual reports, information about an internal audit, audience surveys, marketing and ticket sale information, gala planning materials, Advisory Board minutes and correspondence, and slides from various shows (1991)
Folder B2F4 id14309: Ticket pricing, programs, news clippings, news releases, and photos (1992)
Folder B2F5 id14310: Advisory Board minutes, correspondence, annual report, budgets and program ad rates, payroll season ticket deduction, season tickets, gala planning, and programs (1992)
Folder B2F6 id14311: Slides from various shows (1992)
Folder B2F7 id14312: Season programs, letters to subscribers, photos, programs, and news clippings (1993)
Folder B2F8 id14313: Advisory Board agendas and minutes, budgets, marketing, ticket sales reports, season reports, newspaper clippings, and programs (1993)
Folder B2F9 id14314: Negatives and photos from varous shows (1993)
Folder B2F10 id14315: Slides from various shows (1993)
Folder B2F11 id14316: Slides from various shows (1993)
Folder B2F12 id14317: Programs, photos, and newspaper clippings (1994)
Folder B2F13 id14318: Advisory Board agendas and minutes, budgeting, expenses, ticket slaes, ticket order forms, and newspaper clippings (1994)
Folder B2F14 id14319: Ticket order forms, "Kids Act Up" registration forms, Advisory Board agendas and materials, budgets, advertising, marketing, Storybook Players, gala information, "She Loves Me" rehearsal schedules and notes, and the Ukrainian Children's ensemble (1995)
Folder B2F15 id14320: Ticket order forms, disaster refund forms for tickets, Browning Center flood information, budgets, news releases, newspaper clippings, and photos (1996)
Folder B2F16 id14321: Advertising, ticket order forms, Advisory Board agendas and minutes, gala information, House Manager report forms for the Ogden Egyptian Center, damage costs, agreements and correspondence with the Ogden Egyptian Center, floor plans, budgeting, newspaper clippings, and photos (1997)
Folder B2F17 id14322: Billing estimates, correspondence, Advisory Board, programs, and ticket order forms (1998-2005)
Folder B2F18 id14323: Logos, printing service guide, and advertisements (undated)
Folder B2F19 id14324: Photos of various shows
Folder B2F20 id14325: Photos of various shows
Folder B3I1 id14326: Large size photos of various shows
Folder B3I2 id14327: Casette of "Anne of Green Gables"

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

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.

Content Description +/-

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

Administrative Information +/-


This collection is ordered chronologically.


College of Arts and Humanities





Language of the Finding Aid:

The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding Aid Authors: Lauren Sitzman, 2011.

EAD Creation Date:

July 7th, 2014

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