A ballet that honors David Bowie’s music. A play that explores the life of Nannerl Mozart, the forgotten prodigy sister of Wolfgang. The chance to sample a flight of whiskey while watching illusionist Scott Silven.
The 2018-19 season of entertainment planned for Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah can only be described as eclectic.
Multi-pack tickets go on sale on Friday, June 1, at 10 a.m. — a three-show pack will give you 10 percent off individual performance ticket prices; a five-show pack will save you 20 percent.
Ticket prices vary; tickets are available online at utahpresents.org, at the box office (1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City) or by calling 801-797-1123.
Here’s the lineup of performances:
TedXSaltLake City (Sept. 18, Kingsbury Hall) • Focused on the theme “At the Edge,” speakers and performers will push us to think past our traditional boundaries to find new ideas, new perceptions and new ways to be active in our world and communities.
“Carmen Inside Out” (Sept. 13-14, Kingsbury Hall) • Kirstin Chávez performs a one-woman show featuring monologues, Flamenco dancing and soulful singing.
Monica Bill Barnes: “Happy Hour” (Sept. 27-28, Kingsbury Hall) • Dressed in a pair of everyday men’s suits, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass crash an after-work office party playing two instantly familiar guys.
Julie Fowlis (Oct, 16, Libby Gardner Concert Hall) • Fowlis (“Brave”) presents an evening of traditional Gaelic stories and songs.
Taylor Mac: “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)” (Nov. 3, Kingsbury Hall) • Performance highlights various musical styles and artistic voices ranging from murder ballads to disco, Walt Whitman to David Bowie.
The Bridge: SALT Contemporary Dance and Stewart Maxfield (Nov. 8-10, Kingsbury Hall) • Genre-bending dance and music performance.
Kealoha: “The Story of Everything (Nov. 16, Kingsbury Hall) • A creation story in epic poem format that traces our origins, using science, poetry, storytelling, movement, music, visual art and chanting.
Bassem Youssef: “The Joke Is Mightier Than the Sword” (Nov. 27, Kingsbury Hall) • The Jon Stewart of the Arab world performs stand-up comedy.
The Lower Lights Christmas concerts (Dec. 3-8, Kingsbury Hall) • An alternately reverent and rollicking night of Christmas songs.
Doktor Kaboom: “It’s JUST Rocket Science” (Jan. 12, Kingsbury Hall) • The over-the-top German physicist uses the physics of space exploration to demonstrate clearly that science isn’t hard.
Healthcare: Stories of Illness and Wellnes (Jan. 19, Kingsbury Hall) • Hosted by Giuliana Serena and Nan Seymour of The Bee.
wild Up: “We the People” (Feb. 2, Libby Gardner Concert Hall) • Experimental classical ensemble.
Anna Akana: David P. Gardner Lecture in the Humanities and Fine Arts (Feb. 5, Post Theatre) • Akana speaks with Professor Sarah Projansky about the media arts and celebrity.
Bollywood Boulevard (Feb. 15, Kingsbury Hall) • A fusion of Indian music, dance and film.
Banff Film Festival (Feb. 19-21 and March 4, Kingsbury Hall) • Selected entries from the festival — stories of remote journeys, groundbreaking expeditions and cutting-edge adventures
“The Other Mozart: The Untold Story of Mozart’s Talented Sister” (Feb. 22-23, Dumke Recital Hall) • The story of Nannerl Mozart, a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer.
Gina Chavez (March 29, Kingsbury Hall) • Backed by a five-piece band, Chavez performs a combination of cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and folk.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet: “From Bach to Bowie” (April 5, Kingsbury Hall) • A performance that ranges from ballet to hip-hop includes a tribute to the life and music of David Bowie.
Scott Silven, “Wonders at Dusk” (April 6-7, Kingsbury Hall) • Silven creates an immersive theatrical experience that draws audiences in through artful storytelling, a little patron participation and a captivating bit of mystery.
Scott Silven, “At the Illusionist’s Table” (April 12-13, TBA) • Fine dinings and whiskey tasting interwoven with illusion, mentalism and storytelling.
“Alice” performed by U. of U. Youth Theater (April 12-13, Kingsbury Hall) • Play based on “Alice in Wonderland.”
“Dialogues de Carmelites,” performed by University Lyric Opera Ensemble (April 19-20, Kingsbury Hall) • The harrowing story of a shy, young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French Revolution.