A&E Brief

Lauren Porter

Free screening of “Ballet Boys”

Utah Film Center will present a free screening of Films Without Borders’ “Ballet Boys” at the Salt Lake City Library on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

“Ballet Boys” originally “Ballettguttene” is a Norwegian documentary directed by Kenneth Elvebakk that depicts the trials and tribulations of three young men during the first years of their ballet careers. Themes revolve around finding your own way through love, friendships, disappointments and success in the expression of dance.

This 2014 film was produced by Indie Film in Oslo and runs for 73 minutes.

After the screening there will be a Q&A with Ballet West’s first soloist, Beau Pearson, and demi-soloist, Tyler Gum. The Q&A will be moderated by Ballet West’s Director of Education and Outreach, Peter Christie.


Sophocles’ Electra

The Classical Greek Theater Festival of Westminster College’s production of Sophocles’ Electra will be held in the WSU Wildcat Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23.

This Greek tragedy is set in the city of Argos after the Trojan war and focuses on themes of loyalty and vengeance for the murder of Electra’s father, Agamemnon.

The dramaturge will give an orientation lecture before the play at 7 p.m. Larry West directed this production of Electra, with the American translation by Marianne McDonald. Melanie Nelson will play the role of Electra.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and may be purchased at the Dee Event Center Ticket Office or at the door on the night of the performance.


Sci-fi Spectacular with Utah Symphony

The Utah Symphony, in its Sci-fi Spectacular, will feature the music of film composer, John Williams.  

John Towner Williams is one of the most influential film composers of all time. Some of his well-known works include the scores for “Jaws,” “Harry Potter,” “Indiana Jones” and the “Temple of Doom.”

The audience can expect to hear music from Star Wars, E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind and more.

The conductor will be Jack Everly, and there will be two guest performers Marina Sirtis as the narrator and vocalist, Kristen Pumley.

This event will take place on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in WSU’s Val A. Browning Center. Ticket prices range from $15 to $42. You can get tickets on Vendini.com.