Outlaw Trail Theater Announcement 2017!

The Uintah Arts Council’s Outlaw Trail Theater is proud and excited to announce their 2017 summer shows! Yes, we said shows (plural)!

First of all, we are keeping with tradition by producing a musical… the incomparable Singin’ In the Rain! This show will be directed and choreographed by Taunia Wheeler with music director Brian Litton. The show will run June 19th thru July 1st. Auditions will be held in early-mid April and rehearsals will start May 1st.

Along with the musical, we will also be producing a fun-filled melodrama… Showtime On the Showboat or… Don’t Throw Garbage In the River! The melodrama will be directed by Jake Harrison! “Showtime” will run a few performances during the Uintah County Fair and again on Wednesday nights, June 21st and 28th, during the musical. Auditions for the melodrama will be held at the end of April and rehearsals, again, will begin in the first week of May.

Anyone interested in auditioning should click here, audition/OutlawTrailTheater.com.

Ticket information, etc., will be available here, at OutlawTrailTheater.com.

Follow us here on Facebook, also, to keep up on what’s going on… or we’ll try to keep feeding our Twitter site here.

Outlaw Trail Theater Schedule 2017

The Outlaw Trail Theater is scheduled to open their summer 2017 show on Monday, June 19, 2017… and run through Saturday, July 1, 2017 – with no shows on Sunday. Showtime is 8 PM every night!

Auditions are scheduled in April and rehearsals will begin on May1.

Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers to help with our production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast–this summer. If you have an interest in helping, please fill out the contact form below and submit it. We’ll be contacting a lot of you soon to answer questions and get everything lined up.

Dates you need to know: Auditions will be on Mon, Apr 27th, Tues, April 28th and Thurs, Apr 30th.

Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 4th and normally run Mon-Fri evenings from 7-10 PM.

If you are interested in more than one area on the form, just note that in your experience comments. Thank you for your desire. You may also use the form just to ask further questions.

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On “Wait” Status

The announcement of the Outlaw Trail Theater’s show for summer 2015 is going to be delayed. We plan to announce it tonight at the performance of BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble at the Vernal Middle School, 7:30 PM.

Everything is lining up to make the announcement at that time.

The good news is that the instant that the approval comes through–we’ll hit Facebook and the web with everything we’ve got to let everyone know. The other good thing is that auditions won’t happen until the end of April so a few days won’t make much of a difference.

We know that there are a lot of you that are anxious to find out–and we’re just as anxious to tell everyone! So–wish us luck, keep calm and hopefully it will happen very soon.

Thanks, everybody, for your support. We can’t wait to see you at Western Park!

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Please vote “FOR” the proposition on November 4, 2014


Follow the above link to learn about the proposition to renew Uintah County’s ZAP (Zoo, Arts & Parks Tax). This sales tax rate of 1/10 of 1 % has existed since 1996 and mainly keeps the Western Park complex in operation.

It must be renewed every ten years and will be on the ballot on Nov. 4, 2014

As a big part of that, to us (the Uintah Arts Council & Outlaw Trail Theater), it provides a venue for performances, rehearsal space, costume storage, dressing rooms and storage space for the Outlaw Trail Theater. If the ZAP tax is not renewed, the Outlaw Trail Theater could be essentially out of business.

Of course there is also the Ice Skating Arena, the Uintah County Fair, the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo, bull riding, many equestrian events and facilities, etc.. No, the new conference center that is under construction will not take over and replace everything that happens at Western Park… it will definitely provide some community benefits, but we still need Western Park for many, many activities.

Please vote “FOR” the proposition on November 4, 2014.

To put it in perspective, if you buy $300.00 worth of groceries at the grocery store, $.30 (30 cents) will go to the ZAP tax.

Please pass this on and encourage everyone to understand what the ZAP tax is and what it’s used for.

Share to help spread the word!

If you have friends who might be interested in auditioning for Les Misérables and they are not on a Uintah Arts Council mailing list, not a member of the Outlaw Trail Theater Cast & Crew group on Facebook or have not liked the Outlaw Trail Theater Facebook page, they may never see the audition announcement unless you “Share” it. As nice as it is to “Like” a post, it doesn’t go any further. It just sits there in “Like” land, smiling for you to see and for the original poster to see… maybe a few other “likers”. We get a kick out of being “liked”, but we quite often need to be “shared”. In fact, you don’t even have to “like” on of our posts to “share” it. We promise not to hold you emotionally or psychologically hostage for “sharing” our posts. Quite the opposite, we will sing your praises and thank you profusely for helping us spread the news.

Now, please “Share” this… and ask everyone else to “Share” it.

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Director Named for Les Misérables

The Outlaw Trail Theater proudly announces that Brian Litton has been named as the Director of the summer 2014 production of Les Misérables. Brian has 25 productions on his list of accomplishments, 15 of those as Music Director, and 10 consecutive years as Music Director for the Outlaw Trail Theater. He has acted as Music Director for Director Deveni Hill in Anything Goes and The Sound of Music, for Director Taunia Wheeler in Damn Yankees and Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, for Director David Gale in Wizard of Oz, for Director Jay Haslem in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and for Director Denice Allen in Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wild Bunch. He also served as Music Director for Director Ron Litton in Star of Justice. He orchestrated and recorded all of the music for The Music Man and South Pacific (Music Director again).

Working with Producer/Director Chris Piner at Uintah High School, Brian has been responsible for the rehearsal and performance music for Brigadoon, She Loves Me, Once Upon a Mattress, Scarlet Pimpernel, Clue, The Wedding Singer, Phantom of the Opera, and Aida.

He has worked intimately with choreographers Taunia Wheeler, Deveni Hill, Robin McClellan, Barbara Piner and Annette Daggett.

Excited for his first “Director” opportunity, Les Misérables  is a “sung-through” musical… meaning that it’s all music. There is essentially no dialogue and no actual choreography so this “all-music” show is a great place to start.

Les Misérables is a huge production and will need a lot of our very talented locals. It may well be the biggest show ever done in the Basin… an opportunity to be carefully considered… to be a part of the “most popular musical in the world.”

Auditions for Les Misérables will be held at the end of April and rehearsals will begin on May 5, 2014. The show will open on June 23rd and will run through July 5th, with no shows on Sunday or on the 4th of July. Audition information can be found on the OutlawTrailTheater.com website and the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OutlawTrailTheater) will keep posting information as it becomes available.

LES MISÉRABLES – Summer 2014

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Les Miserables

The 2014 summer show for the Outlaw Trail Theater will be LES MISÉRABLES. Auditions will take place, most likely, the last days of April/first of May. Those details will be ironed out very, very soon. Audition packets and applications will be available very quickly, too. Needless to say, this will probably be the biggest show we’ve ever done and we will need all of the talented folks we can find. Stay tuned here and on our Facebook page as more information begins to emerge. Thank you all for your interest and excitement. Spread the word far and wide. Dream the Dream!

The show will open June 23, 2014 and will run through July 5, 2014. There are no shows on Sunday or on the 4th of July. Rehearsals will tentatively start the first full week of May and usually go Mon-Fri from 7-10 PM