Education Week: Evening entertainment

 Michael Dubois (Percy/Pimpernel), Lorell Frank (Marguerite) and Bryan Thacker (Chauvelin) are some of the main characters for the SCERA Shell Outdoor theatre’s production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” (Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

Michael Dubois (Percy/Pimpernel), Lorell Frank (Marguerite) and Bryan Thacker (Chauvelin) are the lead characters for the SCERA Shell Outdoor theatre’s production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” (Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

BYU Campus Education Week offers hours of uplifting self-improvement classes throughout the week, but it can also be a tad draining. During Education Week, three performances will grace the stages at BYU’s Harris Fine Arts Center for nightly entertainment, giving attendees a chance to simply enjoy others’ talents.

“We have people call us and propose performances,” said Bruce Payne, the program administrator for Campus Education Week, about choosing the performances. “In deciding, we look at videos of their performances, and we generally like to have a play as well as some musical performers.”

Here are three Education Week performances meant to give attendees a break from their transcribing efforts. Sit back, relax and enjoy these shows.

“The Scarlet Pimpernel”

The SCERA Theatre in Orem is packing up their production of “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” which they have performed for the past two weeks at the SCERA Outdoor Theatre in Orem, and bringing the production to BYU for Education Week. Come watch Sire Percy Blankeney fool the French revolutionaries on his comedic musical adventure. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

“An Evening of Inspirational Broadway”

For any Broadway score lovers, “An Evening of Inspirational Broadway” is a perfect recipe for a relaxing evening. Dallyn Vail Bayles will perform well-known show tunes with different guest performers. Bayles has been part of the the tours “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.” Performances begin at 7 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre.

“My Favorite Things”

Piano enthusiasts won’t want to miss this event featuring Josh Wright, who has received top honors in national and international piano competitions. The performance will include popular, film and classical music. The show is at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Tickets for all shows cost $12. All performances will be Aug. 20-23.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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