Shut-Up & Dance

February 27 - March 9, 2019

More information on specific dates, times and locations coming.

Odyssey Dance Theatre will round out its 24th year with its popular Shut Up & Dance series – three separate programs in repertory – before they head out for their 13th consecutive European Tour, including Israel this time.

Odyssey’s Spring Repertory Season is where the dancers stretch their article muscle and create new, exiting works! This season will see the return of one of Odyssey’s favorite programs, and the hit of last season – MJ – to the music of Michael Jackson.

Chicago Nights – a full-length, world-premiere work that tells the story of Chicago in the 1920’s, when the specter of Prohibition gave rise to Speakeasys, Jazz and Gangsters.

And Purple Rain will consist of a repertory Act I with world premiere works from Derryl Yeager and other amazing choreographers (TBA). And Act II, tribute to the late, great Prince!

This year’s Shut Up & Dance will truly be one of the most amazing ODT seasons ever – bringing back old repertory favorites and creating priceless new works – certain to be a dance lover’s buffet – with something for everyone!

  • February 28 @ 7:30pm
  • March 2 @ 7:30pm
  • March 6 @ 7:30pm
  • March 8 @ 7:30pm

MJ – The outstanding tribute to music of the King of Pop – Michael Jackson. MJ was an unqualified hit in SLC and Europe the last two years and received rave reviews and standing ovations wherever it was performed. Using songs from Michael Jackson’s long and varied musical career, including The Way You Make Me Feel, Rockin’ Robin, Thriller, Earth Song and Billie Jean, Odyssey has created a moving and dance filled tribute that will make sure you Blame it on the Boogie!

Chicago Nights

  • February 27 @ 7:30pm
  • March 1 @ 7:30pm
  • March 7 @ 7:30pm
  • March 9 @ 7:30pm

Chicago Nights – Chicago Nights is a full-length, world-premiere work, directed and produced by Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager, tells the story of Chicago in the 1920’s, when the specter of Prohibition gave rise to Speakeasys, Jazz and Gangsters. Men and women who brought corruption, racketeering, vice and murder to the headlines of the day. Al Capone meets Roxie Hart! And it all leads up to the most infamous mobster event of all – The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre!

Chicago Nights will be a unique show with an intoxicating variety of dance styles, techniques, passions and emotions! A collection of works by some of the most cutting edge choreographers of the day – from ballet to contemporary, jazz to tap, ballroom to hip-hop – this amazing group of dancers from Utah, USA will display not only their technical expertise and amazing versatility, but they will share these amazing stories of the 1920’s Chicago through the tapestry of dance styles available today.

  • March 2 @ 2:00pm
  • March 5 @ 7:30pm
  • March 9 @ 2:00pm

Purple Rain

Act 1 – Repertory Pieces

Act I will consist of three Derryl Yeager classics: Andante, a beautiful ballet work set to the timeless music of Mozart; Solimbula, the amazing acrobatic duet that took the world by storm several years ago; and Jump, the audience favorite in the European tour last year! Plus two World Premiere Works by Company members – a Hip Hop Piece by Diego Ballesteros and a Contemporary work by Laura Brick – both showing the incredible versatility of Odyssey’s dancers!

Act II

Act II is a tribute to the late, great artist Prince. Purple Rain celebrates some of his greatest music – with such hits like Raspberry Beret, When Doves Cry, Kiss, Let’s Go Crazy – and of course – Purple Rain, this touching and dance infused tribute will leave you wanting to Party Like it’s 1999!


Regular Ticket prices:

  • Section A – $40
  • SectionB – $35
  • Section C – $30
  • Section D – $25
  • Section E – $20

Discounts cannot be combined and are available only by calling the Kingsbury Hall Ticket Office: 801-581-7100. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note that discounts cannot be obtained online and that the Kingsbury Hall Ticket Office will add a $5.50 per ticket service charge.

The following discounts are available in all sections:

  • Group Discount
    15% discount for groups of 20 or more. Not good with any other discount. Available Monday through Thursday.
  • SUAD Discount
    Patrons present Redux tickets to the Ticket Office and get a 10% discount on SUAD tickets.
  • Student Rush
    Students can buy two tickets for the price of one the day of performance.
  • Dance Studio Discount
    20% discount for groups of 20 or more.
  • Black Friday Sale!!
    Two tickets for the price of one, November 24 to November 27, 2017. Code

The following discounts are not available in Section A:

  • Military Discount
    We appreciate the service of the men and women of the armed forces! – So all military and their immediate families can get a 30% discount on any Monday through Thursday show or any Saturday Matinee. (Can be extended to law enforcement and fire personnel, as well.)
  • Family Discount
    Saturday Matinees – $15 per family member – limit 6 per family.
  • Senior Citizen and U Faculty Discount
    All seniors 60 years or older and U Faculty receive a 10% discount on all shows.