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Even though Derryl is on sabbatical and there are no scheduled Odyssey performances this year, Bubbles the Clown is here to fulfill your Halloween needs!

Come support ODT and BUBBLES and keep the Halloween tradition alive!

Partial proceeds will go to support Odyssey’s Dance Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to young people in the community who have demonstrated talent and ability but don’t have the means to continue their training.

Awkward Productions presents:


Saturday October 28th, 2023 at 7pm

Jeanné Wagner Theatre
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

Stand up comedy never felt so “awkward”. After being featured for 14 years in Odyssey Dance Theatre’s hit Halloween spectacular “Thriller”, Bubbles the Clown is back for a one night only solo show at the Jeanne Wagner Theatre. Keeping your halloween traditions alive! “Thriller” might have closed its doors, but this clown must go on! Mixing Stand-Up, improv, songs and clown antics to make it a night you will never forget! Get ready for laughs, celebrity gossip, and surprise guests! Recommended for people with a fear of clowns.

Run time: TBA
Age policy: Recommended for all ages.
All patrons must have a ticket.

Instagram: @bubblestheklown1

One Night Only! OCT 28th 7PM!

Click HERE for tickets.

Dear Patron… a letter from Derryl Yeager – founder and artistic director of Odyssey Dance Theatre

We are not accepting anymore applications at this time. The application form has been left up for informational purposes only.

    Dear Patron,

    I wanted to thank you so much for your past support as a patron of Odyssey Dance Theatre.

    After 28 years of providing the community with innovative and exciting performances, Cheryl and I are on sabbatical and serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. During this time, there will be no scheduled performances, but Odyssey will be granting dance scholarships.

    It has always been a part of Odyssey’s mission to train Utah’s talented dancers, from nurturing emerging artists through Odyssey 2, our Pre-Professional Scholarship Training Program, to giving hundreds of students the opportunity to perform in our Thriller, ReduxNut-Cracker and It’s A Wonderful Life performances. And we have provided live performance art access to thousands of at-risk youth in our community by donating free tickets and delighting them with free school performances.

    Odyssey will focus on making dance accessible by giving scholarships to young people in the community who have demonstrated talent and ability but don’t have the means to continue their training. Odyssey Dance Theatre embraces the principles of access, diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to serving those who would not normally have the opportunity to dance.

    Applicants should click this link for criteria and scholarship guidelines. However, we are not accepting anymore applications at this time. The application form has been left up for informational purposes only.

    As we previously have been funded 80% in ticket sales, we are now seeking funds to help underwrite the scholarships.

    If everyone reading this letter gave a one-time donation of at least $35 (the lowest price you would have paid for a performance ticket), we would fund scholarships for many future generations of aspiring dancers and would be able to continue to provide amazing shows for our community for years to come.

    Or even better, become a monthly supporter and you will receive monthly links to amazing Odyssey Repertoire Videos!

    Thank you for considering, and if you have 5 minutes and $35 (or more) to support the future of the Odyssey Dance Theatre and the dreams of so many young dancers, you can click the link below to make a donation. Thank you, again, for all of your support!

    Best wishes,


    P.S. Be sure to check with your employer to see if they have a Corporate Match Program and to designate Odyssey as your charity when shopping with GoodShop (AmazonSmile has been discontinued), and they will donate a percentage of qualifying purchases to Odyssey.

    So help us continue doing amazing things for Utah and Utah’s dancers! Click here to support our scholarship program.

    It’s A Wonderful Life – ON TV!

    Odyssey Dance Theatre is proud to announce the film version of the Company’s It’s A Wonderful Life stage production will be broadcast locally here in Utah on December 21st and 23rd in primetime from 8-9:30 pm on KMYU TV (Channel 12).

    Odyssey Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager said, ”This version of the show was filmed during the height of the Covid 19 pandemic when all theaters were closed to live audience participation. Under strict COVID guidelines, we were able to film this timeless dance performance version based on the classic Jimmy Stewart holiday movie.”

    He added, “As a big thank you to all who have supported Odyssey Dance Theatre over the years, we hope you will take the time to see this “Wonderful” production.
    Set your DVR’s and grab some popcorn – live on TV December 21st and 23rd from 8 to 9:30 pm – Channel 12. Merry Christmas!”

    Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Derryl, the creator of Thriller, It’s A Wonderful Life is based on the classic holiday film. Driven by circumstance to the point of no return, George Bailey gets the chance to see the world as it would have been without him, and he realizes his ordinary life is really extraordinary.

    “This story has been one of my favorite movies of all time, and it was such a joy to be able to re-imagine it through dance. It has the look of a Broadway show, but the story is told through dance and the use of voice-overs very much like the film,” says Derryl. “An amazing team of artists collaborated on the production, including Sam Cardon, who wrote a moving, original score; Doug Ellis, whose fabulous scenic designs were expertly crafted by Lynn Clark at Scenic Service Specialists; costumes by Cheryl Yeager; and, of course, the phenomenal dancers of Odyssey Dance Theatre.”

    Derryl collaborated with the Emmy-winning composer to create a full-length dance production. Sam recorded his sweeping score with a 99-piece orchestra in Prague, and Derryl created a truly delightful production – telling the story of George Bailey through numerous styles of dance, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom and even, when George sees the world as it would have been without him, Hip-Hop! The production captures the charm and sentiment of the movie but updates it (making it relevant as only Odyssey can) and shares this timeless American story in a unique and entertaining way.

    The reviews in Salt Lake City were glowing: “Broadway Worthy!” – Salt Lake Tribune “A Perfect Gift!” – Deseret News

    In these trying times, the world needs the universal message of hope and inspiration that is It’s A Wonderful Life!

    Winner of Best of State in Dance for 17 years in a row; Best of State of all Arts and Entertainment 2007 and 2015; Best Choreographer 2009 Odyssey Founder and Artistic Director Derryl Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2010 Former Odyssey Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Eldon Johnson; Best Individual Dancer 2012 Odyssey Associate Artistic Director/Former Principal Dancer Veronica Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2013 Former Odyssey Principal Dancer Dayna Marshall; Best Individual Dancer 2021 Odyssey Principal Dancer/Dance Captain Darby Jones; Best Individual Dancer 2022 Odyssey Principal Dancer Laura Brick; and Best Youth Dance Group 2011 and 2012 Odyssey 2, Odyssey Dance Theatre performs to critical acclaim and standing ovations at home and on tour, nationally and internationally, and is proud to represent Utah on the world’s stage, most notably coinciding with the Beijing Summer Olympics.