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About
 

OUR MISSION

Community theatre has the unique power to bring people together in the task of creating something meaningful to give back to that same community. The mission of our theatre is to give the youth of our community the opportunity and experience of community service through the arts, and to create lasting friendships with their peers.  
 

Utah Valley Youth Players was founded in 2017 by Zack Elzey when he started the company as a sophomore in high school. Over the years, the company has produced some of Shakespeare's classics every summer at Heritage Park in Cedar Hills, Utah including Much Ado About Nothing, Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the ShrewA Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest as well as fully-staged musicals including Into the Woods and Mamma Mia!

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In tradition with the company's purpose, all proceeds go toward a charitable organization. Organizations donated to include National Suicide Prevention, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Directrelief.org (COVID-19 relief assistance for medical staff and first-responders).

Photo courtesy of Utah Valley Magazine

Meet The Team

Zack
Elzey

Founder,

 Producer, Director

The Taming of the Shrew, Mamma Mia!

Hannah Nimer

Co-Producer,

Co-Director

The Taming of the Shrew

Ty
Pew

Co-Producer,

Director, Choreographer

Mamma Mia!

Hayden Hall

Production Stage Manager

The Taming of the Shrew,

Mamma Mia!

David Hatch

Music Director

Mamma Mia!

Lydia
Arnold

Co-Music Director

Mamma Mia!

Zach
Raddatz

Costume Designer

The Taming of the Shrew

Mamma Mia!

Archer
Dame

Assistant Stage Manager

The Taming of the Shrew,

Mamma Mia!