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Press Release

For the Eighth Year, Nevada Public Radio Hosts Summer Utah Theatre Excursions

Published on Wed, May 22, 2013 (1:06 p.m.)

Three exclusive overnight experiences set for June, July and August

LAS VEGAS—Nevada Public Radio once again gives listeners the unique opportunity to participate in its annual summer excursions to well-known theatre destinations in Utah—Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Neil Simon Festival. Reservations are being accepted and limited space is available.

The first planned trip of the summer takes participants to Tuacahn Amphitheatre, June 28 and 29, where they will stay overnight at the Abbey Inn in St. George. Guests will see three musical productions – “Mary Poppins,” “Disney’s Mulan” and Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Starlight Express.” Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy Tuacahn’s Saturday Market. Reservations for this trip must be made by May 29.

On July 26 and 27, Nevada Public Radio takes guests to Cedar City, Utah for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Guests will stay overnight at the Abbey Inn and will see four productions – “Anything Goes,” “King John,” a choice of “Peter and the Starcatcher” or “The Tempest” and a choice of “Twelve Angry Men” or “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Reservations for this trip must be made by June 25.

The final excursion of the summer will be at the Neil Simon Festival, August 9-10, also in Cedar City, Utah. Guests will stay overnight at the Abbey Inn and will see four productions – “The Sunshine Boys,” “45 Seconds From Broadway,” “Song-Poems Wanted!,” and “Lost in Yonkers.” Reservations for this trip must be made by July 8.

Per person prices for the summer theatre excursions range from $225-$315 (double occupancy) and $275-$365 (single occupancy). Price includes show tickets, private coach transportation and hotel accommodations. For each trip, a boxed lunch will be provided on Friday in route to the destination, and breakfast is provided on Saturday morning.

Limited space is available for each excursion. The private coach departs from and returns to Nevada Public Radio, 1289 S. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146.

For all excursions, to allow guests the opportunity to see as many shows as possible and bear only the cost of one overnight, the private coach will likely return to Nevada Public Radio at midnight or after on Saturday/Sunday.

Proceeds from all theatre excursions will directly benefit and must be purchased through Nevada Public Radio.

For further details on all excursions, links to production descriptions and to make reservations 24/7, visit www.knpr.org or www.classical897.org, or call 702.258.9895 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

About Nevada Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio (NVPR) was established in 1975 as an independent, not-for-profit, public benefit corporation. NVPR signed on the air in 1980 with one station serving the Las Vegas area as Nevada's first National Public Radio (NPR(r)) affiliate station. For more than three decades, NVPR has remained true to its mission to enhance the quality of life and foster civic engagement by informing, educating and inspiring a growing audience through public media – including content on air, in print and online. NVPR's broadcast network includes seven FM stations serving the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area with News 88.9 KNPR and Classical KCNV 89.7. Combined with five associate stations, 10 translator stations and associated HD digital channels, KNPR serves a geographical area of more than 66,000 square miles - plus parts of California, Utah and Arizona. NVPR is the publisher of the award-winning Desert Companion monthly magazine and the producer of KNPR’s State of Nevada. Further information is available at www.knpr.org, www.classical897.org and www.desertcompanion.com.

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