Tour Overview

Students in Grades 7–9 are invited to participate in American Heritage School’s “Summer Shakespeare Festival Tour,” July 25–26, 2023. The tour will be a powerful learning and bonding experience for our students and parent chaperones. 

Summer tours are educational. Although students enjoy tours with peers, the tour is not designed as a summer vacation. Please register your student for this trip if he or she wants to experience the power of drama, learn more about Shakespeare’s legacy, and be willing to follow the rules established for this trip. 

In order to enjoy this experience, students need to be willing to do the following. First, they need the capacity and desire to sit quietly through three professional theatrical performances lasting between two and three hours each. Second, they must be willing to stay with their chaperone. Finally, they must observe a strict lights-out policy at 11:00 p.m. Students will be asked not to access hotel televisions. If a student fails to follow the rules, their parent will be called to pick them up and they will forfeit any remaining portion of the trip and any attached ticket or hotel cost.

Please be aware that cell phones will be collected before the drive to and from Cedar City, before each of the plays, and before lights-out. Cell phones will be returned to students at appropriate times so that they may contact parents and take photographs.

Our ability to conduct this activity depends on taking self-governed, educationally motivated students. It also depends, in large part, upon cooperation from parents and the timeliness of your responses. The sooner we are able to make reservations, the more likely we will be able to reserve hotel rooms and get seating together at the theatrical events.

Itinerary for 2023:

Tuesday, July 25

Early: Eat a healthy breakfast.

7:30 a.m. Meet at American Heritage School – Salt Lake City Campus for a Devotional.

8:00 a.m. Depart for Cedar City

11:30 a.m. Check in Holiday Inn Express, Cedar City

12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch (bring sack lunch)

1:30 p.m. Depart for Randall Jones Theater

2:00 p.m. The Play That Goes Wrong at Randall Jones Theater

4:15–5:30 p.m. Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

5:30–6:15 p.m. Southern Utah Museum of Art

6:15 p.m. Dinner provided and activities under the trees near the historic Adams Shakespeare Theater

7:10 p.m. Greenshow on lawn outside Engelstad Shakespeare Theater

8:00 p.m. Romeo and Juliet at Engelstad Shakespeare Theater

10:30 p.m. Return to Holiday Inn

11:00 p.m. Lights out

Wednesday, July 26

6:00–8:00 a.m. Complimentary breakfast at Holiday Inn; Group meeting and prayer

9:15 a.m. Depart for Cedar Breaks National Monument, Devotional and short hike

11:30 a.m. Picnic lunch—provided (at Cedar Breaks)

2:00 p.m. Jane Austen’s Emma: The Musical at Randall Jones Theater

4:00 p.m. Depart for home (dinner on your way home–own money)

8:00–8:30 p.m. Estimated arrival time at American Heritage School

What to bring:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sack lunch or money for lunch on Tuesday
  • Money for dinner on the way home on Wednesday evening
  • Modest clothing—no sleeveless or cropped tops; knee-length shorts only, please
  • Sleepwear
  • Toiletries
  • Medications as needed (please inform teachers)
  • Tennis shoes or closed-toe shoes for Cedar Breaks
  • Light jacket (it may be cold at Cedar Breaks)
  • Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses

What NOT to bring:

Laptop computers or electronic game systems

Tour Rules:

Etiquette: Students are expected to use proper etiquette during the play performances, as well as in all public locations, including restaurants, museums, theaters, and at the hotel.

Chaperones: Students will be assigned an adult chaperone and will be responsible to stay with their chaperone when in public.

Cell Phones: Chaperones will collect cell phones before our drive to and from Cedar City, at lights-out, before performances, and during the day, as needed. Parents and chaperones will each have a cell phone that students may use, if necessary.

Lights-out: We will observe a strict 11:00 p.m. lights-out policy. Students may not leave their hotel rooms after the lights-out time. Students should not access hotel televisions.

Any student chooses to disobey these rules will be sent home.

Emergency Contact Information:

Holiday Inn Express (435) 865-7799
1555 South Old Highway 91, Cedar City, UT 84720-2005

Miss. Mayfield—cell phone (770) 871-9497