The Eccles Center celebrates 20th year with star-studded lineup

The Eccles Center just released their 2016-2017 lineup and, as always, it is going to be wonderfully eclectic. Featuring discussions from brassy New Yorker Fran Leibowitz and radio sensations Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, the center also offers music, dance, politics, and much more. Big names are set to host popular events with a MythBuster’s Adam Savage appearing December 10 and a spectacular New Year’s Eve performance scheduled to feature Alan Cumming. For something a little more meaty, former White House correspondent Maureen Dowd will discuss the state of American politics alongside New York Times reporter Carl Huse on December 3.

“Why do we book political commentators and experts on criminal justice reform at a performing arts center? Because thoughtful discourse is an art. And in so doing we broaden the definition of what it means to be stewards of performing arts,” says PCI executive director Teri Orr. “We take the ‘illuminate’ and ‘educate’ parts of our mission seriously. But we are still here to entertain – and you will find spectacular, moving, purely fun and beautiful performances at our theater all year long.”

This year is the Eccles Center’s 20th season and the lineup features twenty years of performing arts excellence. Grammy winners, television stars, world-renowned journalists and talented stars all harken back to the Eccles Center’s grand opening first season.

Providing a link between the arts and students, the Park City Institute will also be providing free and discounted opportunities for students and members of the community. This season’s highlights will include student workshops, master classes and lecture-demonstrations, as well as, a year-long tutoring center.

Tickets for Park City Institute members are now on sale, with general admission tickets available next week on September 22. Tickets may be purchased here or by calling 435-655-3114. Individual tickets range from $29 to $79 for regular ticket shows, but punch cards are available for Park City Institute members.

For more information on the line-up and other Park City Institute events, please visit

-Brieanna Olds

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