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Angela Chatelain Avila as The Witch, left, Daniel Fenton Anderson as Amos Calloway, Ben Henderson as Edward Bloom, Cleveland McKay Nicoll as Karl and Jenny Latimer as Sandra Bloom in Hale Center Theater Orem's production of "Big Fish." (Pete Widtfeldt)

Hale’s BIG FISH has a big heart

Orem—As told by Will Bloom (Jacob Theo Squire), “A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.” This line encompasses the heart and theme of Hale Center Theater Orem’s state premiere of Big Fish. With its strong focus on families, this musical adaptation by John … [Read More...]

Show closes May 24, 2015.

Utah Rep’s RABBIT HOLE falls short of full emotional impact

MIDVALE ­­­­– David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole is a considerable work. Chock-full of raw and expressive dialogue, it is so no wonder that the script won the Pulitzer Prize for this work in 2007. Utah Repertory Theatre Company takes on quite a task with this play, as the content is mature and difficult, and yet, they succeed in some of the places … [Read More...]

Angela Chatelain Avila as The Witch, left, Daniel Fenton Anderson as Amos Calloway, Ben Henderson as Edward Bloom, Cleveland McKay Nicoll as Karl and Jenny Latimer as Sandra Bloom in Hale Center Theater Orem's production of "Big Fish." (Pete Widtfeldt)

Hale’s BIG FISH has a big heart

Orem—As told by Will Bloom (Jacob Theo Squire), “A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.” This line encompasses the heart and theme of Hale Center Theater Orem’s state premiere of Big Fish. With its strong focus on families, this musical adaptation by John … [Read More...]

Molly Wetzel (left) as Witch, Natasha Harris as Witch, Drew Shirley as Macbeth, and Sceri Ivers as Witch in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of Macbeth. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright 2015 Utah Shakespeare Festival.)

Shocked and Inspired by MACBETH

OGDEN — It’s intense, aggressive, and violent, but entirely enthralling. It is hard not to respond to this “Die Hard version,” (Eric Weiman, actor) that the Utah Shakespeare Festival is touring around schools because it is such an excellent production, and makes Macbeth equal to any of Shakespeare's plays. The story is full of dynamic characters … [Read More...]

Show closes May 19, 2015.

Ziegfeld’s LES MISERABLES is worth a watch

OGDEN — I still remember the first time I finally saw Les Misérables on stage. Having listened to the music on my tape player (yes, I am that old) from the time I was in elementary school, it was with great excitement that I walked up the steps to the balcony in the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City to witness the touring company. Several years … [Read More...]

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JayC Stoddard

Daring to go down the RABBIT HOLE: Director JayC Stoddard discusses his process for tackling Utah Rep’s latest production.

Utah Repertory Theater Company continues its 2015 season of “Levity and Consternation” with David Lindsey-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama Rabbit Hole opening May 8. Director JayC Stoddard is a familiar face to local audiences due to his work onstage at Around the Globe Theatre, Utah Repertory Theater, The Hive Theatre, The Grand Theatre, and most recently in Pygmalion Theatre … [Read More...]

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Show closes May 24, 2015.

Utah Rep’s RABBIT HOLE falls short of full emotional impact

MIDVALE ­­­­– David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole is a considerable work. Chock-full of raw and expressive dialogue, it is so no wonder that the script won the … [Read More...]

Show closes May 16, 2015.

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED explores conflict between sexuality and career

SALT LAKE CITY — The Little Dog Laughed is a contemporary comedy by Douglas Carter Beane. It follows the story of an up-and-coming Hollywood actor and leading … [Read More...]

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A surefire country hit at the Grand with ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE

SALT LAKE CITY – Ted Swindley’s Always… Patsy Cline has swept the nation since its debut in 1988, much like Patsy Cline herself in the 1950’s and 60’s. Directed … [Read More...]

Show closes May 23, 2015.

Utter nonsense to miss the Covey’s NUNSENSE

PROVO — On a weekend dominated by GDP-sized big budget films filled with superheroes and world domination, the Covey Center fights back with the most powerful … [Read More...]

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WINNIE THE POOH at Utah Children’s Theatre is tiggerific!

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A. A. Milne’s classic book Winnie-the-Pooh has thrived for generations since its publication in 1926—not just because the writing is skillful … [Read More...]

Lizzie Klemperer as Marian Paroo and George Dvorsky as Harold Hill. Photo by Alexander Weisman.

Fall “sincerely in love” with Pioneer Theatre’s THE MUSIC MAN

SALT LAKE CITY — The Music Man has become so entrenched in American culture since its premiere in 1957 that reviewing it is like reviewing the Liberty Bell or … [Read More...]

Show closed April 26th.

5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE is Simply Delicious

Salt Lake City – Silver Summit Theatre Company, in conjunction with A-Muses, fabulously presents the regional premiere of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, a … [Read More...]

Show closed April 25, 2015.

A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG is a striking premiere

PROVO — I am always curious at the foundation of new theater companies: what niche they seek to fill in their locales and what stories they seek to tell. Most … [Read More...]

Show closed April 25, 2015.

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU charms and delights

OREM — There's something warming in rediscovering an old love, in remembering things once lost. I recall days spent in my youth, curled up with a mug of hot … [Read More...]

Show closes May 23, 2015.

OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOODS serves up laughter and memories

WEST VALLEY CITY — In Over the River and Through the Woods 29-year-old Nick Cristano (played by Alex King) has dinner at the home of his maternal grandparents, … [Read More...]

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