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Show closes February 14, 2015.

THE MAGIC SHOW offers as much show as magic

SOUTH SALT LAKE — In lieu of a more traditional theatrical show this January, the Utah Children's Theatre's season schedule includes 90 minutes of magic performed by CJ Walker in The Magic Show (not to be confused with the 1974 Stephen Schwartz musical of the same name). According to the short biography published on the theater's website, Walker … [Read More...]

Show closes February 14, 2015.

THE MAGIC SHOW offers as much show as magic

SOUTH SALT LAKE — In lieu of a more traditional theatrical show this January, the Utah Children's Theatre's season schedule includes 90 minutes of magic performed by CJ Walker in The Magic Show (not to be confused with the 1974 Stephen Schwartz musical of the same name). According to the short biography published on the theater's website, Walker … [Read More...]

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Utah Valley University

Case closed: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD is a hit

OREM — One of the great tragedies of nineteenth century English literature is that Charles Dickens died right in the middle of writing his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Literary scholars have their own opinions about how Dickens meant to wrap up all the play’s dangling plot points, but playwright Rupert Holmes has chosen to leave the … [Read More...]

The Miracle Worker - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

A heart-warming MIRACLE WORKER in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — Centerpoint Legacy Theatre has stepped away from its typical musical theatre offerings to share a beautiful story of determination, hope, and ultimately the purest kind of love: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. It is the story of Helen Keller, a young girl born with normal sight and hearing, but who loses both after a childhood … [Read More...]

Show closes February 7, 2015.

The oldies are truly golden in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

OGDEN — The Marvelous Wonderettes, the current offering at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse is a lovely musical review of the '50s and '60s which follows four young ladies first performing at their prom in 1958, and then in the second act, at their 10 year reunion in 1968. This inventive storyline allows for a great deal of entertaining diversity in … [Read More...]

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Carleton Bluford, author of Mama.

Legacy through theatre: MAMA playwright Carleton Bluford on honoring mothers and those who came before

SALT LAKE CITY — Carleton Bluford is a dynamic performer who has been seen on stages across Northern Utah including those at Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, Hale Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, and People Productions. In addition to being an actor, Bluford is currently a member of The Lab for playwrights at Plan-B. Mama, a piece honoring maternal impact, is Bluford’s first full … [Read More...]

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Utah Valley University

Case closed: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD is a hit

OREM — One of the great tragedies of nineteenth century English literature is that Charles Dickens died right in the middle of writing his final novel, The … [Read More...]

Taylor Morris as Fernand Mondego, Preston Yates as Edmund Dantes

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO is a musical theatre triumph

PROVO — When a conspiracy puts him unjustly behind bars, Edmund Dantes wants revenge. The years in prison have allowed Edmund's anger to smolder, and … [Read More...]

Carter Peterson, Matthew Speer, Archie Crisanto. Photo by Eve Speer.

TWELFTH NIGHT doesn’t “achieve greatness,” but has some nice ideas

PROVO — I’ve been away from Utah Valley for a few years and so sitting in the Echo Theatre in Provo for the first time in my life was thrilling. I love to see a … [Read More...]

The Miracle Worker - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

A heart-warming MIRACLE WORKER in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — Centerpoint Legacy Theatre has stepped away from its typical musical theatre offerings to share a beautiful story of determination, hope, and … [Read More...]

Show closes January 31, 2015.

BARE lays it all out there

SALT LAKE CITY — Many musicals feel the same. It’s not musical’s fault they are designed to be big broad crowd pleasers. But the more musicals I see the more … [Read More...]

Into the Woods cast.

INTO THE WOODS strays from the path

MAGNA — From Broadway to Disney (and everything in between), Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim’s classic spin on fairy tales, takes root at the Empress Theatre … [Read More...]

Show closes January 18, 2014.

Pinnacle Acting Company’s TIME STANDS STILL frames tragedy and captures attention.

SALT LAKE CITY — Pinnacle Acting Company has firmly proven itself to be a company of quality and merit through memorable productions like Betrayal, … [Read More...]

Show closes February 7, 2015.

The oldies are truly golden in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES

OGDEN — The Marvelous Wonderettes, the current offering at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse is a lovely musical review of the '50s and '60s which follows four young … [Read More...]

Show closes January 24, 2015.

PTC’s ALABAMA STORY weaves history, humor, and books into a winning tale

SALT LAKE CITY — A basic description of  Alabama Story makes the the story seem like a serious play examining the injustices of segregation in Alabama during … [Read More...]

Is He Dead 2 - Hale Centre Theatre

WV Hale Theatre’s IS HE DEAD? slowly comes to life

WEST VALLEY — Is He Dead? is an intriguing historical artifact. Written by legendary write Mark Twain in 1898, it wasn’t until the 2003 that the piece was … [Read More...]

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