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Streetcar - Echo Microbox 1

The Echo’s STREETCAR is in your face, in a good way

I'll admit to being apprehensive before sitting down at A Streetcar Named Desire. I'd heard rumors of police being called on prior performances because of what looked like violence. I'd seen photos of accidentally broken glass as a result of the play. And perhaps I should confess: I'd neither read nor seen Tennessee Williams' infamous classic A … [Read More...]

Jonathan Baker, B. J. Whimpey, Mark Daniels, and Nick Morris. Photo by Steve Fidel.

Short and sweet FOREVER PLAID

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Frankie, Smudge, Sparky, and Jinx comprise a singing group called “The Plaids.” They don’t seem to be anything special, just a couple of nice guys; they’ve had no epic romances, fame, or financial success. But on the stage of The Grand Theater, over the course of 90 minutes, it becomes clear that these characters truly have … [Read More...]

Streetcar - Echo Microbox 1

The Echo’s STREETCAR is in your face, in a good way

I'll admit to being apprehensive before sitting down at A Streetcar Named Desire. I'd heard rumors of police being called on prior performances because of what looked like violence. I'd seen photos of accidentally broken glass as a result of the play. And perhaps I should confess: I'd neither read nor seen Tennessee Williams' infamous classic A … [Read More...]

Peter Pan 3 - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

PETER PAN a pleasant play production at CenterPoint

CENTERVILLE — "I Won't Grow Up." That song title (and its playful lyrics) perfectly encapsulate's Peter Pan, the latest musical production at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. This story of the boy who wouldn't grow up is a visually beautiful and at times emotionally touching that can appeal to children of all ages—and to adults who never fully grew … [Read More...]

Amy Ware as Polyxena and Sandy Shotwell as Hecuba.

It would be a tragedy to miss HECUBA

SALT LAKE CITY — Euripides's describes the title character of his tragedy Hecuba as a "mother of sorrows." A more apt description would be impossible to find. When the play opens she is a widow whose husband, King Priam, was killed in the Trojan War, and she is enslaved. However, fate has decreed that greater sorrows are in store for her, and … [Read More...]

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Pilot Program, Plan-B Theatre Company

The Art of Getting Seen: Artist Grant Fuhst on his work for Plan-B Theatre Company

What draws you to a book, a movie trailer, or even a product? Is it the title? Usually. Is it reviews and the description? That is what probably sells you in the end, but what captures your interest in a heartbeat is the image on the cover, the still frame, or the product packaging. Theatre marketing may seem effortless, but it is often one of the most painstaking elements of production. How do … [Read More...]

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Jonathan Baker, B. J. Whimpey, Mark Daniels, and Nick Morris. Photo by Steve Fidel.

Short and sweet FOREVER PLAID

SOUTH SALT LAKE — Frankie, Smudge, Sparky, and Jinx comprise a singing group called “The Plaids.” They don’t seem to be anything special, just a couple of nice … [Read More...]

Steel Magnolias logo - Springvile Playhouse

STEEL MAGNOLIAS finds moments of beauty

SPRINGVILLE — Full disclosure: I am nowhere near the target demographic of Steel Magnolias. Now with that out of the way, I can fully attest that this show … [Read More...]

Photo by Alexander Weisman.

PTC’S PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a champion

SALT LAKE CITY – A musical about school children participating in a county-wide spelling bee?. When I first heard of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling … [Read More...]

Show closes September 16, 2014.

MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL mixes the medieval and modern

OREM — The conflict between faith and state for Archbishop Thomas Becket, religious adviser to King Henry II of England, is central to Murder in the Cathedral. … [Read More...]

Show closes September 27, 2014.

THE COLOR PURPLE is a powerful story of identity

SALT LAKE CITY — One theme that all people can relate to is the search for one’s ipseity, or identity. It is a universal struggle, and a journey explored in the … [Read More...]

Show closes November 8, 2014.

DRACULA HE’S SO VEIN! is so punny

MURRAY — A night at the Desert Star means live ragtime piano, audience sing-along, a post-production music revue, and plenty of comedy tailored to the local … [Read More...]

Photo by Mark A. Philbrick.

SCERA creates an ooky ADDAMS FAMILY

OREM — The act one finale of The Addams Family is called "Full Disclosure," which is also the name of a game that the characters play in which they must tell … [Read More...]

Amy Ware as Polyxena and Sandy Shotwell as Hecuba.

It would be a tragedy to miss HECUBA

SALT LAKE CITY — Euripides's describes the title character of his tragedy Hecuba as a "mother of sorrows." A more apt description would be impossible to find. … [Read More...]

Derek Smith as Georg Nowack and Amy Keeler as Amalia Balash.

A lot to love in HCT’s SHE LOVES ME

WEST VALLEY CITY — I love romantic comedies. To me there is nothing quite so comforting than (re)watching my favorite rom-coms, stopping and rewinding scenes … [Read More...]

Les Miserables 2 - Payson Community Theater

Payson Community Theater creates a strong LES MISERABLES

PAYSON — From Victor Hugo's original tale comes the Payson Community Theater production of the classic Broadway adaptation of Les Misérables, playing through … [Read More...]

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