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Left to right: Alyssa Orme as Adelaide, Bryan Thacker as Nathan Detroit, Corey Morris as Sky Masterson, and Cheyenne Lee as Sarah Brown.

GUYS AND DOLLS at SCERA is no gamble

OREM — "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," sings gambler Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. But really, it's the audience that has the good luck in this production currently playing at the SCERA. With a script by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls tells the story of two gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, as each of them deals with … [Read More...]

Show closes May 3, 2015.

SLAC’s MR. PERFECT is flighty fantasy fun

SALT LAKE CITY — What do a quirky flight attendant, a voiceover actor, a pseudo-religious leader, and a self-help author have in common? They are all cosmically linked in a search for the meaning of life . . . that is, if you believe in that sort of thing. There is a fair bit of existentialism mixed in with the comedy in the world premiere Mr. … [Read More...]

Left to right: Alyssa Orme as Adelaide, Bryan Thacker as Nathan Detroit, Corey Morris as Sky Masterson, and Cheyenne Lee as Sarah Brown.

GUYS AND DOLLS at SCERA is no gamble

OREM — "Luck Be a Lady Tonight," sings gambler Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls. But really, it's the audience that has the good luck in this production currently playing at the SCERA. With a script by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls tells the story of two gamblers, Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, as each of them deals with … [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...]

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Weber State’s ARCADIA is a heady masterpiece

OGDEN — Often as an audience member, I want to passively sit and relax and to just let the performance happen—to simply be entertained. I see nothing wrong with this—and find myself seeking escapism and a “fun” night out when I go to see most musicals and plays. Yet despite the fact that Weber State University’s production of Tom Stoppard’s … [Read More...]

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Melissa Leilani Larson

Imagining the future: Playwright Melissa Leilani Larson shares thoughts on her process and asks a heady “what if” with Plan-B’s PILOT PROGRAM

SALT LAKE CITY — Melissa Leilani Larson is a playwright and screenwriter based in Utah whose work includes a lauded stage adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at BYU in 2014 and the current film Freetown, which opens nationwide April 8th. Larson’s latest play and debut with Plan-B Theatre Company, Pilot Program, is set in 2019 and asks what would happen if polygamy was re-established as a practice in … [Read More...]

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Show closes May 3, 2015.

SLAC’s MR. PERFECT is flighty fantasy fun

SALT LAKE CITY — What do a quirky flight attendant, a voiceover actor, a pseudo-religious leader, and a self-help author have in common? They are all cosmically … [Read More...]

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You’d do well to see this perspective on faith in Plan-B’s PILOT PROGRAM

SALT LAKE CITY — The play is good. You should attend. Not a lot of tickets left. Pilot Program, a play about a modern Mormon couple called to participate in … [Read More...]

Show closes April 11, 2015.

GODSPELL as it should be: welcoming, moving, and sensational

SALT LAKE CITY — Don’t let the title, or any preconceived notions you have about this 1970’s musical, dissuade you. Godspell, written by John-Michael Tebelak … [Read More...]

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FORUM falters, but ultimately delights

SALT LAKE—Having never seen Stephen Sondheim’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on stage (I had only ever seen the film version), I was interested … [Read More...]

Show closes April 18, 2015.

Singers and score win out in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

WASHINGTON — The Scarlet Pimpernel, one of composer Frank Wildhorn's many musicals based on classic literature, delivers both comedy and romance against the … [Read More...]

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ZORRO! is an action-packed triumph

SALT LAKE CITY — For nearly 100 years, audiences have been delighted by the stories of the legendary character Zorro, brought originally to life by author … [Read More...]

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Weber State’s ARCADIA is a heady masterpiece

OGDEN — Often as an audience member, I want to passively sit and relax and to just let the performance happen—to simply be entertained. I see nothing wrong with … [Read More...]

Public performances ended March 28, 2015.

Like PERICLES, Grassroots Shakespeare matures

PROVO — Over the course of Pericles, Prince of Tyre, the title character ages from a heartsick young man to an experienced middle-aged man. It's a fascinating … [Read More...]

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It’s a nice start, but Radical Hospitality’s STREETCAR never arrives

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City has a new theatre company: Radical Hospitality Theater. This theatre company feels different. Their claims to produce rarely … [Read More...]

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PTC’s I HATE HAMLET is a charming, funny love letter to theatre

SALT LAKE CITY — Producing a lesser known comedy poking fun at theatre might seem like a gamble, but Pioneer Theatre Company's production of I Hate Hamlet by … [Read More...]

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