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Four Seasons’ JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT is a dream come true

SMITHFIELD— Jospeh and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is always a staple for Utah’s community theatre and it’s understandable why. It’s relatively easy to produce, involves a large cast and is a definite crowd pleaser with its biblical based story and catchy songs by the great Andrew Lloyd Webber. I’m usually a sucker for any show that leaves … [Read More...]

How I Learned to Drive

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE explores difficult but important topics

Salt Lake City — Pinnacle Acting Company delivered a knock out production of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, and was the clear highlight of the Fringe Festival for me. The plot revolves around the sexual relationship between Li’l Bit (Alyssa Franks) and her uncle, Uncle Peck (Brian Pilling), in rural … [Read More...]

Amber Dodge Tinney as Anne Farnk and Morgan Gunter as Peter Van Daan.

Orem Hale creates an intimate production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

OREM — The Diary of Anne Frank remains a staple in modern literature, the personal thoughts and feelings of a young Jewish teenager during the Holocaust striking and resounding against a backdrop of Nazi facism. I remember reading the book in high school and being impressed that a simple teenager could have recorded the world while preserving the … [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 September 5, 2015.

Ziegfeld Theater’s HAIRSPRAY has energy to spare

OGDEN – From the creative team of Mark O’Donnell, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Thomas Meehan, the Broadway musical Hairspray gives audiences a front row seat to the American civil rights movement in progress in the 1960’s.  As teenaged Tracy Turnblad searches for her own confidence among the popular, and traditionally thin, Council Members on … [Read More...]

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Nancy Melich, Literary Seminar Director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Interview with Nancy Melich, Utah Shakespeare Festival literary seminar director

CEDAR CITY — Over the years, the Utah Shakespeare Festival has grown in size and scope. In addition to plays, audience members can take backstage tours, have lunch with actors, watch a greenshow, and see the technical staff change a stage over from one show to another. One of the overlooked parts of the Festival experience are the literary seminars. Hoping to learn more about these free events, we … [Read More...]

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Amber Dodge Tinney as Anne Farnk and Morgan Gunter as Peter Van Daan.

Orem Hale creates an intimate production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

OREM — The Diary of Anne Frank remains a staple in modern literature, the personal thoughts and feelings of a young Jewish teenager during the Holocaust … [Read More...]

How I Learned to Drive

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE explores difficult but important topics

Salt Lake City — Pinnacle Acting Company delivered a knock out production of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, and was the … [Read More...]

Show closes August 29, 2015.

P.A.R.C.’s CINDERELLA lacks magic

LEHI — The story of Cinderella is one that most are familiar with. A poor orphaned girl forced to live under the watchful and spiteful eye of her evil … [Read More...]

Show closes August 27, 2015.

CAESAR’S BLOOD left me eager to bleed him some more

CEDAR CITY — In November 1864, just weeks after Abraham Lincoln’s reelection, John Wilkes Booth and his two brothers, Edwin and Junius, gave an acclaimed … [Read More...]

Cameron Ballard as Horatio and Spencer Hohl as Hamlet.

“What a piece of work” is UCT’s HAMLET

SOUTH SALT LAKE — For many people, watching Shakespeare is like eating their vegetables: it's something that they should do regularly, but it's not a pleasant … [Read More...]

Ashley Gardner Garlson as Laurey Williams and Derek Smith as Curly Maclain.

An unfulfilling reinvention of OKLAHOMA! at the West Valley Hale

WEST VALLEY CITY — Producing a classic play can be a challenge for theatre artists. An inherent tension exists between the creative impulse to do something new … [Read More...]

Richard II poster cropped - Grassroots Shakespeare Company

Grassroots has a rickety RICHARD II in Provo

PROVO — The story of Richard II is a historical adaptation of the last two years in the life of King Richard II of England, as written by William Shakespeare. … [Read More...]

Sister Act closes October 15th.

Hallelujah for SISTER ACT’s Utah premiere at Tuacahn

IVINS — Tuacahn presents in its lineup this year the Utah premiere of Sister Act. Going into this show I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had followed some of its … [Read More...]

Show closes September 5, 2015.

Ziegfeld Theater’s HAIRSPRAY has energy to spare

OGDEN – From the creative team of Mark O’Donnell, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and Thomas Meehan, the Broadway musical Hairspray gives audiences a front row … [Read More...]

As You Like It - Utah Children's Theatre

AS YOU LIKE IT a great choice for kids & adults

SOUTH SALT LAKE — The Utah Children's Theatre advertises their summer Shakespeare productions as being intended for "children and adults with short attention … [Read More...]

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