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Into the Woods - Ziegfeld Theater

I’d go INTO THE WOODS with The Ziegfeld any day

OGDEN — I’ve long felt like a poser in the theater world because (confession time) I’d never seen a Sondheim play. I know. Shameful. So it was with great anticipation I attended Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at The Ziegfeld Theater. For those unfamiliar with its plot, Into the Woods is a collection of fairy tales strung together with a … [Read More...]

Left to right: Dylan MacDonald, Jessa Brock, Jamie Urry, Alexandra Hicken, and Jaron Barney. Photo by Spencer Sandstrom.

POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE at Studio 115 is heartfelt

SALT LAKE CITY — I’ll admit that I have a soft spot in my theatre heart for the University of Utah theatre department. It introduced me to a world of contemporary and edgy musical theatre. Two of my new favorite pieces of theatre, Spring Awakening and Avenue Q, were shows that I first saw at the university's Babcock Theatre. Therefore, going into … [Read More...]

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is totally rad

OREM — The Taming of the Shrew, like many of Shakespeare's best plays, is so versatile. The film 10 Things I Hate About You moved the story to a high school at the turn of the millennium, while BBC (in their excellent miniseries Shakespeare Retold) turned Katharina into a powerful British politician. In Utah I have seen stage productions set in the … [Read More...]

Malloree Hill (left) as Katherina and Tom Littman as Petruchio in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2014 Shakespeare-in-the-Schools production of The Taming of the Shrew. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright 2014 Utah Shakespeare Festival.)

Use THE TAMING OF THE SHREW tour to introduce kids to Shakespeare

SALT LAKE CITY — The Taming Of The Shrew is by far one of my top favorite Shakespeare plays. With witty humor and a cast of out right hilarious characters, the play is a natural introduction for young audiences into the world of Shakespeare. The story involves Petruchio and his wooing of Katherina, who is the daughter of Baptista. Katherina is a … [Read More...]

Into the Woods - Ziegfeld Theater

I’d go INTO THE WOODS with The Ziegfeld any day

OGDEN — I’ve long felt like a poser in the theater world because (confession time) I’d never seen a Sondheim play. I know. Shameful. So it was with great anticipation I attended Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at The Ziegfeld Theater. For those unfamiliar with its plot, Into the Woods is a collection of fairy tales strung together with a … [Read More...]

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David Kranes

Writer David Kranes and A LOSS OF APPETITE at SLAC

David Kranes is a seemingly inexhaustible writer with 50 plays and 7 novels to his credit, as well as numerous stories, screenplays, and lectures. Mr. Kranes is also a professor emeritus from the University of Utah (he retired in 2001 after 34 acclaimed years) and founded the prestigious Sundance Playwrights Lab where he served as artistic director for 14 years. Now his work will be seen and … [Read More...]

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Left to right: Dylan MacDonald, Jessa Brock, Jamie Urry, Alexandra Hicken, and Jaron Barney. Photo by Spencer Sandstrom.

POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE at Studio 115 is heartfelt

SALT LAKE CITY — I’ll admit that I have a soft spot in my theatre heart for the University of Utah theatre department. It introduced me to a world of … [Read More...]

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is totally rad

OREM — The Taming of the Shrew, like many of Shakespeare's best plays, is so versatile. The film 10 Things I Hate About You moved the story to a high school at … [Read More...]

Show closes April 19, 2014.

Echo Theatre’s BIELZY AND GOTTFRIED is moralistic, not a morality play

PROVO —  Bielzy and Gottfried is one of the first entries in what the Echo Theater is calling its Playwriting Showcase. Unfortunately, this entry featured a … [Read More...]

Show closes June 7, 2014.

Olio saves Desert Star’s PROVOCOP from danger

MURRAY — Let’s just get it out there: though I’ve enjoyed Desert Star productions in the past, their current production, ProvoCop, is not a show I want to see … [Read More...]

Mockingbird - Weber State University

New MOCKINGBIRD explores Asperger’s Syndrome

OGDEN — Art, in all its forms, provides an opportunity for the audience to step into another’s shoes.  Although every artistic medium allows the audience to … [Read More...]

William McAllister as Jimmy Stewart and Kate Forsythe as Margaret Sullavan.

Join the ride as JIMMY STEWART GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

PROVO — How would you like to spend an evening with Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball and Ginger … [Read More...]

Show closed March 29, 2014.

SINGLE WIDE is a good start to a new musical

PROVO — Single Wide is an original “country/pop” musical about a group of single women living in a trailer park and their struggles to survive.  The book was … [Read More...]

Photo by Rick Pollock

Plan-B’s “Season of Eric” has strong closing with 3

SALT LAKE CITY — Plan-B Theatre Company’s ongoing mission to bring socially conscious and locally relevant plays to Utah audiences has produced numerous … [Read More...]

Thom Sesma as Sidney Bruhl and Devin Norik as Clifford Anderson. Photo by Alexander Weisman.

DEATHTRAP’s plot twists keep audience guessing

SALT LAKE CITY — What would you do to achieve success? Is success worth achieving at any cost? Is it worth another person's life? In Deathtrap a … [Read More...]

Show closes March 29, 2014.

8 brief plays tonight at UVU’s SHORT ATTENTION SPAN THEATRE

OREM – For the twelfth year in a row, Utah Valley University is presenting their Short Attention Span Theatre, and evening of eight 10-minute plays written, … [Read More...]

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