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Tasso Feldman as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of Amadeus. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.)

Strong cast makes Utah Shakespeare’s AMADEUS rock

CEDAR CITY — Rumors abound in 1823 Vienna that an elderly Antonio Salieri, former composer to the Emperor, says that he poisoned his fellow composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 32 years before. Did he do it after all? Salieri himself summons the audience to hear his explanation of the events. And the result, at least in the Utah Shakespeare … [Read More...]

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Get in on the joke at SATURDAY’S VOYEUR

SALT LAKE CITY — As a staple of Salt Lake Acting Company’s season, Saturday’s Voyeur knows how to cater to its audience. With jokes about everything from the Gateway Mall to the “beard exception” at Brigham Young University, nothing in Utah culture is off limits. Would this musical, newly written each year, work anywhere else? Probably not. But … [Read More...]

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A meaningful MARY POPPINS at SCERA

OREM — The stage version of Mary Poppins differs from the Disney film in many ways. George Stiles and Anthony Drewe added new songs like “Practically Perfect,” and tweaked Richard and Robert Sherman’s original ones, like “Step in Time.” Some scenes, “Jolly Holiday” being one, are plucked up and dropped into an entirely new setting. Most … [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...]

West Side Story - Ziegfeld theater

WEST SIDE STORY is full of life and full of talent

OGDEN — The first time I went to New York City - over 5 years ago - my friends and family all prepared me to see and experience some of the, “best theatre of your life.” I went to New York with atmospheric levels of high expectation, but when I saw my first show, Wicked, I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be. Now, before you Wicked fans … [Read More...]

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Cynthia Fleming, SLAC Executive Producer and Director of SATURDAY’S VOYEUR

SATURDAY'S VOYEUR is back at SLAC for it’s 37th year. Director, choreographer and Executive Producer, Cynthia Fleming is no stranger to the intimidating task of staging an original musical, every year, for the community. This is her fourth year directing the production and her 15th year choreographing. Fleming discusses the unique beast that is VOYEUR, why it’s such a mainstay in the Utah theatre … [Read More...]

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Get in on the joke at SATURDAY’S VOYEUR

SALT LAKE CITY — As a staple of Salt Lake Acting Company’s season, Saturday’s Voyeur knows how to cater to its audience. With jokes about everything from the … [Read More...]

Colyn Quinn as Joseph.

Say, “No, no, no!” to JOSEPH in West Jordan

WEST JORDAN — Community theatre. It's a unique brand of the trade, one that can be theatre's own monster or savior. I've seen community theaters put on some of … [Read More...]

Show closed June 20, 2015.

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is toe-tapping fun at the Empress

MAGNA — Thoroughly Modern Millie is one of these shows that started as a movie, then was adapted for the stage by Jeanine Tesori (music), Dick Scanlan (book and … [Read More...]

Show closes October 17, 2015.

Fall under the spell of DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

IVINS — "Tale as old as time," or so the tale of Disney's Beauty and the Beast may seem.  Although it was released originally as an animated film in 1991, it … [Read More...]

Show closes October 16, 2015.

DISNEY’S WHEN YOU WISH is a little girl’s dream come true

IVINS — On the surface, Disney's When You Wish can be defined as a jukebox musical and described in a nutshell as Disney on Ice—without the ice. While … [Read More...]

West Side Story - Ziegfeld theater

WEST SIDE STORY is full of life and full of talent

OGDEN — The first time I went to New York City - over 5 years ago - my friends and family all prepared me to see and experience some of the, “best theatre of … [Read More...]

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1776: a relevant show for today

OGDEN — 1776 is not a show I have seen produced very often, partly be due to the fact that finding over two dozen men to be in a show can be quite the … [Read More...]

Mary Poppins cropped - SCERA

A meaningful MARY POPPINS at SCERA

OREM — The stage version of Mary Poppins differs from the Disney film in many ways. George Stiles and Anthony Drewe added new songs like “Practically Perfect,” … [Read More...]

Show closes August 1, 2015.

Dive right into THE LITTLE MERMAID

WEST VALLEY CITY — In the hearts of Disney aficionados, The Little Mermaid holds a special place in animated history. After a string of mediocre animated films, … [Read More...]

Show closes July 11, 2015.

Few errors in Grassroots’s COMEDY OF ERRORS

PROVO — With a backdrop of beautiful green trees, adorned by a purple and orange sunset sky I sat on my blanket at the BYU duck pond and patiently waited for … [Read More...]

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