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’Tis the season for laughter at HOLIDAY NIGHT LIVE

OREM — Not only is Holiday Night Live one of the best Christmas shows in the state, it’s also quite possibly the best live sketch comedy offering in Utah all year long. Now in its ninth year, this seasonal tradition is the brainchild of musical genius and director extraordinaire Dave Tinney and his Black Box Rep Company at Utah Valley … [Read More...]

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CHRISTMAS WITH MISFITS is more naughty than nice

SALT LAKE CITY — Julie Jensen's Christmas With Misfits, making its world premier this month at Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, is a collection of four short plays united by one simple and compelling premise: each of its four short vignettes tells a different story about a different set of misfits who find themselves left out from a … [Read More...]

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’Tis the season for laughter at HOLIDAY NIGHT LIVE

OREM — Not only is Holiday Night Live one of the best Christmas shows in the state, it’s also quite possibly the best live sketch comedy offering in Utah all year long. Now in its ninth year, this seasonal tradition is the brainchild of musical genius and director extraordinaire Dave Tinney and his Black Box Rep Company at Utah Valley … [Read More...]

It's a Wonderful Life - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at CenterPoint is a classic done right

CENTERVILLE — As much as I tried to remain impartial, I have to admit that I went into reviewing Centerpoint Legacy Theatre’s Leishman Performance Hall’s It’s A Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play expecting to be disappointed. The trouble is that the Jimmy Stewart movie happens to be one of my all-time favorites, and I just couldn’t imagine any … [Read More...]

Wit - Weber State University

Cancer is not awesome, but WIT is.

OGDEN — It's a show about a University Professor of English dying of ovarian cancer? And the play's title is Wit. So, of course this play isn't being billed as "the feel good comedy of the year". The good news is that playwright Margaret Edson’s script is rich with references to metaphysical poetry and that director Tracy Callahan’s production … [Read More...]

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MARRY CHRISTMAS: Playwright Elaine Jarvik on glad tidings and dramatizing the news

Plan-B Theatre Company’s popular Script-in-Hand series is back for the holiday season. MARRY CHRISTMAS, a documentary theatre piece, deals with the actions and reactions of the 17 days when same-sex marriage became legal in Utah after U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby ruled that Utah’s Amendment 3 was unconstitutional. Playwright Elaine Jarvik tackled the story at the behest of Plan-B … [Read More...]

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Christmas with Misfits 2 - Plan B Theatre

CHRISTMAS WITH MISFITS is more naughty than nice

SALT LAKE CITY — Julie Jensen's Christmas With Misfits, making its world premier this month at Plan-B Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, is a collection of four … [Read More...]

It's a Wonderful Life - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at CenterPoint is a classic done right

CENTERVILLE — As much as I tried to remain impartial, I have to admit that I went into reviewing Centerpoint Legacy Theatre’s Leishman Performance Hall’s It’s A … [Read More...]

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I’d like to spend more than A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake Acting Company’s A Year with Frog and Toad is exactly what children’s theater should be. Every scene was engaging and suited to its … [Read More...]

Leo Ash Evens (Black Stache) and Liam Forde (Boy). Photo by Alexander Weisman.

Pioneer’s PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is an exquisite flight of the imagination

SALT LAKE CITY — Occasionally, live theatre creates an unforgettable adventure. Even though it's just minutes from h ome, Pioneer Theatre Company’s production … [Read More...]

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JOYFUL NOISE lives up to its name

PROVO — "He was despised and rejected of men." This verse of scripture from the book of Isaiah serves a lyric to one of the most famous solos of The Messiah. It … [Read More...]

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS in Magna is a welcomed holiday option

MAGNA — The Empress Theatre’s production of A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 2013 stage adaption written by Eric Schaeffer of the made for TV cartoon of the same … [Read More...]

Jared Miller as Joseph and Caroline Chauncey as Mary. Photo by Mark A. Philbrick.

Start your Christmas right with THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

OREM — Tradition abounds in the SCERA's latest incarnation of Liken's The First Christmas. This is the production's third year, and the show offers a lovely … [Read More...]

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SCROOGE brings a familiar Christmas spirit to CenterPoint

CENTERVILLE — Charles Dickens's Christmastime tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol, was first published in 1843 and has since provided a basis for countless … [Read More...]

Show closes January 3, 2015.

Find hilarious Christmas cheer in HOW THE GROUCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

MURRAY — Grouchy-ness, spoofs, and fun run wild in this year’s holiday installment from the Desert Star Playhouse. Playing upon themes from the classic … [Read More...]

Show closes December 6, 2014.

Let Down Your Hair and Enjoy UCT’s RAPUNZEL

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY — “Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!” Everyone knows the line and the story, so the actual plot of Utah Children’s Theatre’s Rapunzel … [Read More...]

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