UTBA Partner Theatres

The Wedding Singer 2 - Cedar Valley Community Theater

Something to celebrate at THE WEDDING SINGER

CEDAR CITY – Based on the classic 1990's film by the same name, the musical version of The Wedding Singer tells the story of Robbie, lead singer in a wedding band who loses his faith in love after being left alone at the altar.  Robbie refuses to sing at the upcoming wedding of his coworker Julia, who is engaged to the successful and self absorbed … [Read More...]

A Little Night Music - Utah Repertory Theater Company

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC needs some tuning

SALT LAKE CITY — I’ve seen several Utah Repertory Theatre Company shows. This theatre company has the incredible knack to find local and well-rounded talent to present its audience with a professional evening of theatre. So I was looking forward to see their production of A Little Night Music, a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and … [Read More...]

Maria (Olivia Ockey), Feste (Cameron Bridston), and Sir Toby Belch (Jacob Baird) play a trick on Malvolio (Costner Henson). Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU.

BYU Young Company makes Shakespeare fun for all ages with TWELFTH NIGHT

PROVO — I'm not always a Shakespeare fan, but as I watched BYU Young Company perform Twelfth Night, directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, I had a blast. Jones has shortened the production and added songs and a western motif. As a result, the hour-long performance is just right for the young audiences to which it caters. I'm always skeptical of … [Read More...]

Melanie Nelson as Electra in the Classical Greek Theatre Festival's Electra.

UTBA reviewers sound off: EXCELLENCE in 2015

At the end of every year at UTBA we collect our members' thoughts on the excellent shows they have seen that year. And for the fifth year in a row, it is clear that the Utah theatre scene is vibrant, with entertainment options available for patrons of all types. Below are the shows that stick out in our reviewers minds as 2015 draws to a … [Read More...]

Melanie Nelson as Electra in the Classical Greek Theatre Festival's Electra.

UTBA reviewers sound off: EXCELLENCE in 2015

At the end of every year at UTBA we collect our members' thoughts on the excellent shows they have seen that year. And for the fifth year in a row, it is clear that the Utah theatre scene is vibrant, with entertainment options available for patrons of all types. Below are the shows that stick out in our reviewers minds as 2015 draws to a … [Read More...]

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BroadwayCon: an event for theatre fans, by theatre fans

NEW YORK CITY — When Anthony Rapp, Broadway star best known as Mark in Rent, announced that he would be organizing a BroadwayCon with Mischief Management and Playbill last year, I confess that my nerdy little heart did a big jump. Salt Lake City has become quite a little mecca for conventions, and I have enjoyed Comic Con and FanX and other things quite a bit. However, theatre is my true love, so … [Read More...]

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Reviews from across Utah

BYU Young Company makes Shakespeare fun for all ages with TWELFTH NIGHT

PROVO — I'm not always a Shakespeare fan, but as I watched BYU Young Company perform Twelfth Night, directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, I had a blast. Jones has … [Read More...]

BYU’s OFF THE MAP continues to be a must-see event

PROVO — Now in its third year, BYU's international theatre festival Off the Map continues to present the most innovative and fascinating theatre that Utahns … [Read More...]

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC needs some tuning

SALT LAKE CITY — I’ve seen several Utah Repertory Theatre Company shows. This theatre company has the incredible knack to find local and well-rounded talent to … [Read More...]

PTC’s TWO DOLLAR BILL trying to be too many things

SALT LAKE CITY-  In 2007, writer T.J. Brady heard an NPR story about former dean of admissions at MIT Marilee Jones and the scandal surrounding the revelation … [Read More...]

The U’s HELLO, DOLLY! at Kingsbury Hall is a sign of good things to come

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah’s production of Hello, Dolly! embodies both the ambition of its title character, Dolly Gallagher Levi, and a few of the … [Read More...]

Say “nix” to MOTHER HICKS

OREM — Although Mother Hicks is the second in a trilogy of plays written by Suzan Zeder, it is not necessary to have seen the prequel, The Taste of Sunrise to … [Read More...]

NERD alert! Don’t miss the Orem Hale’s 2016 season opener

OREM — If you are looking to step into 2016 with a night of hilarity, don’t miss Larry Shue’s The Nerd, directed by Laurie Harrop-Purser and running now at the … [Read More...]

The power of good ART

SALT LAKE CITY — Art written by Yasmina Reza, is a play that first appeared on Broadway in 1998 with a pretty well-known cast, and went on to receive many … [Read More...]

Humor abounds in VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

SALT LAKE CITY — The works of Anton Chekhov, one of the most prolific realist playwrights of the late 19th and early 20th century, are the inspiration for … [Read More...]

West Valley Hale delivers on expectations in BEAU JEST

WEST VALLEY CITY — Hale Centre Theatre is much more than a theatre, it is a brand—a brand that is synonymous in Utah with crowd-pleasing musicals and comedies. … [Read More...]

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