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Derek Smith as Georg Nowack and Amy Keeler as Amalia Balash.

A lot to love in HCT’s SHE LOVES ME

WEST VALLEY CITY — I love romantic comedies. To me there is nothing quite so comforting than (re)watching my favorite rom-coms, stopping and rewinding scenes over and over. True, I enjoy other genres of film and am a lover of the stage, but well-worm romantic comedies—While You Were Sleeping, Sweet Home Alabama, The Proposal—draw me in with great … [Read More...]

Derek Smith as Georg Nowack and Amy Keeler as Amalia Balash.

A lot to love in HCT’s SHE LOVES ME

WEST VALLEY CITY — I love romantic comedies. To me there is nothing quite so comforting than (re)watching my favorite rom-coms, stopping and rewinding scenes over and over. True, I enjoy other genres of film and am a lover of the stage, but well-worm romantic comedies—While You Were Sleeping, Sweet Home Alabama, The Proposal—draw me in with great … [Read More...]

Les Miserables 2 - Payson Community Theater

Payson Community Theater creates a strong LES MISERABLES

PAYSON — From Victor Hugo's original tale comes the Payson Community Theater production of the classic Broadway adaptation of Les Misérables, playing through Labor Day at Payson High School. Convict Jean Valjean seeks to begin life anew, after serving a lengthy prison sentence. And though freedom looms ahead, he is reminded by rigid officer Javert … [Read More...]

Peter Pan 3 - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

PETER PAN a pleasant play production at CenterPoint

CENTERVILLE — "I Won't Grow Up." That song title (and its playful lyrics) perfectly encapsulate's Peter Pan, the latest musical production at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. This story of the boy who wouldn't grow up is a visually beautiful and at times emotionally touching that can appeal to children of all ages—and to adults who never fully grew … [Read More...]

The Producers - Ziegfeld Theater

THE PRODUCERS shines brightly in Ogden

OGDEN — There are times that a show comes along that you think can’t possibly live up to either memories of past productions or of a production that you have seen previously. You can’t imagine that they have the resources, the talent, or the space to really mount a quality production. But every once in a while, you get that wonderful experience of … [Read More...]

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Free reception after the September 25 performance. Show runs September 25 to October 11.

UTBA’s celebrating 1000 reviews! You’re invited!

OREM — After nearly five years of reviewing live theatre in Utah, UTBA is partnering with Utah Valley University to celebrate the 1000th UTBA review with two exciting events this month. Blood Wedding reception After the opening performance of UVU's Blood Wedding on September 25, UTBA will hold a reception to thank readers for their support of the web site. The reception will include food, … [Read More...]

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Les Miserables 2 - Payson Community Theater

Payson Community Theater creates a strong LES MISERABLES

PAYSON — From Victor Hugo's original tale comes the Payson Community Theater production of the classic Broadway adaptation of Les Misérables, playing through … [Read More...]

Simple is better in Murray Arts’s production of URINETOWN

MURRAY CITY — The show Urinetown has been on my list of must see musicals for quite some time ever since a few years ago, when my choir teacher told me what a … [Read More...]

Andrew Lenz as Captain Dave.

More fun than mystery in DEATH, THE FINAL FRONTIER: MAY THE CORPSE BE WITH YOU

DRAPER — Having previously attended a Poison Ivy Mysteries dinner production, I attended Death, The Final Frontier: May the Corpse Be With You with the … [Read More...]

Show closes August 30, 2014.

Fantastic family fun with THE FROG AND I

MAGNA — The Frog and I is an original work by Jake Anderson, the executive director of the Empress Theatre. So, I had no idea what to expect from the show. … [Read More...]

Photo by Alex Weisman, IceWolf Photography.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is an evening of gripping theater

SALT LAKE CITY — When their father goes missing, the three Weston sisters gather to the family home in rural Osage County, Oklahoma, to help their mother pick … [Read More...]

Show closes October 16, 2014.

A handsome and smart JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT at Tuacahn

IVINS — I’m not a big fan of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. While Andrew Lloyd Webber's music is catchy and very singable, the show is often … [Read More...]

Left to right: Larson Holyoak as Abe Goldman, Karen Baird as Miriam Goldman, Jenny Latimer as Sarah Goldman, and Blake Barlow as Bob Schroeder. Photo by Pete Widtfeldt, CanIGetACopy.com.

BEAU JEST is just a great family comedy

OREM — One line of dialogue from the third act of James Sherman's Beau Jest perfectly summarizes the current production of the play at Hale Center Theater Orem: … [Read More...]

Peter Pan 3 - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

PETER PAN a pleasant play production at CenterPoint

CENTERVILLE — "I Won't Grow Up." That song title (and its playful lyrics) perfectly encapsulate's Peter Pan, the latest musical production at CenterPoint Legacy … [Read More...]

The Producers - Ziegfeld Theater

THE PRODUCERS shines brightly in Ogden

OGDEN — There are times that a show comes along that you think can’t possibly live up to either memories of past productions or of a production that you have … [Read More...]

Barnum - Highland Arts Council

“Come follow the band” to the rarely seen BARNUM

AMERICAN FORK — What is a humbug, you ask? A word generally associated with Ebenezer Scrooge, though its not Scrooge but P. T. Barnum that was crowned “the king … [Read More...]

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