UTBA Partner Theatres

Billy Harrigan Tighe. The Book of Mormon. Runs through August 9th.

Say “Hello” to hilarious satire and surprising depth in THE BOOK OF MORMON

SALT LAKE CITY— Snark, bite, vulgarity, profanity, jaw-dropping irreverence,  and extreme characterizations are all aspects fans might recognize from Trey Parker and Matt Stone's iconic South Park series. These are not necessarily characteristics that one would expect from an award winning and popular Broadway musical, yet these all abound in the … [Read More...]

Billy Harrigan Tighe. The Book of Mormon. Runs through August 9th.

Say “Hello” to hilarious satire and surprising depth in THE BOOK OF MORMON

SALT LAKE CITY— Snark, bite, vulgarity, profanity, jaw-dropping irreverence,  and extreme characterizations are all aspects fans might recognize from Trey Parker and Matt Stone's iconic South Park series. These are not necessarily characteristics that one would expect from an award winning and popular Broadway musical, yet these all abound in the … [Read More...]

Maxwell Higbee as the Tinman, Hannah Pyper as Dorothy, C. McKay Nicoll as the Scarecrow, and Wade Jonson as the Lion. Photo by Jaron Kent Hermansen.

Sundance’s THE WIZARD OF OZ needs a little more magic

SUNDANCE — Theatre in the mountains surrounding Robert Redford’s Sundance resort is always magical. The journey by car up the canyon followed by the climb to the amphitheater (by foot or by tractor pull) takes just enough time to build a sparkling anticipation that makes each show that much better. In the case of The Wizard of Oz, directed … [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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Jenifer Nii

Plan-B’s RUFF! is ready to premiere: Playwright Jenifer Nii on working with dogs, writing for kids, and finding a creative path

  In 2013 Plan-B Theatre Company extended its mission to produce socially conscious theatre pieces by launching FEST, the Free Elementary School Tour. This six year initiave kicked of with a half hour version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf which reached 12,000 northern Utah students over 34 performances. This was followed up in 2014 by Matthew Ivan Bennett's DIFFERENT= AMAZING, a piece … [Read More...]

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Maxwell Higbee as the Tinman, Hannah Pyper as Dorothy, C. McKay Nicoll as the Scarecrow, and Wade Jonson as the Lion. Photo by Jaron Kent Hermansen.

Sundance’s THE WIZARD OF OZ needs a little more magic

SUNDANCE — Theatre in the mountains surrounding Robert Redford’s Sundance resort is always magical. The journey by car up the canyon followed by the climb to … [Read More...]

Shannon Eden as Jane and Richie Trimble as Tarzan.

A surprisingly touching TARZAN in Spanish Fork

SPANISH FORK — The biggest surprise of Spanish Fork Community Theater's production of Tarzan is not the dancing apes or the characters swinging across the … [Read More...]

Beauty and the Beast 3 - Herriman Arts Concil

“Something There” in Herriman’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

HERRIMAN — The production of Beauty and the Beast, as put on by the Herriman Arts Council was a captivating blend of Disney classic and original material. This … [Read More...]

Into The Woods. Photography by Suzy Oliveira.

Venture INTO THE WOODS like you never have before

Orem — Into the Woods is among the most popular musicals produced in Utah and for good reason.  The familiar fairytale characters, the beautiful score by … [Read More...]

Man of La Mancha 3 - Utah Festival Opera

Utah Festival Opera’s MAN OF LA MANCHA worth the quest

LOGAN — For 500 years, Miguel de Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote has captivated readers. Now, half a century later, the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre … [Read More...]

Utah Reps Ordinary Days closes July 26th

Extraordinary production of ORDINARY DAYS

Salt Lake City — A small, intimate, black box theatre. A simple, yet colorful, set. A sold out opening night. This is the experience that greeted me as I … [Read More...]

The Drowsy Chaperone. Closes August 28th.

Pleased as punch by DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pickleville Playhouse

RICH COUNTY — With a title like The Drowsy Chaperone, and promotional material that generally features an armchair or a record player, I’ve never been that … [Read More...]

People Productions Sunset Baby. Closes July 12th

“It’s a new life” in SUNSET BABY

SALT LAKE CITY ­— Sunset Baby is strong. The writing is powerful and deeply beautiful. The acting is solid and surprising. The space is evocative; the … [Read More...]

Photo by Waldron Creative.

HOW TO SUCCEED a delightful success at Utah Festival Opera

LOGAN — How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying has become an iconic look at the 1960's workplace through the lens of musical theatre. It’s satirical, … [Read More...]

Show closes August 8, 2015.

I’M NOT RAPPAPORT deals sensitively with aging and humanity

CEDAR CITY — The final production rounding out this years Neil Simon Festival in Cedar City is I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner. I’m Not Rappaport is a story … [Read More...]

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