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Wake up and go to STANDING, STILL STANDING

HIGHLAND — When life passes Ben by, he doesn't seem to mind. He is not a shiftless loser; rather, he has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This disease makes him frequently tired, and as a result he has dropped out of school and is jobless. Lucas Proctor (as Ben Arden) and Caitlyn Lunceford (as Grace Arden) create a realistic couple who are just … [Read More...]

Romeo and Juliet - Grassroots Shakespeare Company

Grassroots Shakespeare freshen up ROMEO AND JULIET

SALT LAKE CITY — I have never seen a Grassroots Shakespeare Company show that I didn’t like, but Romeo and Juliet was one of the best I’ve seen yet. Not only was this show good, it was the first time I’ve even enjoyed Romeo and Juliet. Usually, I can’t help getting irritated with Shakespeare's adolescent couple taking their infatuation so … [Read More...]

Standing Still Standing featured image

Wake up and go to STANDING, STILL STANDING

HIGHLAND — When life passes Ben by, he doesn't seem to mind. He is not a shiftless loser; rather, he has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This disease makes him frequently tired, and as a result he has dropped out of school and is jobless. Lucas Proctor (as Ben Arden) and Caitlyn Lunceford (as Grace Arden) create a realistic couple who are just … [Read More...]

The Miracle Worker - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

A heart-warming MIRACLE WORKER in Centerville

CENTERVILLE — Centerpoint Legacy Theatre has stepped away from its typical musical theatre offerings to share a beautiful story of determination, hope, and ultimately the purest kind of love: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. It is the story of Helen Keller, a young girl born with normal sight and hearing, but who loses both after a childhood … [Read More...]

Damn Yankees - Weber State University

WSU’s DAMN YANKEES steps up to the plate

OGDEN — What can you do when the baseball team you love never quite performs? Do you give up? Learn to accept the losses? Defend your team to the end? What if you could be the solution? In Weber State's production of the musical theatre classic Damn Yankees, longtime fan Joe Boyd (played by Christian Johnston) gets the chance to do just that. After … [Read More...]

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Matthew Ivan Bennett

Interview with Matthew Ivan Bennett

SALT LAKE CITY — Matthew Ivan Bennett is the resident playwright at Plan-B Theatre Company.  He's adapted stories for Plan B's Radio Hour, as well as writing several original plays including Block 8, Di Esperienza, and Mesa Verde.  His new play A/Version of Events opens at Plan-B on March 5. How would you describe A/Version of Events? BENNETT: It's a road-trip play about marriage vs. grief, … [Read More...]

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Damn Yankees - Weber State University

WSU’s DAMN YANKEES steps up to the plate

OGDEN — What can you do when the baseball team you love never quite performs? Do you give up? Learn to accept the losses? Defend your team to the end? What if … [Read More...]

Romeo and Juliet - Grassroots Shakespeare Company

Grassroots Shakespeare freshen up ROMEO AND JULIET

SALT LAKE CITY — I have never seen a Grassroots Shakespeare Company show that I didn’t like, but Romeo and Juliet was one of the best I’ve seen yet. Not … [Read More...]

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PINKALICIOUS and Lots of Pink

Utah County — Pinkalicious Pinkerton loves pink. So much so, that she's entirely overjoyed when eating one too many pink cupcakes turns her head-to-toe pink. … [Read More...]

L-R: Claire Brownell (Elizabeth Proctor) and Fletcher McTaggart (John Proctor). Photo by Alexander Weisman.

THE CRUCIBLE at Pioneer frames hysteria brilliantly on symbolic stage

SALT LAKE CITY — Arthur Miller is arguably the greatest American playwright of the 20th century, and after viewing his masterpiece The Crucible, it is easy to … [Read More...]

Photo credit Rick Pollock.

This MAMA is Complex and Real

SALT LAKE CITY — Plan-B Theatre Company’s production of MAMA directed by Jerry Rapier asks the question “How do you define a mother?” Of course there is no one … [Read More...]

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LITTLE WOMEN at the Ellen Eccles Theatre feels right at home

LOGAN — Little Women is one of those shows where you might have read the book, even heard a few songs, but haven't even seen the production before. I was one of … [Read More...]

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SLAC’s TWO STORIES told well

SALT LAKE — I know that the evening news is biased and embellished. I know that reality television is staged. And I know that the majority of theatre that I see … [Read More...]

Fiddler on the Roof - Ziegfeld Theater

The Ziegfeld is building a community with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

OGDEN — The popular musical Fiddler on the Roof has been done in many professional, semi-professional, community, and school theaters in the 50 years since its … [Read More...]

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is a delight for all ages

PROVO — William Shakespeare himself would be proud of BYU Young Company’s latest venture, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Nat Reed, this version … [Read More...]

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Get on board with OFF THE MAP at BYU

PROVO — Last year BYU took a chance on an idea: creating a new international arts festival. The hope was that Utahns would embrace innovative, modern theatre … [Read More...]

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