STANSBURY PARK — According to the program note of director Glen Carpenter, Fiddler on the Roof is “ranked as one of this state’s most requested shows [in] every community theatre, in any town in Utah.” A musical about the power of traditions in keeping one’s faith, the show itself has become a Utah tradition. The story follows Tevye (Shawn Maxfield) as he raises his five daughters in the small Russian village, Anatevka. Against a backdrop of Russian and Jewish tension, Tevye must decide how far he can bend as his three oldest daughters choose, in varying degrees, to defy the longstanding traditions...Read More
Author: Andrea Fife
PROVO — There’s something exciting about seeing a show I’ve never seen in a theater I’ve never frequented. I reminded myself of both facts as I drove an hour from West Valley City to Provo to see the Covey Center for the Arts’s production of The Fantasticks. Credited as the world’s longest running musical, The Fantasticks follows two next door neighbors who, manipulated by the staged feud of their fathers, become sweethearts. But happy ever after doesn’t play out as expected, and the young lovers are forced to reevaluate their commitment. Written in part poetry and part prose, the book and lyrics...Read More
MURRAY — Hello, Dolly!, a classic from the golden age of musicals, is a feel-good musical with plenty of wit and charm. Written by Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart in the 1960’s, Hello, Dolly! was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002—six years before an adorable robot named Wall-E brought “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” into the repertoire of a new generation. Following the story of widower Dolly Gallagher Levi (Sara McDonald) in her pursuits to marry Yonkers’ half-a-millionaire Mr. Horace Vandergelder (Galen Chatterton), the show presents delightful characters in whose lives Dolly is eager to meddle. Although...Read More
MIDVALE — Making the short list of musicals ever awarded a Pulitzer Prize, Jonathan Larson’s Rent is designed to do so much more than entertain. Rent could be described as a show about the lives of struggling young artists, about a bohemian lifestyle prevalent in New York’s Lower East Side, or about HIV/AIDS. Those familiar with the music often feel a connection to individual moments of the score, finding meaning in phrases such as “Viva la vie boheme!” or “No day but today.” But in its entirety, Rent is so much bigger than a sum of its parts. Rent...Read More
RIVERTON — Following the journey of ex-convict Jean Valjean as he spends nineteen years making moral amends and evading his parole, Les Misérables is a tale of humanity set against the backdrop of a French uprising. Wary of this abridged “school edition,” I attended Riverton Arts Council’s youth production expecting to be served Les Misérables Lite. Instead, I got every bit of “shame, anger, sadness, hopelessness, pleasure, courage, and hope” which director Kim Ostler stated in her program notes she was hoping to display on the stage. Although the show was performed entirely by students, they handled the adult themes expertly, owning...Read More
On fidgeting, fires, and Freudian fixations:
Just got back from the first read-through for @AnOtherTheater's production of 'Fat Pig'. Feeling excited about it. #utahtheatre
The whole gang is coming!#ShockheadedPeterSLC #UtahTheatre3
Some life imitating art, here.
#UtahTheatre. #Coriolanus #GrassrootsHalloween #Politics
"living in a demented children's book..."
SHOCKHEADED PETER @SackersonCo was a creepy hoot last night, it's extended through Nov 4th, w/ a Halloween show, don't miss it! #utahtheatre
Such a great space! And there's creepy noises to get us in the mood. Sackerson's SHOCKHEADED PETER. #utahtheatre @mel_leilani @SackersonCo
THE ADDAMS FAMILY “will serve you more treat than trick” @HopeboxT. #UtahTheatre review - https://t.co/NXSd3rKdYb
Ready 2 get scared @SackersonCo's SHOCKHEADED PETER 2nite w/ playwright pal @mel_leilani #utahtheatre #spookytheater
1pm & 4:30pm on Saturday. #utahmom #utahtheatre #utahchildrenstheatre #nonprofit #slctheatre @… https://t.co/BzaXhW2kLR
Whatta cast. 😍😍😍
Come see them tonight at 7:30pm! Tickets from $10-$15.
Forecast looks chilly, but the show must go on! #UtahTheatre
"you are no longer allowed to complain that everyone in Utah does the same kind of shows."
Review: ‘Shockheaded Peter’ delivers darkly twisted fun https://t.co/L9naSyiFYV via @GephardtDaily
More dates added!
Now playing though Nov. 4th
CAPTAIN LOUIS @SCERAupdate is “an enjoyable little show for its young audience.” #UtahTheatre review -
The Merchant (father) plucks a rose and gets himself into trouble. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/SpswstSaa8
So it's like being unhappy, but in your leg?
Love and Information @WestminsterSLC
#slco #utahtheatre #slctheatre
@SackersonCo’s SHOCKHEADED PETER is “absolutely one of the best shows I have seen this year.” #utahtheatre review - https://t.co/g1K9l4nCtd