SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake Acting Company tradition for over 35 years, Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht‘s Saturday’s Voyeur is a Salt Lake staple when it comes to summertime theatre. Voyeur parodies the Mormon cult-classic musical and now movie Saturday’s Warrior. Taking directly from modern-day cultural references, this year’s production focused on the plight of a young man named Ned who, with the help of a special sacred garment, thinks he is invisible. Everyone can still see him, including his lesbian mothers and gay fathers. Yes, he has two dads and two moms. After a troubling day at school,...Read More
Author: Andy Foree
SALT LAKE CITY — A brilliant script by Martin McDonagh, coupled with excellent direction by Tiffany A. Greathouse, and performed by a talented cast, The Hive Theatre has an outstanding show on their hands, one with depth, horror, and bravura. The Pillowman begins with a writer who, for some unknown reason, is being held captive by local police. The officers tell him some of his darker stories have been reenacted in gory detail in the real world. The writer is in shock, but as the play progresses, it becomes clear why he writes such horrific stories and possibly why some of them have been brought...Read More
WEST VALLEY CITY — Everyone loves an origin story. However, I have to admit, I am getting a little tired of seeing Batman’s parents getting killed outside of a theatre over and over again, a radioactive spider biting Peter Parker’s hand, or baby Superman slamming into the Kansas prairie. As much as I’m getting a little worn out of origin stories, the Tony award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher is this type of origin story: how did Peter Pan become Peter Pan? How did the Lost Boys arrive on the island? Who is Captain Hook and how did he lose his hand? Questions like...Read More
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 book by Hugh Wheeler. A Little Night Music follows the lives of touring theatre actress Desiree Armfeldt and her once-lover, Fredrik Egerman. Years pass and Egerman takes Anne, his current wife, to a performance of Desiree’s. Following the evening of theatre, Egerman confronts...Read More
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 close. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions Who would have thought that a farce written in the 1890’s would still be belly-aching funny 120 years later? The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s take on Charley’s Aunt was phenomenal all around:...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