OREM — Holiday Night Live is a Saturday Night Live-style, holiday-themed sketch comedy show written and performed by some of the UVU’s funniest students. It features musical numbers, dance breaks, videos, and audience interaction. This year marks the tenth (yay!) and final (aww) production of HNL at UVU. And what a way to end a tradition! The program did not list the titles or authors of any of the sketches, so I have invented titles, and I assume that all sketches were written by Vincent Van Gogh because his face is on the poster. It was hard to narrow it...Read More
Author: Aubrey Warner
SALT LAKE CITY — Behold, Zebulon is a play about Molly, a shy woman who moves from suburban Ohio to a small town in North Carolina after a mild mental breakdown. Wiling away the lonely hours when her husband is at work, Molly walks through the town and meets all the kooky characters one would expect to find in the South. There is little substance to the script by Angus MacLachlan, and while the Westminster Players really put their hearts into the show, this production fell flat. There is only so much a director or cast can do with a loose...Read More
PROVO — Bums! is a new musical dramedy with book, music, and lyrics by local playwright Stephen Gashler. It’s about Edward Pibbles, a young accountant from New York who has an early midlife crisis in the weeks leading up to the stock market crash of 1929. When Edward becomes eligible for a raise at work, he suddenly begins to wonder whether this is the life he wants: Rhubarbra Thwackum, his fiancée, pressured him into this rather unfulfilling career; his boss has unreasonable expectations for him; his wedding is looming ever nearer (although his relationship with Rhubarbra is entirely unromantic); and he’s never had the chance to travel or pursue his dream of becoming a jazz musician. Edward begins spending time with the homeless who roam the streets of New York, forming a special relationship with Dirty Dan, the self-proclaimed “King of the Bums.” Dirty Dan urges Edward not to throw his life away, but with all of this pressure, Edward thinks it might be better to run off and start over, living his life in a teepee in the woods. When she finds out that Edward is considering quitting his job, Rhubarbra gives Edward an ultimatum: to settle down and marry her, or she walks. Things are further complicated when Edward’s boss, Mister Engerman, becomes paranoid that Edward is looking for a job at a new firm. Terrified of...Read More
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — It’s difficult to review community theatre fairly because the reviewer has to make concessions for the limitations of this sort of show: a company’s non-professional cast and crew, a small budget, and rehearsing in a borrowed space. But Cottonwood Heights’ production of Shrek begs the question, where should UTBA draw the line between a pleasant if under-resourced piece of theatre and a community roadshow? Shrek the Musical is a musical based on the 2001 Dreamworks movie of the same name. It follows everyone’s favorite ogre and his donkey cohort on a quest to rescue a princess from a dragon-guarded...Read More
PROVO — The Fisherman and His Wife is a participatory play written by Larry and Vivian Snipes. Based on the Grimms’ fairytale, it’s the story of a poor fisherman and his wife, Isabel, who is unhappy with their meager existence. Every day the fisherman goes out to the sea, and every day Isabel tends the garden, makes watery cabbage soup, and hopes that her husband will bring them a fish to eat. One day, the fisherman catches a talking fish who claims to be an enchanted prince. The fisherman sets him free, even though he knows Isabel will be...Read More
Time for my favorite bit of Shakespeare: #AsYouLikeIt at @UtahShakes. #UtahTheatre #notquiteanewplay #itsstillgood
@uctheatreslc @UtahTheatreBlog #Intermission at @uctheatreslc's COMEDY OF ERRORS. Pray for Dromio of Syracuse's soul. #utahtheatre #Shakespeare
@uctheatreslc @UtahTheatreBlog Next up in the @uctheatreslc #Shakespeare double header is COMEDY OF ERRORS!
I arrived at @uctheatreslc for #Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET. Look for the review later on @UtahTheatreBlog!
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for Hopebox Theatre's JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT:
#UtahShakes just in the nick of time. #UtahTheatre
God's Favorite is now in rehearsals! Can't wait til Sept. 21st!
#utahtheatre #utaharts #utah #saltlakecity
A deeper look at @Hale_Theatre's new theater in @sandycityutah #utah #utahtheatre https://t.co/m4o9M7P3Lj
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @goodcotheatre's IN THE HEIGHTS:
See link in bio. #shakespearefestival #utahtheatre #utahchildrenstheatre @ Utah Children's Theatre https://t.co/xYOmOBBWss
The Festival Faire begins next Saturday! #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #shakespearefestival… https://t.co/aBfYnKNjvh
2 tickets just opened up for #saturdaysvoyeur2017 TONIGHT! (Aug.11 at 7:30) Call 801.363.7522 to claim them! #tickets #tonight #utahtheatre
#surelygoodnessandmercy is in our future when a cast this amazing gets together! #firstreadthrough #SLAC47 #StayTuned #utahtheatre
2 FRONT ROW seats for #saturdaysvoyeur2017 are available Aug. 19 at 2pm! Call 801.363.7522 to claim them! #f8knews #tickets #utahtheatre
A sneak peek inside Sandy's new @Hale_Theatre #utahtheatre https://t.co/I1HYRdwKAQ
I'm so excited to workshop #SweetheartCome at Pygmalion Theatre Company this year. #newplay #UtahTheatre
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @terracetheatre's ALL SHOOK UP: