We’re looking for reviewers right now in Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties. Yes, we’re openly recruiting people to enlist in the UTBA “army” of play reviewers. In other words, “UTBA wants YOU!” The UTBA is growing quickly. But some areas of our growth are more robust than others. We’ve kept up well with the demand for reviewers, but still we sometimes struggle to review all the shows that request our presence. Just like the U.S. Army, we are looking for more people, but we do have some qualifications for new recruits. You must be at least 18 years old, be able to produce a review promptly, and have an engaging and interesting writing style. Theatrical or critical training is not required (although it is preferred). During the process of reviewing productions for UTBA, reviewers also are asked to introduce themselves to the theater staff, take notes on the show, and talk with audience members. UTBA reviewers are asked to produce a review quickly after the show is complete–preferably the same night so that the production is still fresh in their memory. Reviewers are never alone in the process, however. UTBA administrators preview all reviews and give suggestions on how they can strengthen the final product. If you become a UTBA reviewer, we will attempt to match you with productions that best suit your expertise, tastes, and schedule. (If...Read More
If I could choose one word to describe UTBA’s second month, it would be growth. Almost every possible measure of visitor traffic has risen. We’re noticing more blogs linking to us and we’ve gained almost 150 Facebook fans—that’s an average of about 5 per day! We’re quickly becoming a noticed voice in the Utah theatre community and we’re gaining a loyal following of readers. Visitors We have had 1,483 unique visitors making 2,848 separate visits to the UTBA site. Compared to our first month, the number of both unique visitors and number of visits has risen by over 40%. Visitors have viewed a total of 10,994 pages on the UTBA site (3.86 pages/visit or 7.41 pages/unique visitor). The average person spends 2 minutes and 34 seconds on each visit to our site. Page views are up 130%, pages per visit are up 62%, visits per unique visitor are up 58%, and time per visit is up 8%. This means that we have more readers viewing more pages and staying longer on the site. Another sign of increased visitor traffic is that 8 reviews had more readers than the most popular review in February. The most popular reviews for March are Pioneer Theatre Company’s Our Town, BYU’s As You Like It, Spanish Fork’s The Wizard of Oz, Mortal Fools Theatre Project’s The Glass Menagerie, and BYU’s Blood Wedding. Unlike last...Read More
Wow! Sunday was UTBA’s 30th day in existence. So, to show you how much we’ve grown, here are some stats from those first 30 days (mostly courtesy of Google Analytics). We think that you’ll find this information interesting because it paints a picture of the types of readers that UTBA is attracting.Read More
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @HCTO’s ANNIE: https://t.co/gMYWto2OLA
“There are many reasons to make the trip to Tuacahn Amphitheater...If you can look past technical elements that seem out of place, there is plenty else to enjoy in this performance.” NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s MATILDA: https://t.co/usICPANPy6
So excited to start rehearsals for WITH YOU by @MaxHuftalin with @CoC_squad tonight! Yay, theatre! #utahtheatre #gslfringe #newplay #sortashakespeare 🎭🥂🌈
I had WAY too much fun @HCTO's ANNIE. Check out my @UtahTheatreBlog rave review for this fun, optimistic production. #UtahTheatre https://t.co/Ryy8xw4JBD
#audition with @planbtheatreco’s ... OF COLOR - July 14! #utahtheatre
Audition Notice for ...OF COLOR - July 14 https://t.co/Mfzk2Wr5Sn
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s MATILDA: https://t.co/usICPANPy6
“The storytelling and character feel of this production will make you soon forget anything else exists. This cast and crew really make you “wish that the world is as lovely as it looks.” NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s CINDERELLA: https://t.co/l5jhF7Nm23
#intermission at @HCTO's ANNIE. Believe it or not, this is my first time seeing this show on stage. #utahtheatre
I'm at @HCTO for ANNIE. Look for the review later on @UtahTheatreBlog! #utahtheatre
We have a full day! Page to Stage matinee at 1pm, staged reading of a new play at 4pm (free!) And page to stage closing 8! It's an original work feast! #utahtheatre #slctheatre #newplays
“If you are needing a good smile and a pick me up, go see YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN @CPT_Theatre.” NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali: https://t.co/VyoMtOGjJC
Today is jam packed! Page to Stage Matinee at 2 pm. New play reading at 4pm (free). Page to Stage closing at 8pm. It's an original work feast!
#utahtheatre #slctheatre #newplays #localwriters
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s CINDERELLA: https://t.co/l5jhF7Nm23
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @CPT_Theatre’s YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: https://t.co/VyoMtOGjJC
@CityWeekly knows what's up - CANDY & DOROTHY is #ESSENTIAL viewing!!
Pick up a copy now for more info on our limited engagement:)Tickets available online at https://t.co/e34K6TzEYC!!
$5 tickets for opening night. That's TONIGHT. Help us sell out!
#utahtheatre #cobbco #musicaltheatre
THEATRE THURSDAY 🎭
Update on #UtahTheatre shows that have opened in the last week:
•CINDERELLA & MATILDA @Tuacahn
•JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT @terracetheatre
•SHREK THE MUSICAL @SCERAupdate
•YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN @CPT_Theatre
CANDY & DOROTHY opens next week!! Thanks @CityWeekly
https://t.co/rAOS2vB2xh for tix:)
Essentials @CityWeekly A&E picks for June 14-20: @WasatchTheatre1 Page-to-Stage, JERSEY BOYS, @krischandlerese THIEF OF HAPPY ENDINGS and more. https://t.co/OUiBqmixzY
Theatre roundup! 🎭 Saw Machinal at @WestminiTheatre last weekend. So damn good. @KatelynLimber and company knocked it out of the park!
Tomorrow: Macbeth at @PinnacleActing, then Page to Stage on Friday at @WasatchTheatre1. I love this city! #UtahTheatre