Author: Kat Webb

Orem Hale’s LES MIS brings new life to old story

OREM — Victor Hugo‘s episodic story of revolution, love, and redemption takes the stage once more in the Hale Center Theater’s production of Les Misérables. This well-known musical (with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Alain Boubil, Jean-Marc Natel, and Herber Kretzmer)  chronicles the life of convicted criminal Jean Valjean’s life, as he journeys from the depths of his moral crucible into an upstanding life, reflecting his hard-won integrity and desire to return good unto the world. Though tenure and poor treatment in prison threatens to cripple the rest of his life, Valjean is able to overcome his...

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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. Despite parental warning to stay away from pink foods, the temptation to indulge is simply too great and Pinkalicious finds herself in quite the situation. Doctor Wink provides a solution, but at great cost to Pinkalicious: she must eat only green foods for the next week, and avoid any and all pink foods if she wants to recover from her severe case of pinkititis. However, Pinkalicious loves her pinkness, and breaks the rules, sneaking...

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Start your Christmas right with THE FIRST CHRISTMAS

OREM — Tradition abounds in the SCERA’s latest incarnation of Liken‘s The First Christmas. This is the production’s third year, and the show offers a lovely introduction into the forthcoming holidays. The story focuses on a familiar seasonal gathering. The Millers have traveled to spend time with their grandparents, though catastrophe strikes when the kids realize that Grandpa doesn’t have working wireless. Without the distraction of cell phones and wireless, children Tess and Connor Miller find themselves in dire trouble of being very bored. But Grandpa reminds them that sometimes, it is alright to “disconnect to reconnect.” Complaints turn into...

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Have I got a show for you: COMPANY

SALT LAKE CITY — Company, currently produced by Silver Summit Theatre Company, delves into all too-pertinent question of finding companionship in a predominantly independent world. Robert—or Bobby as he is called—is surrounded by a menagerie of friends, all of whom are loving couples that willingly welcome him into their homes. And though Robert seems perfectly content to meander throughout life without a constant counterpart, the strange parables of his friends’ various relationships reminds him that, perhaps, there is more to this life than self-pursuit. In little vignettes, the ups and downs of relationships have a profound effect on Robert. He also has...

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MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL mixes the medieval and modern

OREM — The conflict between faith and state for Archbishop Thomas Becket, religious adviser to King Henry II of England, is central to Murder in the Cathedral. T.S. Eliot’s classic script focuses on the events of Becket’s life between December 2 – 29, 1170, primarily honed on the internal struggles of the archbishop. Following a seven year exile to France, Becket returns to England with hopes of political peace surrounding his return. However, there are concerns that Becket’s return could anger the King, and only lead to further political strife. Like Christ in the New Testament, Thomas confronts three temptations in...

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