Author: Maren Scriven

Witness a beautiful SILENT SKY

SALT LAKE CITY — Pygmalion Theatre in Salt Lake City is producing Silent Sky, which is based on the story of Henrietta Leavitt, a woman who was a female “computer” at the Harvard Observatory in the early 20th century. Like countless other women of her time, she had to fight to get credit for her discoveries. The story also follows love and family and other significant factors of this woman’s rich history. Silent Sky was written by Lauren Gunderson, who has been named the most produced living playwright in 2016. This production was directed by Mark Fossen, who orchestrated a beautiful...

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Give praise for Terrace Plaza Playhouse’s SISTER ACT

OGDEN — Sister Act is a musical currently showing at Terrace Plaza Playhouse in Ogden, based on the 1992 movie of the same title. New original songs were added to the story by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, with a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. The story surrounds a night singer, Deloris, played by Olivia Lusk, who witnesses a murder by her boyfriend Curtis, played by W. Derek Hendricks. She goes to police officer Eddie, played by Casey Stratton, who decides that to keep her safe until trial the best place to hide her will be in a convent. The...

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST’s “tale as old as time” is a success in Ogden

OGDEN — Beauty and the Beast is quite popular right now, with a live action movie having just been released into the theaters. In addition to the original Disney animated film, in 1994 Disney adapted the show for the Broadway stage, adding more songs and changing the story slightly. It is this production, with a script by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice that is now playing at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Ogden, directed by Morgan Parry. This production was well designed, and was a nice evening of theatre that the whole family...

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INNOVATION THEATRE takes the stage at Weber State

OGDEN — Innovation Theatre is a compilation of three separate one act performances showcased on one night. Each performance lasted about 30 minutes, with a ten-minute intermission in between each show. The advertisement for the show states that these performances were an opportunity to allow innovation and creativity take center stage. Stronger Than Fear, written and directed by Mackinzie Flinders This show is based on the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani young woman who was shot by the Taliban, but survived to tell her story, gain world recognition, and win a Nobel Peace Prize. Flinders did an outstanding job of bringing...

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Quite a treasure in UCT’s TREASURE ISLAND

SOUTH SALT LAKE — The Utah Children’s Theatre is a great place to bring budding theatre aficionados to experience the excitement and thrill of the stage. I know this because I brought both of my daughters and my nephew along for the experience of watching their current production of Treasure Island. I decided that the best way to determine the production was of good quality would be to observe the reactions of their key audience, and also to maintain my status as cool mom and aunt. Treasure Island is a play based upon the novel of the same name by...

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