OREM — It is rare that I get a chance to review the a different production of the same show in quick succession. But I have a ten-year-old daughter who loves the soundtrack of Seussical The Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, so I had to jump at the opportunity to take her to see the production at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre. The show is a musical representation of many of Dr. Seuss’s well known and well-loved stories. Most of the action surrounds Horton the Elephant (played by Kyle Baugh) as he tries to save the Whos in...Read More
Author: Maren Scriven
SALT LAKE CITY — Recently I was at a theatre conference that talked about how the new art that comes out of your local theatre companies is part of what continues to shape the story of the place where you live. It was this lesson that helped me feel a great deal of excitement to experience a show debut from a local author with a newer theatrical company in the Salt Lake Valley. How Long Can You Stand on the Train Tracks: A Game for Two Sisters is a new play, written by Morag Shepherd and directed by Alexandra Harbold....Read More
LOGAN — Just under two decades ago, I spent a lot of evenings watching second run movies at the Utah Theater on Center Street in Logan because it was perfect for a poor college students budget. When I learned that the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre had renovated the old theater to house stage productions, I was very excited to attend the new production of Seussical and see what they had done with the old theater. The renovation does not disappoint; from the lighting fixtures to the chairs and the stage, the details are precise and the atmosphere inviting....Read More
SAN FRANCISCO — Several years ago I found Utah Theatre Bloggers Association, and was so excited to get the chance to see production in Utah and offer my thoughts about productions and the Utah theatre scene. Through the mentorship of UTBA’s members, I got to work and develop the skills to become even more confident in my role as a theatre critic. This year, again through mentorship of those who paved the way for me, I was accepted as a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), and spent five days at a conference in San Francisco learning from...Read More
IVINS — In 1992 a movie came out that made my little 8th grade heart just burst. Singing, handsome boys who could also dance and stand up for their rights and change the course of history. All of this combined with a nearby dollar movie theatre led me to seeing this movie countless more times than I should have. When Newsies was transformed into a stage production in 2012 I was both elated and terrified. Having seen a few different productions of the stage version, I have learned to adjust to the differences from the screen to the stage and...Read More
Heading out tonight to see Utah Rep’s ‘Blackbird’. So glad there have been/are still things to see in SLC in June/July/Aug. #utahtheatre
Rehearsing for One Foot at #gslfringe! #regionalpremiere #utahtheatre
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New life goal: see your work on a cake. Congratulations, Jenny. #swimpretty #utahtheatre https://t.co/Y5oRDfMJHO
“Utah theater company’s ‘Blackbird’ crackles with electricity” @ 7:30 Tonight and Tomorrow! https://t.co/synFOSshxA via @sltrib #utahtheatre
Sneak peek from our #Brigadoon photo shoot yesterday! #scera #scerashell #utahtheatre… https://t.co/lReeDjrLjO
I’m not freaking out. You’re freaking out. #ThirdWheel #firstbook #iwrotethat #viewfromahedgie #UtahTheatre #BCCPr… https://t.co/MClPQQ5lzd
RT @WhitneyButters: Theater review: @UFOMT’s Henry VIII biography ‘Rex’ shows potential #utahtheatre https://t.co/sFJWimBUEQ
Theater review: @UFOMT’s Henry VIII biography ‘Rex’ shows potential #utahtheatre https://t.co/Xn3f40AIrF
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @SCERAupdate’s SEUSSICAL:
New #utahtheatre review by @katwebb911 for @HerrimanArts’s THE LITTLE MERMAID:
Hey! That’s my play. And it’s in a book! #ThirdWheel #iwrotethat #utahtheatre #LittleHappySecrets
You guys I CAN’T WAIT for you to read this. From Third Wheel, the new book of plays by @mel_leilani.
Under Construction premier night tonight! #UtahTheatre | The Neil Simon Festival BLOG https://t.co/sHG9WmrZ4X
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @UtahShakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET, starring @Branffy.
Our 2017-18 after school acting program is now available! #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #afterschoolprogram… https://t.co/YSaCJiUX7q
Our 2017-18 after school acting program is now available! #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre… https://t.co/UGR3xJlW3Z
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @UtahShakespeare’s TREASURE ISLAND:
BLACKBIRD opens tonight at @utahrep_theater with Pay-What-You-Can tix! https://t.co/hHvo4S0FXd #SLC #utahtheatre
I’M SO EXCITED. Thanks, @ByCommonConsent. This is all kinds of cool.
#UtahTheatre #newplay #MoLit
@mel_leilani we’re so stoked. What a gorgeous cover. Fitting for plays that completely knocked us out. You rule. Third Wheel is great.
Opening Night for BLACKBIRD at @utahrep_theater https://t.co/oyCVMzw8aq — Tonight is pay what you can tickets! #utahtheatre