Author: Maren Scriven

DRACULA VS JEKYLL & HYDE: A spooktacular evening of comedy

SALT LAKE CITY —If you don’t know its there, you may rush down Main Street in Salt Lake City and pass by the Off Broadway Theater. Hidden in between restaurants and shops just near 300 South is an excellent opportunity to enjoy an evening of fun. Salt Lake City’s Off Broadway Theatre, more commonly called The OBT, offers fun original melodramatic comedies, as well as a improv troupe every Friday and Saturday night. The OBT prides themselves in offering “family-friendly original parodies, improvisational comedy, and other wholesome entertainment.” Tonight’s offering did not fail to meet those standards. The first...

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MUSIC MAN brings community to Syracuse

SYRACUSE — The Music Man, by Meredith Wilson, is an iconic piece of musical theater.   I never lived a world without The Music Man.  The video was a staple in my home, and when I was five years old my entire family was in a church production of the play.  The songs are as familiar to me as the street I grew up on. The story is simple.  A traveling salesman, a.k.a. a con man, comes to River City, Iowa, in order to start a marching band, enticing parents to buy expensive instruments, instruction books, and band uniforms.  While...

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