SALT LAKE CITY — It’s not a good sign when I start crying during the introduction of a show. Yeah, that happened . . . because the story behind Climbing with Tigers melted the ice around my heart, and I hope it does the same for you. In fact, nothing I can write here will truly capture the invisible magic that happens on and around the stage of this show. So, if you have kids take them to this show. If you don’t have kids, take yourself. Climbing with Tigers originates from the Red Fred Project, a project founded by Dallas Graham, with the mission of...Read More
Author: Morag Shepherd
OGDEN — Good Company Theatre offers a bold and daring season, with shows such as The Vagina Monologues, Appropriate, and The Nether. Thrill Me, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff, appears in keeping with these shows that explore American themes. Based on the infamous killing of Bobby Franks, Thrill Me follows Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb as they explore violence, and ultimately murder. While the historical account of this harrowing crime is intriguing in a psychological aspect, this thriller musical falls short in most areas. With drab and tired writing, subpar musical numbers, and aimless directing, the whole thing was...Read More
At the end of every year at UTBA we collect our members’ thoughts on the excellent shows they have seen that year. And for the fifth year in a row, it is clear that the Utah theatre scene is vibrant, with entertainment options available for patrons of all types. Below are the shows that stick out in our reviewers minds as 2015 draws to a close. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions Who would have thought that a farce written in the 1890’s would still be belly-aching funny 120 years later? The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s take on Charley’s Aunt was phenomenal all around:...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY – Before the show began, I sat in a theatre full to the brim with children, all anxious for the show to begin. Excitement and joy filled the air. What would happen? How would this live production be different from Disney’s rendition of Snow White? I’m not going to lie; I was just as curious and affected by the atmosphere. The script (written by Joanne Parker) follows more accurately the plot of the Brothers Grimm, Grimm’s Fairy Tales.. The play opens with queen Rosalind (played by Nova Calverly-Chase), sitting on a bench, doing her needlework. Snow falls by...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Sunset Baby is strong. The writing is powerful and deeply beautiful. The acting is solid and surprising. The space is evocative; the soundtrack is revolutionary. This review only touches the surface; you should go and see this important work. Sunset Baby is stacked full of political and social concerns. Dominique Morisseau craftily delves into these issues from beginning to end through the story of Nina (played by Michaela Johansen) who we meet at a pivotal moment in her life. Just like the wig that she puts on and off throughout the play, Nina is trying...Read More
Catching THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME at @pioneertheatre! #UtahTheatre
First thing I saw walking into rehearsal tonight was a man teaching another man how to be a wolf. I thought, "This is good". #utahtheatre.
About to see #SurelyGoodnessAndMercy at @slactingco. Excited! @NewPlayNetwork #newplay #UtahTheatre
She’s a witch and I’m a dragon. If one of us missteps, the world explodes.
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Come and see! Holes by Louis Sachar line on stage!
Runs Sep 28,29,30 & Oct 4,5,6,7
I love this show so much. Come check out our new theater and laugh 'til you're sore tonight! https://t.co/Z0IVL8p6AF #utahtheatre
We’re getting good reviews! Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike launches its second weekend tonight! https://t.co/uPuNxfF5Fh #utahtheatre
Our 2017-18 Season begins October 14th with The Masque of Beauty &a the Beast. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/KenAus6PmZ
Want a tour of our theate? We have an openhouse Saturday from 10 AM to 2PM! Come see the space, then see the show that night! #utahtheatre
'An Enemy of The People' (from @riotacttheatre) opens tonight in SLC. I'm glad they're doing work in Utah. Goes Now-Oct 6th #utahtheatre
Theatre trailers are a tricky business ... this is how to do it right. @riotacttheatre #utahtheatre https://t.co/Pq2FM7MOoE
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @SCERAupdate's NOISES OFF:
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New #utahtheatre review for @pioneertheatre's CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME:
Opens next month. Season tickets now on sale. #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #livetheatre… https://t.co/fkyJtpGDVb
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LAST CHANCE TO SEE ION @WestminsterSLC !
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