Something good is happening at Centerpoint’s SOUND OF MUSIC

The von Trapp family.

CENTERVILLE — I am a sucker for the musical theater genius team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein who revolutionized contemporary theater and created what became known as “the musical play” blending music, spoken lines and dance into successful storytelling.   Beginning with Oklahoma! and continuing for the next several years with a stream of successful musicals, […]

Have a blast at CPT’s FOREVER PLAID

Ben Croshaw, Clark Wilson, Jason Steed, and Matthew Stokes.

CENTERVILLE — I had the opportunity to watch Forever Plaid for the first time at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre on Wednesday of its opening week. Though I was not blown away by the underlying material, the performances were overall solid and the show was definitely a fun experience. First, a little background. Forever Plaid is a musical revue […]

FARNDALE CHRISTMAS CAROL brings welcomed comedy to a Christmas standard

Farndale Christmas Carol - CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

CENTERVILLE — When I first arrived at the Connie Leishman Performance Hall at the Centerpoint Legacy Theater Complex, I was greeted by a lovely woman who flitted around and twittered at all the audience members as we found our seats and got settled. “Just sit anywhere you like, deary.  We’ll be getting started at any moment. […]

WHITE CHRISTMAS brings a classic film to life

Show closes December 23, 2013.

CENTERVILLE — Irving Berlin’s popular movie White Christmas came out in 1954 and has become a staple part of many people’s holiday celebrations for generations.  In 2008 the story was brought on stage on Broadway by David Ives and Paul Blake, with new songs that bring more characters to life. The story is about a pair […]

CenterPoint’s HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS… is satire done right

Show closes September 14, 2013.

CENTERVILLE — CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s production of the musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser (book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on the book of the same name by Shepherd Mead) was as hilarious as it was witty and entertaining. CenterPoint’s director Maurie Tarbox has turned […]

CenterPoint creates a pleasant FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Show closes July 20, 2013.

CENTERVILLE — Fiddler on the Roof is back in Utah, and CenterPoint Legacy Theater is the latest venue to offer their interpretation of this classic story to Davis county audiences.  Unfortunately, when a show is so well-known and as oft-produced as Fiddler is, it is difficult to find a fresh approach.  The book by Joseph Stein, […]

Solid script, intriguing story save 12 ANGRY JURORS

Show closes July 6, 2013.

CENTERVILLE — The setting is a deliberation room for the citizens serving on jury for a murder trial to discuss and argue a teenage boy’s fate.  As the jury enters, two things are clear right from the start. First, most of them think the defendant—a teenage boy—is guilty of murdering his father. Second, the room is […]


Nicole Burton as the narrator and Chandler Newsome as Joseph.

CENTERVILLE — In Utah, it’s obvious that Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice) is an audience favorite. Multiple productions of Joseph crop up every year, and amazingly, most productions of the show are well-attended or even sell out. I myself have seen the musical on stage at […]

Centerpoint’s BLITHE SPIRIT could use a little more life


CENTERVILLE — Over the past year and a half, I have had the pleasure of reviewing several community productions that have frankly taken my breath away. The talent in Utah is astounding, and it is a treat to see talented cast and crew members come together—typically with little to no pay—and put on a great […]

Script, set, and old ladies are strengths in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Arsenic and Old Lace - CenterPoint

CENTERVILLE — Arsenic and Old Lace is one of those classic shows that has witty and crisp dialogue, a funny and outrageous plot, and can get the audience rooting for the unexpected mass murders until the very end.  It’s hard to go wrong with a script with as much potential as Joseph Kesselring‘s Arsenic.  There’s […]