JUANITO BANDITO still comes out shooting

Who Shot Juanito Bandito 2014 cropped - Pickleville Playhouse

GARDEN CITY – I have a serious problem. Having now seen two Pickleville Playhouse productions of Juanito Bandito, I think I need a mustache. With how much I’m enjoying these productions, it’s possible that UTBA will be skeptical about me wanting to review the shows in following years because I’m becoming a huge fan. The […]

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST finds a charming “Home” at Pickleville

Beauty and the Beast poster - Pickleville Playhouse

GARDEN CITY — I love the classic film Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. It’s funny, touching, magical and puts a couple of twists on normal princess stories with the Gaston-Belle-Beast love triangle. I also have great reason to love the stage musical version of this show. It is one of the few movie-to-Broadway adaptations that actually keeps […]

Worth the drive for Pickleville’s SEVEN BRIDES

Show closes September 7, 2013.

GARDEN CITY — I’ve heard many good things about the shows produced each summer at the Pickleville Playhouse on the shores of Bear Lake, but had never had the opportunity (or excuse) to make the long winding drive through the canyons to go see one. I’m sorry I waited so long.  Had I known what a […]

JUANITO BANDITO RIDES AGAIN–and steals the comic gold

Show closes September 7, 2013.

GARDEN CITY – Pickleville Playhouse in Garden City, Utah, is a true hidden gem.  For 36 years they have been presenting melodramas and musicals every summer on the shores of Bear Lake.  While this may be a bit of a drive from Salt Lake City, let me assure readers that it is well worth the […]


Show closes September 8, 2012.

GARDEN CITY — “Well, What were you expecting?!?!” – This opening line in The Hanging of El Bandito – Reimagined at Pickleville Playhouse was indicative of what the entire night would be.  Because the show contains so many powerful elements, that there are only two expectations I would recommend for audience members: to be truly entertained […]

The Neato and Sweeto JUANITO BANDITO

Photo from "Who Shot Juanito Bandito"

SALT LAKE CITY–To all those fans who begged and pleaded with Pickleville Playhouse to bring their production to Salt Lake City, I thank you.  I had the great pleasure of seeing Who Shot Juanito Bandito, a Cache County original, 10 minutes from my house, downtown at the Rose Wagner Theater.  I hope they continue to visit […]