OF MYTH AND MUD is well designed, but murky

Niki Waite as a mermaid.

OGDEN — Sarah Saltwick’s play Of Myth and Mud explores the power of women in an assortment of vignettes based in world mythology. While independent of one another, these short scenes are connected through the experiences of Pandora (Cassidy Wixon), who begins the play by opening her legendary box. At the start of the play, […]


A lovely THE PLAIN PRINCESS at Weber State

Show closes October 12, 2013.

OGDEN —  Anyone looking for a delightful, fresh, family-friendly show to attend this week with their little ones should look no further than Weber State University’s production of a new work entitled The Plain Princess. Written, directed and choreographed by Weber State theatre professor Jim Christian, with music composed by Tom Edward Clark, and adapted […]


Foibles abound in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES

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OGDEN — The Will Rogers Follies, book by Peter Stone, with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman, is a fascinating story of a man long forgotten to most young people today.  The musical follows the life and times of the comedian and entertainer Will Rogers from his childhood in rural […]


Weber State’s CHARM lives up to its name

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OGDEN — Margaret Fuller was one of the Concord, Massachusetts, Transcendentalists. She was editor of The Dial, a journal to which Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne contributed. She was the first female foreign correspondent for the New York Tribune. She was considered one of the best read persons in New England of […]


XANADU is a Grand creative experience

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SALT LAKE CITY — Based on a failed movie with a great soundtrack, the stage production of Xanadu offers a simple plot with plenty of humor and production numbers around every corner.  Following the story of depressed artist Sonny Malone and the Muse assigned to inspire him, Xanadu is a fast-paced journey through rollerskates, Greek […]


WSU transplants TARTUFFE to the New World

Photo courtesy of Tricia Gerrard. L-R: B. J. Whimpey, Rick Rea, Kelsie Slaugh

OGDEN — Tartuffe is a classic comedic play written by Molière in the year 1664. A play that is still being staged 348 years after its creation deserves a great deal of merit on its own. Tartuffe falls into the category of timeless plays such as the works of Shakespeare. As a reviewer, I was thrilled […]


Review from the Critics Institute, KCACTF 2012

L-R: Sean Bishop, Breanne Welch, and Rick Rea

Student Review: XANADU is a roller derby jam session OGDEN — Weber State University’s production of Xanadu, written by Douglas Carter Beane, is a reconstruction of a 1980 cult film classic. It features the tale of an aspiring young artist Sonny Malone (Sean Bishop), who at the beginning of the play is on the verge of […]