A sincere NEXT TO NORMAL from UVU

Topher Rasmussen as Gabe and Jacquelyne Jones as Diana. Show closes November 23, 2013.

OREM — Next to Normal is a show I’ve seen many times. It has its own place in my heart, nestled next to my favorite plays and musicals. The show has power and depth and meat; it isn’t the run-of-the-mill flashy Broadway musical. After opening on Broadway in 2009, Next to Normal (with music by Tom Kitt, book […]

UVU’s HOLIDAY NIGHT LIVE: a decent night of comedy

Show closes August

OREM — UVU’s 7th annual Holiday Night Live was a night of lively sketch comedy. The humor varies from sketch to sketch, and I’d say there was something there for everyone. The audience’s first impression of the show comes from a festive stage adorned with garland, stockings, greenery, lights, and even a few (creepy?) elves. It was as […]

A thrilling and hilarious MACBETH


PROVO — The Grassroots Shakespeare company never ceases to put on a good—nay, a great—show. Their open air, “original practices” approach to Shakespeare, and to theater in general, is refreshing and just plain comfortable. Their current show Macbeth, while it wasn’t my favorite Grassroots production so far, nonetheless held up the theater company’s reputation for […]