CEDAR CITY — I saw denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Between the tragedies in Neil LaBute’s script, these stages of grief enveloped each character in waves. Because grief doesn’t only come from death; people experience many kinds of loss. In How to Fight Loneliness, three strong characters do battle with pain, sacrifice, and connection. With such universal themes, I truly believe that anyone can find something to connect with in this production. How to Fight Loneliness has made its world premiere at the Utah Shakespeare Festival this summer, after a 2016 workshop. The characters Brad and Jodie are,...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — A trio of women are having their regular girl’s night interrupted by the introduction of one member’s new “lover.” Jackson is his name, and, even though he oozes creepiness, the bubbly blonde Liz is giddy in love. Her two friends Mary and Jo understandably dislike him, and naturally begin to see connections between this predatory boyfriend and his recently abducted co-worker. When their warnings to Liz are rejected, Mary and Jo find some support to keep their friend safe. Women in Jeopardy!, written by Wendy Macleod and produced by Pioneer Theater Company, made a strong comedic impression on...Read More
The social media consensus is that 2016 was a rough year for America. With a surplus of celebrity deaths and a chaotic presidential election, many people are ready to put 2016 behind them. But the Utah theatre community had a great year, with wonderful productions across the entire length of the state. As we do every year, we asked our reviewers and staff members to tell us what excellent productions they saw this year in Utah. Here are the shows that stuck in their minds weeks or months later. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions Being the only Tony Award winning...Read More
CEDAR CITY — Some of my very best friends have been people whom I initially didn’t like at all. For whatever reason, I doubted I would ever esteem that particular person. But time would pass, pride would soften, and luckily, I’d have to eat my words and accept that new friend. Based on those experiences, I completely understand when Beatrice (played by Kim Martin-Cotten) and Benedick (played by Ben Livingston), in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, trade in their fighting for affection. Benedick makes a good point when he asks, “Do not appetites change?” It was both sweet and...Read More
CEDAR CITY — As he reaches adulthood, a countryman named D’Artagnan leaves home with the aspiration of becoming a musketeer. Luigi Sottile plays D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers at this summer’s Utah Shakespeare Festival, and he establishes his character as a proud and passionate young man with potential to do good in contrast to the apathetic existing musketeers (Athos, Porthos, and Aramis). After he inadvertently offends each of them, and then befriends them, D’Artagnan seems to invigorate the musketeers a bit. I dared to hope that these four together would be something worth admiring; but sadly, this was not the case. Although...Read More
#intermission at @HCTO's ANNIE. Believe it or not, this is my first time seeing this show on stage. #utahtheatre
I'm at @HCTO for ANNIE. Look for the review later on @UtahTheatreBlog! #utahtheatre
We have a full day! Page to Stage matinee at 1pm, staged reading of a new play at 4pm (free!) And page to stage closing 8! It's an original work feast! #utahtheatre #slctheatre #newplays
“If you are needing a good smile and a pick me up, go see YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN @CPT_Theatre.” NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali: https://t.co/VyoMtOGjJC
Today is jam packed! Page to Stage Matinee at 2 pm. New play reading at 4pm (free). Page to Stage closing at 8pm. It's an original work feast!
#utahtheatre #slctheatre #newplays #localwriters
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s CINDERELLA: https://t.co/l5jhF7Nm23
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @CPT_Theatre’s YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN: https://t.co/VyoMtOGjJC
@CityWeekly knows what's up - CANDY & DOROTHY is #ESSENTIAL viewing!!
Pick up a copy now for more info on our limited engagement:)Tickets available online at https://t.co/e34K6TzEYC!!
$5 tickets for opening night. That's TONIGHT. Help us sell out!
#utahtheatre #cobbco #musicaltheatre
THEATRE THURSDAY 🎭
Update on #UtahTheatre shows that have opened in the last week:
•CINDERELLA & MATILDA @Tuacahn
•JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT @terracetheatre
•SHREK THE MUSICAL @SCERAupdate
•YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN @CPT_Theatre
CANDY & DOROTHY opens next week!! Thanks @CityWeekly
https://t.co/rAOS2vB2xh for tix:)
Essentials @CityWeekly A&E picks for June 14-20: @WasatchTheatre1 Page-to-Stage, JERSEY BOYS, @krischandlerese THIEF OF HAPPY ENDINGS and more. https://t.co/OUiBqmixzY
Theatre roundup! 🎭 Saw Machinal at @WestminiTheatre last weekend. So damn good. @KatelynLimber and company knocked it out of the park!
Tomorrow: Macbeth at @PinnacleActing, then Page to Stage on Friday at @WasatchTheatre1. I love this city! #UtahTheatre
Hey. @AnOtherTheater opens Paula Vogel's 'How I Learned To Drive' tomorrow. If you're down in Provo, check it out and support a new company. Also, @PinnacleActing opens Macbeth. If Shakespeare is your jam, go get there for that.
Big thanks to @WSUSignpost for covering our show:)
One week til CANDY & DOROTHY opens!!!
AND don't forget we'll be having a chat with playwright David Johnson after the closing performance:)
Come be part of the excitement! #utahtheatre #slctheatre #saltlakecity #utah
We're looking for volunteers for the 2018 #GSLF! 👏 If you haven't signed up already, what are you waiting for?! Come create art, get involved with your community, AND get a rad t-shirt. Did we also mention you get free tickets? 😉🎟️ https://t.co/wpvDvEbCAZ
Who loved #CharlieBrown growing up? Now's your chance to see it live @CPT_Theatre. Guest blogger - Amberly with @daviscountydate - wrote a review, read here: https://t.co/TlBxqDfMCL #playindavis #utahperformingarts #utahtheatre #centerpointlegacytheatre
Now that @TheTonyAwards have concluded, it is important to remember that there is excellent theatre outside of NYC! #2018TonyAwards #UtahTheatre: https://t.co/vXPVBMF0HB
“SHREK is not a masterpiece, but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of SCERA’s production, and I had a nice evening.” NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @SCERAupdate’s SHREK THE MUSICAL: https://t.co/Rh7xRHHuRW
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @SCERAupdate’s SHREK THE MUSICAL: https://t.co/Rh7xRHHuRW