SALT LAKE CITY — Book-ended by monologues contemplating the nature, origin, and roles of basic Christian tenets of good, evil, the devil, and salvation, Hand to God tells the stories of a teenage boy Jason and his mother Margery as they each struggle to cope with the respective loss of father and husband. While Margery seeks reprieve through an illicit relationship with a student in her church-sponsored puppetry class, Jason confronts his issues through his outspoken and painfully direct puppet Tyrone. Set entirely in the classrooms and offices of a Lutheran church, the vein of religion woven strongly through this Robert Askins script...Read More
CENTERVILLE — A classic adaptation from the silver screen in 1964, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins debuted on Broadway in 2004. Not only does the stage adaptation include a few new numbers in the score (with music by Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, and George Stiles and lyrics by the Sherman brothers and Anthony Drewe) such as “Playing the Game” and “Brimstone and Treacle,” it brings additional depth to each member in the Banks family. George gets a deeper backstory in Julian Fellowes‘s script, revealing the origins of his inclinations toward precision and order. Jane and Michael have plenty of scripted...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Light carpet topped with a red runner and lined with chairs on two sides designated a portion of the Central Utah Art Center basement as the stage. Orange extension cords wrapped around the building’s exposed pipes, routing the bare pendant light bulbs to the board at the temporary tech table. Aware of the venue’s weaknesses, writer/director Whit Hertford passed out blankets to potentially chilled audience members. As I waited for this Riot Act production, Poor Bastard, to begin, I reflected on why I love the bare bones storytelling style of blackbox theatre wherein the emotional depth is often...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Fences tells the story of Troy, a has-been baseball player who missed the big leagues because of the unfortunate combination of the color of his skin and the year of his birth. Against the backdrop of this injustice, Troy optimistically fights the union to allow African-American workers to drive the truck while pessimistically denying his son Cory a chance to make it as a football player. In fact he lives much of his life in opposition, joking on the front porch with his wife Rose and longtime best friend Bono while wrestling with the knowledge of his...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Typically I like to begin a review with a summary of the show I attended, disclosing just enough of the plot to provide a framework for the details that follow. After seeing the Radical Hospitality production of Elizabeth BAM at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, I recognize that a conventional approach to such an unconventional experience simply won’t do. Instead of offering an overview, I have to disclose that while I felt engaged and entranced throughout the short play, I can’t honestly say that I understood any of it. Perhaps my theatrical experiences to date simply haven’t been...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