SANDY — Tuck Everlasting is the tale of a girl who discovers a spring of eternal youth in the woods behind her house. Based on the 1975 novel by Natalie Babbitt, it effectively re-introduces the ideas behind legends like the Fountain of Youth and Rip van Winkle to a new generation. The 2016 Broadway adaptation (written by Claudia Shear and Tom Federle) is a worthy addition to the modern musical pantheon. And the Hale Centre Theatre‘s current staging of the show is an absolute winner. Aimee Johnson gave a charming performance as the 11-year old protagonist Winnie Foster. She...Read More
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Busytown is the kind of rare kid’s show that both adults and young’uns can enjoy equally. With high-quality music, great acting, and an avalanche of laughs, heck, even moody teenagers might crack a grin. Based on the classic animated storybooks by Richard Scarry, Busytown is the story of a curious cat named Huckle who longs to know what everyone in his town does all day. The story follows him as he pals around with firefighters, postal workers, pirates, and construction workers. The musical was written by Kevin Kling and debuted at the Seattle Children’s Theatre...Read More
With the end of the year upon us, it’s time for one of our favorite annual traditions: the UTBA post about excellence on the Utah stage in the past year! These shows are not necessarily the “best” Utah stage productions of the year. Rather, they are plays that stick out in our reviewers’ minds for various reasons. There are plenty of excellent productions that do not appear on this list, and most reviewers were forced to limit the number of plays they talked about. Excellent professional (Equity) productions Some day, Newsies might replace Joseph… as Utah’s favorite musical. The...Read More
KAYSVILLE — Does the world need another stage musical based on a successful movie? No, it does not. Which makes the success of Hopebox Theatre’s White Christmas all the more exciting. The musical, created in 2004, sticks closely to the classic 1954 film. After seeing it, I’m convinced it was made for the stage. Chock full of show-stopping musical numbers, dancing, singing, and romance, White Christmas is a magical addition to the holiday stage season. The plot concerns two Broadway stars (played by Justin Lee and Jeff Erickson), who leave their successful environs in pursuit of two up-and-coming sisters (played...Read More
CENTERVILLE — CenterPoint Legacy’s production of A Christmas Carol is a joyful introduction to the most wonderful time of the year. The version of the timeless tale that CenterPoint chose to stage is a musical adaptation, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Alan Menken, and a script by Mike Ockrent and Ahrens. It was staged at Madison Square Garden from annually 1994 to 2003, and turned into a television movie by NBC in 2004. During that span, an impressive list of actors filled the roles, including Frank Langella, Tim Curry, Terrence Mann, Jason Alexander, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Kelsey...Read More
NEW #UtahTheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @HCTO’s ANNIE: https://t.co/gMYWto2OLA
“There are many reasons to make the trip to Tuacahn Amphitheater...If you can look past technical elements that seem out of place, there is plenty else to enjoy in this performance.” NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s MATILDA: https://t.co/usICPANPy6
So excited to start rehearsals for WITH YOU by @MaxHuftalin with @CoC_squad tonight! Yay, theatre! #utahtheatre #gslfringe #newplay #sortashakespeare 🎭🥂🌈
I had WAY too much fun @HCTO's ANNIE. Check out my @UtahTheatreBlog rave review for this fun, optimistic production. #UtahTheatre https://t.co/Ryy8xw4JBD
#audition with @planbtheatreco’s ... OF COLOR - July 14! #utahtheatre
Audition Notice for ...OF COLOR - July 14 https://t.co/Mfzk2Wr5Sn
NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s MATILDA: https://t.co/usICPANPy6
“The storytelling and character feel of this production will make you soon forget anything else exists. This cast and crew really make you “wish that the world is as lovely as it looks.” NEW #UtahTheatre review for @Tuacahn’s CINDERELLA: https://t.co/l5jhF7Nm23
#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