CEDAR HILLS — Want to know the coolest thing about Creekside Theatre Festival? It’s actually on a creek. In fact, there’s a babbling brook running right through the stage. While the water feature is rather unfortunate (the Pleasant Grove Ditch — yikes). Fortunately, the creek is much more charming than its name. The noble waterway was put to quick use in the opening scene, as sailors frantically baled water to save their sinking ship. In fact, the creek was used through the night for various purposes. It was one of the most effective uses of environment I’d ever seen,...Read More
Author: Bryce Isaacson
SOUTH SALT LAKE — The Utah Children’s Theatre is truly a child’s paradise. The marquee and lobby are whimsical throwbacks to theaters of yesteryear with no expense spared. And the thrust style seating means that most of the audience can be within 3 rows of the stage, which is sure to keep the little ones interested in the action. The entire theater is built with children in mind, and is a must for any family. Their production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Joanne M. Parker, stays closer to the text of L. Frank Baum‘s 1900 book than the...Read More
OREM — Even before the show started, I knew The Little Mermaid was going to be good. The cast was onstage, singing “Auld Lang Syne” with the warm-up act. Their joy was palpable, and unlike so many actors, this was clearly a tight, egoless group that could put on a show. This take on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid was in Shakespearean-style language—more forsooths, fewer singing flounders. The adapter, Christopher Clark, created the script by taking phrases, lines, and scenes from Shakespeare‘s plays to tell the story of Marina, the mermaid princess who falls in love with a human....Read More
MAGNA — The musical 9 to 5 was penned by Dolly Parton, a living legend who can do no wrong. It racked up 15 Drama Desk and 4 Tony nominations back in 2009. But the show, based on the 1980 film of the same name, wasn’t a Broadway success and closed six months later. Thematically and technically, the musical is as big as Dolly herself; a Broadway spectacle overflowing with dance numbers and power ballads where characters bare their souls and sometimes more. Kudos to the Empress, a venue not too proud to pass around a collection plate, for taking...Read More
SUNDANCE — I’m glad Utah keeps the flame of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers alive. For some reason, this ’50s movie is performed onstage and enjoyed on video regularly in the state. The latest venue to keep the tradition going is Sundance, which kicked off its run of the musical last night. This may be the best location to ever stage Seven Brides. The outdoor venue is at the foot of Mt. Timpanogos, and the entire stage is backdropped by evergreens. Perfect for the story of seven backwoodsmen who grow a mite lonely in frontier Oregon, and come down...Read More
Our 2017-18 Season begins October 14th with The Masque of Beauty &a the Beast. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/KenAus6PmZ
Want a tour of our theate? We have an openhouse Saturday from 10 AM to 2PM! Come see the space, then see the show that night! #utahtheatre
'An Enemy of The People' (from @riotacttheatre) opens tonight in SLC. I'm glad they're doing work in Utah. Goes Now-Oct 6th #utahtheatre
Theatre trailers are a tricky business ... this is how to do it right. @riotacttheatre #utahtheatre https://t.co/Pq2FM7MOoE
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @SCERAupdate's NOISES OFF:
Buy your tickets for Holes NOW - we open next Thursday in Heber! https://t.co/myD6Q5KNeV #KateandSam #utahtheatre
New #utahtheatre review for @pioneertheatre's CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME:
Opens next month. Season tickets now on sale. #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #livetheatre… https://t.co/fkyJtpGDVb
At the theatre, being the #ThirdWheel. #DesireUnderTheElms #UtahTheatre
LAST CHANCE TO SEE ION @WestminsterSLC !
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Link in bio. #utahchildrenstheatre #shakespearefestival #utahtheatre @ Utah Children's Theatre https://t.co/TmvFBZ5FbU
The son of a polygamist just told me #PilotProgram is spot on. I will take it.
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"I'd rather have friends who are honest than treacherous."
ION @WestminsterSLC !
"All you need is a name"
See ION at Westminster Theatre!
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Saw @WasatchTheatre1's reading of 'Becky Shaw'. Gionfriddo's plays are filled w/ interesting ideas. Good stuff. I dig ambition. #utahtheatre
"Oh, you gods! You play as you please!"
Catch Ion at Westminster Theatre!
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Much awesome! Very drama! So pulitzer-nominated!
Tonight. Sam Wellers at Trolley Square. Becky Shaw.
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This went well. I'm always nervous, but was ultimately pleased. A great cast helps enormously. #ThirdWheel #PilotProgram #UtahTheatre
Reading of The Pilot Program by @mel_leilani and lately published by #bccpress