SOUTH SALT LAKE — Parent Trap under the direction of Joanne Parker at Utah Children’s Theatre meets expectations, even if it doesn’t exceed them. The Utah Children’s Theatre is locally known for taking stories popularized by Disney and re-inventing them on stage or taking those stories back to their literary roots. In this production, however, Parker deliberately pays homage to the 1961 Disney film starring Hailey Mills and Maureen O’Hara in which two girls go to summer camp only to find out that they are identical twins separated shortly after birth and then scheme to get their parents back together after...Read More
SANDY — The Hale Center Theatre’s production of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, directed by James Christian, is not unlike Professor Harold Hill, himself. It is slick, polished, even a joyful distraction—yet it lacks a certain something. To be sure, the folks at the Hale definitely “know their territory,” a necessary requirement for any salesman, as one character repeatedly reminds his audience in the opening number. The new theatre in Sandy freely invites sold-out audiences with its easy access off the freeway and garage parking, the sparkling open lobby with concessions and bathrooms aplenty (we live in a culture that craves...Read More
SOUTH SALT LAKE — Woooosh! A real arrow flies across the stage in the opening moments of Robin Hood under the direction of Joanne Parker at the Utah Children’s Theatre. And this arrow was not to fly solo. No—again and again arrows flew in dizzying speed across the stage. When arrows weren’t flying, swords and quarterstaffs were. This is a production of monumental battles and intricate fight choreography. Fortunately, it is also a production of solid stage direction and good acting. Joanne Parker opened the show with warnings: First, that the battles on stage would seem rather threatening to the audience...Read More
SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY — One of the most beloved plays for children of all-time, Peter Pan, draws crowds to the theatre based on title alone. Utah theatre audiences must note, however, that Utah Children’s Theatre’s production of Peter Pan is not the classic original by Scottish playwright J. M. Barrie. Rather, it is “a stage adaption of the classic story of Peter Pan.” This adaptation seems unnecessary given the quality of the original and the faults of the new version. This is not to say that this production, directed by Joanne M. Parker, lacks merit, but it is not one...Read More
OREM — In history, truth is often stranger, more exciting, more tragic, and more miraculous than any fiction that could be manufactured. This is especially true, perhaps, for stories of the Mormon exodus of the nineteenth century, when thousands of people left their homes and traveled across land and sea to settle West in the Salt Lake Valley. The Trail of Dreams, a musical about that exodus, written by James Arrington, Marvin Payne, and Steven Kapp Perry (who also wrote the music) uses historical documents to convey the pathos and triumph of those Mormon pioneers that risked all to make that...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