Author: Darby Turnbow


OREM — Director Shawn M. Mortensen stated in his program note for Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, “I decided to tell this story the way it is written. No concept, no modern day re-creation… no crazy costumes for each number. It’s just Joseph with all the music you love, all the characters you know, and a show that is just plain fun.” Mortsensen, I just have to say well done! I loved every minute of your production of Joseph at the  Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Scera Shell Outdoor Theatre! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, written by Tim Rice with music by...

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Come to all-female JULIUS CAESAR to praise Shakespeare, not bury him

OREM — When I first learned that Grassroots Shakespeare Company have very few production rehearsals, and that cast members create and provide their own costumes and props I was skeptical. Add to that the all-female casting of a traditionally male heavy production and I wasn’t expecting much. Shakespeare has never been my friend and my past experience of Julius Caesar involved unenthusiastic teenagers. However, if high school students could experience Julius Caesar as performed by Grassroots Shakespeare Company, then I believe they would catch a contagious enthusiasm and gain a positive experience with a Shakespeare tragedy. Even before the...

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