PROVO — When playwright Robert Harling‘s sister passed away in 1985 from diabetic complications and a donated kidney failure, a friend suggested to Harling that he write down his thoughts and feelings to come to grips with her death. The result was his play Steel Magnolias. Many of audience members have seen the movie with the all-star cast, and because of that you may think, “Why do I need to see the play?” Well, here’s why: the play is better. I was ready to dismiss the play, as I did the movie, for being emotionally manipulative. (Who wouldn’t cry for a...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — When Arthur Miller‘s name is in the “byline” of a play, audiences can be assured of an evening of great writing, fascinating characters, introspection, and illumination. True to form, the Grand Theatre’s production of Miller’s A View from the Bridge delivers all of the above. The play is set in 1950’s America, in an Italian American neighborhood near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York and is based on a true story that Miller said he heard from a lawyer who worked with longshoremen. The play employs a sort of chorus and narrator, bringing all the elements of...Read More
PROVO — There’s a new theatre company in town. An Other Theater Company is peeking over the horizon of the Provo theatre scene and, from seeing their first production, the company has a bright future ahead of it. Provo is a tough town for theatre companies. Provo audiences are conservative in their views, their time and their money, so kudos to Kacey Spadafora, Taylor Jack Nelson, Bryce Lloyd Fueston, Katrina Luthi, and Meggan Spadafora—the artistic staff of An Other Theater Company—for their courage in bringing smart, sophisticated theatre to Provo. Let’s hope Provo is ready for it. The company has a...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — “I never met a man I didn’t like.” It’s probably the most famous line said by Oklahoma’s favorite son and beloved American humorist, Will Rogers. He’s the subject of Pioneer Theatre Company’s current offering The Will Rogers Follies: A Life In Review. For all of you under 50 (or maybe under 60) who have never heard of Will Rogers, the man was foremost a humorist, columnist, and social commentator in the first 35 years of the 20th Century. He was sort of like the Stephen Colbert of his time, but without the bite. With a musical score written...Read More
CENTERVILLE — Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist is an icon, a classic, and a staple in English literature. Its brilliant 1960 stage adaptation, Oliver! is as much an icon of musical theatre. With the book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, it may be best remembered by the 1968 screen adaptation. Its the story of orphaned Oliver Twist, who is sold into servitude after having the audacity to ask for more food from his workhouse master. The boy escapes and ends up in a gang of adolescent London thieves wrangled by the benevolent scoundrel, Fagin. The musical is filled with heart-warming songs...Read More
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
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