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
PROVO — “Why do you run?” That is the persistent question at the heart of Chariots of Fire, the newest offering and United States premiere of the stage adaptation of the iconic 1981 film currently running at BYU’s Pardoe Theatre. Wonderfully and inventively adapted by Mike Bartlett, the play opened in London in 2012 and was “partially inspired” by the London Olympics. As in the film, the play follows the progress of two British athletes towards their participation in the 1924 Paris Olympics, and in this production, starts with runners in position, and then…that unmistakable Vangelis music. My first thought...Read More
PROVO — I have to admit when I heard that Brigham Young University’s Young Company was producing William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth to present to young audiences, I thought, “Really? Macbeth…? For kids?” And then I thought, “Why not?” It’s got everything a kid could want: witches, intrigue, murder, blood—but not too much, and cool sword fights. I mean what’s a kid not to like? It’s the original Game of Thrones! A production of Macbeth is daunting for any theatre group, big or small, professional or amateur, but I commend BYU’s Young Company for having the courage to produce it. It’s a great way...Read More
CAPTAIN LOUIS @SCERAupdate is “an enjoyable little show for its young audience.” #UtahTheatre review -
The Merchant (father) plucks a rose and gets himself into trouble. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/SpswstSaa8
So it's like being unhappy, but in your leg?
Love and Information @WestminsterSLC
#slco #utahtheatre #slctheatre
@SackersonCo’s SHOCKHEADED PETER is “absolutely one of the best shows I have seen this year.” #utahtheatre review - https://t.co/g1K9l4nCtd
Which #UtahTheatre shows are getting you in the 🎃 holiday spirit?
Seeing 'Mercury' at SLAC. Let's get weird. #utahtheatre
This Friday is Pub Night at #ShockheadedPeterSLC -- come see the show, then join the cast and crew for drinks afterwards!
@grassrootsbard “does an excellent job of bringing Shakespeare to life.” #utahtheatre review for CORIOLANUS. https://t.co/4SlrpjexaO
Secret dramaturgical machinations are the best. Also pizza for breakfast. #newplay #amwriting #UtahTheatre
Local #UtahTheatre legend Sarah Shippobotham is The Emcee in #ShockheadedPeterSLC.
See her devilish powers on display this Friday!
Walking down the halls of Fox13 in a full 18th century French royalty getup is an exercise in humility, I'll tell you. #utahtheatre
Walking down the halls of Fox13 in a full 18th century French royalty getup is quite an experience, I'll tell you. #utahtheatre
I'm going to take credit for BYU producing Helen Edmundson's #MillOnTheFloss 15 years after I told them they should. #UtahTheatre @BYUarts
I'm really proud of this show:
Killer cast. Killer live music. Halloween perfection 👌💀✂️
Lovely time of year for #UtahTheatre 👍: "Mercury"-@slactingco , "River. Swamp. Cave. Mountain"-@planbtheatreco, "Coriolanus"-@grassrootsbard