SALT LAKE CITY — American mythologist, lecturer, and writer, Joseph Campbell writes in his seminal work The Power of Myth, “We need myths that will identify the individual not with his local group but with the planet.” This idea of myth connecting us is at the heart of Songs of Un-Creation, written and performed by Algernon D’Ammassa and Randy Granger of Theater Dojo (from New Mexico) and performing at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. Songs of Un-Creation hails back to the earliest form of theater: storytelling. The show consists only of two performers on stage, telling stories and creating music...Read More
Johnny Hebda is a familiar name in the Utah theatre community. He is an actor, director, producer and one of the founders of Utah Repertory Theater Company. In the last three years Utah Rep has made a name for itself as a company to follow for edgy contemporary theater in Utah. His most recent directorial project, the musical Carrie, makes it’s Utah debut just in time for Halloween. Hebda talked to us about starting his own production company, and why the story of Carrie endures. UTBA: How did you first get involved in theater? HEBDA: I have been involved...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Referring to the work of Franz Kafka, author David Foster Wallace once said, “For me, a signal frustration in trying to read Kafka with college students is that it is next to impossible to get them to see that Kafka is funny. . . . Nor to appreciate the way funniness is bound up with the extraordinary power of his stories.” The same sentiment applies to Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize winning Buried Child. In Silver Summit Theater Company’s production, director Lane Richins underlines the funniness. Thank goodness he does. Buried Child is a dark and weird play. If it...Read More
SATURDAY’S VOYEUR is back at SLAC for it’s 37th year. Director, choreographer and Executive Producer, Cynthia Fleming is no stranger to the intimidating task of staging an original musical, every year, for the community. This is her fourth year directing the production and her 15th year choreographing. Fleming discusses the unique beast that is VOYEUR, why it’s such a mainstay in the Utah theatre community, and what the future holds in store for Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC). What first got you interested in the theatre? Fleming: Well, to begin the story of how I came to love theatre begins...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Epic, produced by Next Stage productions and directed by Marinda Maxfield, is set up as a choose-your-own-adventure-style, audience participation event. It feels like a live action version of a vintage Legend of Zelda game. The audience participates by voting on their cell phones, either through a downloaded app, or by text message. The story begins with seven characters, each filling a fantasy archetype. There is a white night, a squire, a princess, a wizard, a scientist, a warrior, and a criminal. They are a mismatched band on a quest to rid the land of a curse...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