Author: Logan Gifford

THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW is a humorous spook in Provo

PROVO — The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is an old ghost tale by Washington Irving with elements of spook and terror, but a feeling of jovial fun to lighten the mood for the younger crowd. The town of Sleepy Hollow is aptly named for the feeling that it bestows upon all who enter, except for one. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, has his nose in a book, but his head in the clouds. A man full of superstitions and nerves is a perfect target for the town jokester, Brom Bones, especially in a town as full of old haunts and...

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P.A.R.C.’s CINDERELLA lacks magic

LEHI — The story of Cinderella is one that most are familiar with. A poor orphaned girl forced to live under the watchful and spiteful eye of her evil stepmother and two ugly stepsisters until a ball is announced by the royal family, and she has a magical night, ending in the abandoning of one of her glass slippers. The smitten prince scours the land looking for the charming young maiden who fits this shoe, unknowingly searching for this poor girl who spends her time in the cinders. A story of magic, love, and justice is one to be enjoyed. Pioneer Alumni...

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Grassroots has a rickety RICHARD II in Provo

PROVO — The story of Richard II is a historical adaptation of the last two years in the life of King Richard II of England, as written by William Shakespeare. The tale is one of war, dueling, scandals, and dethroning a king. The duke of Bolingbroke is banished from England, to hear shortly after that his father has died, and King Richard has stolen his inheritance to fund the war against Ireland. Bolingbroke gathers those loyal to him, and returns to England early to take back what is rightfully his, and ultimately inherit the crown. This adventure is taken on as a...

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SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL in Ogden is a ‘think’ to be thought

OGDEN — The story of Seussical: the Musical (music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by both) is pulled from the timeless classic book “Horton Hears a Who”, which tells of the troubles of Horton the Elephant (Elton Dean) as he tries to save Who, the tiniest planet in the sky. As this minuscule planet floats by Horton, he hears a cry from this speck of dust, and vows to protect this tiny town, because after all, a person’s a person, no matter how small. As we follow the tale of Horton, we learn of Gertrude McFuzz (Brittney...

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“Something There” in Herriman’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

HERRIMAN — The production of Beauty and the Beast, as put on by the Herriman Arts Council was a captivating blend of Disney classic and original material. This story that is truly a “tale as old as time” has been done so many times that doing something new is definitely a challenge in and of itself. Every detail—from telling the same jokes in different tones to placing roses into costuming as a subliminal message—shows you how deeply invested the entire cast is in this story. Suffice it to say that the challenge was accepted and completed. The main character Belle, as portrayed...

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