SOUTH SALT LAKE — The Utah Children’s Theatre is a great place to bring budding theatre aficionados to experience the excitement and thrill of the stage. I know this because I brought both of my daughters and my nephew along for the experience of watching their current production of Treasure Island. I decided that the best way to determine the production was of good quality would be to observe the reactions of their key audience, and also to maintain my status as cool mom and aunt. Treasure Island is a play based upon the novel of the same name by...Read More
Author: Maren Scriven
SALT LAKE CITY — Eclipsed is a 2016 play written by Danai Gurira detailing the experiences of several women who are imprisoned as the wives of a general officer of the LURD rebels in one of the civil wars in Liberia just before the peace agreement in 2003. The subject is one of brutal honesty and truth about the travesties of war that are placed upon women, and I commend the University of Utah and director Stephanie Weeks for having the willingness and courage to take on this production. The plot follows the wives taken on by an unseen officer,...Read More
OGDEN — As the first successful musical of the great Stephen Sondheim as lyricist and composer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, with a book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart and based on the plays of Plautus, is a comedic look at ancient Rome and forbidden love. This production, directed and choreographed by the new head of the Weber State Drama Department, Cody Walker, was a nice way to spend an evening because of the new talent being trained in the Weber State program. One of my favorite things about college theatrical programs is knowing the student...Read More
OGDEN — The Broadway musical Annie has been a favorite of little girls all across the world since its debut in 1977. There have been many remakes, movies, and countless productions of this classic. Add to that list the current production happening at the Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden, directed by Trent Cox. The story (as told in Thomas Meehan‘s script) follows Annie, played by Elizabeth Kaschmitter, follows a little orphan girl, mistreated in the orphanage where she and the other girls are forced to work at the command of the evil Miss Hannigan, played masterfully by new Utah transplant Linda...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — One of the best pieces of advice I received about finding ways to discover new theatre is to follow good playwrights, because as you discover their work, you will be able to follow them as they make even more wonderful pieces of art and entertainment. The musical Dogfight, which is currently playing at the University of Utah Babcock Theatre, is an earlier work of composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who recently won Golden Globe awards for their music in La La Land, and whose new musical on Broadway, Dear Evan Hansen, is taking the current...Read More
Heading out tonight to see Utah Rep’s ‘Blackbird’. So glad there have been/are still things to see in SLC in June/July/Aug. #utahtheatre
Rehearsing for One Foot at #gslfringe! #regionalpremiere #utahtheatre
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New life goal: see your work on a cake. Congratulations, Jenny. #swimpretty #utahtheatre https://t.co/Y5oRDfMJHO
“Utah theater company’s ‘Blackbird’ crackles with electricity” @ 7:30 Tonight and Tomorrow! https://t.co/synFOSshxA via @sltrib #utahtheatre
Sneak peek from our #Brigadoon photo shoot yesterday! #scera #scerashell #utahtheatre… https://t.co/lReeDjrLjO
I’m not freaking out. You’re freaking out. #ThirdWheel #firstbook #iwrotethat #viewfromahedgie #UtahTheatre #BCCPr… https://t.co/MClPQQ5lzd
RT @WhitneyButters: Theater review: @UFOMT’s Henry VIII biography ‘Rex’ shows potential #utahtheatre https://t.co/sFJWimBUEQ
Theater review: @UFOMT’s Henry VIII biography ‘Rex’ shows potential #utahtheatre https://t.co/Xn3f40AIrF
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @marenali for @SCERAupdate’s SEUSSICAL:
New #utahtheatre review by @katwebb911 for @HerrimanArts’s THE LITTLE MERMAID:
Hey! That’s my play. And it’s in a book! #ThirdWheel #iwrotethat #utahtheatre #LittleHappySecrets
You guys I CAN’T WAIT for you to read this. From Third Wheel, the new book of plays by @mel_leilani.
Under Construction premier night tonight! #UtahTheatre | The Neil Simon Festival BLOG https://t.co/sHG9WmrZ4X
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @UtahShakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET, starring @Branffy.
Our 2017-18 after school acting program is now available! #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #afterschoolprogram… https://t.co/YSaCJiUX7q
Our 2017-18 after school acting program is now available! #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre… https://t.co/UGR3xJlW3Z
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @UtahShakespeare’s TREASURE ISLAND:
BLACKBIRD opens tonight at @utahrep_theater with Pay-What-You-Can tix! https://t.co/hHvo4S0FXd #SLC #utahtheatre
I’M SO EXCITED. Thanks, @ByCommonConsent. This is all kinds of cool.
#UtahTheatre #newplay #MoLit
@mel_leilani we’re so stoked. What a gorgeous cover. Fitting for plays that completely knocked us out. You rule. Third Wheel is great.
Opening Night for BLACKBIRD at @utahrep_theater https://t.co/oyCVMzw8aq — Tonight is pay what you can tickets! #utahtheatre