LOGAN — One of the most golden examples of a golden age musical would have to be Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. The story of a fly-by-night salesman who swings into River City, Iowa, to sell the town on a boys’ band they didn’t know they needed is familiar to almost everyone in the audience at Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. With its beloved, familiar score, The Music Man is always a safe choice for family friendly entertainment and especially summer festival theatre. The production staff of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre Company does a solid job...Read More
Author: Rachel Helwig
HERRIMAN — The road to Herriman feels long and winding, especially if you are coming from anywhere outside of this southwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley, but this little town does summer shows in a big way. Their latest offering is Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins, directed by Kristin Housley, and choreographed by Julie Balazs, with music direction by Nicole Thorpe. These women have put together a great family show that continues the tradition of excellent summer theatre offerings from Herriman. The first element that stood out to me was the impressive vocal talents of the entire cast....Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Upon entering the theater at Pioneer Theater Company, the audience could be forgiven for wondering if they’d come to the wrong place. The stage appears dusty from neglect, covered with old lighting trees and props, sand bags and discarded scenery litter the stage. Rather than the breathless anticipation of an evening filled with song and dance about Christmas, there is an air of abandonment about the place. According to director Karen Azenberg‘s program note, the setting of It Happened One Christmas (conceived by Azenberg and Kenneth Jones) is “a shuttered old vaudeville house in downtown Salt Lake...Read More
OGDEN — Most people have never heard of the composing team Lieber and Stoller. In fact, Jim Christian, the director and choreographer of Weber State University’s most recent offering, Smokey Joe’s Café, addresses this gap in American music knowledge in his director notes, saying, “The writing team of Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller may not have the same name recognition for musical theatre audiences as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, or Andrew Lloyd Webber, but their contributions to the American Songbook have filled more jukeboxes, radios, elevators, playlists, movie scores and Las Vegas celebrations than most people would imagine.” Once the...Read More
CENTERVILLE — Centerpoint Legacy Theatre has stepped away from its typical musical theatre offerings to share a beautiful story of determination, hope, and ultimately the purest kind of love: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. It is the story of Helen Keller, a young girl born with normal sight and hearing, but who loses both after a childhood bout with smallpox. As she grows, locked in a black, silent world, she and her genteel Southern family struggle along the best they can (which is to say, not very well). But then a brash, opinionated young Northern woman named Annie Sullivan crashes...Read More
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Catching THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME at @pioneertheatre! #UtahTheatre
First thing I saw walking into rehearsal tonight was a man teaching another man how to be a wolf. I thought, "This is good". #utahtheatre.
About to see #SurelyGoodnessAndMercy at @slactingco. Excited! @NewPlayNetwork #newplay #UtahTheatre
She’s a witch and I’m a dragon. If one of us missteps, the world explodes.
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Come and see! Holes by Louis Sachar line on stage!
Runs Sep 28,29,30 & Oct 4,5,6,7
I love this show so much. Come check out our new theater and laugh 'til you're sore tonight! https://t.co/Z0IVL8p6AF #utahtheatre
We’re getting good reviews! Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike launches its second weekend tonight! https://t.co/uPuNxfF5Fh #utahtheatre
Our 2017-18 Season begins October 14th with The Masque of Beauty &a the Beast. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/KenAus6PmZ
Want a tour of our theate? We have an openhouse Saturday from 10 AM to 2PM! Come see the space, then see the show that night! #utahtheatre
'An Enemy of The People' (from @riotacttheatre) opens tonight in SLC. I'm glad they're doing work in Utah. Goes Now-Oct 6th #utahtheatre
Theatre trailers are a tricky business ... this is how to do it right. @riotacttheatre #utahtheatre https://t.co/Pq2FM7MOoE
New #utahtheatre review by @ATCA_Member @Russwarne for @SCERAupdate's NOISES OFF:
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New #utahtheatre review for @pioneertheatre's CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME:
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At the theatre, being the #ThirdWheel. #DesireUnderTheElms #UtahTheatre
LAST CHANCE TO SEE ION @WestminsterSLC !
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