CEDAR CITY — Where do I begin? How do I review a show so filled with mirth and downright belly laughs that come from the absolute shock and surprise of creative imagining of a long lost first play of William Shakespeare, without revealing parts of the show and thereby ruining the fun? This new show, entitled William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged), is from the RSC (no, not that one, the Reduced Shakespeare Company) who are responsible for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged. If you’ve ever seen that show, you have some idea of what you’re in...Read More
Author: Tony Porter
CEDAR CITY — There are some subjects that do not initially suggest themselves as subjects for a comedy. Fairly high on this list is the topic of divorce. As a basis for drama, there are numerous examples of divorce fueling the impetus for a play, but comedy has fewer examples. How exactly do you approach divorce as a subject for comedy? In the case of Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party, the answer is deft skill and very witty dialogue. The setting is a private dining room in a first-rate restaurant in Paris. A dinner party is set for six guests...Read More
OGDEN — Considered a classic since it first opened in the 1966, Cabaret has been a popular musical, winning several awards, including Tonys for the original Broadway run and its revival. Based on the Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood, and the play I am a Camera by John Van Druten, Cabaret uses John Kander‘s music, Fred Ebb‘s lyrics, and Joe Masteroff‘s book to tell the story of the relationship between a young American writer and a British cabaret singer in Weimar Germany through the construct of a seedy nightclub, the Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret was unusual upon it opening on...Read More
OREM — Oscar Wilde was at one time one of the most popular playwrights in London. His most well-known play is The Importance of Being Earnest. Closely following that play is An Ideal Husband, the current production being offered by Utah Valley University‘s Department of Theater Arts. It is an enjoyable production with a few slight drawbacks. An Ideal Husband deals with themes of forgiveness for past sins, and the irrationality of strict adherence to social ideals. It tells the tale of Sir Robert Chiltern, a prestigious member of the House of Commons. In his youth, he was convinced to...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY – A musical about school children participating in a county-wide spelling bee?. When I first heard of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee back in 2005, I was unimpressed. It seemed to lack drama or import. Then I saw the snippet on the Tony Award broadcast and knew I was wrong. So very wrong. That small tease of the show made me run out to get the cast album on CD. I sat and listened to the score with my wife and we both fell in love with the show, all without ever seeing more of the...Read More
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Hey. You. See @riotacttheatre's 'Enemy Of The People'. SEE IT. That thing should be sold out every night. Alive/messy/wonderful #utahtheatre
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:
Opens next month. Season tickets now on sale. #utahchildrenstheatre #utahtheatre #livetheatre… https://t.co/fkyJtpGDVb
At the theatre, being the #ThirdWheel. #DesireUnderTheElms #UtahTheatre
LAST CHANCE TO SEE ION @WestminsterSLC !
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