OGDEN — There is a magic in creation. It can come from anywhere, whether a person makes the perfectly working and color-coded spreadsheet or writes a perfect song reflecting their emotions. More often, it can feel like modern society lost the magic of creation. I have four kids 6-years-old and younger. They are in a constant state of creation. Seeing them so willingly create makes me wish I could have “just stayed a boy for a little while.” Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice and based on a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, evokes that sense of...Read More
Author: Zach Archuleta
IVINS — Tuacahn presents in its lineup this year the Utah premiere of Sister Act. Going into this show I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had followed some of its progression from the West End to Broadway and knew it was nominated for several Tony awards. However, besides a television performance of the enthusiastic Raise Your Voice, I was coming into Saturday’s performance having not yet been converted to this “Divine Musical Comedy.” Tuacahn’s preaching, though, had me clapping in the pews. Sister Act is similar to the structure of The Wedding Singer, in that it doesn’t pull...Read More
December is full of annual traditions, and at UTBA our favorite is our yearly blog post about the excellence we saw on the Utah stage during the year. In 2014 UTBA reviewed 200 productions, which means we had plenty of great shows to choose from. Here are the plays that at the end of the year we remember most fondly. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions There were so many excellent professional productions in Utah this year, it’s hard to make just a short list. My favorites include Salt Lake Acting Company’s 4,000 miles, the national tour of Bring It On,...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — Occasionally, live theatre creates an unforgettable adventure. Even though it’s just minutes from h ome, Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher creates a remarkable journey of the imagination, thanks to dedicated artists who bring out the most fun—but also the most difficult parts—of trying to not grow up. Based on a book by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry, and adapted for the stage by Rick Elice, Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to J. M. Barrie’s timeless tale of Peter Pan. It does veer from some of the stories that are explained in the original book...Read More
SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY — I like tragedies. I find I’m in a minority about this. People around me like things to end happy and well. But I like the sad but enlivening idea of catharsis. So perhaps that’s why Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s Little Shop of Horrors is such a nice medium because most of the show is goofy and frivolous. Excellent acting and superb singing helped the Grand Theatre’s latest production of this perennial classic drive home all the show’s fun and deep messages. The Grand’s production, directed by David Schmidt, has everything that will Little Shop‘s fans...Read More
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:
Buy your tickets for Holes NOW - we open next Thursday in Heber! https://t.co/myD6Q5KNeV #KateandSam #utahtheatre
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 !
#utahtheatre #visitslc #visitutah #SLC #SaltLakeCity @slcoZAP @slcgreekfest
Link in bio. #utahchildrenstheatre #shakespearefestival #utahtheatre @ Utah Children's Theatre https://t.co/TmvFBZ5FbU
The son of a polygamist just told me #PilotProgram is spot on. I will take it.
#ThirdWheel #BCCPress #newplay #UtahTheatre
"I'd rather have friends who are honest than treacherous."
ION @WestminsterSLC !
"All you need is a name"
See ION at Westminster Theatre!
#SLCgreekfest @slcoZAP @WestminsterSLC #utahtheatre
Saw @WasatchTheatre1's reading of 'Becky Shaw'. Gionfriddo's plays are filled w/ interesting ideas. Good stuff. I dig ambition. #utahtheatre
"Oh, you gods! You play as you please!"
Catch Ion at Westminster Theatre!
#utahtheatre @slcoZAP @WestminsterSLC
Much awesome! Very drama! So pulitzer-nominated!
Tonight. Sam Wellers at Trolley Square. Becky Shaw.
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This went well. I'm always nervous, but was ultimately pleased. A great cast helps enormously. #ThirdWheel #PilotProgram #UtahTheatre
Reading of The Pilot Program by @mel_leilani and lately published by #bccpress