SALT LAKE CITY — Seventy years ago, there was a viable chance that two extremely influential minds in the world of economics sat together on a rooftop waiting for a bomb from Hitler’s Lufthansa to fall on a church. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek both taught at Cambridge during WWII and volunteered to help clear incendiary bombs should one fall on St. Paul’s Church. Eric Samuelsen’s world premiere at Plan-B Theatre of Clearing Bombs explores the conversation they may have had with each other and one everyman, Mr. Bowles. Over the course of the evening, the two discuss the...Read More
Author: Zach Archuleta
It’s been another busy year for UTBA. In 2013 we reviewed 223 productions—our second-highest annual total. From Garden City to Ivins, our reviewers traveled the state to review plays in Utah. Below are our reviewers’ thoughts about some of the excellence they have seen in our state this year. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions I really enjoyed Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of Good People and the amazing performance by Nell Gwynn as Margie, Plan B’s production of Eric(a). It was very thought provoking and Teresa Sanderson‘s performance was incredible. And finally Tuacahn’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie rounds out...Read More
OREM — This Christmas season you’ll hopefully get to spend some time with your families. I imagine there may be some awkward moments as an uncle says something that irks you, a sibling makes a ridiculous slip of the tongue, or some niece or nephew begrudgingly or overly enthusiastically performs a talent that’s “not quite ready for prime time.” Take your original images now and magnify those by about 100 times, and you get the idea of the Farley Family Christmas at UVU. James Arrington is the star of this one man show (which he also wrote and directed),...Read More
SALT LAKE CITY — There is something incredible about the light in a child’s eyes as they really get into something just for them. I loved seeing this moment for my son at SLAC’s The Cat in the Hat, a theatre for young audiences show in which the classic book comes to life in a enjoyable way. The final product is an hour that’s “lots of fun that is funny.” The evening started with a little preshow by the U of U Youth Theatre that had four young people help the audience learn about Dr. Seuss. The kids were rhyming,...Read More
OGDEN — “We love Christmas Carol as much as the next theater, and if the next theater (and the next, and the next . . .) didn’t produce it every single year, we might give it a shot! We’re thrilled to bring something different . . .” That’s the beginning of the online advertisement for Ken Ludwig’s ’Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Ziegfeld Theater. The Zig provided a nice family-friendly option if you want something a little goofy and also fairly original, instead of also doing a musical knockoff of classic Christmas movies. While ‘Twas the Night Before...Read More
Just got back from the first read-through for @AnOtherTheater's production of 'Fat Pig'. Feeling excited about it. #utahtheatre
The whole gang is coming!#ShockheadedPeterSLC #UtahTheatre3
Some life imitating art, here.
#UtahTheatre. #Coriolanus #GrassrootsHalloween #Politics
"living in a demented children's book..."
SHOCKHEADED PETER @SackersonCo was a creepy hoot last night, it's extended through Nov 4th, w/ a Halloween show, don't miss it! #utahtheatre
Such a great space! And there's creepy noises to get us in the mood. Sackerson's SHOCKHEADED PETER. #utahtheatre @mel_leilani @SackersonCo
THE ADDAMS FAMILY “will serve you more treat than trick” @HopeboxT. #UtahTheatre review - https://t.co/NXSd3rKdYb
Ready 2 get scared @SackersonCo's SHOCKHEADED PETER 2nite w/ playwright pal @mel_leilani #utahtheatre #spookytheater
1pm & 4:30pm on Saturday. #utahmom #utahtheatre #utahchildrenstheatre #nonprofit #slctheatre @… https://t.co/BzaXhW2kLR
Whatta cast. 😍😍😍
Come see them tonight at 7:30pm! Tickets from $10-$15.
Forecast looks chilly, but the show must go on! #UtahTheatre
"you are no longer allowed to complain that everyone in Utah does the same kind of shows."
Review: ‘Shockheaded Peter’ delivers darkly twisted fun https://t.co/L9naSyiFYV via @GephardtDaily
More dates added!
Now playing though Nov. 4th
CAPTAIN LOUIS @SCERAupdate is “an enjoyable little show for its young audience.” #UtahTheatre review -
The Merchant (father) plucks a rose and gets himself into trouble. #utahtheatre… https://t.co/SpswstSaa8
So it's like being unhappy, but in your leg?
Love and Information @WestminsterSLC
#slco #utahtheatre #slctheatre
@SackersonCo’s SHOCKHEADED PETER is “absolutely one of the best shows I have seen this year.” #utahtheatre review - https://t.co/g1K9l4nCtd
Which #UtahTheatre shows are getting you in the 🎃 holiday spirit?