Theatre Troupers’ True Strength Lies Below the Iceberg

By Steve Odenthal At Front Row Reviewers Utah, we work hard to live up to our stated goal of Celebrating the GOOD in Utah Arts by making Utah Arts lovers aware of all the quality productions and events in our state. In most cases, that means we provide you with […]

Captain Louie at the SCERA in Orem Flies in with Fun for Kids and Adults

By Faith Hofer Captain Louie is the SCERA’s newest Theater for Young Audiences musical. Based on the Ezra Jack Keats book The Trip, Captain Louie is a fanciful show aimed at school-age children. Young Louie (Eric Smith) feels left out upon moving to a new neighborhood. He uses his imagination […]

GSC’S Coriolanus Shows that “It (can) be Virtuous to be Obstinate”

By Jennifer Mustoe I make it a habit to see Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s Halloween show at Provo’s Castle Amphitheater, so looked forward to see this year’s offering, Coriolanus. Telling you now, even though I have a degree in Humanities, English emphasis, I don’t always know what’s going on with Shakespeare. […]

SLAC Premieres Steve Yockey’s Mercury as it Delves into Obsession and Revenge

By Jason Hagey Mercury at Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) in Salt Lake City Utah is as horror-comedy at its most delightful and a play that is ultimately about humanity and the zeitgeist of our times. It is a masterclass in how to elevate a horror above gore and a […]

Count Yourself Lucky to See Guys And Dolls at The Ziegfeld Theatre in Ogden

By Charlene Adams Guys and Dolls at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Ogden is a fun collection of quirky characters, energetic choreography, and charming musical numbers. My daughter and I had a fun night out in Ogden at The Ziegfeld Theatre.  From the moment we walked through the doors we were […]

Bluffdale Arts Council’s A Tale of Two Cities is a Charming and Powerful Production in Riverton

By Julie Halverson Tate Bluffdale Arts Council presents the musical A Tale of Two Cities playing for only two days, three performances: October 13-14.  A Tale of Two Cities is an adaptation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens, with book adaptation, music, and script written by Jill Santoriello. The […]

Get Lost in the Magic of Perdida at The Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City

By Andrea Johnson Bringing new and exciting theater to Salt Lake City, The Grand Theatre’s Perdida is a classic story with a new twist: Mesoamerican Magical Realism. Local author, Kathleen Cahill, has joined talents with colleague, composer Deborah Wick La Puma to create a beautiful retelling of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s […]

Utah-Made Romeo and Juliet Film Exceeds Expectations

by Blake Casselman Of all Shakespeare’s plays, Romeo and Juliet has seen the most film adaptations over the years, with more than 100 productions created for theatrical, home video, and television release to date, with another half-dozen currently in the planning or filming stage. The first filmed production of Romeo […]

Get Your Laugh ON! at Farmington City’s Dinner Theatre  Play ON!

By Becky Evans My sister flew in for a visit, and I took her to see Play ON! at Farmington Community Arts Center.  It is a hilarious play within a play loosely based around a murder mystery that keeps being interrupted and re-written by an eccentric playwright.   As Director Katie […]

Broadway at the Eccles’ An American in Paris is Beau et Merveilleux

By Jennifer Mustoe and Caden Mustoe As fans of the music of George and Ira Gershwin, my son and I were thrilled to be able to see the Eccles’ latest production, Tony Award-winning An American in Paris, located in downtown Salt Lake City. Patterned after the Academy Award-winning 1951 movie An American […]