Month: December 2012

Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s The Tempest is a Storm of Fun

By Joel Applegate I have been wanting to write about this theatre company for some time now. With their production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the Grassroots Shakespeare Company has given me that chance. They are the Utah branch of a sister company in England. Grassroots Shakespeare was co-founded by […]

Covey’s Joyful Noise is a Joyous Event on How “The Messiah” Was Born

By Joel Applegate and Sarah Pendleton The Hallelujah Chorus was born of a cacophony. Or so the story goes. Tim Slover’s Joyful Noise, now in its last weekend at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, is the historically accurate telling of how George Frederic Handel’s masterwork “Messiah” came […]

Nothing Says Merry Christmas Like Music, Laughter…and Spaghetti

By Joel Applegate As their name implies, it’s Salty Dinner Theater’s job to add a little extra flavoring to all their offerings. They don’t stint on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, now playing at various venues in Utah and Salt Lake Counties through December 21st (see below for schedule). Though […]

Martyrs’ Crossing A Story of Joan of Arc Inspires

A Utah Theater Review by Joel Applegate For serious theater buffs who bemoan the pastiches of Holiday Reviews (holy and secular), as well as yet another iteration of “A Christmas Carol”, the Echo Theatre offers a sacred story for thinkers among you. This is not about the birth of a […]