Month: March 2013

Enjoy Seven Years of Plenty with Merit Academy’s Joseph

A Utah Theater Review by Ben Christensen Utah has no shortage of talented youth, and that definitely shows in Merit Academy’s finely-tuned production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Judging by the performance I saw tonight, I expect to see many of these cast and crew members continue to […]

Why I Love “I Love You Because”

A Utah Theater Review by David Henry Utah Repertory Theater Company presents I Love You Because, with music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, orchestration by Larry Hochman, and directed by Ashley Ramsey at the Historic Murray Theater. I have to admit that I was skeptical of […]

It’ll be a Hard Knock Life if you Don’t Go see Salem Hill Junior High’s Production of Annie Jr.

By Jarom Loch Only a year old, Salem’s out-of-the-box theatre facility at Salem Hills Junior High sports all of the bells and whistles required for a top notch junior high production: a healthy assortment of lights, a few microphones, and plenty of room for an intended audience. As I was […]

Whatever You Do–Go to Anything Goes!

By George Loch My wife and I had the opportunity to attend the Empress Theater’s performance of Anything Goes, which just opened this week. It was our first time at the Empress Theater and we were impressed indeed. As you walk into the downtown Magna facility, you are immediately transported […]

The Importance of Being Earnest: A Delightful Bunbury-ing in the Orem Public Library

A Utah Theater Review By Jarom Loch Quaint piano music, English accents, pretty women, and a top hat or two– all of my favorite things, and all in one play!  If I were a hedonistic female, Oscar Wilde would be my soulmate. Seriously. The Importance of Being Earnest, put on […]

Backstage Brings Fun Center Stage

A Utah Theater Review by Rachel Summerhalder Valley Center Playhouse is a locally owned theater that prides itself on bringing family-friendly shows to the community. For nearly 40 years, they have been doing exactly that. Valley Center Playhouse is located in Lindon, and although it has a small parking lot, […]

The Grand’s Death of a Salesman is Alive with Beauty and Tragedy

A Utah Theater Review by Jennifer Mustoe I have given myself some time to mull over last night’s performance of Death of a Salesman at The Grand Theater in Salt Lake City, and I’m finding myself just as challenged in putting my thoughts and feelings into words. You see, I’m […]