Month: May 2014

MEMPHIS’s Music and Message are Mesmerizing!

By Michael Nielsen Some musical theatre simply entertains. Some productions inform. Some shows move you. MEMPHIS, at the Capital Theater as part of the Broadway Across America program, May 27th – June 1st, does ALL THREE, and does them very well! The synopsis on their official website says, “Take a […]

Grassroots Presents a Perfect Evening of Shakespeare Under the Stars

Written by Eve Speer “This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember’d; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;”                                      Henry V, Act 4:3 […]

The Echo Theatre’s New Take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Utah Theater Review by B.J. Wright                 I have seen Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream many times.  Echo Theatre’s version of the play is not your typical run-of-the mill production. In her director notes, Hailey Nebeker notes that she wasn’t exactly excited […]

The last days of JUDAS ISCARIOT— Bravo!

Reviewed by Michael Nielsen Full disclosure …I was asked to jump in as Costume Designer for this show when they lost their original designer, so while I am quite proud of the costumes and feel they added to the characterizations, I will not be giving them any more time in […]

Noises Off Is a Grand Farce

By John Speer Salt Lake Community College’s production of Michael Frayn’s farcical masterpiece Noises Off opened Thursday night at the Grand Theatre to a warm response. The audience laughed throughout the evening. I have to say, I have been very impressed with the productions I have seen at SLCC and […]

Shrek Entertains Kids of All Ages at the Empress

By Larissa Villers Ferre Have you ever wished that someone would get to know you before judging you? Have you ever wished you had a chance to show someone who you are inside?  Shrek the Musical at The Empress Theatre in Magna is one of those stories that everyone can […]