Month: September 2014

Take a Bite out of Desert Star’s Dracula

By Erin Orr The Desert Star’s Dracula – He’s So Vain, written by Peter Van Slyke, tells the story of Count Dracula (Matt Kohler) and his looney victim/sidekick Renfield (J. Tyrus Williams) on a voyage to search for that which sustains life. Hilarity ensues as our red-blooded hero, Dr. Jonathan […]

Springville Playhouse’s Steel Magnolias is the Ideal Ladies Night Out

By Larisa Hicken Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling, is a charming story of six southern women who gather together in the local beauty shop to gossip and laugh. The story spans several years with each scene moving time forward several months.  The audience gets to laugh and cry along […]

Harvest Moon Hurrah Theater Company’s Arsenic and Old Lace Delivers Delightful Death

By Mary Garlitz Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring has long been one of my favorite shows. I remember seeing the movie as a kid and being pretty scared, but in today’s harsher world it is now more of a comedy and I felt that this cast did a […]

Blue Stockings at the Babcock Theater is Colored with Intensity and Entertainment

By Lorrinda Christensen Cambridge, 1896, and Girton College, home to the country’s first female students, is an object of annoyance and derision to the rest of the university. The year’s intake of new women face economic difficulty, the distractions of men, radical politics, and the jaw-dropping prejudice that blights their […]

CenterPoint’s Complete Works is Completely Wonderful

By Erin Orr Three guys, one playwright, and 37 plays, all in under two hours. That’s what’s happening at the CenterPoint LegacyTheater in Centerville. These three actors manage to compress the complete works of Shakespeare into about an hour and 40 minutes of high-speed over-the-top hilarity. Knowledge about Shakespeare’s works […]

Love, Forgiveness and Strength Reign in Wasatch Theatre’s The Color Purple

By Michael Nielsen Paraphrasing a line delivered by the main character, Celie, “If God listened to a poor, black woman, the world would be a different place”. And watching this intriguing and touching show about a poor, black woman WILL change you. This production has so many shining and poignant […]