Month: July 2017

Don’t Get Lost on Your Way to “Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)” at Utah Shakes

  By Craig Mustoe Zany. Silly. Manic . Madcap. Multiple Personality Disorder. All words describing succinctly what William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) is like. We attended the premiere on Saturday at The Utah Shakespeare Festival and were stunned by its rapid-fire presentation of Shakespeare’s characters. Long Lost First […]

Sackerson’s “Do You Want to See Me Naked?” is a Unique, Poignant, Beautiful Experience at the Great Salt Lake Fringe

By Ashley Ramsey Do You Want to See me Naked is a one-woman show premiering at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival and is the collaboration of actor Golden and writer/director, Morag Shepherd. It begins with: “I am a fat Woman,” proclaims Elizabeth Golden (Self) as she stands amid a half circle […]

Keep on Guessing in Covey Center for the Arts’ “Murder by the Book”

By Andrea Johnson Now, I love a murder mystery as much as the next girl.  In fact, my husband believes that my obsession with crime shows is merely research for his untimely demise. However, even I was delightfully flummoxed by the twists and turns of Murder by the Book, an […]

Utah Repertory Theater’s “Exposure” Dares to Bare All with Heartfelt Vulnerability

By Jamie Haderlie When you go to see a show at the annual Fringe Festival in Salt Lake City, you can definitely expect bare bones, low-budget storytelling at its finest. However, in the case of Exposure, performed at the Courage Theater at Westminster College, I was pleasantly surprised to walk […]

Cottonwood Height’s “Annie” is Fun for All

By Jenny Simmons Cottonwood Heights Arts Council is really making its presence known. They have been around since 2009, and their shows just keep getting better. Summer of 2017’s production is Annie, and it’s a winner. We all know and love Annie (Madeline Best) as the little orphan girl who […]

Death and Mystery Delight at CenterPoint Theatre’s Production of “An Inspector Calls”

By Brittney Marie Nielson Even though the Mainstage at the beautiful Centerpoint theater often gets a lot of the attention with its large cast musicals, the smaller Blackbox theater is proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in the small seven person cast of An Inspector Calls […]

Alpine Community Theater’s “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” Charms Their Audience in American Fork

By Angela Dell  Alpine Community Theater’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Valentine Theater in American Fork is a guarantee good time for all ages. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is Broadway’s tenth longest-running production in history and has been enchanting audiences for over two decades with […]

Pickleville Playhouse’s Bandito Brings Adventure, Romance, and Uncontrollable Laughter to Garden City, Utah

by Megan and Shelly Wallentine The latest installment in the Juanito Bandito series, Love and Death vs. El Bandito, is currently playing at Pickleville Playhouse in Garden City, Utah. Writer T.J. Davis created the character over 11 years ago, and has been writing a new show every year since. Bandito […]