Month: September 2017

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s A Tale of Two Cities–The Musical is a Far, Far Better Thing in Centerville

By Jennifer Mustoe and Craig Mustoe Centerville is privileged to host CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s A Tale of Two Cities–The Musical, opening Friday to a rousing, enthusiastic crowd. We were able to watch this magnificent show following an interview with Director Scott Montgomery (video and transcript posting soon.) As Montgomery described […]

Halloween Fun a “Boo In” at Off Broadway Theatre’s Forever Dead in Salt Lake City

By Cindy Whitehair It’s been a while since we have been to a show at the Off Broadway Theatre in Salt Lake City and Forever Dead was a great show to come back to – or to make it as your first OBT experience. This is one show you do […]

Timpanogos Valley Theater’s Holes Brings Beloved Story to Life in Heber

By Whitney Sorensen The short drive from Orem to Heber was more than worth it to enjoy Timpanogos Valley Theater’s production of Holes. This stage adaptation of Louis Sachar’s Newbery Award-winning novel Holes retains the charm of the original source material, likely because the author himself penned the stage version. […]

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s How to Fight Loneliness is a Profound Commentary About Life, Love, and Loss

By Jennifer Mustoe, with Larisa Hicken For my third trip this season to Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, I planned to see two shows. How to Fight Loneliness was my matinee choice. As I walked into the lovely Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, the mood was somber. I […]

Next to Normal playing at the Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden Is a Deep Experience

By Mary Brassard In Ogden, the Ziegfeld Theater is currently showing the Tony Award-winning Next to Normal, by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt. I am still thinking about the many themes and elements to this remarkable show. Next to Normal is a relatively new musical about a modern-day family’s struggle […]

Questions of Majority Rule at Riot Act’s Enemy of the Peopleat The Wherehaüs in Salt Lake City

By Susannah Whitman Henrik Ibsen’s play Enemy of the People may have been written in 1882, but Riot Act’s current production (adapted by Whit Hertford) proves how relevant this work still is. Enemy of the People, at The Wherehaüs in Salt Lake City, is today’s version of this glorious, thought-provoking […]

Wasatch Theatre Company’s God’s Favorite at the Rose Wagner Black Box Theatre is Cathartic and Honest

By Ashley Ramsey Wasatch Theatre Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a landmark season, and when I heard Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite was included in the line-up, I was beyond excited. God’s Favorite is a clever re-imagining of the biblical story of Job, where Job is now Joe (Andrew […]

Renaissance Now’s Macbeth at The Castle Amphitheater in Provo is Haunting to the Last

By Rayna Bell Renaissance Now Theatre & Film is performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth this weekend at The Castle Amphitheater in Provo. The enthralling cast, beautifully coordinated costumes, menacing music, and haunting movement all come together for a production you do not want to miss. Macbeth is the tale of a Scotsman […]

Noises Off! Takes Center Stage at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem

By Angela Dell I made a last minute dash to the SCERA to see their latest production, Noises Off!. I admit, I was unprepared for this show in every way. You see, maybe I was late to the party. Maybe I’m just “not with it” when it comes to theater […]