Tag: Ashley Ramsey

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 […]

You’re Only a Day Away From “Annie” in American Fork

By Larisa Hicken and Jen Mustoe Performing in the beautiful American Fork Amphitheater, Annie, directed by Adam Cannon, is presented by the American Fork Community Theater in association with the Timpanogos Arts Foundation. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Annie is a beloved favorite based on the popular […]

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 […]

A Traditional “Romeo and Juliet” Will Move You at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City

By Ashley Ramsey Arguably, William Shakespeare’s most famous play, Romeo and Juliet, has been told countless times and in countless different ways. From the song and dance of West Side Story to the visually stunning film version by Baz Lurhman, the tale of the two doomed star-crossed lovers has found […]

Fall head over heels with Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Shakespeare in Love”

By Ashley Ramsey It’s hard to imagine a world in which William Shakespeare is not the brilliant and crafty wordsmith that the world now adores. But imagine instead a struggling common playwright who currently has writer’s block. This is the Will that we find upon the opening of the Utah […]

HCTO’S “Big River” Flows with Beautiful Music and Fantastic Acting

By Ashley Ramsey  As a child, my father read us bedtimes stories. Never simple little tales, but chapters from the classics. Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, and of course my favorite, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In a time where classic characters of literature are lost to contemporary […]

Utah Valley University’s production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” is truly “Epic”

By Ashley Ramsey  UVU’s latest production, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a brave and innovative production. One of L. Bertolt Brecht’s most famous plays, it is a retelling of a Chinese play called The Circle of Chalk, but is also very similar to the story of King Solomon found in […]

UVU’s “Dialogues” Will Speak to You Poignantly

By MH Thomas As I walked in to view Utah Valley University’s Dialogues, the first thing I noticed is the subdued, grey makeup of the characters on stage at the amphitheater in the quad at UVU. Kudos to Lauren Wagstaff and her assistant, Clarissa Knotts, for their thoughtful makeup and […]

“Deseret – The Musical” –Just Like the Early Saints is a work of Heart

By Ashley Ramsey              Deseret – The Musical is the latest and newest musical to hit the stage at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. Playwright Carl Bell brings to life the stories of frontier families after settling in the Salt Lake Valley. Bell by profession practiced Family Medicine with […]