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Captain Louie at the SCERA in Orem Flies in with Fun for Kids and Adults

By Faith Hofer Captain Louie is the SCERA’s newest Theater for Young Audiences musical. Based on the Ezra Jack Keats book The Trip, Captain Louie is a fanciful show aimed at school-age children. Young Louie (Eric Smith) feels left out upon moving to a new neighborhood. He uses his imagination […]

The SCERA’s “Hairspray” Shows Comedy’s Power to Enrich an Audience

By Jason Evans  SCERA’s current production of Hairspray proves once again that comedy has great power to enrich an audience when approached from a serious position, leaving us feeling like our lives are made better by experiencing it. But the rich comedy can still entertain and we find us leaving […]

SCERA’s Guys & Dolls is a Sure Bet

By Larisa Hicken As the final show of their indoor season in Orem, Utah, SCERA’s production of Guys & Dolls was sensational. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys  & Dolls is a classic lighthearted musical about girls who fall for […]

Les Misérables at the SCERA Should Have No “Empty Chairs”

By Larisa Hicken The SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah has a hit on their hands.  To celebrate the SCERA’s 30th year, they are showing Utah Valley’s Premiere of the beloved musical Les Misérables, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Les Misérables is an epic musical adapted from […]

The SCERA’S Drowsy Chaperone is Alive with Talent and Fun

By Jennifer Mustoe and Chelsea Benjamin The SCERA’s The Drowsy Chaperone is one of those shows you don’t want to miss. I wanted to get that out right away, so if you only have time to read a few sentences, you know the deal. I’d never seen the show, but […]

SCERA’s Shrek the Musical Has Layers

Shrek the Musical is a story about looking beyond the outside façade that people present, seeing that people (and ogres!) have layers (like onions!) in order to find true love and friendship. The SCERA’s production in Orem, UT, takes this theme and brings it vividly to life. My husband and […]

Let Your Kids Swing From the Trees to the SCERA’s Tarzan the Musical

By Joel Applegate Bring the kids! There’s so much to dazzle them in SCERA Shell’s production of Tarzan the Musical: the designs, the colors, the dancing and the fine costumes. This is a great show befitting an outdoor venue and the production values are very impressive. The amphitheater is a […]

SCERA’s Little Shop of Horrors Captivates Audiences

A Utah Theater Review by B.J. Wright   As a reviewer, sometimes you go into a show with high expectations. SCERA Center for the Arts’ production of Little Shop of Horrors was one of those shows for me. I was running through all of my favorite songs from the show as I drove up […]