Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea in Provo, Utah, Is the Essence of Music

By McKenna Johnson The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s performance with Chick Corea at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, was the essence of music. From the first note, I was entranced with their sound, and the entire performance was an event to journal about. Led by Chair Robert J. […]

Oh, the Places You Will Go … Why Not Journey with the Utah Symphony?

By Jason Hagey and Alisha Hagey Utah Symphony presents Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham with Really Inventive Stuff theater company at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. There are few things as magical as the laughter of children. The giggles were galore throughout Abravanel Hall as Kimberly Schroeder and Sara […]

Utah Repertory Theatre’s Straight Brings Necessary Conversation to Stage

By Gray Thomas Straight, presented by Utah Repertory Theater, written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornorola, and directed by JC Carter, is a dramedy of sorts that explores popular notions of masculinity and sexuality. Ben, played by John Valdez, is at the center of this play as it opens on […]

The Unsinkable Molly Brown Sets You Afloat With Delight

By Jennifer Mustoe and Craig Mustoe The Unsinkable Molly Brown, produced by Acting Up, the SCERA‘s teenage (10-12 graders) acting troupe brings great talent and a charming story to the stage. Directed by Kathryn Laycock Little, this group of teens do a helluva great job. Wait! Did I just say […]

UVU’s Tamales and Roses in Orem, UT Delights Kids With Its Earnest Charm

By Rebekah Weaver UVU’s Tamales and Roses in Orem, UT is a sweet, sincere little play. While my husband and I enjoyed it, the target audience (kids ages 5-8) are sure to love this energetic and interactive performance in the Noorda Blackbox Theatre on UVU’s campus. Tamales and Roses is an […]

Time Stands Still as Another UVU Platform Brings Heart to the Stage

By Angela Dell Utah Valley University’s Platform Series through their Theater Department has brought a new caliber of theater to Utah Valley in years past as well as this current season, and Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies is no exception. It’s truly inspiring to watch these talented students work […]

Utah Opera Offers a Rollercoaster of Tragedy and Comedy (and an opportunity to be a little rebellious)

By Gray Thomas For only a few remaining evenings, Utah Opera presents a double feature rollercoaster of tragedy and comedy that will leave audiences dazzled. Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini  have been joined together by director Tara Faircloth as gleaming examples of Verismo Opera, or, as Michael […]