Category: Theater Reviews

Reviews of Theatrical Performances in Utah

Bluffdale Arts Displays Colorful Conviction with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

By Skyler Bluemel I was pleasantly surprised and warmed to witness the focus of community and unity brought into Bluffdale Arts’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  The term “community theatre” strikes a different chord with each person. Some see it as a place for artists with too little […]

Don’t Miss The Importance of Being Earnest by the Sugar Factory Playhouse in West Jordan

By Rebekah Weaver Because the script is so funny, I don’t think it’s possible to find a bad production of The Importance of Being Earnest — but the Sugar Factory Playhouse in West Jordan, UT, still exceeded my expectations. If you need to laugh for two and a half hours […]

Utah Symphony’s Scheherazade Enchants in Salt Lake City

By Eldon B. Randall Many, many years ago, I was in the musical Scheherazade at Bountiful High School. My sister was in the show as a senior and I just happened to be one of the children. Ah, the memories. Because of that experience, I was excited to see this […]

Sister Act at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem Dazzles

By Leah Sommercorn Last night, I was able to appreciate Sister Act, as directed by David Paul Smith, at the SCERA in Orem. This feel-good musical is based on the 1992 movie turned Broadway production of the same name. The star of the movie, Whoopi Goldberg initially produced the musical […]

If You’re in Town, Follow Your Heart: Go See Urinetown!

By Skyler Bluemel Southern Utah possesses the reputation of hosting one of the greatest theatrical events of the year: The Utah Shakespeare Festival. Not only does Southern Utah University present art as sophisticated as Shakespeare, but also as culturally accessible and …er… quirky as Urinetown. And, man, do they exceed […]

Camelot lives on at Centerpoint Theatre in Centerville (TTHS)

By Lindsey Kelstrom I took a group of fellow “Golden Oldies” musical lovers with me to Centerpoint Theatre in Centerville Saturday night to enjoy their production of Camelot together, and boy did we ever.  I’ve always loved the story of King Arthur laden with magical surrealism, chivalry, and romance, beginning […]

In Salt Lake City, Motley Wandering Minstrels’ Copenhagen Creates an Explosive Discussion About the Atomic Bomb

By Jason Hagey and Alisha Hagey Copenhagen, presented by Motley Wandering Minstrels in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a combination of historical fiction, psychological thriller, and a moral analysis. Michael Frayn’s Tony award-winning play probes the philosophical and ethical nature of studying atomic energy. Copenhagen was first opened at the […]

GALLERY TALK: Senior BFA Capstone Exhibition at Southern Utah Museum of Art

By Skyler Bluemel The Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) is next door to the Randall L Jones Theater at Southern Utah University. They are currently displaying an exhibit filled with pieces and projects from SUU Seniors in various BFA programs. This presentation is the final capstone event of their […]