Category: Theater Reviews

Reviews of Theatrical Performances in Utah

Provo Covey Center’s Barefoot in the Park Will Lift Your Spirit and Feed Your Soul

By McKenna Johnson I love a play that has thematic depth but doesn’t induce three days of sobbing, and the Provo Covey Center’s Barefoot in the Park is such a production. Entertaining, substantial, and witty, this Neil Simon romantic comedy had both me and my boyfriend continually laughing. The play […]

The U’s The Beautiful Game Holds a Beautiful Message

By Amanda Berg Whittle The Beautiful Game at the University of Utah’s Babcock Theater is an award-winning musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton, which features the stories of members of a star Catholic soccer team and their friends during the 1960s in Northern Ireland. This was a time […]

Sandy Arts Guild’s The Nerd Will Laugh You Right Out of Your Seat—and Your Comfort Zone!

By Julie Tate Last night my husband and I attended the opening night of Sandy Arts Guild’s production of Larry Shue’s The Nerd at the beautiful theater at  Mount Jordan Middle School auditorium in Sandy. We had no idea that we were about to embark on a journey into the 70s […]

Pioneer Theatre Company’s /i/ is a Magnificent Mind Game About Memory and Identity

By Jason and Alisha Hagey i by Jeff Talbott makes its world premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company. Directed by Karen Azenberg and located at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre on the University of Utah campus, i connects audiences by bringing up questions of memory and identity. “i is a mysterious […]

Pickleville Playhouse Strikes a Perfect Chord with Forever Plaid at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan

By Debbie Ditton Pickleville Playhouse’s “heavenly” production of Forever Plaid delights audiences with tight harmonies, crisp choreography, and perfect comedic timing at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan. Directed by Derek Davis, Plaid tells the story of four guys—Smudge (Davis), Jinx (Eric Sackett), Sparky (Jake Swain), and Francis (Spencer Carter)—who, […]

Vernal Theatre: LIVE’s Forever Plaid Delivers Charm, Laughs and Impressive Tight Harmonies to Downtown Vernal

By Kristin Forbis While I do love theatre, I’ll admit I had not heard of Forever Plaid before seeing it on the posters here in northeastern Utah for Vernal Theatre: LIVE’s upcoming productions. I quickly learned a few things through the grapevine. One, it would be directed by David Gale, […]