Category: Theater Reviews

Reviews of Theatrical Performances in Utah

Utah New Works Theatre Project’s New Works Ten Gets A Ten out of Ten

  By Joel Applegate From over 70 submissions by local playwrights, all Utah-based, The Utah New Works Theatre Projects has selected just 17 diamonds in the rough along with a few polished gems, writers, directors, and actors. The first seven plays are presented as staged readings, with a host of […]

The U’s You Never Can Tell is a 20th Century Classic That is Wonderful for 21st Century Audiences

By Brian Thomas You Never Can Tell at the University of Utah’s Babcock Theatre easily transports audiences to a British seaside town of another era. And not just in the time and place that the play is set, but You Never Can Tell also harks back to a  style of […]

The Empress Theatre’s Noises Off Raises a Rumpus in Historic Magna

by Andrea Johnson Noises Off is a wild ride from beginning to end, and ensemble cast of The Empress Theatre in Magna takes us energetically along from chaotic commencement to frenetic finish. My companion for this production is a native of Magna, so she was my tour guide for the […]

Westminster College’s Clybourne Park Brings an Eye-Opening and Gorgeously Difficult Story to Salt Lake City

By Jessica Bowen An amazing production, Clybourne Park, opened at Westminster College–directed by Jared Larkin. When the final curtain closed, I sat back in my chair, exhausted. I hadn’t realized until that moment that I had been so tense, but as I looked around the audience, I noticed I wasn’t […]

BYU’sThe Mill on the Floss Slowly Explores Female Identity

By Whitney Sorenson In the playbill for BYU’s The Mill on the Floss in Provo, director Adam Houghton indicates that this staging “emphasizes emotional experience” over reality. To elicit that emotional experience, it uses techniques that make it an atypical adaptation, such as three actors all portraying the protagonist, often […]