Category: Salt Lake County

Reviews for Shows in Salt Lake County

Desert Star’s Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express Sings and Zings in the Holidays in Murray

By Liz Christensen Desert Star’s Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express, playing this season in Murray, is a revamp of a previous holiday script by Ben Millet made more relevant by referencing this week’s headlines, national conversations, and current Utah-isms.  A few jokes are decidedly edgy but nothing offensive. Head Elf […]

Desert Star’s Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express Sings and Zings in the Holidays in Murray

By Liz Christensen Desert Star’s Christmas Vacation: The Polarized Express, playing this season in Murray, is a revamp of a previous holiday script by Ben Millet made more relevant by referencing this week’s headlines, national conversations, and current Utah-isms.  A few jokes are decidedly edgy but nothing offensive. Head Elf […]

Star Ward Christmas at Off Broadway Theatre in Salt Lake City Packs in the Gags

By Liz Christensen Salt Lake City’s Star Ward Christmas, playing at Off Broadway Theatre, lays it on thick with the wordplay, puns, pop culture references and parody.  Explaining their choice of mash-ups in this new, original production, Off Broadway Theatre (OBT) sarcastically jests on its website that they are “constantly […]

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 […]

PYGmalion’s Weyward Sisters in Salt Lake City is Bewitching

By Brian Thomas When I approached PYGmalion’s Weyward Sisters at Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts, I was admittedly a little intimidated. Based off of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, I wasn’t sure I was prepared. While I have a degree in English, I managed to do so while avoiding Shakespeare at […]

Westminster Theatre’s Production of Love and Information Embraces Minimalism and Unconventional Storytelling

By Suni Gigliotti While watching Westminster Theatre’s Love and Information, it reminded me of sitting quietly listening to RadioLab’s podcast of the “Living Room” where a woman describes her experience of secretly being able to stare into an adjacent apartment complex’s living room. The podcast was deeply private, invasive, and […]

The U of U Shows Their Love for Shakespeare in Love’s Labours Lost

By Joel Applegate William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is a difficult play in that there are no events that unveil a cascading plot, save for the arrival of a Princess and her comely entourage. It is a play of feeling and flirtation and pain in which the question is to […]

Pioneer’s A Comedy of Tenors in Salt Lake City is Saucy and Rich Fun!

By Shantelle Argyle Pioneer Theatre Company’s A Comedy of Tenors captures the sheer madness of Henry Saunders, played by Andy Prosky, the self-described illustrious former Cleveland mayor-turned-producer as he struggles to put on the “opera concert of the century” in Paris. Prosky struts on stage impeccably dapper but blustering and […]