Category: Salt Lake County

Reviews for Shows in Salt Lake County

Don’t Miss Artaban, the Other Wise Man, the Musical This Weekend

By Liz Christensen Artaban, the Other Wise Man, the Musical, produced by Under the Sun Productions, Inc, runs in Millcreek this weekend only and is worth any last-minute adjustments to your schedule to see it.  An original musical by Daniel Carter, this previously-staged concert has been redeveloped into a full-fledged […]

Love and Choices in Utah Rep’s Bridges of Madison County

by Susannah Whitman If you’re looking for thought-provoking and beautiful theater, Utah Repertory Theater’s production of Bridges of Madison County is the production to see. Based on the 1995 film and the 1992 book, the Broadway production won two Tony’s in 2014 for its score and orchestrations. And those Tony’s […]

Centerville’s CenterPoint Legacy Theatre puts on The Best Christmas Pageant Ever to the Delight of Young and Old

By Becky Evans CenterPoint’s black box production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is so good, it has sold out its first week of shows and has added additional performances to thrilled audiences. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever focuses on two groups. One group is children church members who are […]

Elf the Musical at the Eccles in Salt Lake is All That Christmas Should Be–Marvelous!

By Jennifer Mustoe and Hannah Seigfried All Thanksgiving, I kept saying to Hannah, “I can’t wait until we get to go see Elf at the Eccles! You won’t believe how great it’s going to be.” Well, this statement was oh so true, because neither one of us was ready to be […]

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 […]