Category: Iron County

Theatrical Reviews of Performances in Iron County

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s The Tavern Takes Cedar City by Storm

The Tavern at Utah Shakespeare Festival

By Larisa Hicken, with Jen Mustoe Two women walked into The Tavern… Last weekend, my friend Jen and I braved the random winter weather in September to visit Cedar City and catch a few shows. When we entered the theater, I was feeling emotionally fragile from watching the intense How to […]

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s How to Fight Loneliness is a Profound Commentary About Life, Love, and Loss

By Jennifer Mustoe, with Larisa Hicken For my third trip this season to Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, I planned to see two shows. How to Fight Loneliness was my matinee choice. As I walked into the lovely Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, the mood was somber. I […]

Don’t Get Lost on Your Way to “Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged)” at Utah Shakes

  By Craig Mustoe Zany. Silly. Manic . Madcap. Multiple Personality Disorder. All words describing succinctly what William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) is like. We attended the premiere on Saturday at The Utah Shakespeare Festival and were stunned by its rapid-fire presentation of Shakespeare’s characters. Long Lost First […]

Feel Lucky at Utah Shakes’ Guys and Dolls

By Craig Mustoe My wife and I recently saw Guys and Dolls at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. It blew my socks off. I don’t believe I have ever seen a better production in Utah. Tight, very tight. The quality of the acting is superb. Director Peter Rothstein […]

The Simon Fest’s Under Construction is Building a Good Show

By Jennifer Mustoe The last show at the Neil Simon Fest was a world premiere of Under Construction: A Blue Collar Musical, by Peter Sham. This was the fourth preview I saw in Cedar City in as many days. Sham wrote the acclaimed Lend Me a Tenor, and is premiering his most recent […]

Bound Over to Neil Simon Festival’s Broadway Bound in Cedar City

By Jennifer Mustoe Tonight, I had the opportunity to see brilliance onstage, in the form of Broadway Bound, part of the Neil Simon Festival’s four-play line up in Cedar City. If I could spend the time I’m writing this review to just text everyone and say GET TO CEDAR CITY […]

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “As You Like It” is a Work of Gentle Beauty

By Mahonri Stewart Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City is presenting As You Like It as part of their lineup this year. The team behind the Utah Shakes is up to the task and show why they are one of the most enduring and celebrated theatrical traditions in Utah. William […]

UT Shakespeare Festival’s “Treasure Island” Brings Stevenson’s Rich Pirate Life to Cedar City

By Jennifer Mustoe Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island was published in 1883. Since then, millions of us have been introduced to and have fallen in love with the pirates of old. In Cedar City, Utah Shakespeare Festival brings us a brilliant production of Treasure Island onstage, adapted by Mary Zimmerman. The story is […]