Month: August 2012

Arsenic and Old Lace Buries the Audience (in Laughter) at Orem’s Hale Theater

A Utah Theater Review by Joel Applegate The American stage classic Arsenic and Old Lace, which currently is being performed at the Hale Center Theater in Orem, has achieved its status honestly. It’s full of very clever writing – and there’s a wonderful conceit within the play where our reluctant […]

Valley Center Playhouse’s Conflict Turns to Love Is a Fun Look at, Well, Love

A Utah Theater Review by Tyrone Svedin      Saturday night, I headed over to the Valley Center Playhouse (VCP) to check out the opening weekend of Conflict Turns to Love. I was in this show eight years ago at the same theater, so I’ve never seen the show before. I […]

An Hour of Fun with Improv Friends

A Utah Theater Review by B.J. Wright                   What do robot legs, the attempted assassination of an alien ambassador, and a plot to blow up the railway system of Southern Europe have in common?  Give up? Those were all elements of a show I was able to sit back […]

Mahonri Stewart’s Swallow the Sun Will Inspire You – And Make you Laugh

A Utah Theater Review by Jennifer Mustoe and Caden Mustoe Zion Theater Company‘s playwright Mahonri Stewart’s plays can always promise you a few things: You’ll laugh. He has wit and humor in even the most serious of shows. You’ll think. He uses themes and subjects that require further reflection after […]

Payson Community Theatre Achieves Xanadu

A Utah Theater Review compiled by Ben Christensen Payson Community Theatre’s production of Xanadu is quite the experience. As appropriate for such a unique play, this review is going to veer from the norm a bit—or at least as much as we can veer from the “norm” when we’ve only […]

Valley Center Playhouse Lights Up the Stage with Lights Out

A Utah Theater Review by Jennifer Mustoe Lindon’s Valley Center Playhouse presents Lights Out, directed by Karla Hernandez. I am sorry to report that Monday, August 20th is its last date. But if you like mystery theater, you may want to head over to Lindon, Utah and try to solve […]

Salt Lake Acting Company’s Saturday’s Voyeur Pokes Fun, but in a Good Way

A Utah Theater Review by Joel Applegate If you like your Utah theater satire sharp, be prepared. This satiric musical is the annual fund-raiser of Salt Lake Acting Company’s season, taking aim every summer at Utah’s peculiarities from its local accents to its legislators. But SLAC’s 2012 edition of Saturday’s […]