Month: June 2013

Dog Sees God Has the Audience Seeing Beauty, Humor, and Truth

By Joel Applegate Funny. We’re warned from the beginning it’s adult language. That’s true. And we will see aAdult situations. That’s true, too. But In Dog Sees God, these are kids onstage. Well, adult actors playing kids. To all of us who’ve grown into adulthood ourselves, wasn’t our first cruelty […]

Off Broadway Theater’s Lone Texas Walker Ranger is Rip Roarin’ Fun

By Mary Brassard The Off Broadway Theater’s production of The Lone Texas Walker Ranger is scheduled to run through July 13th.  This particular show is a marriage of many things. The “something old” being a reverence to the Walker Texas Ranger played famously by Chuck Norris, the “something borrowed” is […]

The Echo’s Steel Magnolias is Sweet, Strong, and Sincere

By Jennifer Mustoe Steel Magnolias may be one of the most familiar “plays” I’ve never seen, as I think I may have seen the movie about a half-dozen times or more. So when I went to see last night’s performance at The Echo Theater in Provo, I was curious to […]

Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado about Nothing is Positively Enjoyable!

By George Loch In a world full of monetized spectacle, there are still some places we can go that provide jubilant energy and delight with only talent, creativity and enthusiasm. This is what the Grassroots Shakespeare Company brings to its audiences. A wonderful presentation of familiar stories re-told with wit […]

Let Your Kids Swing From the Trees to the SCERA’s Tarzan the Musical

By Joel Applegate Bring the kids! There’s so much to dazzle them in SCERA Shell’s production of Tarzan the Musical: the designs, the colors, the dancing and the fine costumes. This is a great show befitting an outdoor venue and the production values are very impressive. The amphitheater is a […]

Poison Ivy’s Western is Rootin’ Tootin’ Fun

By Laurel Sharette With all the sentimentality and nostalgia of a long lost love Justice at the Gold Dust: A Wild West Murder Mystery attempts to take the audience on a journey to the Wild West. Poison Ivy Mysteries, a dinner theater production, written and directed by Annelise Murphy with […]

Set Your Expectations High for Midvale Main Street Theatre’s Avenue Q

A Utah Theater Review by Ben Christensen Back in 2007, a friend introduced me to a handful of songs from the Broadway cast recording of Avenue Q, including “If You Were Gay” and “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist.” The songs were catchy, clever, and downright hilarious. I’ve been dying to […]

   By Joel Applegate      Despite contending with electrical power outages in the city’s grid, Utah Rep’s company of What the Bellhop Saw gave its opening night audience a vigorous jolt. I had to hold my laughter so I wouldn’t miss the next gag. And folks – that’s all this is […]