Month: August 2013

The Hungry Games Leaves You “Full” of Laughter!

By Erin Orr The Desert Star’s newest play, The Hungry Games, written by Bryan Dayley tells the story of our future after a worldwide famine, a world run by greedy fast food corporations.  Katnip Neverclean (Alexis Owen), her gothic little sister Grimrose Neverclean (Kaitlin Williams) and their “barely there” friend […]

Orem Hale’s “The Curious Savage” is Nostalgically, Currently Marvelous

  By Joel Applegate There are string of whimsical or atmospheric plays from America’s mid-20th Century featuring eccentric families or slices from their poignant lives. They constitute a perennial canon of American plays… The Skin of Our Teeth, You Can’t take It With You, Harvey*, Our Town, Arsenic and Old […]

Shrek The Musical Shines in Payson

A Utah Theater Review by BJ Wright I just returned from Payson Community Theater’s production of Shrek The Musical. It provided a very fun-filled evening for my daughter and me. As we walked in the theater at Payson High School, we were greeted by several smiling faces, and a rather […]

SCERA’s The Scarlet Pimpernel is a Visual and Vocal Masterpiece

By Larisa Hicken The Scarlet Pimpernel based on the work by Baroness Orczy, with music by Frank Wildhorn and book and lyrics by Nan Knighton, is Director Jerry Elison’s 28th show at the SCERA theater in Orem,  Utah.  It is also one of my all-time favorite shows, so I was […]