Month: January 2014

Utah Valley University’s production of “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” is truly “Epic”

By Ashley Ramsey  UVU’s latest production, The Caucasian Chalk Circle is a brave and innovative production. One of L. Bertolt Brecht’s most famous plays, it is a retelling of a Chinese play called The Circle of Chalk, but is also very similar to the story of King Solomon found in […]

Midvale Main Street Theater’s “Hairspray” Has Got the Beat!

By Rachelle Porter and Garrett Porter Once again we found ourselves out of time and rushing to get to the Midvale Main Street Theatre on time for Hairspray, Midvale Main Street Theatre’s current production. We very carefully ate our hotdogs in the car while chatting excitedly about the well-known and […]

Utah Rep’s “Bonnie and Clyde” Gives a Utah Premiere with a Bang!

By Daniel Brassard The names Bonnie and Clyde go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly. They are familiar to most people and are a part of American history. The musical Bonnie and Clyde, presented by Utah Repertory Company, introduces us to the specifics of their story and reveal the human […]

“Echo Theatre’s Pygmalion is a Fair Lady of a Show”

A Utah Theater Review by Ben Christensen My post-college reintroduction to theater came via a role in a 2012 production of My Fair Lady, so I was excited to see another interpretation of the familiar story in Echo Theatre’s production of Pygmalion. In case you aren’t familiar with Pygmalion, it […]

The Empress Theater’s “Around the World in 80 Days” is Quite the Trip!

  By Jennifer Mustoe and Chelsea Benjamin If you’ve never been to the Empress Theater in Magna, when you go you will find out a few things. One, it’s pretty far. From where I live in Spanish Fork, it’s really far. Two, it is a fabulous space. A three-sided stadium […]

The Desert Star Has a Phunny Phantom

By Erin Orr The Desert Star Playhouse’s The Phantom of the Opera is a story about a mysterious masked apparition, The Phantom (Trenton Krumenbacher), who haunts the Paris Opera House. He makes the opera’s egotistical diva, Madame Carlotta (Laurel Warr) lose her voice so that his protégé, the beautiful Christine […]

Hale Orem’s “Kiss and Tell” Shouldn’t Be Kept Secret!

By Rachelle Porter and Garrett Porter Date night started as Rachelle and Garrett ran out the door and raced (without speeding, of course) through the streets hoping to get to the Hale Center Theater Orem in time for the doors to open. We found the theater after only one second-guessed […]