University of Utah’s Up (The Man in the Flying Chair) Invites Us to Learn to Fly

By Jason Hagey University of Utah Department of Theatre’s Up (The Man in the Flying Chair) brings to their Studio 115 stage a small cast of talented actors to express the ennui of our current era. It is accurate to say Up captures our modern zeitgeist: American culture’s incessant need […]

ChicagolandMusicalTheatre presented Street Scene That Made Chicago Sing

Front Row Reviewers Utah has been welcoming reviews from other areas of the world, and former Utahn Kymberly Mellen recently directed this fabulous production. We are pleased and honored to post this review here. By Patrick O’Brien Thanks to shifting showbiz economics, so many Broadway shows that would have had a decent […]

BYU’s Mary Stuart in Provo, Utah, Is the Season’s Crowning Achievement

By McKenna Johnson BYU’s production of Mary Stuart in Provo, Utah, brought joy to my historical fiction–loving heart, and anyone interested in history, theatre, or humanity should see it. Friedrich Schiller’s play tells the story of the power struggle between Elizabeth I of England (Madison Hall) and Mary, Queen of […]

The Old Barn Community Theatre’s The Secret Garden is a Hidden Treasure in Collinston, Utah

By Lindsey Kelstrom Today I enjoyed a lovely afternoon of theatre with my family at The Old Barn Community Theatre’s production of The Secret Garden in Collinston.  From the moment we entered this Old Barn converted into a theatre some 15 years ago, established alongside a river surrounded by trees, […]

An Other Theater Company’s Angels in America, Pt 2: Perestroika Brings More of a Glorious Work to Provo

By Sarah Re An Other Theater Company boldly presents a staged reading of Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Pt 2: Perestroika. The ensemble tackles the conclusion to Kushner’s two-part epic with outstanding gusto, vibrancy of character, and a deep understanding of the human issues presented in the […]

Utah Opera’s Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi is So Good, I Insist You See It in Salt Lake City

By Mary Brassard The Utah Opera isn’t just for stuffy old rich ladies with transatlantic accents. Oh no. I found out for myself just how dynamic and fun the Utah Opera really is when I went to the final dress rehearsal of Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi on Thursday night. I was privy […]

Utah Metropolitan Ballet’s Peter Pan is Something to Crow About!

By Jennifer Mustoe Last December, I went to Utah Metropolitan Ballet‘s excellent The Nutcracker, and I was hooked–so when Peter Pan came up on the calendar, I gave the reviewing gig to myself. I hadn’t had enough ballet in December, and now, after the fantastic Peter Pan, I’m even more […]

A Whole New World of Alan Menken at BYU in Provo Celebrated the Magic of Music

By Whitney Sorensen BYU’s Bravo performing arts series welcomes Tony– and Academy Award–winning composer Alan Menken to Provo with his one-man show A Whole New World of Alan Menken. This concert showcases his extensive musical catalog and offers a glimpse of the hard work required to create even one memorable […]