Tag: Bobby Swenson

Fly to Orem Hale’s Peter Pan!

By Kendra Hill This weekend I had the privilege of (even though I am a full grown adult) being whisked away to Neverland by the jovial Peter Pan, care of Hale Center Theater Orem’s newest production Peter Pan! Peter Pan has enough fun to keep the kids entertained through the […]

HCTO’S “Big River” Flows with Beautiful Music and Fantastic Acting

By Ashley Ramsey  As a child, my father read us bedtimes stories. Never simple little tales, but chapters from the classics. Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, and of course my favorite, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In a time where classic characters of literature are lost to contemporary […]

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 […]

Gushing about Urinetown

By Jennifer Mustoe and Caden Mustoe I haven’t been to the Hale Center Theater Orem since we started Front Row Reviewers Utah a little over a year ago. Other reviewers vied for the precious tickets and/or I was in other projects. But when I saw HCTO was doing Urinetown, I […]

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 […]