Tag: David Hanson

The Covey’s War of the Worlds Brings a Fantastic Radio Show From the Past to Provo

  By Jennifer Mustoe Taking place right now at the Covey Center for the Performing Arts in Provo is a brilliant new show, War of the Worlds, written by local playwright and director David Hanson. As I was watching this fast-paced, exciting production, I was really surprised that War of […]

Wasatch Theatre Company’s God’s Favorite at the Rose Wagner Black Box Theatre is Cathartic and Honest

By Ashley Ramsey Wasatch Theatre Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a landmark season, and when I heard Neil Simon’s God’s Favorite was included in the line-up, I was beyond excited. God’s Favorite is a clever re-imagining of the biblical story of Job, where Job is now Joe (Andrew […]

Wasatch Theater Company’s Stage Kiss is Delicious

By Joel Applegate Theater goers have become too sophisticated for escapism. The mirror has become transparent to the audiences of this new century. While we accept the given conceit of a piece, we then fall silent as a pin when the actors reveal who they really are: Humans telling a […]

My First Time Is Storytelling At Its Best

Review written by Eve Speer I went to see My First Time alone. I could see the brightly colored lamps and throw pillows from the street. Mod A Go Go is like a jewel that hovers over East South Temple. Parking was easy to find behind the building—but there was […]

The Covey’s Joyful Noise is Pure Joy

By Jennifer Mustoe There are two seasons when Utah truly ramps up its theater productions: summertime and Christmastime. It is fun to see what is produced every year, and I’m always happy to see that there are some shows that are produced year after year. And by far, my favorite […]

The Grand Theater’s “Fame” Flies High to Exceed Expectations

By Aleksndr Arteaga             The year is 1980, set in the final years of New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts. Fame – The Musical follows a group of students through their trials and successes and ultimately reflects on their dreams of fame and fortune. Fame explores many […]

The Grand’s Death of a Salesman is Alive with Beauty and Tragedy

A Utah Theater Review by Jennifer Mustoe I have given myself some time to mull over last night’s performance of Death of a Salesman at The Grand Theater in Salt Lake City, and I’m finding myself just as challenged in putting my thoughts and feelings into words. You see, I’m […]

Covey’s Joyful Noise is a Joyous Event on How “The Messiah” Was Born

By Joel Applegate and Sarah Pendleton The Hallelujah Chorus was born of a cacophony. Or so the story goes. Tim Slover’s Joyful Noise, now in its last weekend at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, is the historically accurate telling of how George Frederic Handel’s masterwork “Messiah” came […]

Pinnacle Acting Company’s Lion in Winter Needs a Bit More Warmth

Utah Theater Review by Joel Applegate The Lion in Winterby James Goldman as presented by the Pinnacle Acting Company at the Midvale Performing Arts Center stays true to its roots as a domestic comedy.But that rings of false modesty for this 1966 American classic.With her line, “We are jungle creatures”, […]