Tag: Deborah Bowman

SCERA’s Miracle on 34 Street Brings Christmas Magic to Utah County

By Mike Handy Miracle on 34th Street, a musical adaptation of the classic film, is a fun, family friendly show that will tickle all your Christmas funny bones. I grew up in Orem and have attended dozens of movies and performances at the SCERA over the years. Each trip to […]

Noises Off! Takes Center Stage at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem

By Angela Dell I made a last minute dash to the SCERA to see their latest production, Noises Off!. I admit, I was unprepared for this show in every way. You see, maybe I was late to the party. Maybe I’m just “not with it” when it comes to theater […]

The SCERA’s “Hairspray” Shows Comedy’s Power to Enrich an Audience

By Jason Evans  SCERA’s current production of Hairspray proves once again that comedy has great power to enrich an audience when approached from a serious position, leaving us feeling like our lives are made better by experiencing it. But the rich comedy can still entertain and we find us leaving […]

Crazy About The SCERA’S Crazy for You

By Joel Applegate The Summer of 2015 provided the perfect night for opening a delightful musical under a blue, blue moon. SCERA Shell’s outdoor production of Crazy For You, directed by Jerry Elison, is a pastiche of Gershwin favorites specifically chosen to make a plot work. But who cares about […]

The SCERA’s Addams Family is Fun for your whole Family

By MH Thomas The Addams Family: A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY  (a Utah Valley premiere) is a creepy, kooky way to usher in the Halloween season. Director Shawn M. Mortensen had fun with his spooky subject. It is evident throughout the production that he paid attention to detail in every way […]

Les Misérables at the SCERA Should Have No “Empty Chairs”

By Larisa Hicken The SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, Utah has a hit on their hands.  To celebrate the SCERA’s 30th year, they are showing Utah Valley’s Premiere of the beloved musical Les Misérables, by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg. Les Misérables is an epic musical adapted from […]

SCERA’s Cinderella is Magical and Delightful

By Jennifer Mustoe I admit, I’ve always been kind of a Cinderella fangirl. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t start out a princess and instead is treated unfairly by the world’s meanest stepmother and stepsisters ever, dresses in rags and is befriended by animals. I am not going to share the […]

SCERA’s Shrek the Musical Has Layers

Shrek the Musical is a story about looking beyond the outside façade that people present, seeing that people (and ogres!) have layers (like onions!) in order to find true love and friendship. The SCERA’s production in Orem, UT, takes this theme and brings it vividly to life. My husband and […]

SCERA’s Little Shop of Horrors Captivates Audiences

A Utah Theater Review by B.J. Wright   As a reviewer, sometimes you go into a show with high expectations. SCERA Center for the Arts’ production of Little Shop of Horrors was one of those shows for me. I was running through all of my favorite songs from the show as I drove up […]