Tag: Joel Applegate

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 […]

Do You Want to See Me Naked? At Another Theater in Provo Ends the Year Profoundly  

By Joel Applegate                             An Other Theater Company has brought a special performance from this year’s Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Do You Want to See Me Naked?, produced by Salt Lake’s Sackerson Theater. It’s brave, vulnerable, startling, wounded, and ultimately, free of shame. I can’t write about this show without […]

Utah New Works Theatre Project’s New Works Ten Gets A Ten out of Ten

  By Joel Applegate From over 70 submissions by local playwrights, all Utah-based, The Utah New Works Theatre Projects has selected just 17 diamonds in the rough along with a few polished gems, writers, directors, and actors. The first seven plays are presented as staged readings, with a host of […]

The U of U Shows Their Love for Shakespeare in Love’s Labours Lost

By Joel Applegate William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is a difficult play in that there are no events that unveil a cascading plot, save for the arrival of a Princess and her comely entourage. It is a play of feeling and flirtation and pain in which the question is to […]

Renaissance Now’s Macbeth at The Castle Amphitheater in Provo is Haunting to the Last

By Rayna Bell Renaissance Now Theatre & Film is performing Shakespeare’s Macbeth this weekend at The Castle Amphitheater in Provo. The enthralling cast, beautifully coordinated costumes, menacing music, and haunting movement all come together for a production you do not want to miss. Macbeth is the tale of a Scotsman […]

Keep on Guessing in Covey Center for the Arts’ “Murder by the Book”

By Andrea Johnson Now, I love a murder mystery as much as the next girl.  In fact, my husband believes that my obsession with crime shows is merely research for his untimely demise. However, even I was delightfully flummoxed by the twists and turns of Murder by the Book, an […]

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 […]

Come Experience the Story in PTC’s Alabama Story

By Joel Applegate It’s a pleasure to have the chance to see another professional production at the Pioneer Theatre. For this reviewer, at least, that opportunity doesn’t come around often enough. And professional and polished is what you get in Pioneer’s latest production, Alabama Story, which opened January 9th. If […]

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 […]