Tag: Larisa Hicken

The End of 2017–What a Fun Journey!

By Jennifer Mustoe Up until this year, Front Row Reviewers Utah has been a “hobby.” Yes, we took our reviewing seriously, but we were sporadic in how often we reviewed, where we went, how many reviewers we had on staff. Two things we never compromised on were these standards: Get […]

I Will Always Love The Bodyguard at the Eccles in Salt Lake

By Jennifer Mustoe and Larisa Hicken I remember the 1992 movie The Bodyguard, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, only vaguely and it was played in a second-rate theater, so the sound was kinda bad. The sound not being good is key to why I didn’t enjoy it much.  Seeing […]

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s The Tavern Takes Cedar City by Storm

The Tavern at Utah Shakespeare Festival

By Larisa Hicken, with Jen Mustoe Two women walked into The Tavern… Last weekend, my friend Jen and I braved the random winter weather in September to visit Cedar City and catch a few shows. When we entered the theater, I was feeling emotionally fragile from watching the intense How to […]

Utah Shakespeare Festival’s How to Fight Loneliness is a Profound Commentary About Life, Love, and Loss

By Jennifer Mustoe, with Larisa Hicken For my third trip this season to Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, I planned to see two shows. How to Fight Loneliness was my matinee choice. As I walked into the lovely Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, the mood was somber. I […]

You’re Only a Day Away From Annie in American Fork

By Larisa Hicken and Jen Mustoe Performing in the beautiful American Fork Amphitheater, Annie, directed by Adam Cannon, is presented by the American Fork Community Theater in association with the Timpanogos Arts Foundation. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Annie is a beloved favorite based on the popular […]

Anything Goes at UVU is De-Lovely

By Larisa Hicken The UVU Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen’s performance of Anything Goes in the small Noorda Theater in Orem, Utah is delightful. Anything Goes is a classic Cole Porter masterpiece of silly romance and comedy that allows you to escape into the early 1930s on […]

Spanish Fork’s Joseph is New, Fresh and Worth Seeing

By Mary Garlitz So you think, okay someone is doing Joseph again in Utah Valley.  Not a big surprise as this is a favorite among this area. However, I went into Spanish Fork Community Theater’s version with an open mind and excitement to hear all of my favorite songs again.  […]

SCERA’s Guys & Dolls is a Sure Bet

By Larisa Hicken As the final show of their indoor season in Orem, Utah, SCERA’s production of Guys & Dolls was sensational. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys  & Dolls is a classic lighthearted musical about girls who fall for […]

Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s Titus Andronicus is a Bloody Good Time

By Larisa Hicken If you’re looking for a way to get into the Halloween spirit, there’s no better way than attending Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s presentation of Titus Andronicus at the Castle Ampitheater in Provo.  Just follow the dark winding path up behind the State Mental Hospital. Titus Andronicus is certainly […]