Tag: Shawn M. Mortensen

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 […]

Catch Brigadoon at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem Before It Disappears

By Angela Dell Lone bagpiper, James Moyar, stands at the top of the hill at the back of the audience and plays traditional bagpipe music in a kilt and hose before the start of Brigadoon at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem. This is my first time seeing the […]

SCERA’s Seussical the Musical Lightheartedly Encourages Audience to Think New Thinks

By Teresa Gashler When I brought my young family to see Seussical the Musical at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem, I didn’t know what kind of show to expect. I have been a librarian and I have a deep love for Dr. Seuss books. I was nervous because […]

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 […]

Let Your Kids Swing From the Trees to the SCERA’s Tarzan the Musical

By Joel Applegate Bring the kids! There’s so much to dazzle them in SCERA Shell’s production of Tarzan the Musical: the designs, the colors, the dancing and the fine costumes. This is a great show befitting an outdoor venue and the production values are very impressive. The amphitheater is a […]

The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is Flat Out Entertainment for the Whole Family!

A Utah Theater Review by Shannon Eden The Scera Theater for the Arts, located just off of State St. in Orem, is home to many venues – the latest being their production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, put on by their Theater for Young Audiences and directed by […]