Tag: Whitney Sorensen

A Whole New World of Alan Menken at BYU in Provo Celebrated the Magic of Music

By Whitney Sorensen BYU’s Bravo performing arts series welcomes Tony– and Academy Award–winning composer Alan Menken to Provo with his one-man show A Whole New World of Alan Menken. This concert showcases his extensive musical catalog and offers a glimpse of the hard work required to create even one memorable […]

BYU Theatre Ballet’s Carnival of the Animals Makes a Storybook Come to Life in Provo

By Whitney Sorensen BYU Theatre Ballet appeals directly to the children in the audience with its spectacular staging of Camille Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals at the Harris Fine Arts Center in Provo. The dancers bring a menagerie to life onstage, each animal looking like a moving illustration from a […]

Out of Chaos’s Macbeth at BYU in Provo Excels at Minimalism

By Whitney Sorensen Off the Map, BYU’s International Theatre Festival, brings UK-based theatre company Out of Chaos to Provo with four performances of their two-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This show shortens the Scottish play to 80 minutes but still contains all the political intrigue and famous lines you expect […]

Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet Creates Laughter and Tragedy in Equal Measure at the SCERA

By Whitney Sorenson Don’t miss the chance to see Romeo and Juliet, the Bard’s tragedy about two love-struck teenagers, from the always-entertaining Grassroots Shakespeare Company, playing through January 20 at the SCERA in Orem. If you think you know this play, their performance makes you think again. I’ve never seen […]

BYU’s Microburst Theatre Festival 2017 Lets Students Share Original Plays

By Whitney Sorenson Theatre enthusiasts should make BYU’s annual Microburst Theatre Festival, now in its fourth year at the Harris Fine Arts Center in Provo, a regular appointment on their performance calendar. At this year’s Microburst Theatre Festival, you’ll hear clever dialogue from talented playwrights-in-training and see solid acting from […]

PG Players’ On Golden Pond Offers Heart and Humor to Utah Valley

By Whitney Sorensen With its small cast in a cozy theatre, the Pleasant Grove Players’ production of Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond in Pleasant Grove encourages introspection as much as it encourages laughter. Husband-and-wife directing team Howard and Kathryn Little let the simplicity of On Golden Pond speak for itself […]

Timpanogos Valley Theater’s Holes Brings Beloved Story to Life in Heber

By Whitney Sorensen The short drive from Orem to Heber was more than worth it to enjoy Timpanogos Valley Theater’s production of Holes. This stage adaptation of Louis Sachar’s Newbery Award-winning novel Holes retains the charm of the original source material, likely because the author himself penned the stage version. […]