Theater

Review: Balthazar at Plan-B Theatre

On Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, Plan-B staged the world premiere of Balthazar, a new play by Debora Threedy that puts a modern twist on Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The lights go up and...

The Lord of Misrule: A Chaotic Christmas Play Unlike Anything Else

During the holidays as a kid, I was dragged to theatrical productions of The Nutcracker, It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol, but never once did I get to pelt Ebenezer...

‘My Fair Lady’ Opens at the Eccles

My Fair Lady, the classic rags-to-riches Broadway revival, opens with the Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles and runs from Nov. 12 to 18, 2023, at the beloved Utah stage, Eccles Theater. The...

‘The Game is Afoot’ Plan-B’s Latest Radio Play

Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem is the 17th episode in Plan-B Theatre’s radio presentations and the first to be aired with a live theater audience in nearly a decade.  But is this...

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! Rocky Horror Show at Pioneer Theatre Company

Despite my love for all things Halloween, camp and glam, I’ve never been to a live showing of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. So, when Pioneer Theatre announced their reprise...

Plan-B and Sherlock Holmes Return to the Airwaves

For many years, in those halcyon pre-COVID days, Plan-B Theatre and KUER’s 90.1’s RadioWest staged radio plays on stage and broadcast live on KUER. The company and radio broadcast are finally back...

Review of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

The opening night audience at Eccles Theater was restive but eager on May 30th. It had been less than a week since Tina Turner’s death (May 24, 2023), and we awaited a...

Nine Summer Festivals To Attend in Utah

Time in summer moves slower. We look at the clock less and enjoy warm afternoons that stretch into long, languid nights. And nothing helps keep time in summer as well as the...

Review: ‘FIRE’ at Plan-B Theatre

Plan B Theatre’s revival production of Jennifer Nii’s highly acclaimed FIRE opened in April of 2023. FIRE, Nii’s farewell to her astonishing career as a playwright, features a stunning solo performance by...

Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at the Eccles

Dear Evan Hansen opened Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, in Salt Lake City, at the Eccles Theater, to a sold-out crowd eagerly awaiting one of the most highly lauded musicals of Broadway at...

Preview: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at the Eccles

Dear Evan Hansen, opening Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at the Eccles Theater, in Salt Lake City, brings to the stage—in text and tone — the crushing isolation of a nerdy teenager, trapped...

Review ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ at the Eccles

At the moment, “The Temptations” strutted, dipped, rocked and swaggered onto the stage at the Eccles Theater, a collective gasp of wild anticipation rose from the audience. The night began, and what...

Preview: ‘Ain’t too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations’ at the Eccles

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, opening Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 as part of the Broadway at the Eccles series, is a veritable explosion of music and...

Review: ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’ at Pioneer Theatre

All around the state, Utahns celebrate Christmas with over-the-top lighting displays and a welcome barrage of snowfall. Of course, the state's top artists and entertainers take full advantage of the season by...

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Dazzles at the Eccles

The Moulin Rouge is open for business at the Eccles Theater. The Broadway reboot of the 2001 film starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman opened last weekend and will play through Dec....

The Finest Nutcracker in All the Land

Nutcracker productions during the holidays are as common as egg nog, but Ballet West’s production is the oldest Nutcracker in the nation and, by many, considered the best. In 1944, Ballet West...