Theater

Melissa Leilani Larson’s ‘Mestiza, or Mixed’ Explores Mixed-Race Identity

Melissa Leilani Larson has established herself as one of Utah’s most successful playwrights and screenwriters. She has written stage adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion; Little Happy Secrets, a...

Review: ‘Hello Dolly!’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

The cast of "Hello Dolly!" at Pioneer Theatre Company draws out the musical's natural humor and quiet emotional resonance.

Paige Davis Stars in ‘Hello Dolly!’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

Carol Channing. Barbra Streisand. Bette Midler. Few roles in musical theater—for men or women—have as storied of a legacy as the lead part in Hello Dolly! The classic musical is a nostalgic...

Broadway at the Eccles Announces 2022-23 Season

The 2022-23 season of Broadway at the Eccles includes "Les Misérables" and the Utah debuts of "Moulin Rouge!" and "Ain't Too Proud."

Review: ‘Passing Strange’ at Salt Lake Acting Company

Now at Salt Lake Acting Company is one of the most exciting, vibrant shows I’ve seen on a Utah stage in recent memory. The Utah premiere of Passing Strange, a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age...

Review: ‘Aftershock’ at Plan-B Theatre

Your mental image of the typical Mormon family could probably use a few updates. In Utah, people both inside and outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can easily conjure...

Review: ‘Fireflies’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

If you’re even a casual rom-com fan, the basic plot of Fireflies, a play by Matthew Barber now at Pioneer Theatre Company, should be pretty familiar. You could probably get a good...

‘Passing Strange’ Makes its Utah Debut at Salt Lake Acting Company

More than 13 years after its first Broadway performance, Passing Strange is finally making its Utah debut. The raucous rock musical will be performed at Salt Lake Acting Company from April 6-May...

A Single Mormon Takes Center Stage in Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Aftershock’

In the wake of a worldwide pandemic shutdown, an earthquake that shook Salt Lake City and sudden isolation from others, Teah (Estephani Cerros), a single, LDS woman, goes to see a therapist...

New Beginnings in Pioneer Theatre Company’s ‘Fireflies’

A small-town story of surprising romance, Fireflies, a 2017 play by Matthew Barber, will have its Utah premiere at Pioneer Theatre Company on April 1. In contrast with PTC’s last production—the brash,...

Review: ‘Something Rotten!’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

At the beginning of the pandemic, some writers pointed out that Shakespeare wrote one of his most acclaimed plays, King Lear, in the middle of a plague. This led to speculation on...

‘Something Rotten!’ at Pioneer Theatre Company Is an Absurd Love Letter to Musical Theater

Galyana Castillo and Matt Farcher in "Something Rotten!" at Pioneer Theatre Company

Review: ‘The Clean-Up Project’ at Plan-B Theatre

In the past two years, Utah theater companies have made noticeable strides to include more performers and creators of color. This progress is far from complete, but it’s still heartening to see...

Empathy and Rage in Plan-B Theatre’s ‘The Clean-Up Project’

“I was really, really, really angry and I didn’t know how to get that out,” says playwright Carleton Bluford. It was summer 2020, and Bluford, like many in the U.S., was saddened...

Review: ‘Egress’ at Salt Lake Acting Company

Usually, if a play is at all successful, the audience won’t spend time considering the green exit signs in the corner of their peripheral vision. Sure, you might spend a half-second finding...

In Salt Lake Acting Company’s ‘Egress,’ An Emotional Journey for You and You

“You are an expert on safety, but you no longer feel safe. You have just moved to a small college town to teach architecture, but you realize that your nightmares have followed...
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