Theater

Review: ‘Elf The Musical’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

Christmas media can be a love-it-or-hate-it proposition—either you’re blasting Mariah Carey before Halloween is over or you cringe at all of the earnest merriness. Like it or not, though, we’re well into...

‘Elf’ Sings Into Pioneer Theatre Company Directed by Alan Muraoka

For many 00s kids (and plenty of their parents), the image of Will Ferrell joyfully terrorizing a Macy’s belongs in the Christmas movie canon along with the A Christmas Story leg lamp...

Review: ‘Ass’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

With a title that’s memorable, to-the-point and a little bit cheeky (sorry), Pioneer Theatre Company's Ass is designed to grab your attention. Though the in-your-face title reminds you that you’re definitely not...

Fame vs. Family in ‘Ass’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

First, there’s the title. Surprising, tongue-in-cheek, a little bit provocative, something that might make you awkwardly pause before saying it in polite conversation. Then, there’s the playwright. Ass, which makes its world...

Review: ‘Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet’ at Salt Lake Acting Company

In Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet, a world premiere from Utah playwright Elaine Jarvik at Salt Lake Acting Company, a dead body literally upstages every other actor. In...

Review: SONDERimmersive’s ‘The Chocolatier’

As the pandemic made most traditional live theater impossible, the new theater company SONDERimmersive stayed busy, experimenting with innovative ways to perform in-person productions. In Through Yonder Window, audiences stayed in their...

‘Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet’ Examines the Messy Side of American Progress

In a charged period of American history, activists fight for radical social change and marginalized groups struggle to be heard. As leaders and everyday people struggle for progress, fractious debates emerge—between idealism...

Review: Pioneer Theatre Company’s ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’

Here’s how surreal it feels to attend live theater again in 2021. In Pioneer Theatre Company’s performance of Ain’t Misbehavin’—the company’s first production in 18 months—one of the biggest cheers of the...

The Gospel of Sister Dottie S. Dixon

Last spring Salt Lake City lost our Sister Dottie. Actor Charles Lynn Frost passed away on May 19 at age 67 from colon cancer. Sister Dottie S. Dixon, the creation of Frost...

Review: #SLACabaret Skewers Utah’s Quirks

Way back in summer 2019—if you can even remember that long ago—Salt Lake Acting Company performed their 41st iteration of Saturday’s Voyeur. The long-running satire lampooned national politics, Utah culture and Mormonism;...

Utah Theater Companies Announce 2021-22 Seasons

After many months of uncertainty and disappointment, live theater is returning to some kind of normal. Broadway is expected to reopen next month, and, here in Utah, theaters are preparing for an...

Utah Shakespeare Festival Returns to the Stage for 60th Anniversary

Add Utah Shakespeare Festival to the list of summer traditions that are coming back after COVID-mandated cancellations in 2020. After altering and ultimately cancelling the Cedar City festival last summer, organizers are...

New Perspectives in Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Local Color’

From a disturbing portrait of late-capitalist dystopia to an emotional debate about Facebook ethics, Plan-B Theatre’s final 2020-21 production covers a lot of ground in its one-hour runtime. The audio production series...

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Local Color’ Highlights POC Artists

As theaters across the country continue to grapple with racial equity, Plan-B Theatre is closing their season of audio dramas with Local Color, a series of short plays by POC writers.  The four...

Salt Lake Acting Company’s ‘Alabaster’ Elevates Virtual Theater

If months stuck at home inspired you to start rambling conversations with your pets, Alabaster, Salt Lake Acting Company’s newest play, might be uncomfortably relatable. What might be less familiar is that...

Salt Lake Acting Company Announces New Accessibility Campaign

Last week, Salt Lake Acting Company launched The Amberlee Fund: Accessibility Elevated, a $1 million capital campaign to completely redesign their theater to make the space more accessible. Fans of SLAC know...
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