Theater

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...

Drink with Ernest Hemingway in ‘The Lost Generation’ by SonderIMMERSIVE

A word of advice to anyone preparing for post-vaccination, “real-world” social interaction again: practice your dinner party small talk. I learned this the hard way last week at a small, intimate dinner...

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Art & Class’ Could Only Come From a Local Playwright

Art & Class, the latest production in Plan-B Theatre’s entirely virtual season, is based on the kind of news story that makes a lot of us shake our heads and scream “not...

‘Through Yonder Window’ from SONDERimmersive Brings Shakespeare in the Parking Garage

Even as artists cautiously look forward to a post-COVID world, plenty of creatives have found innovative ways to continue their work without gathering in-person. Still, these technological solutions often leave plenty to...

‘Art & Class’ Unpacks a Real-Life Utah Controversy

It started out like a typical art class. In 2017 Mateo Rueda, an art teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Hyrum, shared a box with prints of classical art with his classes of...

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘P.G. Anon’ Brings the Drama Home

Even before the pandemic, radio dramas were experiencing an unlikely renaissance. In the 1950s, many Americans traded their radios for television sets, but in the 21st century, thanks to changes in technology,...

Utah Arts Orgs Find Ways to Perform in Spite of COVID-19

Usually at this time of year, SLC dance aficionados know to anticipate a new performance from SBDance, the innovative troupe that presents original startling, beautiful, game-changing, thought-provoking—and often funny—dance. Like a nude...

Teen Suicide Crisis Addressed Through Art

“Good Morning West High!!” The voice over the speakers went on with the daily announcements—basketball games, the school play, club meetings—as teenagers shuffled into the auditorium at West High. Kids here come in...

‘Singing to the Brine Shrimp’ is a Local Love Letter (With Puppets!)

In the Great Salt Lake, brine shrimp are tiny but mighty parts of the ecosystem. At just under a half-inch long, brine shrimp manage to thrive in the inhospitable Salt Lake waters,...

Royal Rivalries in PTC’s ‘Mary Stuart’

Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of Mary Stuart shows both the satisfactions and the limitations of the royal historical drama. On the one hand, there are some obvious pleasures — sweeping themes, dramatic...

‘Mary Stuart’ Brings Palace Intrigue to Pioneer Theatre Company

In the centuries since her execution in 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots has remained an object of public fascination. She is the subject of operas, sonnets, rock songs and, most recently, the...

Silent Night comes to the Capitol Theater

By December 1914, the horrific carnage and conditions of the World War I, called “the war to end all wars,” was established in a series of hellish trenches occupied by troops along...

Dance for the Ages

Ballet West showcases the original Nutcracker. It's been 75 years since William F. Christensen mounted his iconic full-length production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, which delighted and amazed audiences at the...

ODT’s Redux Nutcracker is a Dance on the Wild Side

You all know the story of this ballet: It starts when Clara (Bailey Evans) is given a Nutcracker by Drosselmeyer (Diego Ballesteros). Or you thought you did: Clara throws the nutcracker away and Drosselmeyer replaces...

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Has a Lot That Goes Right

If you see The Play That Goes Wrong, now playing at Pioneer Theatre Company, don’t expect to spend the time before the play on your phone. As I walked into the theater,...

Odyssey Dance Theatre Presents Redux Nutcracker

Odyssey Dance Theatre, for the seventh year in a row, will present Redux Nutcracker December 17 - 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. This...
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