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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Review: ‘Aladdin’ dazzles, beguiles at the Eccles

The genie is out of the bottle and his magic is spellbinding.

Review: Hale’s ‘Matilda’ gives child actors chance to shine

Children take center stage in the Hale Centre Theatre's production of "Matilda," based on the children's book by Roald Dahl.

Review: ‘Silent Dancer’ at Salt Lake Acting Company a scintillating hybrid

So me and my mum saw the world premiere of "Silent Dancer" by Kathleen Cahill on opening night, last Friday, at Salt Lake Acting Company.

Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ blooms onstage at Hale Center Theatre

You know that lovely feeling you get when you go to the hair salon and they wash your hair in hot water and shampoo your scalp and massage your head? That was the feeling I had the whole way through Hale Center Theater's "Steel Magnolias." It's a warm, soothing, comforting show; I came away feeling like I'd spent the evening with my best girlfriends.

Review: Pioneer Theatre’s ‘Sweat’ worth the emotional workout

Pioneer Theatre Company has debuted its grittiest drama of the season in "Sweat," which earned playwright Lynn Nottage a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Review: ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ flies high at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre

Your next fantasy road trip may just be to Centerville if you're a fan of whimsical family theater or stage remakes of vintage Dick Van Dyke musicals.

Review: PTC’s ‘Once’ offers evocative music, taste of Ireland

Some Utahns will remember "Once" as the modest musical film that hailed from Ireland but first found fame at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. Well, "Once" has returned to Utah, this time in its stage musical version, which earned the Broadway production eight 2012 Tonys, including the one for Best Musical. Pioneer Theatre Company is staging the show, directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh. It tells the tale of loves lost, passionate music and dreams pursued.

Review: Hale’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ delivers theater magic

The Hale Centre Theatre's of "The Wizard of Oz" comes closer to pure magic than any production I have ever seen.

Review: Hale Center Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ is charming, nostalgic

I don't know about you, but I find it really easy to get overwhelmed at Christmastime. There's places to go and events to organize and food to prepare and presents to buy and people to see and while it's all very joyous, it can be quite stressful too. That's why "A Christmas Carol" at Hale Center Theatre is a perfect antidote to all the hustle and bustle; it reminds us very clearly to slow down and remember what's important in life.

Review: ‘Pinkalicious the Musical’ at Salt Lake Acting Company is a perfect holiday gift

What do you give to kids that have everything this holiday season?