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BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2017

Emmy and Tony-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth made an emotional and entertaining Brigham Young University debut on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series.... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES is Glitzy, Homespun Fun BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES is Glitzy, Homespun Fun
by Tyler Hinton - May 10, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of the rarely revived THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES is full of glitz; glamor; and simple, homespun fun.... (more...)
BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See
by Blair Howell - April 20, 2017

SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Meaningful BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Meaningful
by Tyler Hinton - April 19, 2017

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a meaningful, thoughtful production that resists excess in its storytelling as it exudes warmth.... (more...)
BWW Review: SCERA's MY FAIR LADY Features Not-to-Be-Missed Performances BWW Review: SCERA's MY FAIR LADY Features Not-to-Be-Missed Performances
by Tyler Hinton - April 17, 2017

MY FAIR LADY at SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem has everything you are looking for in a classic musical, with not-to-be missed leading performances at the top of the list.... (more...)
BWW Review: Lea Salonga is Flawless at BYU BWW Review: Lea Salonga is Flawless at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - April 12, 2017

Tony-winning actress and international singing star Lea Salonga returned to Brigham Young University on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to perform a concert of her hit songs and other memorable numbers with BYU's Chamber Orchestra. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRA... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular
by Tyler Hinton - March 27, 2017

The national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. THE LION KING is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten.... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's KING CHARLES III is Fascinating BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's KING CHARLES III is Fascinating
by Tyler Hinton - March 25, 2017

If you are a fan of Shakespeare or of the British royal family, or even better--both, you will adore the well crafted, fascinating KING CHARLES III at Pioneer Theatre Company.... (more...)
BWW Review: Frank Wildhorn and Friends Bring Powerful Vocals to BYU BWW Review: Frank Wildhorn and Friends Bring Powerful Vocals to BYU
by Tyler Hinton - March 20, 2017

Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn returned to Brigham Young University on Friday, March 17, 2017 to perform his music with Broadway vocalists. It was an absolute treat to hear Wildhorn's exhilarating music performed by such powerful vocal talent. It was a non-stop parade of impressive perform... (more...)
BWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Triumph BWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Triumph
by Tyler Hinton - March 11, 2017

For regular theatergoers, it isn't often that a performance will stand out over the years as one not to be forgotten. Pioneer Theatre Company's triumphant concert version of CHESS (running for three performances only) is one of these.... (more...)
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Eccles is Cleverly Imaginative BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Eccles is Cleverly Imaginative
by Tyler Hinton - February 23, 2017

The national tour of MATILDA THE MUSICAL, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is a clever, artistic show that arouses curiosity and laughter from young and old audiences alike. ... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is Joyous BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is Joyous
by Tyler Hinton - February 21, 2017

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a joyous, nostalgic romp that is at once familiar and new.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at the Eccles is Bold and Heartfelt BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at the Eccles is Bold and Heartfelt
by Tyler Hinton - January 18, 2017

The new Eccles Theater is currently serving as the temporary home for the national tour of KINKY BOOTS--a heartfelt exploration of family and friendship. With a Tony-winning pop score, performances bolstered by emotional strength and bravery, and design that is both subtle and bold, this is an unusu... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's FENCES is Layered BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's FENCES is Layered
by Tyler Hinton - January 10, 2017

The production of FENCES currently playing at Pioneer Theatre Company is both literally and figuratively layered and lived in.... (more...)
BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Eccles is Nostalgically Gratifying BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Eccles is Nostalgically Gratifying
by Tyler Hinton - December 08, 2016

The Equity national tour of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, brings exactly the kind of nostalgia one is looking for at this time of year.... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER! Balances the Dark and Light BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER! Balances the Dark and Light
by Tyler Hinton - December 05, 2016

The new professional production of the classic musical OLIVER! at Pioneer Theatre Company strikes a nice balance between the squalor of the story and the optimism of the score.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles is High Quality BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at the Eccles is High Quality
by Tyler Hinton - November 16, 2016

The national tour of BEAUTIFUL is the first Broadway show to play at the brand-new Eccles Theater, and it is a more than worthy tenant. In fact, the high quality of the production is ample proof of the embarrassment of riches the theater is sure to attract.... (more...)
BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is Another Successful Utah Premiere for Utah Rep BWW Review: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL is Another Successful Utah Premiere for Utah Rep
by Tyler Hinton - November 09, 2016

With its production of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, Utah Repertory Theater Company continues its laudable mission of staging Utah premieres of shows that otherwise might not be seen in the state.... (more...)
IN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in Utah IN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in Utah
by Blair Howell - November 01, 2016

While nearly every Broadway show receives a developmental workshop in New York or Los Angeles, the creative team for one show with Broadway aspirations has selected an unusual city for this step in the development process.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Pioneer Theatre Company BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - October 28, 2016

Before A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Tennessee Williams wrote his most autobiographical play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Starry Eccles Theater Grand Opening Impresses BWW Review: The Starry Eccles Theater Grand Opening Impresses
by Tyler Hinton - October 24, 2016

The newly completed George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City received a grand opening celebration fit for the stars on Friday, October 21. The beautiful building was the centerpiece of a concert that featured Rita Moreno, Megan Hilty, and Brian Stokes Mitchell, along with a slew... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SISTER ACT is Rousing BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SISTER ACT is Rousing
by Tyler Hinton - October 20, 2016

SISTER ACT at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a 1970s disco dream, an uplifting story of self-improvement and love, and a rousing good time.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. is Energetic BWW Review: Hale Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. is Energetic
by Tyler Hinton - October 11, 2016

The Hale Academy for the Performing Arts at Hale Center Theater Orem is currently presenting LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. in a youth production that is sure to bring a smile to your face.... (more...)
BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is Radiant BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is Radiant
by Tyler Hinton - October 07, 2016

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is radiant, with appealing performances. attractive design, and superb choreography.... (more...)
BWW Review: BRING IT ON at the University of Utah Brings a Youthful Energy BWW Review: BRING IT ON at the University of Utah Brings a Youthful Energy
by Tyler Hinton - September 21, 2016

The University of Utah's production of BRING IT ON, which is the first in Utah since the national tour arrived more than two years ago, captivates with a youthful energy.... (more...)