Megan B. Gutierrez is a member of the American Theater Critics Association and is a theater lover from a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah. She sees over 100 shows a year and offers a unique patrons' perspective. When not attending the theater, she works as a corporate trainer for a local human resource and software company. In addition to the work she does for BroadwayWorld, she writes for her own website, aTheaterLover.com.
This week I had the opportunity to meet Alain Boublil at Hale Centre Theatre, co-creator of this beloved musical. Even as I type those words they don't seem real. To shake the man's hand and tell him how he changed my life, words can't explain the absolute star-struck euphoria of that moment.BWW Interviews: Utah Rep's All-Star Production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC January 27, 2016
Utah Repertory Theater Company announces the regional premiere of the thrilling musical adaptation of the Stephen King bestselling sensation: "Carrie: The Musical".
Just in time for Halloween thrills, "Carrie" tells the story of Carrie White, an outcast in high school, who is relentlessly bullied by popular kids and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her fanatical and cruel mother. But Carrie has just discovered she's got a special powerBWW Interviews: Utah Rep's Production of RENT is Timeless Yet New September 15, 2013
Described as an 'unauthorized parody,' this daring and at times shocking play takes characters from the popular comic strip Peanuts and turns them into teenagers dealing with drug abuse, bullying, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion, sex and sexual identity. When CB's dog contracts rabies and must be euthanized after ripping Woodstock to shreds and nearly biting CB, he begins to question the existence of an afterlife. A chance meeting with Beethoven, an artistic kid and also the target of his group's bullying, offers CB peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that pushes teen angst to the very limits.BWW Student Center: The University of Utah Tops Off Their 'Season of Sin' with Spring Awakening! April 12, 2013
Spring Awakening is an extra is an extraordinary musical that celebrates youth and rebellion in a daring fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. Set in repressive 19th-century Germany, a group of teenagers are caught between their sexual urges and society's contradictory teachings. Revealing their alluringly melancholy story of self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety, they attempt to reckon with the thrilling, complicated, and confusing time of their sexual awakening.BWW Student Center: The University of Utah takes on Obsession, Deceit, Romance and the Meaning of Life! March 21, 2013
'Adultery, steamy romantic subplots, a great universal sadness in a time of revolution, what's not to love?' Was the answer I got when I asked actor Cody Thompson (Miron) why one should see The Eccentrics opening today (Thursday, February 21st) at the University of Utah. I have to admit, I was certainly intrigued.BWW Student Center: Being Naughty is So Much Fun at the University of Utah! February 8, 2013
Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, is secretly having an affair. With the help of her best friend, Lucienne, she concocts a plan to expose Victor's infidelity. And in typical farce fashion, nothing goes as planned. Don't miss University of Utah's Department of Theatre's production of George Feydeau's A FLEA IN HER EAR now underway!BWW Interviews: Utah Theater Community Mourns a Friend December 21, 2012
The Utah theater community mourns a friend. I had the opportunity to speak with David Fetzer recently and was not able to publish his interview before his untimely passing. Here now, are the thoughts he shared with me.BWW Reviews: LION IN WINTER is Sure to Impress! November 14, 2012
A hysterical ride, Noises Off propels us into a world of absolute chaos and out-of-control laughter. In typical farce fashion, this show's quickened pace will leave you exhausted at the end of the night. Noises Off is crowd favorite with its many mix-ups and mayhem. While all fun and games for the audience, the show is an incredibly complex and difficult one to stage!BWW Student Center: University of Utah Tackles 'TIS A PITY SHE'S A WHORE November 14, 2012
The sexy regional premier of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson blasts onto stage at Salt Lake Acting Company! You've never seen Andrew Jackson (the 7th President of the United States) like this before!STUDENT CENTER: Westminster College Finds The Divine October 18, 2012