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Tyler Hinton

Tyler Hinton

Tyler Hinton has been a contributing editor at BroadwayWorld since January 2012. He has a BA from Brigham Young University (BYU) in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Theatre Studies. In the past, he has written for the BYU Daily Universe and the Connersville (Ind.) News-Examiner. In addition to reviewing, he has extensive experience with many aspects of theatre, including writing, producing, directing, music directing, designing, singing, acting, marketing, publicity, and operations.


Review: MOULIN ROUGE! at the Eccles Theater is a Euphoric Heart-Filled Extravaganza
December 3, 2022

The national tour of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL at the Eccles Theater is not just “spectacular spectacular”--it is “spectacular” a million times over with dazzling scenic and lighting design that has to be seen to be believed, and even then it feels unbelievable. The entire production is a luscious extravaganza of visuals and music, thanks to the unparalleled artistic vision of Tony-winning director Alex Timbers and his collaborators. But it’s not just shiny veneer with no substance. Lying just under the surface is a pulsating heart of humanity, filled with love and pain and aspiration, driving the experience to euphoric heights.

Review: Mandy Patinkin at the Eccles Theater was Unconventional and Unforgettable
November 21, 2022

MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: BEING ALIVE played the Eccles Theater for one night only on Saturday, November 19, 2022, spotlighting the stage and screen star’s distinctive singing, acting and personality.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Magical
November 20, 2022

Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy is an oceanic paradise of possibilities--you never know what new visual delight might be in store.

Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's Broadway-Bound SHUCKED Deserves to Be a Corn-Fed Hit
October 31, 2022

The world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical comedy SHUCKED, currently playing at Pioneer Theatre Company, is hilariously corny with story and song as sweet and juicy as fresh, buttered corn on the cob. It’s an unexpected show that grows on you as it goes along, and like kernels stuck in your teeth, it stays with you long after. 

Interview: Tony Winner Robert Horn on His New Broadway-Bound Musical SHUCKED
October 29, 2022

Robert Horn won a Tony for TOOTSIE, adapted his own book of the musical 13 for its Netflix adaptation, and has written a number of television projects, including TEEN BEACH MOVIE and TEEN BEACH 2.  Generous and genuinely funny, he recently spoke with BroadwayWorld about his involvement in this new project.

Review: Fabulous SISTER ACT at Hale Center Theater Orem Has Soul
October 15, 2022

SISTER ACT at Hale Center Theater Orem has the glitz and glamour of a disco queen and the heart and soul of a woman of the cloth. 

Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses
October 1, 2022

Read what our critic through of the national tour of THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a spectacle like no other--a feast for the senses with eye-popping visuals and immersive music.  It thrills with its groundbreaking application of masks and cultural puppetry techniques, along with its ravishing use of light, shadow, and color. Its drumbeat is the heartbeat of the African savannah.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's LUCKY STIFF is Groovy Fun
September 18, 2022

LUCKY STIFF on Hale Centre Theatre’s Jewel Box Stage opens with an ode to classic 1970s game shows, and the musical that follows is like a ride back in time via the Game Show Channel.  A captivating competition for a cash prize with lots of twists and turns, it’s just a smidge naughty but ultimately wholesome…and always groovy. 

Tuacahn to Present BEAUTIFUL, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, and More in 2023 Season
September 17, 2022

This season will feature Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME and Disney’s TARZAN in the Outdoor Amphitheatre along with BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS in the Hafen Theatre.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Eccles Theater is a Masterful Reimagining
September 7, 2022

It is rare for a straight play on Broadway to tour the country and even rarer for one to visit Utah. With its masterful writing and world-class acting, one could not think of a better choice for a transplant from NYC to SLC than the national tour of HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Eccles Theater.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN is a Buoyant Regional Premiere
September 6, 2022

Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy is the first place you can see the new revised version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN post-New York. And it’s a buoyant regional premiere.

Review: Jeremy Jordan Brought Down the House at BYU
September 3, 2022

The sold-out De Jong Concert Hall at Brigham Young University was bursting with screaming fans of Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan on Sept. 2, and he brought down the house with his mesmerizing performance.

Interview: Susan Egan on DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT and Her Own Disney Legacy
August 22, 2022

Tony Award nominee Susan Egan opened up to BroadwayWorld about the evolution of DISNEY PRINCESS - THE CONCERT from its humble beginnings to its current Disney-fueled iteration, as well as her legacy as Broadway's original Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the voice of Meg in HERCULES.

Review: HADESTOWN at the Eccles Theater Sweeps You Away
August 3, 2022

The national tour of HADESTOWN at the Eccles Theater sweeps you away with its luminous and evocative storytelling. Deservedly a phenomenon of modern theatre, a trip down to HADESTOWN is one that will surely linger with you for long after.

Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at West Valley Arts is a Real Blast
July 16, 2022

IN THE HEIGHTS at West Valley Arts is a rapturous celebration of heritage and a real blast to experience.

Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is Showy but Intimate
July 9, 2022

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Hale Center Theater Orem is a splendidly showy but also intimately heartfelt love letter to musical theatre and its fans.

Review: SCERA's THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is a Jubilant Adventure
July 5, 2022

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre is a jubilant adventure that captures your eyes, ears, and heart.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's Tender SILENT SKY is Life-Affirming
July 1, 2022

SILENT SKY on Hale Centre Theatre’s Jewel Box Stage is a tender testament to the triumph of the human spirit. It may be a play you haven’t heard of based on obscure history, but SILENT SKY is a life-affirming small treasure that has been lovingly brought to life in an engrossing production that deserves attention and accolades.

Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is Splashy Entertainment
June 20, 2022

Audiences can’t help but be won over by the splashy, nostalgic entertainment of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN on Hale Centre Theatre’s Centre Stage in Sandy.

Review: THE AUDIENCE at Creekside Theatre Fest is Riveting
June 18, 2022

The Creekside Theatre Fest production of THE AUDIENCE at Liahona Preparatory Academy in Pleasant Grove is riveting in its portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II's reign.