Salt Lake City Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: AIDA Dazzles in Hale Centre Theatre's New Home BWW Review: AIDA Dazzles in Hale Centre Theatre's New Home
by Tyler Hinton - November 20, 2017

Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is the first production to grace the main stage of Hale Centre Theatre's spectacular new home the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre at 9900 South Monroe Street in Sandy.... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's A COMEDY OF TENORS is Impeccably Cast BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's A COMEDY OF TENORS is Impeccably Cast
by Tyler Hinton - October 24, 2017

Filled to the brim with crackling comedy and characters you want to root for, Pioneer Theatre Company's impeccably cast A COMEDY OF TENORS is high caliber entertainment.... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Eccles is a Work of Art BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Eccles is a Work of Art
by Tyler Hinton - October 11, 2017

The national tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Eccles Theater is a beautifully crafted work of art that celebrates art in many forms. Dance, music, and visual art play important roles in both the plot and the production of the show itself, which is a unique combination of a ballet, a dramatic pla... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Center Theater Orem Parades an Energizing HELLO, DOLLY! BWW Review: Hale Center Theater Orem Parades an Energizing HELLO, DOLLY!
by Blair Howell - October 07, 2017

The innovative HCTO takes a refreshing view of the statuesque piece of musical theater. HELLO, DOLLY! sparkles. Ashley Gardner Carlson understands the emotional drive behind the matchmaker character and relies on the material as written. She is a highly personable and naturally endearing Dolly.... (more...)
BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre is Sweeping BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre is Sweeping
by Tyler Hinton - October 05, 2017

A TALE OF TWO CITIES, the 2008 Broadway musical currently playing at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, is redemptive and uplifting as it weaves a tale full of memorable characters. The storytelling and dialogue are sharp, and the score is complex and often achingly beautiful.... (more...)
BWW Review: STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE! Brings Rob Lowe to the Eccles BWW Review: STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE! Brings Rob Lowe to the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - September 30, 2017

Rob Lowe hit the stage of the Eccles Theater on Friday, September 29, 2017 in a brand new one-man show entitled STORIES I ONLY TELL MY FRIENDS: LIVE! The star of movies such as THE OUTSIDERS and TOMMY BOY, television dramas such as THE WEST WING and BROTHERS AND SISTERS, and television comedies suc... (more...)
BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
by Blair Howell - September 21, 2017

STEEL PIER is irresistibly infectious. The University of Utah's fearless Theatre Department, the closest the state has to a conservatory actor-training program, entertainingly stages the regional premiere of this neglected John Kander and Fred Ebb musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre Company BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - September 20, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is the central character in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play receiving its regional premiere in a spectacular production by the Pioneer Theatre Company. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg proficiently stages... (more...)
BWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting Company BWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting Company
by Blair Howell - September 12, 2017

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY is an engaging new light comedy with a agreeably subtle religious theme, expertly directed and staged by Salt Lake Acting Company.... (more...)
BWW Review: Renee Elise Goldsberry Performs a World-Class Concert at BYU BWW Review: Renee Elise Goldsberry Performs a World-Class Concert at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - September 11, 2017

Tony Award winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, who starred as Angelica Schuyler in the original cast of HAMILTON, opened the Brigham Young University BRAVO! season on Friday, September 8, 2017.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's FOREVER PLAID Christens New Theatre BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's FOREVER PLAID Christens New Theatre
by Tyler Hinton - September 05, 2017

Utah favorite FOREVER PLAID is the first production to be presented in Hale Centre Theatre's new home. The newly christened Sorenson Legacy Jewel Box Theatre is an intimate space tucked within the striking new Mountain America Performing Arts Centre still under construction in Sandy.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's Brilliant THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Mesmerizing BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's Brilliant THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD is Mesmerizing
by Tyler Hinton - August 30, 2017

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD at Hale Centre Theatre is a show that is difficult to describe but is so delightful and thrilling that you deserve to discover it for yourself. It is the pinnacle of what local theatre can be with a brilliant vision and a world-class production filled to the brim with creativ... (more...)
BWW Review: JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Sundance Summer Theater BWW Review: JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Sundance Summer Theater
by Blair Howell - July 28, 2017

Without a doubt, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is Utah's most frequently performed musical. It's hard not to find one of the ubiquitous stagings, from high schools to large community theater companies all across the state. So the challenge is to make JOSEPH fresh and new when audience... (more...)
BWW Review: Donny & Marie are Delightfully Versatile and Entertaining in Sandy BWW Review: Donny & Marie are Delightfully Versatile and Entertaining in Sandy
by Tyler Hinton - July 12, 2017

Utah's beloved Osmond siblings Donny & Marie hit the stage of the Sandy Amphitheater on July 11, 2017 to launch their new tour. They gave a thoroughly entertaining show with high production values that was filled with nostalgia while remaining current and relevant.... (more...)
BWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of Wonder BWW Review: TARZAN at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Realistic World of Wonder
by Tyler Hinton - June 23, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of TARZAN is a realistic, emotive depiction of a well-known story.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping
by Tyler Hinton - June 21, 2017

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles Theater is eye-catching and heart stopping with fantastic talent.... (more...)
BWW Review: MOVE – BEYOND Brings Derek and Julianne Hough Back to Utah BWW Review: MOVE – BEYOND Brings Derek and Julianne Hough Back to Utah
by Tyler Hinton - June 08, 2017

Emmy-winning siblings Derek and Julianne Hough returned to their home state on Wednesday, June 7 for two performances of MOVE - BEYOND - LIVE ON TOUR at the Eccles Theater. The crowd-pleasing show was a whirlwind of spectacle that allowed the Houghs to not only dance in many styles, but also sing an... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's JOSEPH  is an Amazing Technicolor Dream BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's JOSEPH is an Amazing Technicolor Dream
by Tyler Hinton - June 06, 2017

Utah favorite JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is an 'amazing technicolor' dream of a production.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA at the Eccles is Magical BWW Review: CINDERELLA at the Eccles is Magical
by Tyler Hinton - May 31, 2017

The touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a magical showcase of the new Broadway adaptation, filled with whimsy and lush beauty.... (more...)
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...)