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BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a Big Hit Photo BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is a Big Hit
by Tyler Hinton - September 19, 2020

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET fills Hale Centre Theatre with big personalities, big voices, and big feelings....
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is Thrilling Photo BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is Thrilling
by Tyler Hinton - August 29, 2020

Agatha Christie's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS on Hale Centre Theatre's Jewel Box Stage is superbly thrilling and well crafted, thanks to the writing, direction, acting, and use of a set that is stunning in its opulence and realistic detail....
BWW Review: Hale Academy's MOANA, JR. is a Satisfying Regional Premiere Photo BWW Review: Hale Academy's MOANA, JR. is a Satisfying Regional Premiere
by Tyler Hinton - August 22, 2020

Hale Center Theater Orem's Hale Academy is presenting the regional premiere of Disney's MOANA, JR. Visually striking and musically satisfying, it is certainly worth the effort to see....
BWW Feature: Hale Center Theater Orem Yearns for Days of Plenty with LITTLE WOMEN Photo BWW Feature: Hale Center Theater Orem Yearns for Days of Plenty with LITTLE WOMEN
by Tyler Hinton - July 28, 2020

Hale Center Theater Orem has been waiting patiently to finally open its first new post-quarantine show, and its production of LITTLE WOMEN strikes just the right chord at this moment in time. Intimate and moving, it entices audience members to escape into its story while keeping their feet firmly gr...
BWW Feature: Hale Centre Theatre Flies Again with MARY POPPINS Photo BWW Feature: Hale Centre Theatre Flies Again with MARY POPPINS
by Tyler Hinton - July 04, 2020

Hale Centre Theatre has quietly reopened in Sandy with a fanciful, high caliber new production of MARY POPPINS to fill the void of blockbuster musical theatre. Without fanfare, the non-profit theatre announced its production plans for the remainder of the 2020 season, while also revealing an ambitio...
BWW Feature: Live Theatre Triumphantly Returns to the SCERA with THE SCARLET PIMPERNE Photo BWW Feature: Live Theatre Triumphantly Returns to the SCERA with THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by Tyler Hinton - June 08, 2020

The SCERA realized it would be able to comply with state and local guidelines, keeping audiences safe while also providing them the live theatrical experience they've been unable to indulge in for several months. And after the dearth of opportunities to attend a performance in person, it was electri...
BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Eccles Theater is Enthralling Photo BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Eccles Theater is Enthralling
by Tyler Hinton - March 05, 2020

The national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN has arrived at the Eccles Theater, bringing fascinating story, deliberately flawed characters, and a modern score that are enthralling and deeply emotional, eliciting both sadness and hope....
BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Pioneer Theatre Company is Colorfully Creative Photo BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Pioneer Theatre Company is Colorfully Creative
by Tyler Hinton - February 22, 2020

Pioneer Theatre Company's professional production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a creative reimagining of the star-crossed story....
BWW Review: U.S. Premiere of STRICTLY BALLROOM at Hale Centre Theatre is Fabulous Photo BWW Review: U.S. Premiere of STRICTLY BALLROOM at Hale Centre Theatre is Fabulous
by Tyler Hinton - February 11, 2020

Hale Centre Theatre's U.S. premiere of Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL dazzles on its Centre Stage following productions in Australia and on the West End. The direction, choreography, lighting, set, and costumes--all created specifically for Hale Centre Theatre's new production--are bey...
BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Hale Centre Theatre Creates Homespun Warmth Photo BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Hale Centre Theatre Creates Homespun Warmth
by Tyler Hinton - January 25, 2020

BRIGHT STAR on Hale Centre Theatre's Jewel Box Stage creates homespun warmth that cuts through the darkness in an emotional journey. If you have never had the opportunity to see BRIGHT STAR, or if you really want to see it again, this uplifting production will be your best bet....
BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Eccles Theater Has a Stark Elegance Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Eccles Theater Has a Stark Elegance
by Tyler Hinton - January 22, 2020

The national tour of Bartlett Sher's recent Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, currently playing at the Eccles Theater, has a stark elegance in its design and direction, which are at once new and familiar....
BWW Review: Living Legend Bernadette Peters Did Not Disappoint at the Noorda Photo BWW Review: Living Legend Bernadette Peters Did Not Disappoint at the Noorda
by Tyler Hinton - January 14, 2020

When one sees a living legend such as Bernadette Peters perform in person, a weight of expectations regarding song choice, personality, talent, and skill are brought into the room by the audience. For her January 11th concert at Utah Valley University's beautiful new Noorda Center for the Performing...
BWW Review: MARY STUART at Pioneer Theatre Company is Thought-Provoking Photo BWW Review: MARY STUART at Pioneer Theatre Company is Thought-Provoking
by Tyler Hinton - January 11, 2020

MARY STUART at Pioneer Theatre Company is a well-acted and thought-provoking look at two of the most powerful women in history....
Best of Utah Theater in 2019: Salt Lake City BWW Reviewer's Favorite Shows Photo Best of Utah Theater in 2019: Salt Lake City BWW Reviewer's Favorite Shows
by Tyler Hinton - December 28, 2019

Tyler Hinton's Picks: 1. MATILDA at Hale Centre Theatre, www.hct.org 2. CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 3. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, www.centerpointtheatre.org 4. PHANTOM at Hale Centre Theatre, www.hct.org 5. MISS SAIGON at the Eccles...
BWW Exclusive: Angels Among Us, Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert Featuring Kristin Photo BWW Exclusive: Angels Among Us, Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert Featuring Kristin Chenoweth
by Hayley Westwood - December 09, 2019

Kristin Chenoweth celebrates the reason for the season in the Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert premiering December 16 on PBS....
BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Pioneer Theatre Company is So Wrong It's Righ Photo BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Pioneer Theatre Company is So Wrong It's Right
by Tyler Hinton - December 07, 2019

One of the first regional productions of the recent Broadway hit comedy, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Pioneer Theatre Company is so wrong it's fabulously right....
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Eccles Theater is a Heartfelt Holiday Treat Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY at the Eccles Theater is a Heartfelt Holiday Treat
by Tyler Hinton - December 04, 2019

The national tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, currently playing at the Eccles Theater, is a heartfelt exploration of childhood with a wonderful score brimming with memorable songs....