Salt Lake City Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN is a Pleasant Diversion BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN is a Pleasant Diversion
by Tyler Hinton - April 19, 2018

THE MUSIC MAN at Hale Centre Theatre is a pleasant diversion that offers a view of a simpler time through a beloved story and score.... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET Scintillates at Utah Valley University BWW Review: CABARET Scintillates at Utah Valley University
by Blair Howell - April 16, 2018

Utah Valley University's Theatre Department stages a scintillating, highly entertaining CABARET, under direction/choreography/music direction by Rob Moffat.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Ignites the Eccles Theater BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Ignites the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton - April 13, 2018

The national tour of the smash hit musical HAMILTON ignites the Eccles Theater in its long-awaited Utah debut. HAMILTON will be remembered throughout the annals of musical theatre as a show that changed the trajectory of the art form.  If you are one of the lucky ones with a ticket to see this pheno... (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME Is Hauntingly Beautiful at Salt Lake Acting Company BWW Review: FUN HOME Is Hauntingly Beautiful at Salt Lake Acting Company
by Blair Howell - April 10, 2018

'Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue / See how we polish, how we shine,' sung with cynicism by the repressed wife, Helen Bechdel.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING is Glorious BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING is Glorious
by Tyler Hinton - April 06, 2018

The regional premiere of the Broadway musical TUCK EVERLASTING, playing at Hale Centre Theatre's Jewel Box Theatre in Sandy, is a glorious production grounded in homespun heart.... (more...)
BWW Review: RIVERDANCE Tour Enlivens the Eccles BWW Review: RIVERDANCE Tour Enlivens the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - April 04, 2018

The RIVERDANCE 20 Years tour enlivens the Eccles Theater with its entrancing celebration of world dance. The Irish dancing phenomenon RIVERDANCE is a brand of entertainment beloved the world over since it first premiered more than two decades ago. The precision and artistry of its performers are le... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT is Striking BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's TWELFTH NIGHT is Striking
by Tyler Hinton - March 31, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company's New Orleans-inspired production of TWELFTH NIGHT will be a delight to fans of Shakespeare. ... (more...)
BWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Smolders at The Grand Theatre BWW Review: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Smolders at The Grand Theatre
by Blair Howell - March 28, 2018

Mark Fossen continues to show his nimble hand at directing The Grand's American Classic series with A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE.... (more...)
BWW Review: UP at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre BWW Review: UP at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
by Blair Howell - March 21, 2018

Bridget Carpenter's UP (THE MAN IN THE FLYING CHAIR) is a curiosity of a play, with its tone alternating between humor and pathos. It is largely a meandering tale of one man's dismal attempt to recapture a former glory, but there's an emotional payoff in the final scene.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's IN THE HEIGHTS Concert is Heartwarming BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's IN THE HEIGHTS Concert is Heartwarming
by Tyler Hinton - March 17, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company's concert staging of Lin Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS is a heartwarming presentation that washes over you like a breeze. Whether you consider IN THE HEIGHTS to be a modern masterpiece or simply a groundbreaking piece of contemporary theatre, it is something truly original... (more...)
BWW Review: Enthusiastic Response to STRAIGHT -- and Playwrights at Utah Rep's Opening Night BWW Review: Enthusiastic Response to STRAIGHT -- and Playwrights at Utah Rep's Opening Night
by Blair Howell - March 13, 2018

An overcapacity audience enthusiastically greeted Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, the award-winning playwrights of the off-Broadway hit STRAIGHT, at Utah Repertory Theater Company's regional premiere production in Salt Lake City.... (more...)
BWW Review: Alan Menken's One-Man Show at BYU is Monumental BWW Review: Alan Menken's One-Man Show at BYU is Monumental
by Tyler Hinton - March 08, 2018

Living legend Alan Menken performed his engaging, monumental one-man show, A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN at Brigham Young University as part of its BRAVO! season on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 and performs again Thursday, March 8. Alan Menken has created and performed a masterful review of his incre... (more...)
BWW Review: PASEK AND PAUL Concert-Lecture at Utah Valley University BWW Review: PASEK AND PAUL Concert-Lecture at Utah Valley University
by Blair Howell - March 02, 2018

Utah Valley University was able to snag Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for its Roots of Knowledge speaker series. And for audience members, it was some kinda time.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: The Eccles Theater is Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC BWW Reviews: The Eccles Theater is Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Tyler Hinton - February 28, 2018

The national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC brings the beloved songs and story to the Eccles Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Joy BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at Hale Center Theater Orem is a Joy
by Tyler Hinton - February 23, 2018

Hale Center Theater Orem's production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID can't help but bring joy to the audience's faces with its fresh, skilled interpretation of a beloved story and characters.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME at University of Utah Department of Theatre BWW Review: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME at University of Utah Department of Theatre
by Blair Howell - February 19, 2018

Under the highly professional direction of Denny Berry, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by the University of Utah Theatre Department is lovingly produced and highly enjoyable. With a vibrant 11-piece orchestra led by Alex Marshall and lovely choreography under Berry's tutelage by student Jesse Klick, BEAUTIFUL G... (more...)
BWW Review: PASSION at Good Company Theatre BWW Review: PASSION at Good Company Theatre
by Blair Howell - February 19, 2018

With direction/music direction by Paul Naylor, PASSION is tonal correct, and this heavily dramatic work is perhaps the most difficult of Broadway musicals to stage.... (more...)
BWW Review: '/i/' at Pioneer Theatre Company BWW Review: '/i/' at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - February 17, 2018

Pioneer Theatre Company's Artistic Director Karen Azenberg is to be applauded for surprisingly selecting and so skillfully directing '/i/.' And assisting in its development.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at On Pitch Performing Arts BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at On Pitch Performing Arts
by Blair Howell - February 16, 2018

There are two sides to every story. Cathy Hiatt's is told in reverse chronological order, beginning at the end of her five-year relationship. She sings:... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is a Moving Experience BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is a Moving Experience
by Tyler Hinton - February 15, 2018

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at the new Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy is a moving experience that does justice to the meaningful source material and exquisite score.... (more...)
Award-Winning Playwrights of STRAIGHT to Celebrate Utah Rep's Regional Premiere of Their Off-Broadway Hit Award-Winning Playwrights of STRAIGHT to Celebrate Utah Rep's Regional Premiere of Their Off-Broadway Hit
by Blair Howell - February 13, 2018

Award-Winning Playwrights of STRAIGHT to Celebrate Utah Rep's Regional Premiere of Their Off-Broadway Hit... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940  at The Grand Theatre BWW Review: THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940 at The Grand Theatre
by Blair Howell - February 13, 2018

THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS satirizes a few archetypes from stage and screen (especially the sweet ingenue and perpetually thirsty lyricist), reveals secret passageways and mistaken identities -- and multiple plot twists and multiple murders.... (more...)
BWW Review: HIR at Salt Lake Acting Company BWW Review: HIR at Salt Lake Acting Company
by Blair Howell - February 12, 2018

SLAC's production of HIR is highly professional and top-notch, with three splendid satirical performances under Tracy Callahan's superb direction. The black comedy is great fun and deeply appreciated.... (more...)
BWW Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre BWW Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
by Blair Howell - January 28, 2018

The CenterPoint Legacy Theatre production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is direct, unshowy-and moving. With backing from a large ensemble, the assured central performance by Annie Ferrin as Maudie anchors the staging.... (more...)
BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's CASH ON DELIVERY! Delivers Dizzying Hilarity BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's CASH ON DELIVERY! Delivers Dizzying Hilarity
by Tyler Hinton - January 19, 2018

CASH ON DELIVERY! at Hale Centre Theatre's Jewel Box Theatre in Sandy delivers hilarity that builds until it reaches dizzying heights.... (more...)