Salt Lake City Theater Reviews
 


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...)
BWW Exclusive: BRIGHT STAR at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Special Experience BWW Exclusive: BRIGHT STAR at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Special Experience
by Tyler Hinton - January 15, 2018

BRIGHT STAR at Pioneer Theatre Company is utterly ravishing. The masterful performances and staging will take your breath away as they unforgettably illuminate the moving story and songs. Essentially the original Broadway production transferred to the PTC stage, this is not a locally produced regi... (more...)
BWW Review: Utah State Senator Highly Entertaining in STORIES FROM MY SOUL BWW Review: Utah State Senator Highly Entertaining in STORIES FROM MY SOUL
by Blair Howell - January 15, 2018

Utah State Sen. Jim Dabakis was enormously entertaining in the fundraiser Stories From My Soul on the Chapel Theatre stage at Salt Lake Acting Company. Dabakis is affable and quick-witted in person, and received astute direction and script guidance from Charles Lynn Frost.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Midvale Main St. Theatre BWW Review: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Midvale Main St. Theatre
by Blair Howell - January 14, 2018

At the Midvale Main Street Theatre production, Director Tammy Jackson moves the action of SPELLING BEE smoothly along as each middle-school spelling bee champion's individual quirks and oddities are revealed.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! is Sensational at the Eccles BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! is Sensational at the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - January 10, 2018

The national tour of SOMETHING ROTTEN! has arrived at the Eccles Theater with the sensational first touring cast still in tow. With a Broadway-worthy leading cast and a hilarious book and score, you don't want to miss a New York night out right here in Utah.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE REAL THING at Pinnacle Acting Company BWW Review: THE REAL THING at Pinnacle Acting Company
by Blair Howell - January 07, 2018

Pinnacle Acting Company mounts a sturdy production of THE REAL THING that is highly entertaining, showcasing Playwright Tom Stoppard's sparkling wit and barbed observations of fidelity and marriage.... (more...)
BWW Review Exclusive: Jason Robert Brown and Kelli O'Hara Doubly Delightful in BYU Bravo! Concert BWW Review Exclusive: Jason Robert Brown and Kelli O'Hara Doubly Delightful in BYU Bravo! Concert
by Blair Howell - December 24, 2017

Presumed to be a first: Jason Robert Brown and Kelli O'Hara performing together in concert. Undoubtedly a first in Utah: two Tony winners performing together in concert. Definitely: a Tony-deserving concert. In a major coup, the BYU Bravo! performing arts series assembled the vanguard composer and t... (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Sutton Foster & Hugh Bonneville Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Magnificent Christmas Concert BWW Exclusive: Sutton Foster & Hugh Bonneville Join Mormon Tabernacle Choir for Magnificent Christmas Concert
by Tyler Hinton - December 20, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and television and film star Hugh Bonneville were the special guests at this year's magnificent Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. The performances were presented free of charge as a gift to the community Thursday, Dec. 14 through Saturday, Dec. 16 ... (more...)
BWW Review: Tradition Moves Forward with Hale Centre Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL BWW Review: Tradition Moves Forward with Hale Centre Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Tyler Hinton - December 08, 2017

Hale Centre Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a Utah holiday tradition, and now it continues on in splendid fashion at the Sorenson Legacy Jewel Box Theatre within the theatre's new Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD is Pure Entertainment at the Eccles BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD is Pure Entertainment at the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - December 06, 2017

The national tour of THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL has arrived at the Eccles Theater with drama, suspense, upbeat dance numbers, and stirring power ballads pure entertainment in its many forms.... (more...)
BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's NEWSIES is Exhilarating BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's NEWSIES is Exhilarating
by Tyler Hinton - December 04, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company has managed to successfully reinvent NEWSIES while at the same time recreating the excitement and quality of the original production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Utah Rep's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is Sublime BWW Review: Utah Rep's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is Sublime
by Tyler Hinton - November 28, 2017

Utah Repertory Theater Company's phenomenal production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY does justice to a gorgeous score with honest, accomplished performances. The Utah premiere is the first musical to be presented at the brand new Regent Street Black Box at the Eccles Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Christmas Cheer to the Eccles BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Christmas Cheer to the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - November 25, 2017

The national tour of ELF THE MUSICAL, with its delightful story and score, brings Christmas cheer to the Eccles Theater.... (more...)
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...)