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Ballet West Stuns in Three Piece Production

Ballet West Stuns in Three Piece Production

By Lynette Randall

April 19, 2018

Ballet West stuns with a new triple bill production of “The Shakespeare Suite” with “Return to a Strange Land” and “Summerspace.” This production is unique in the lineup of Ballet West as it commemorates CEO and Artistic Director, Adam Sklute’s, tenth anniversary with the company. Picking...

U Wind Ensemble Performs World Premiere of Maslanka’s “Symphony No. 10”

U Wind Ensemble Performs World Premiere of Maslanka’s “Symphony No. 10”

By Lynette Randall

April 2, 2018

University of Utah’s School of Music’s Wind Ensemble will make history April 3, 2018, as they perform the world premiere of David Maslanka’s “Symphony No. 10.” Occurring in the Libby Gardner Concert Hall, the concert features music by renowned musician, David Maslanka. A prominent composer...

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents “In the Heights”

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents “In the Heights”

By Lynette Randall

March 14, 2018

Before the wildly spectacular success of “Hamilton,” word genius Lin-Manuel Miranda received four Tony awards and mega-respect for his innovative and touching production of “In the Heights.” Pioneer Theatre Company will be running three performances of “In the Heights” over the course of...

Banff Film Festival Features Exciting Outdoor Adventures

Banff Film Festival Features Exciting Outdoor Adventures

By Lynette Randall

February 22, 2018

A collective celebration for all things adventure and outside, Banff Film Festival premiered in Salt Lake City on Feb. 20, with rad films featuring adrenaline enthusiasts and raw nature from all over the world. The Banff Mountain Film Festival originates in Banff, Alberta, and first began in 1976....

Ballet West’s “Cinderella” Stuns

Ballet West’s “Cinderella” Stuns

By Lynette Randall

February 16, 2018

Continuing a stellar season, Ballet West opens February with a breathtaking portrayal of Sir Fredrick Ashton’s “Cinderella” and captivates audiences with stunning sets and ever impressive artists. The ballet “Cinderella” was originally created by Sir Fredrick Ashton in London in 1948. Set...

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Takes Center Stage at Hale

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Takes Center Stage at Hale

By Lynette Randall

February 12, 2018

Presenting a fresh and powerful perspective with the production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Hale Center Theatre utilizes their incredible venue and an impressively strong ensemble to portray this classic tale. Based on the French Romantic/Gothic novel written by Victor Hugo in 1831, the...

It’s All A Matter of Art

It’s All A Matter of Art

By Madge Slack, Haley Oliphant, Lynette Randall, Jaycen Eggleston, Palak Jayswal, Alina Hansen, Vineeth Bajji, Josh Petersen, and Maraya Rashid

January 17, 2018

Asking why the arts matter is not a new question, so attempting to answer the question as college students, writers, artists and musicians is not only crucial, but it is an obligation for any sort of artist and for The Utah Chronicle arts desk. The arts can be defined as anything that inspires innova...

“The Greatest Showman” Dazzles and Distracts from History

“The Greatest Showman” Dazzles and Distracts from History

By Lynette Randall

January 14, 2018

A bright and lyrical depiction of P.T. Barnum’s early circus career, The Greatest Showman delights with original music and touching acting, yet creates dissonance in its false depiction of the actual “greatest showman.” Directed by Michael Gracey and featuring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya,...

Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker” is Back and Better Than Ever

Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker” is Back and Better Than Ever

By Lynette Randall

December 7, 2017

Unveiling an entirely new set design and costumes, Ballet West takes the traditional and well-loved production of “The Nutcracker” to a different and majestic level with a $3 million makeover. “This immediately created a fanciful world different from Ballet West’s previous version that was...

Randall: Top 5 Campus Events of 2017

Randall: Top 5 Campus Events of 2017

By Lynette Randall

December 7, 2017

One of the best things about the University of Utah is how active campus life is. There's an event almost every day and 2017 had some great traditions that were held up. From Crimson Nights to Stress Buster Week, the U has been busy helping students be better scholars as well as having fun. Here are...

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