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Poster for the Queer Spectra Arts Festival 2021: The Queer and Now. (Courtesy Queer Spectra Arts Festival)

The Queer & Now: The Queer Spectra Arts Festival Returns

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer May 21, 2021

  The third annual Queer Spectra Arts Festival, held May 22-23, 2021, is welcoming 43 LGBTQ+ artists from 13 different countries to showcase their work in a virtual celebration. This year’s theme...

Tartuffe Promotion Image. (Courtesy University of Utah Department of Theatre)

U Theatre’s Production of ‘Tartuffe’ is a Divine Satirical Comedy

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer May 17, 2021

  The Department of Theatre’s latest production “Tartuffe” ran from May 5-12 via virtual screenings on their website. Originally written by Molière and produced with a new translation by...

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‘ALABASTER’ Gives Heartbreakingly Comic Premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor May 16, 2021

  In their season of streaming productions, Salt Lake Acting Company recently produced Audrey Cefaly’s “ALABASTER,” which follows a photographer named Alice to Alabaster, Ala. to meet and...

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U Opera’s ‘Rigoletto’ Prevails Amid Restrictive Circumstances

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer May 15, 2021

  A spotlight shines on a dark eerie stage. Giuseppe Verdi’s ominous score fills the air. A crumbled figure rises out of the darkness. A court jester, deformed, defeated, disgraced. He begins...

Salt Lake Acting Company Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming at the Launch Event for The Amberlee Fund on April 27, 2021. (Photo by David Daniels | Courtesy Salt Lake Acting Company)

SLAC’s New Campaign Launch Moves its Theatre Towards Accessibility

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor May 3, 2021

  The last year of shutdown has sparked great changes in the theatre industry. On a large scale, Actors' Equity Association recently protested their union's lack of support by not paying their...

The Bloody Cabaret Ensemble. (Courtesy Bloody Cabaret LLC)

‘Bloody Cabaret’ Redefines Music and Performance In Self-titled Debut

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer April 29, 2021

  On March 30, 2021 Bloody Cabaret made its self-titled debut, both as an original musical and film project. It was created by University of Utah School of Music alumnus and composer Kagan Breitenbach,...

Gwen Christopherson's UID, which functions as an ArtsPass, at the U. Chronicle archives.

Recapping Arts on Campus for the 2020-2021 Season

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor April 28, 2021

  Something I’ve had the pleasure of covering this year is how the arts on campus have stopped for nothing: earthquakes, pandemics and more. The 2020-2021 arts season carried an undertone of...

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March Arts Desk Favorites

  Oakley Burt I've always been a huge fan of Marvel — the comics, characters, cinematic universe and now, their newest TV shows. This month brought a tear-jerking end to "WandaVision," a show...

Pioneer Theatre Company on Friday, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronicle)

The U Theatre Department Cancels ‘Songs For A New World’ Amid Diversity Concerns

By Brianna Fuller, Arts Writer March 28, 2021

  The University of Utah Theatre Department recently made an announcement that they would be canceling their final performance of the 2020-2021 season — a production of Jason Robert Brown’s...

Salt Lake City Band Cinders’ Latest Release Will Give You Something to Dance About

By Paige Gardner , Assistant Arts Editor March 22, 2021

  Salt Lake City indie-pop trio Cinders first came onto the scene with the release of their single "Last Year's Winter" nearly six years ago, in 2015. Their latest song, "Growing Up,” is a perfect...

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