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Performing Arts

Cast members perform Liminal. (Photo courtesy of Liminal creators)

Meeting in the Middle: The Creators of ‘Liminal’ Discuss Collaboration on the Theatrical Thriller

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer May 3, 2022

  As a part of the Department of Theatre’s 2021-22 season, “Liminal” premiered in Studio 115 from Feb. 24-27. With a new script written by Troy Deutsch, an alumni of the Actor Training Program...

(Photo by Rachel Rydalch | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Construction of New Theater at Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse is Well Underway

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor May 3, 2022

  The Einar Nielsen Fieldhouse, located on the southwest side of campus, is getting a major upgrade, but this time it’s big news for artists, not athletes. Construction at the fieldhouse is underway...

(Portrait of Hasse Borup via the University of Utahs faculty page)

‘Artivism for Earth’ Continues the Conversation on Climate Change

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor May 2, 2022

  In the year since Artivism for Earth’s initial launch, and six months since highlighting their work for the Chronicle’s Environmental Issue, Co-founders Hasse Borup and Elisbaet Curbelo found...

Utah School of Music presents Sweeney Todd (Courtesy artstickets.utah.edu)

U Opera and Utah Philharmonia Brave the Chair of Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd’

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 19, 2022

  If you’ve never had the express pleasure of visiting Kingsbury Hall, please literally put whatever you’re reading this on down and take a quick visit. This building is absolutely stunning...

Student Art Showcase at Salt Lake Community College (Photo by Paige Gardner | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

SLCC Proves it Cares About Art Students in 2022 Student Showcase

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor April 15, 2022

  The 2022 Student Art Showcase at Salt Lake Community College opened last week, marking the end of the school year and a return to in-person gallery events and showcases across the valley. The...

The cast of Passing Stranger (Courtesy Todd Collins Photography)

‘Passing Strange’ at SLAC an Ensemble-Based Rock Show You Can’t Miss

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor April 12, 2022

  Salt Lake Acting Company is no stranger to introducing Utah audiences to shows and “Passing Strange” is no exception. Their production and Utah premiere of the 2008 Broadway-musical meets...

Estephani Cerros in Aftershock at Plan-B Theatre. (Courtesy Sharah Meservy)

Plan-B Theatre’s ‘Aftershock’ Highlights Womanhood and Relationships

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor April 11, 2022

  Plan-B Theatre continues their 2022 season “In Person. In Color” with “Aftershock,” written by Iris Salazar and performed in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. With direction from...

Poster for Utah Poetry Festival (Courtesy Utah Poetry Festival)

April Showers Bring Utah’s Annual Poetry Festival for National Poetry Month

By Avery Greig, Arts Writer April 10, 2022

  Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, but April is National Poetry Month and brings with it the annual Utah Poetry Festival in its vast, creative glory. A Hybrid Celebration Funded...

Joy Franz in Fireflies at Pioneer Theatre Company. (Courtesy pioneertheatre.org)

‘Fireflies’ at PTC: An Approachable and Cozy Night of Theatre

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer April 3, 2022

  On the Pioneer Memorial Theatre stage, the quaint home of retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister sits in front of us. It’s everything you’d expect from a 60-something woman living in 1995...

Penelope Caywood (Photo by Langley Hayman | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Penelope Caywood on Bringing the Transformative Power of Drama to the Classroom 

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer April 2, 2022

  It’s hard to find someone who knows as much about youth theatre-arts programs as Penelope Caywood. Caywood is a teacher, actor, choreographer and the artistic director of University of Utah...