The Daily Utah Chronicle

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

Grand Theatre’s ‘West Side Story’ Feels Tired but True

By Alison Myers

May 19, 2019

  As iconic as Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is for its star-crossed-lover syndrome, what makes it so iconic is that it's a commentary on prejudice. This commentary has been replicated throughout the ages and the effort resulted in “West Side Story,” which is basically the equivalent...

Summer Arts Events Calendar

Summer Arts Events Calendar

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

May 12, 2019

  Now that summer is here, we have much more free time to enjoy events all around Utah. Music, art, theater and more — summer is the perfect time to celebrate art. This calendar highlights some of the many arts events happening around the valley. Grease May 10-25 | Pioneer Theatre Comp...

Kilby Court’s 20th Anniversary: A Celebration of Local Music

Kilby Court’s 20th Anniversary: A Celebration of Local Music

By Hannah Keating

May 5, 2019

  Salt Lake’s oldest all-ages venue is turning 20 in just a few days. Kilby Court, whose intimate garage feel attracts artists of all musical genres, presents its own anniversary celebration with an all-day block party. Kicking off on May 11th, the block party aims to be a massive celebratio...

‘Sweetheart Come’ Concludes Pygmalion’s Season with a Fresh Perspective

‘Sweetheart Come’ Concludes Pygmalion’s Season with a Fresh Perspective

By Palak Jayswal

May 2, 2019

  Pygmalion Theater Company’s season is coming to an end, but not before it concludes with what is arguably their most poignant production of the year. “Sweetheart Come,” by local playwright and screenwriter Melissa Leilani Larson, is set for its world premiere here in Utah. A play inspired b...

Classical Indian Dance in Salt Lake City

Classical Indian Dance in Salt Lake City

By Madge Slack

April 25, 2019

  The tradition of Indian dance goes back as far as the people's rich cultural history. It is deeply interwoven with Hinduism and is beautiful for its precision and comprehensive storytelling. Every minute detail from the angle of the eyes in relation to the tension in the fingers has a meaning. T...

Finals with a Theatrical Twist: Seniors in Theater Showcase Their Growing Talents

Finals with a Theatrical Twist: Seniors in Theater Showcase Their Growing Talents

By Madge Slack

April 25, 2019

  This article was originally published in print on April 22. It’s that time of year when seniors all around campus are sending out graduation announcements, completing final essays and studying for what might be the last finals that they'll ever take. In the midst of all this chaos, fi...

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  “About 30% of honors students complete the Honors Bachelor Degree, the highest degree an undergraduate can earn at the University of Utah,” said Dean of the Honors College, Sylvia Torti. “This year, 175 students are scheduled to complete the degree and they will represent about 45 di...

Putting Their Best Foot Forward: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Putting Their Best Foot Forward: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company “blends methods, styles and cultures from across the globe, and the result is a continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world —  and all its cultures — as an interrelated whole” according to Gibney Dance. UtahPresents, ...

The U’s Musical Theatre Program Goes Wild with Wildhorn

The U’s Musical Theatre Program Goes Wild with Wildhorn

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 21, 2019

  For one weekend only, the University of Utah Musical Theatre Program seniors presented “A Dangerous Game: An Evening of Frank Wildhorn.” This production features a compilation of songs from 11 of Frank Wildhorn’s musicals. Laurie Langdon choreographed and directed the performance. L...

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