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‘Xx:’ Modern Dance’s First Senior Concert Promises Intrigue

‘Xx:’ Modern Dance’s First Senior Concert Promises Intrigue

By Madge Slack

February 23, 2019

  "Xx" will premiere on Feb. 28 as the first of two modern dance concerts choreographed by University of Utah seniors. The opportunity for students at the U to choreograph and stage their pieces is a wonderful learning tool. Plus, U students can get in for free to be inspired by their peer’...

From Utah to Korea: Theater Alumna Thrives in Teaching and Performing

From Utah to Korea: Theater Alumna Thrives in Teaching and Performing

By Madge Slack

February 22, 2019

  For many students, graduation is as scary as it is exciting, but Juliet Demars was not intimidated. Demars graduated from the University of Utah in December, 2017 with a B.A. in theater studies. Not long after that, she packed her bags and moved to Korea. “I think a lot of stress is put on...

‘Company’ Provides Delightfully Apt Lessons in Being Single

‘Company’ Provides Delightfully Apt Lessons in Being Single

By Ray Gill

February 18, 2019

  The University of Utah Department of Theatre's production of "Company" is a playful, mature breath of fresh air. This slightly modernized version of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical comedy, which originally premiered in 1970, is about marriage and it's worth during the Silent Generation...

“Once” Has an Engaging But Flawed Transition From Screen to Stage

“Once” Has an Engaging But Flawed Transition From Screen to Stage

By Alison Myers

February 18, 2019

  Scenario: You live in Dublin, being a washed up vacuum repairman by day, a street performer by night, living with your dad and alienated from hope and love. But really, it’s okay, because the Czech girl you’ve fallen (and sung) for is going to set you up with your ex-girlfriend. Welcome...

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

By Abigail Raasch

February 10, 2019

  With the mixture of classical romantic-era ballet and a charming romantic comedy, "La Fille Mal Gardée" truly was a delightful evening at the ballet. The University of Utah ballet program brought in Bruce Marks and Samantha Dunster to present this brilliantly comedic ballet as the first f...

See ‘The Cake’ and Love It Too at Salt Lake Acting Company

See ‘The Cake’ and Love It Too at Salt Lake Acting Company

By Madge Slack

February 9, 2019

  Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of “The Cake” is both heartwarming and thought-provoking. In a surprising twist for a play about homosexual marriage, this show is not nearly as progressive or provocative as many other SLAC productions. Instead, “The Cake” really delves into what...

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

‘Swan Lake:’ Ballet West Steps Out of the Wings

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

February 9, 2019

  Ballet West kicks off 2019 with what might just be the most world-renowned classical ballet: “Swan Lake.” Artistic Director Adam Sklute’s rendition, which he originally set in 2010, features four separate casts to perform on various dates throughout this month. Between the spectacular theatri...

U Alumna Heads to the Broadway Stage: Mandy McDonnell’s Journey to ‘Cinderella’

U Alumna Heads to the Broadway Stage: Mandy McDonnell’s Journey to ‘Cinderella’

By Hannah Keating

February 8, 2019

  If you are looking for actress Mandy McDonell, she is currently waltzing her way across the nation in the national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” As a member of the show’s ensemble, she performs every show in an extravagant and colorful ball gown, singing and dancing ...

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

By Hannah Keating

February 2, 2019

  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is inarguably one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, featuring the comical plights of star-crossed Athenian lovers, the caricatures of a troupe of actors, and the manipulations of the forest’s fairies. In this play, the Bard glosses over the chara...

Artist of the Week: Alexander Norton III Singing Ever Sweeter

Artist of the Week: Alexander Norton III Singing Ever Sweeter

By Madge Slack

January 30, 2019

  Alexander Norton III is a senior here at the University of Utah who is currently pursuing a double major. His degrees will be a Bachelor of Science in political science and an Honors Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in vocal performance. In short: He’s an opera singer. Once upon a t...

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