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’Floyd Collins’ Explores Financial Hardship and Emotional Connections from 50 Feet Under

’Floyd Collins’ Explores Financial Hardship and Emotional Connections from 50 Feet Under

By Kate Button, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  For the majority of the University of Utah’s Department of Theatre’s lastest production, what lies between a rock and a hard place is literally the titular Floyd Collins. Based on a true story, as a passionate cave explorer in the early 1920s, Floyd Collins (Derek DuBay) spends his ti...

Good Theatre and Good Monsters: The U of U Theatre Department’s ‘Dracula, the Musical’

Good Theatre and Good Monsters: The U of U Theatre Department’s ‘Dracula, the Musical’

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer

September 16, 2019

  From Homer's fearsome beasts to Victorian penny dreadfuls, Grimm's fairy tales to 1980s slasher flicks, monsters appear everywhere throughout the history of storytelling. One can find Stephen King releases on one end of the globe and body horror mangas on another, monster-themed toys marketed...

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

Laugh Your Night Away With SLAC’s ‘Saturday’s Voyeur’

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

July 22, 2019

  In an effort to “[embrace] this peculiar place we call home,” Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) has yet again given us "Saturday’s Voyeur." This roaring production has come to us as the conclusion of SLAC’s beautiful season and is a tradition of the theater to bring laughter and fun to ...

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

May 27, 2019

  As regional theater across the country close their traditional seasons, "summer stock" theaters open their performances to the public. Current third-year Department of Theatre student Laura Rizzo started rehearsals for the regional theater company Yellowstone Playhouse just after the end of...

“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, Arts Writer

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...

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, Arts Writer

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 ...

“Pinkalicious” is Visually Captivating and Adorable

“Pinkalicious” is Visually Captivating and Adorable

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

December 5, 2018

Familiar holiday jingles now ring through every store, the glow of the neighborhood’s lights reflect across the snow and the air carries the undeniably festive smell of pine trees. Garb and decor fall into one distinct color palette, seen in the red holly and green ivy or silver and gold bells. Christmas...

Step Into Childhood with “Pinkalicious the Musical”

Step Into Childhood with “Pinkalicious the Musical”

By Adelina Whitten

November 29, 2018

  The first snowfall means different things to everyone, but we can all agree it’s a most wondrous time. The season lights the path for a few of our favorite things — Christmas, holiday sweaters and astonishing musical productions. Salt Lake Acting Company hosts crowd-pleasers regularly, a...

The Movies Are Singing Again

The Movies Are Singing Again

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

November 19, 2018

  The movie musical has been making a comeback in the last few years. Movies such as “Les Miserables” and “Into the Woods” have cast big-name stars and brought stage musicals back to life. Looking back through history, the MGM movie musicals which cast stars such as Gene Kelly and Fr...

Note to Self: Cut Loose (Footloose)

By Courtney Tanner

January 14, 2015

Blame it on too much Martinelli’s, but this year I actually have a real New Year’s resolution. This is an unfamiliar phenomenon for me. Usually while others are making empty promises to go to the gym, I’m jokingly resolving to eat more Taco Bell and improve my impressions of the Shane Co. diamond...

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