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Raasch’s Favorite Salt Lake Theater of 2019

Raasch’s Favorite Salt Lake Theater of 2019

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

December 19, 2019

  For many of us, the theater holds a place held dear in our hearts. We can find connections in the characters and stories on stage, whether they come to us through a song or a monologue. Salt Lake City is a rare gem when it comes to the amount of theater we have. Here are my top ten theater per...

SLAC’s ‘Death of a Driver’ Confronts the Rollercoaster of Friendship

SLAC’s ‘Death of a Driver’ Confronts the Rollercoaster of Friendship

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

September 14, 2019

  “Death of a Driver” from Salt Lake Acting Company is an engaging yet simple production about the importance of friendship in the midst of difficult times. Directed by University of Utah theater professor Alexandra Harbold, this new work has taken quite a journey to get to the SLAC stage...

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 ...

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

April 14, 2019

  Through an interwoven evening of dancing, movement and pure theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company waltzed through the world premiere of “Silent Dancer,” a new work by Kathleen Cahill. It is the story of 18-year-old Rosie Quinn, played by University of Utah Musical Theatre Program graduate Mikki ...

The Illusion of Combat: Making the Magic Happen

The Illusion of Combat: Making the Magic Happen

By Abigail Raasch and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 8, 2019

  When thinking about theater, we often picture comedic sketches, catchy tunes and elaborate dance numbers. Rarely do we find ourselves thinking too much about the way characters are walking or how a fight goes down. Stage combat is a common and extremely important aspect of many productions, how...

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

By Abigail Raasch, Arts Writer

February 28, 2019

  As students with low incomes and high expenses, it can be difficult to afford luxuries like movie or concert tickets. Even with discounts or rush tickets at theaters, going to multiple shows can add up quickly. Salt Lake City does manage to support college students who love the arts, though. Many...

Events Calendar February 2019

Events Calendar February 2019

By Madge Slack and Josh Petersen

February 7, 2019

  Jackie Chan: Green Hero The Leonardo Jan. 26 - April 28 Jackie Chan unveiled his new environmental exhibit at The Leonardo: Museum of Creativity and Innovation featuring a series of original pieces created from recycled movie props and film sets. Viewers can enjoy 18 sculptures as well as v...

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...

Salt Acting Company Brings “Winter”

Salt Acting Company Brings “Winter”

November 3, 2016

This season, the Salt Lake Acting Company has produced “Winter,” a new play by Julie Jensen. Inspired by a portion of the book "Ending Life: Ethics and the Way We Die," by Margaret Pabst Battin, "Winter" examines how we handle issues of aging, illness and death. The play itself is not as dire ...

Bennion Center Hosts “Issues and Action” Luncheon

Bennion Center Hosts “Issues and Action” Luncheon

November 17, 2014

  Cynthia Fleming never thought she would be where she is today. Fleming, the executive producer of Salt Lake Acting Company, tried a couple of professions before ending up with the theater group. “I was a dancer and an actor,” she said. “I expected to win a Tony, but never in my wildest dream...

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