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Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

Welcome to V-Season: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Fundraisers for Local Organizations

By Hannah Keating, Arts Writer

February 15, 2020

  “Welcome to V-Season” flashes in red on the homepage of the V-Day organization’s website. The “V” referred to here is not necessarily what we usually associate with the middle of February — there are no Valentine’s cards or red hearts here, only a proclamation to end violence ...

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...

‘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...

“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...

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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