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

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

By Abigail Raasch

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 ...

‘The Rivals’ Delights with Witty Humor and Sharp Performances

‘The Rivals’ Delights with Witty Humor and Sharp Performances

By Christopher Payne

April 14, 2019

  Ten minutes into the University of Utah’s production of “The Rivals,” I was entirely lost. I only understood every two in five words. I couldn’t have said which characters were which or who knew whom. I’m not one for traditional theater, and this show reinforced my initial misgivings with...

‘Xx’ Modern Senior Concerts: The Neapolitan Ice Cream of Dance

‘Xx’ Modern Senior Concerts: The Neapolitan Ice Cream of Dance

By Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 3, 2019

  What is modern dance? “Xx,” a two-part performance series, answered this question: it is whatever a choreographer desires and produces. Over the course of the academic year, the University of Utah modern dance undergraduate seniors have been taking concepts and dreams from their everyday ...

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

By Abigail Raasch

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

‘The Lion in Winter:’ A Historical ‘Game of Thrones’

‘The Lion in Winter:’ A Historical ‘Game of Thrones’

By Madge Slack

December 31, 2018

  What better way to kick off the new year than with a little death, betrayal and inheritance? Pioneer Theatre Company presents “The Lion in Winter” as their first show of 2019. Not only is this play an atypical period drama, but it also boasts an all-star cast and crew. “The Lion ...

The Movies Are Singing Again

The Movies Are Singing Again

By Abigail Raasch

November 20, 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...

Fringe Festival Brings Great Live Theatre to Salt Lake

Fringe Festival Brings Great Live Theatre to Salt Lake

By Marshall Falkner

July 28, 2018

Theater: a universal constant through most of human history. From morality plays to kabuki, and William Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams, almost all cultures have some form of theater. We have several long-standing theater festivals in Utah, but one close to home is the "Fringe Festival." Fringe Fest ...

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