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Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

Navigating Religion in the U’s Theatre Department

By Josh Petersen

April 23, 2019

  The University of Utah Theatre Department does not shy away from controversy. In November, the play “Big Love” featured onstage nudity, explicit sexual content and graphic violence. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints disavow media with profanity or strong sexual...

‘Men on Boats:’ A Flowing Triumph of Adventure and Danger

‘Men on Boats:’ A Flowing Triumph of Adventure and Danger

By Madge Slack

March 3, 2019

  “Men on Boats” is a rather ambiguous title for a play and, to be honest, it suits a rather ambiguous play. This charming tale starts out adrift and slowly brings the audience in as viewers figure out what on earth is happening. In a credit to director Sarah Shippobotham’s casting choice...

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...

“Cats” Closes off the Musical Theatre Program Year—a review

“Cats” Closes off the Musical Theatre Program Year—a review

By Cate Heiner

April 24, 2017

The University of Utah's Musical Theatre Program senior class is bringing their careers to a close as they showcase their skills in “Cats.” One of the longest running musicals in Broadway’s history, "Cats" originated as a collection of poems by T.S. Elliot and includes songs written by Andrew...

Bringing “Cats” to the U—a preview

Bringing “Cats” to the U—a preview

By Cate Heiner

April 18, 2017

Best known for its unusual story line, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" is the senior showcase performance for the University of Utah's Musical Theatre Program this year. Based on the collection of poetry, “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Elliot, the show explores a tribe of "Jellicle"...

“Dear Love is Bought with the Loss of Dear Love”: U Theatre Presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen”

“Dear Love is Bought with the Loss of Dear Love”: U Theatre Presents “The Two Noble Kinsmen”

By Cate Heiner

April 12, 2017

In an explosive finale to their season, the Department of Theatre brings war and love center stage in “The Two Noble Kinsmen.” Their story opens with a celebration and a tragedy, as three queens plead for King Theseus to avenge their husbands’ deaths. The audience then meets young Palamon and...

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: The Actor Round Table Transcript

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: The Actor Round Table Transcript

By Cate Heiner

April 4, 2017

In preparation for the upcoming production of "The Two Noble Kinsmen" through the Department of Theatre, I met with four of the student actors participating. The discussion included input from Brandt Garber, playing Arcite; Kali Scott, playing the Jailer's Daughter; Ashley Ramos, playing Emilia; and...

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: From the Actor Perspective

“The Two Noble Kinsmen”: From the Actor Perspective

By Cate Heiner

April 3, 2017

Honor, family, love and hate all take the stage with the Department of Theatre’s final production of the season, “The Two Noble Kinsmen.” In a round table interview, members of the cast discussed their work on the production and what audiences can look forward to. “The play, especially when...

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