The Daily Utah Chronicle

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

September 17, 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...

Save Time and Money While Visiting More Arts Events through the Utah Cultural Alliance

Save Time and Money While Visiting More Arts Events through the Utah Cultural Alliance

By Abigail Bowé

September 10, 2019

  Most of the college students I know love the arts across a broad range of outlets and interests, ranging from professional interests to hobbies. Among them are vinyl collectors, photographers, Broadway fans, choir devotees, dancers, poets, writers, hardcore concert-goers, film geeks and costume...

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

‘The Book of Mormon’ Will Increase Your Faith in Good Musical Theater

By Josh Petersen

August 23, 2019

  Less than two blocks away from the Salt Lake Temple, there’s now another landmark to Utah’s most famous faith. Although one allows far more four-letter words than the other, both are sure to inspire some unwavering devotion. “The Book of Mormon,” which is playing at the Eccles Theatre...

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

MTP Student Laura Rizzo in Idaho Summer Stock Theater

By Hannah Keating

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...

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...

‘The Rivals’ to Bring Mischief and Fun to the U

‘The Rivals’ to Bring Mischief and Fun to the U

By Palak Jayswal

April 3, 2019

  The University of Utah’s Department of Theatre is set to debut their production of “The Rivals” this Friday, April 5. The play, written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in 1775, is a commentary on the romantic challenges between the aristocratic class and the bourgeois. While the summary of...

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...

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 ...

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Student-Led Production “Hippolyta” is an Immersive and Powerful Twist on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

By Hannah Keating

February 2, 2019

  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is inarguably one of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays, featuring the comical plights of star-crossed Athenian lovers, the caricatures of a troupe of actors, and the manipulations of the forest’s fairies. In this play, the Bard glosses over the chara...

Corruption is Fun in ‘The Lion in Winter’

Corruption is Fun in ‘The Lion in Winter’

By Josh Petersen

January 9, 2019

  Even if you think that your family is hard to deal with over the holidays, you probably didn’t have to reunite with an evil mom who was locked in a tower by a maybe even more evil dad. (If that is your situation, I am deeply sorry.) This is just one of the conflicts bubbling in James Goldman’s...

Stay Up to Date!
Stay up to date with our top stories delivered straight to your inbox!
We respect your privacy. No spam. Ever.