Backstage Review: Bonnie & Clyde at Lehi Arts Center

The story of fugitives Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow is one that almost everyone is at least somewhat familiar. The … Continue reading

Silly Shenanigans are “What the Bellhop Saw” at the Murray Theater

It delivered fast paced action with well delivered, equally fast paced dialogue. Doors opened. Doors slammed. Characters chased each other. Identities were confused. Dirty jokes and innuendo abounded. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. All the fun stuff you expect from a farce… Continue reading

My Fair Lady, Just Loverly!

Spanish Fork gives us a classic community theater production with help from neighboring businesses, a large support staff, and a huge cast with a broad range of age, education, and experience. The auditorium of the High School was filled on opening night with family, friends, and neighbors. I happened to visit a friend who lives next to the school the following night and from the looks of the parking lot, there were just as many seats filled for that night. And for good reason. This is a great production! Continue reading

Hairspray puts the Community in Community Theater!

I think I’ve been to Spanish Fork twice in my life. The first time was about a year ago to review Wizard of Oz with the Spanish Fork Youtheater. Tonight, I returned to the same high school to review Hairspray with the Spanish Fork Community Theater (SFCT).

Above anything else, these people know how to put the “Community” in Community Theater. In both cases, I was surprised that they not only nearly sold out a several hundred-seat theater, but it feels like everyone in the community is actually involved. From the ticket takers, to the snack sellers, to the older gentleman sitting by himself across the isle having the time of his life – this community theater production embodies community. Continue reading

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