Mama’s li’l baby loves Grey Gardens

Wasatch Theatre Company’s latest production, the musical Grey Gardens should not be missed! First off, it’s the Utah premiere of this award-winning musical that first performed on Broadway in 2006. Secondly, it’s based on the true story of Jacquelyn Kennedy Onassis’ aunt and cousin. Two women, whom after an all-too brief life of privilege and fortune, find themselves living in a dilapidated mansion that is the home of hundreds of cats, and in conditions that were deemed, in 1972, “unfit for human living.” Finally, you need to see it because it’s GREAT, and a true tour-de-force for leading lady, Jennifer Perry Hughes. Continue reading

Review: Greater Tuna

Wasatch Theatre Company’s Greater Tuna is a two-man show about the citizens of the fictional tiny town of Tuna Texas. Tuna makes Utah look liberal and was a favorite of President George H.W. Bush (two command performances at the White House), which makes it even more ironic. The people in it seem at first to be caricatures of small-town, close-minded rednecks, but as the play progresses you learn that there’s more to Tuna than meets the eye. Continue reading

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