Backstage Review: Complete your Sondheim Collection with “Road Show” from Wasatch Theatre Company

Road Show Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by John Weidman Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick Directed by Rick Rea … Continue reading

Closer at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Studio Theater

Thursday night marked the opening of Process Theater’s in collaboration with Wasatch’s Theater Company’s production of Patrick Marber’s “Closer” in … Continue reading

Expect Darkenss In a Dark Dark House

In a Dark Dark House produced by Wasatch Theater Company is just that – dark! In a play with so many twists and turns, a reviewer is hard pressed to give an in-depth reflection without people crying “spoiler.” Thus, it makes it very difficult for me to truly express my enjoyment and love of this production – which I highly recommend seeing! Continue reading

Things That Sting and Bite

It’s that time of year again. No I’m not talking about the holidays. I’m talking about Wasatch Theatre Company’s Page-to-Stage Festival, currently in its eleventh year. If you are unfamiliar with this wonderful annual event, I’ll bring you up to speed. The name really says it all: Page-to-Stage. Every year WTC invites local playwrights to participate in various writing workshops and staged readings for the purpose of developing and honing their craft. An invitation is also extended to the public to submit their work for the chance to have it reviewed, and God willing, selected for production. Continue reading

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

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

The play is a charming and heartfelt piece that tackles its themes with quirky aplomb: the difficulties of intimacy in a world of technology, the inability to connect to the people right in front of us, and how much we invent ourselves and each other. Continue reading

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