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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pygmalion Productions: Silent Sky

The director and a couple actresses discuss Pygmalion's season finale.
Pygmalion Productions ends their season on a high note with the semi-biographical play Silent Sky  (April 28 - May 13). The production focuses on Henrietta Leavitt, one of Harvard's woman "computers" from the early 20th century, and the pioneering work she did in astronomy at the university as she struggled to get recognition in a male-dominated field. Today we chat with director Mark Fossen, as well as actresses Brenda Hattingh and Hannah Minshew, about the play and their time working on it before the show opens at the Rose Wagner Center.

West Side Theatre Co. Debuts

Building a new home for theater in Eagle Mountain.
Hannah Farr understands the unique challenges of trying to launch a theater company in Eagle Mountain. She also clearly thinks it's worth the effort.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Summer Arts Festival News: UAF pre-sale, Kimball Arts Festival volunteers

Get ready for the best places to see art in Utah this summer
A chilly, drizzly day might not scream "summer" to you, but  today turns out to be a perfect day to be thinking ahead towards Utah's premier venues for enjoy great art, food and music. Today only, advance four-day passes for the 2017 Utah Arts Festival (June 22-25) are only $25 (plus $3 handling fee), nearly a 50% savings off the at-the-gate price of $12 per day.

Geek Therapist

Finding pop-culture comfort through the nerdy therapy podcast
It doesn't matter who you are: Sometimes you need a small voice of reason around to look at things objectively. But sometimes, your average therapist just isn't good enough, and you need someone specific who just "gets" you.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

April Gallery Stroll: Heidi Gress

A chat with the SLC photographer about her latest exhibition at Nostalgia Cafe
After having most of the week bombarded by rain and weather that felt more like winter than spring—even with the sun out—we got a few moments of relief on Friday night during the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. It was an interesting night of weird group shows, and an awkward goodbye to CUAC, but there were some cool solo shows in the mix.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Sugar Space: Suite Space

Three choreographers chat with us before the show happening April 28-29.
It may be the end of the performing arts season for several companies, but there are spaces where works are being produced year-round by talent you didn't even know existed in Utah. Next week on April 28 at the Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, three student choreographers from the University of Utah present a two-night performance of original works (along with music from the Will Baxter Band, Casey Van Portfleet and some surprise musical guests) in a show called Suite Space.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Revisiting the works of Phil Cannon with his latest comic book.
Sometimes a comic book has a profound effect on you that you just can't walk away from. After reading the latest book from local artist Phil Cannon, we have to admit, we're just a tad terrified.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dry Bar Comedy

Examining the new "clean comedy" shows happening in Provo.
Living in Utah, some comedians need to accept that at some point their audience is going to hit a ceiling because a lot of the population wants a "clean comedy" show. Going blue may appease some people in the state, but others prefer something that doesn't  involve swearing or risque situations.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ririe-Woodbury: 2017 Spring Season

Previewing the season finale with the departing Alexandra Bradshaw.
The end of Ririe-Woodbury's season will find one of its longest-running performers departing. Alexandra Bradshaw takes part in her final performance with the company as the 2017 version of Spring Season runs April 13-15.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Salt Lake Acting Company: Hand To God

The directors and actors chat with us before opening on April 12.
For their final 2017 production before the annual Saturday's Voyeur , Salt Lake Acting Company presents Hand To God from April 12 - May 14. The Robert Askins play focuses on  members of a puppet club at a Christian church, where kids use the puppets to learn about the Bible and avoid Satan.

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