Saturday's Voyeur 2014 

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Sundays, 6 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31
Price: $40-$55
saltlakeactingcompany.org
After 30-plus years, Saturday’s Voyeur is more of an institution than a piece of theater. It’s practically an annual general conference for Utah’s frustrated socio-political minority: an opportunity to gather and share testimony, even if most of the ideas have become terribly familiar. That makes it somewhat fitting that this latest satirical musical revolves around a conference weekend, with devoted brothers and sisters preparing a modesty pageant in honor of U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (Eb Madson). Meanwhile, one Mormon family experiences strife as Sister Marriott (Olivia Custodio) pushes back against certain church doctrines and her closeted gay husband (Justin Ivie). And the ghost of a devoted Temple Square docent (Jenessa Bowen) haunts the halls interacting with a rebellious angel Moroni (also played by Madson). As usual, the loose plot threads are just enough to hold together the string of blackout sketches and song parodies. While it’s somewhat disappointing to hear writers Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht returning to familiar material like Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love,” they find much better material stretching into less obvious sources, including a hilarious bit set to Thomas Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus.” If there’s a primary frustration with this Voyeur, it’s that it seems so focused on tweaking Mormon hypocrisies and public-policy overreach that it all but ignores a huge local issue: December’s federal court ruling in support of same-sex marriage. The production’s cast and exuberant staging keep it lively, but maybe there can be just as much fun to be found in the little victories. (Scott Renshaw, City Weekly)

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