The Last Five Years, Hellman v. McCarthy

Two new local theater productions focus on combative relationships
Utah Repertory Theatre Co.'s latest production brings local audiences a fabulous text: Jason Robert Brown's ingenious romantic musical dramedy The Last Five Years.

Time Stands Still, Alabama Story

Two new theater productions struggle to overcome obstacles of timing and text
It is a rule—and if it's not a written rule, it should be—that critics can't hold a work accountable for not being a thing the critic wanted it to be, rather than what it is.

A Year With Frog & Toad, Peter & the Starcatcher

Two holiday productions show the advantages of keeping it un-real
It is tempting—particularly among the childless—to hold children to a higher standard of conduct than their capabilities permit.

Rapture, Blister, Burn; Spark; One Man, Two Guvnors

Three new local theater productions debut
Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn is an oddity as dramatic literature in that its digressions—about the history of feminism, horror films as political commentary, and similar subjects—where the actual drama is abandoned are far more interesting than the actual drama.

Kit Kat Cabaret

Kit Kat Cabaret's song and dance takes audiences back to another era
Dinner and a show used to mean precisely that—theater, song and dance combining for a grand live-action stage show, put on for dressed-to-the-nines patrons seated just a few feet from the stage, making them feel like part of the act even as they drank and supped.

Fall 2014 Theater Season

Three new productions launch the fall season
Wasatch Theatre Company's production of The Color Purple makes excellent use of its space, the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner Center.

Utah's 2014-15 Theater Season

Upcoming productions range from Mormon musical extravaganzas to one-acts
While Labor Day weekend might not mark the technical end of summer, it's certainly the time that fall begins to creep its way into our consciousness. September also marks the launch of many arts organizations' new seasons.

Stage Parents

April and Mark Fossen fit theater into a busy everyday life
Ah, the glamorous life of an actor: the thrill of being in front of an audience, the joy of being recognized for your passion and devotion to your work ... and the part where you're making sure you've planned your schedule so you know who's helping the kids with their homework.

2014 Utah Shakespeare Festival

Find fun and fantasy in 2014 Utah Shakespeare Festival productions
Summer is the time for all-star lineups in music festivals, baseball games and the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City.


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Festivals & Fairs

Salt Lake International Tattoo Convention

Salt Palace Convention Center

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