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Re: “Theater Review: Saturday's Voyeur

Review: Saturday Voyeur 2015 “The Gods must be Crazy”

This year’s Voyeur is better than previous years; it finally gets out of the COB (church office building). Topic skewered this year include The hot shot calendar shot at camp Williams, Kate Kelly’s excommunication, My husband is not Gay TV show, The LDS church admitting Joe Smith married 14 year girls, Book of Mormon Musical coming to Utah. Song parodies are from “Into the wood”, 50 do up, ABBA, Kate Perry and more.
This year all religions get their jokes and jibs not just the LDS. Joining the cast this year is Moses, The Buddha, JC (Christ), Muhammad (appearance cancelled due to terrorist threat). There is not a lot of plot here just 4 major sketches that continue thru 3 acts setting up the jokes and the wonderful song and dance numbers.
This is show all who are not easily offended in the Salt Lake area should see. Warning show contains lots of skin (male and female more male), cross dressing, the F word (Feminism), salty language, and religious mockery.

Posted by Dragon777 on 06/29/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “A New Brain, Eleemosynary & Roundup

Wouldn't it be funny and ironic if someone shot them all dead? And all the elected officials who made it law?

Posted by Stuart McDonald on 07/05/2013 at 7:12 AM

Re: “A New Brain, Eleemosynary & Roundup

" it’s also a very powerful way to represent gun owners and people who believe in the right to keep and bear arms as NORMAL citizens "
Really. . . normal??? I know a lot of people with CCPs (including myself) and none would take part in something like this, which is one step up from that nitwit who carried an unloaded AR into a shopping mall "to make a point" (he also should have painted a bullseye on his back because he'd be the first target for a nutcase shooter - and unless he was also carrying a loaded firearm, he'd be dead). This is the flip side of gays who wanted to hold a "kiss in" at Chick Fil A. . . extremists with nothing better to do telling the world they represent "We The People" - you guys should get together with Gingrich and set up a moon colony away from people who really are normal.


Posted by chris on 06/30/2013 at 12:24 AM

Re: “A New Brain, Eleemosynary & Roundup

I wouldn't submit to being disarmed in public. Unloaded, zip-tied guns are useless. Submitting to those rules implies that running with a loaded gun is unsafe. I've never had any trouble running over 500 miles with my pistol.

Posted by jim on 06/28/2013 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Theater: Les Miserables

I saw it last night (for the first time ever) and the entire cast was incredible but, I was really impressed with Josh Davis. He put everything he had into portraying Javert. Also, Dale Henley and Christianne Tisdale as the Thénardiers were awesome. It was great. What an experience!

Posted by Karen on 05/07/2013 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Theater: Les Miserables

I think Joe Cassidy is a tenor not a baritone. The Role oF Jean Val Jean is a tenor. Also, I see no mention of Javert. Isn't he one of the main leads?

Posted by Jeff Donner on 05/07/2013 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Theater: A Behanding in Spokane

Thank you so much for your review and supporting The Hive Theatre!

Posted by Jeffrey L Owen on 05/07/2013 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Theater: Les Miserables

FYI- you listed the understudies for the thenardiers- Christianne tisdale and dale Hensley are the actors who play the roles regularly.

Posted by Susan on 05/07/2013 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Theater Review: Chicago

While Two out of three ain't bad if you are Meat Loaf you got it wrong about Carlson. She has the whole trifecta of ACTING, dance and song. She carries the show. Needed a little more razzle dazzle out of the lawyer. It was 100% great show!! City Weekly did good sponsoring it.

Posted by Gburg on 07/15/2012 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Theater Review: Saturday's Voyeur

Marvelous performers, striking and often funny songs, and a 'reach out let's get along' ending. The players basically state whether democrat or gay or female lib or drinker, these LDS are not leaving the church. The lyrics imply the mainstream church is going right along in the 21st century with its noncomformists.

Posted by Jake Starkey on 07/14/2012 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Pioneer Theatre Company: Emma

I know some of my JASNA members felt that an Emma adaptation without Mrs. Elton was just WRONG!

Posted by Bonny Wise on 02/28/2012 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Review: Waiting for Godot

Nice write up. I love the show as well.

Posted by 17819891 on 09/23/2011 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Review: Next to Normal

Saw this a couple nights ago... it's simply phenomenal.

Posted by GreenJello on 09/21/2011 at 1:56 PM

Re: “Review: Pinnacle Acting Company's Proof

I have read the play, seen the movie, and now have watched PAC's remounting of Proof. There is nothing like live theatre and the energy and honesty about the work that the actors THIS company puts into it. I love the more intimate space and closeness I feel with Pinnacle. Some others just give pasty performances of known 'money-makers' that damage the art. I have grown to love PAC and wish them all the best. R. Hathaway

Posted by Ragun Hathaway on 05/16/2011 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Tim DeChristopher vs. the Puppets

Okay, "settle down guys". Whatever you say. I apologize for being such a downer and didn't mean to spin a "positive" event as being negative. I didn't think that's what I was doing, but if that's how you perceive it, that's what I did. Art's funny that way, ain't it? If anything actually comes of this event, something beyond gimmicks and pony rides, you be sure to come back here and rub my nose in it. Seriously, I mean that. I've no doubt that you agree with "Teddy" as well as "blah", no doubt at all. You, er, Teddy provided a nice quote from a great speech and I agree with it, too. What I've written seems too much for your mind to comprehend right now. I'm not saying you're dumb, not at all. No dumber than me, anyway. I'm just saying that you don't get it. It's probably my fault. I'm just not that good at writing. Hope you're better at creating art than I am at crafting sentences. Have a good time at the show and enjoy yourself.

Posted by Duke on 02/01/2011 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Tim DeChristopher vs. the Puppets

wow Duke. Way to take something that was intended to be positive and make it as negative as possible. That's got to be an effective way to help the world. I am neither "Teddy R." nor "Blah blah" I was only trying to make a point that the art/activism evening seems to be a positive thing and ought to be construed as such. Though I whole heartedly agree with the Teddy R. quote. Couldn't help but notice that : Guess what? No art I've ever seen, made, appreciated, destroyed, loved, purchased, lusted over, eaten, or listened to has ever changed anything other than my personal perception of this world and the spot I occupy in it. I think THATS the point dude. How can you help to create change unless you better understand your perspective and the spot with which you occupy, and what better way to learn about those things than through art? Ill reiterate. Settle down. (There's another dollar for your CD collection!)

Posted by settle down guys. on 02/01/2011 at 1:58 PM

Re: “Tim DeChristopher vs. the Puppets

Do me a favor, "settle down guys", "Teddy" and "Blah"...pick a name and stick with it. Changing your moniker every post is annoying, stupid and confusing.

Posted by Duke on 02/01/2011 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Tim DeChristopher vs. the Puppets

Blah, maybe you should read the parts in my comments where I describe how much I love and appreciate art? I've known many artists. I collect art from everywhere I go. Nearly every wall in my house has original art hanging on it. Not prints, not posters, original art. Every shelf holds various carvings, statuary, hand made baskets, etc. I've been to museums in countries I'd wager you'll never see. I've observed anthropology in the flesh, many times in many places. I've seen the skulls of the dead piled high. I've seen the living suffer; I've witnessed suffering that has ripped holes in my soul. I've made art. I write art. I've read more books about more subjects than I care to remember. I've been to so many concerts I've lost some hearing. I buy music often. I listen to music every single day, almost every single night. Over the years, I've collected hundreds of CD's and would have more if I had more money. Guess what? No art I've ever seen, made, appreciated, destroyed, loved, purchased, lusted over, eaten, or listened to has ever changed anything other than my personal perception of this world and the spot I occupy in it. See, this is part of the problem. If you aren't capable of reading and understanding a few words, seeing them for what they are and understanding what they say, how do you expect to change the world with a little art? By the way, contrary personality types, which I admittedly am, have accomplished more in this world than any other, for better or worse. I'll make my contribution when I see the right opportunity. When I do, I'll disappear into it. And maybe I will do that slide show one day. A good cry might do some people some good.

Posted by Duke on 02/01/2011 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Tim DeChristopher vs. the Puppets

I'm pretty sure it's not free, unfortunately! We have to cover the costs of running the show, so it will be somewhere between $3-$5

Posted by HH on 02/01/2011 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Tim DeChristopher vs. the Puppets

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." - President Theodore Roosevelt

Posted by Teddy R. on 02/01/2011 at 1:08 PM

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