THEATER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THEATER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Salt Lake Acting Company serves a fresh plate of Hollywood dish http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58389369-223/mengers-company-says-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58389369-223/mengers-company-says-season.html.csp">Salt Lake Acting Company serves a fresh plate of Hollywood dish</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-16T12:07:35.496-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 12:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Camille G. Van Wagoner was thinking about retiring. Maybe it was time. She had racked up an impressive résumé of comedic and musical-theater roles on a variety of Utah stages, but approaching the milestone of her 50th birthday, she was tired of facing the lack of opportunities for female actors of a certain age. That was before Van Wagoner fell in love with self-made superagent Sue Mengers, who represented Hollywood’s most prominent actors and directors in the late 1960s and 1970s. “She change...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389369@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:07:35 MDT Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58384986-223/rivers-york-funeral-fashion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58384986-223/rivers-york-funeral-fashion.html.csp">Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KAREN MATTHEWS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T13:36:11.758-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 01:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. At a funeral befitting a superstar, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang Broadway hits including “Hey Big Spender” before six-time Tony Award-winner McDonald sang her tribute to Rivers, a champi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583849862014-09-08T13:36:11.758-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T13:36:11.758-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58384986@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:36:11 MDT Letter: Extra charge for online tickets is bull http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58361345-82/bull-movie-ads-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58361345-82/bull-movie-ads-charged.html.csp">Letter: Extra charge for online tickets is bull</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:41:25.906-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Airline charges for baggage some years ago were followed by charges for a window seat and other extras. We all now endure 20 minutes of every hour for endless ads on TV. We see 15 minutes of ads now in the theater before seeing a movie. Some motion picture complexes even have us selecting seats before the movie, which is a total waste of time. Now the latest insult is to encourage you to book your movie tickets on the Internet, only to be charged an extra fee for doing work that actually saves t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:41:25 MDT Martine Cafe in Salt Lake City reopens after recent remodel (before-and-after photos) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340079-223/martine-lake-salt-construction.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58340079-223/martine-lake-salt-construction.html.csp">Martine Cafe in Salt Lake City reopens after recent remodel (before-and-after photos)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T11:13:11.499-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Construction on the new Eccles Performing Arts Center on Main Street takes place just inches away from Salt Lake City’s Martine cafe. And this summer, as crews demolished buildings, moved earth and pounded metal into the human-made crater between 100 and 200 South, the tapas restaurant stoically endured the noise, broken dishes, busted wine bottles and lost business. Chef Tom Grant and co-owner Scott Hale aren’t ready to bail on the historic brownstone building at 22 E. 100 South. Rather than fi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340079@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:13:11 MDT Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis gleefully takes on ‘Rocky Horror’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317419-223/azenberg-campaign-dabakas-dabakis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58317419-223/azenberg-campaign-dabakas-dabakis.html.csp">Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis gleefully takes on ‘Rocky Horror’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ellen Fagg Weist</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T18:44:20.793-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 06:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah Sen. Jim Dabakis will add another bit of drama to his political résumé when he makes his stage debut at Pioneer Theatre Company in October. Dabakis will be juggling his re-election campaign with rehearsals as he prepares to play the Criminologist, referred to as the “no-neck narrator,” in a three-performance staging of “The Rocky Horror Show” on Oct. 24 and 25. “That’s where I am in this stage of my life, I’m kind of a no-neck narrator,” says Dabakis, who is facing off against Republican c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317419@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:44:20 MDT Theater review: ‘August: Osage County’s’ dissection of family is brutally frank, fascinating http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309640-223/family-august-county-osage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58309640-223/family-august-county-osage.html.csp">Theater review: ‘August: Osage County’s’ dissection of family is brutally frank, fascinating</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Barbara M. Bannon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T13:51:22.352-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 01:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It has been the summer of dysfunctional families in Salt Lake theater. June gave us Pinnacle Acting Company’s incisive production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Now Silver Summit Theatre Company and Utah Repertory Theater Company are jointly staging the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize- and multiple Tony Award–winning “August: Osage County.” Besides sharing stories of couples who feed on each other to hide from facing truths about themselves, both productions spin off of a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309640@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:51:22 MDT Theater review: Witches fly in Tuacahn’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58273424-223/tuacahn-wizard-flying-witches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58273424-223/tuacahn-wizard-flying-witches.html.csp">Theater review: Witches fly in Tuacahn’s ‘Wizard of Oz’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T01:01:02.959-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ivins • Given Tuacahn’s propensity for creating live theater as a spectacle, you have to think that director Timothy Threlfall was rubbing his hands together in anticipation of staging “The Wizard of Oz.” Just think about flying monkeys and witches, a tornado and the wonders of the Emerald City. So it’s no surprise that the Wicked Witch of the West flies high above the outdoor amphitheater from unexpected places, often announced by a loud explosion. The flying monkeys perform all sorts of acroba...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273424@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Utah theaters bringing dysfunctional family to life in ‘August: Osage County’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58259688-223/fossen-says-august-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58259688-223/fossen-says-august-county.html.csp">Utah theaters bringing dysfunctional family to life in ‘August: Osage County’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ellen fagg weist</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:21:53.545-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just consider “August: Osage County” an 80-dish play. That’s an example offered by director Mark Fossen to illustrate the complications of mounting Tracy Letts’ darkly comic dramatic masterpiece. One scene features a family dinner after the Weston family patriarch’s funeral where a few dishes are broken. As Fossen created the play’s prop list, he worked through staging issues. The plates should be identical, so they would break the same at every performance. “So three a night, plus rehearsal r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259688@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:21:53 MDT O.C. Tanner gift to upgrade Abravanel Hall lounge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211382-78/county-council-theater-abravanel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211382-78/county-council-theater-abravanel.html.csp">O.C. Tanner gift to upgrade Abravanel Hall lounge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T10:00:31.11-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There isn’t any shag rug in there, but the Tanner Lounge backstage at Abravanel Hall hasn’t been remodeled since it debuted in the 1970s. So a $50,000 gift from the O.C. Tanner Foundation, for whom the resting room was named, was welcomed warmly Tuesday by the Salt Lake County Council. “This will take it from the ’70s to the 2000s,” said county Community Services Director Erin Litvack, adding the alterations will make the room more functional for stagehands as well as performers. The Abravanel H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211382@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:31 MDT