THEATER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THEATER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah actor finds the galloping power of ‘War Horse’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57818183-223/horse-war-200-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57818183-223/horse-war-200-lake.html.csp">Utah actor finds the galloping power of ‘War Horse’</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="2014-04-17T18:14:41.452-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 06:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The idea of making his novel “War Horse” into a stage play struck British writer Michael Morpurgo as crazy. Employing puppets to dramatize his young-adult novel, a harsh World War I story told through the eyes of a horse, seemed as silly as the idea of “Mister Ed,” the early 1960s American TV show about a talking horse, Morpurgo says now. It was the theatrical spectacle of the puppetry by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company that proved him wrong. “War Horse,” originally published in 1982,...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57818183@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:14:41 MDT Driven by ambition, new Utah theater company looks for the heart of ‘Hedda Gabler’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57754107-223/hedda-tanner-company-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57754107-223/hedda-tanner-company-says.html.csp">Driven by ambition, new Utah theater company looks for the heart of ‘Hedda Gabler’</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="2014-04-06T17:50:13.232-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 05:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Hurricane Hedda blew through Broadway with Cate Blanchett at its eye, the 2006 show earned high-profile buzz. But in Salt Lake City, a “Les Misérables” kind of town, it has been more than a decade since audiences have had a chance to see a local production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic “Hedda Gabler.” It’s a much-studied classic, to be sure, but considered immensely difficult to produce. That’s partly thanks to the main character, a potentially admirable woman driven to villainy by her lack of ...</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> 57754107@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:50:13 MDT SLC RDA OKs funds for mystery purchase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57792544-90/allocation-block-board-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57792544-90/allocation-block-board-lake.html.csp">SLC RDA OKs funds for mystery purchase</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T21:26:38.747-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Without discussion Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Council, acting as the Redevelopment Agency board, voted to allocate $537,072 to purchase unidentified real estate that may or may not be for sale. The allocation was earmarked for property on Block 70 where the Utah Performing Arts Center will be built on Main Street between 100 South and 200 South. But neither the RDA staff, nor the board would identify which parcels were being considered. Councilman James Rogers was the lone “no” vote. Councilwom...</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> 57792544@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:26:38 MDT Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786323-223/company-deathtrap-pioneer-kiss.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57786323-223/company-deathtrap-pioneer-kiss.html.csp">Onstage gay kiss ‘repulsive,’ Salt Lake theatergoer complains</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="2014-04-07T22:10:21.413-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A theater subscriber has written a letter of complaint to Pioneer Theatre Company about not receiving a notice about a kiss between two men in “Deathtrap,” the company’s production of a 1978 murder mystery. The letter writer, who called herself a theater and arts lover, said she was infuriated because she had brought her teenage son to the play. She called the company’s decision to not disclose “repulsive” content to be “irresponsible and negligent,” and referred to the kiss as an “explicit, hom...</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> 57786323@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:10:21 MDT Hale Theatre negotiating to stay in West Valley City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676222-90/brough-com-hale-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676222-90/brough-com-hale-http.html.csp">Hale Theatre negotiating to stay in West Valley City</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T23:29:49.364-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hale Centre Theatre could have an encore in West Valley City after all. The theater, which announced last year it was moving from West Valley to Sandy, has rewritten its script. Hale now says it wants to continue operations in West Valley City, in addition to opening a second location in the southern part of the Salt Lake Valley. Hale, which has a lease through 2016, is in discussions with West Valley to stay, according to Rob Brough, chairman of the theater’s board of trustees. “We love our ho...</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> 57676222@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:29:49 MDT In Branson, Jimmy Osmond returns the favor to Andy Williams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57682221-66/osmond-williams-branson-andy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57682221-66/osmond-williams-branson-andy.html.csp">In Branson, Jimmy Osmond returns the favor to Andy Williams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T14:19:16.998-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 02:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jimmy Osmond is trying to pay back to the man who launched his stardom and that of his famous family. Osmond, the youngest of the performing Osmond clan, has taken the job of Head of Operations for the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Mo. — 47 years after a 3-year-old Jimmy Osmond made his TV debut on Williams’ variety show. “It will always be Andy’s theater, and I’m going to run it the way I hope he’d want it to be ran,” Osmond told the Branson Tri-Lakes News. Osmond moved to Branso...</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> 57682221@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:19:16 MDT Records: Man in theater shooting also was texting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57678808-68/reeves-oulson-theater-documents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57678808-68/reeves-oulson-theater-documents.html.csp">Records: Man in theater shooting also was texting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMARA LUSH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T19:58:44.838-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 07:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dade City, Fla. • A former police officer accused of killing a man in a movie theater during a dispute over texting had used his own phone to send a message to his son minutes before the shooting, according to documents released Thursday by Florida prosecutors. Curtis Reeves’ son, Matthew Reeves, told detectives that his father texted him at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 13, the documents show. Curtis Reeves told his son he was already seated inside the theater. Matthew Reeves, who is a Tampa police officer, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576788082014-03-13T19:58:44.838-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T19:58:44.838-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57678808@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:58:44 MDT With ‘Nutty’ Broadway hopes, Utah grad Klea Blackhurst home to sing for scholarships http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57614040-223/blackhurst-musical-theater-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57614040-223/blackhurst-musical-theater-says.html.csp">With ‘Nutty’ Broadway hopes, Utah grad Klea Blackhurst home to sing for scholarships</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="2014-03-06T17:00:13.543-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah-born singer and actor Klea Blackhurst can tell theater students what it’s like to decamp to New York and wait for the phone to ring. To wait after an audition to hear if she got the part. To wait after an out-of-town tryout to find out if her character in the new Jerry Lewis-directed musical, “The Nutty Professor,” might make it to Broadway. Like most actors, she’s spent a lot of her professional life that way, waiting for the phone call about a job that will pave the way to the rest of ...</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> 57614040@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:00:13 MDT