THEATRE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THEATRE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Theater review: ‘War Horse’ puppetry is phenomenal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57845985-223/horse-war-south-200.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57845985-223/horse-war-south-200.html.csp">Theater review: ‘War Horse’ puppetry is phenomenal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T23:42:37.68-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 11:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“War Horse” just might be the greatest puppet show you’ll ever see. It is not populated by your average puppets. Nothing even resembling a Muppet. The life-size horses created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company are nothing short of astonishing. It really is possible to forget — if only for a moment — that you can see the puppeteers operating the animals. You forget the humans when the horses flick their ears. When they snort and whinny. When they appear, yes, lifelike. There are a few o...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57845985@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:42:37 MDT Hot tickets: A world premiere at NOVA, ‘War Horse’ at the Capitol Theatre, David Kranes at SLAC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57841951-223/lake-salt-saturday-april.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57841951-223/lake-salt-saturday-april.html.csp">Hot tickets: A world premiere at NOVA, ‘War Horse’ at the Capitol Theatre, David Kranes at SLAC</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T22:39:34.418-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">DANCE ‘Accelerate’ • Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company; Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 7:30 p.m.; Jeanné Wagner Theatre at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City; $35; visit bit.ly/1gDkfhy MUSIC Utah Symphony • With conductor Andrey Boreyko; Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 8 p.m.; Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City; $18-$55; visit arttix.org Salt Lake Symphony and Utah Voices • With conductor Anton Armstrong; Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.;...</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> 57841951@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:39:34 MDT Musicals will bookend Pioneer Theatre’s new season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57827315-223/season-company-pioneer-theatre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57827315-223/season-company-pioneer-theatre.html.csp">Musicals will bookend Pioneer Theatre’s new season</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="2014-04-23T15:00:46.773-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 03:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In its new season, Pioneer Theatre Company will produce a world premiere of “Alabama Story” and a Utah premiere of the farcical swinging 1960s London comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors,” plus launch a new concert series with the cult favorite “The Rocky Horror Show.” The company will bookend its season with a pair of musicals: the sweet-and-sassy story of quirky competitors in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and the beloved story of musical con man Harold Hill, who falls in love with Mari...</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> 57827315@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:46 MDT 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="2014-04-23T15:00:46.732-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 03:00PM 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 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:00:46 MDT Tower Theatre plans 12 movies for ‘Summer Late Nights’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57845425-66/july-june-tower-late.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57845425-66/july-june-tower-late.html.csp">Tower Theatre plans 12 movies for ‘Summer Late Nights’</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="2014-04-22T18:48:49.616-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 06:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Summertime at the Tower Theatre means staying up late at the movies. The Tower’s annual “Summer Late Nights” schedule has been announced, with a dozen neo-classic films for after-hours viewing. Screenings are Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m., and Sundays at noon. Tickets are $5. Here’s the schedule: June 6, 7, 8 • “Alien” June 13, 14, 15 • “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” June 20, 21, 22 • “Amelie” June 27, 28, 29 • “Shaun of the Dead” July 4, 5, 6 • “Airplane!” July 11, 12, 13 • “Fantastic Mr. Fox...</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> 57845425@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:48:49 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 With new studios, Children’s Dance Theatre steps forward http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57703411-223/dance-theatre-questions-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57703411-223/dance-theatre-questions-lake.html.csp">With new studios, Children’s Dance Theatre steps forward</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="2014-03-24T08:51:38.423-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 08:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Young dancers rehearse at the Tanner Dance Program’s new studios in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education complex at the University of Utah. Some 300 dancers, ages 8-18, of the Children’s Dance Theatre performing group will dance at their annual concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and 29, at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. (Tickets, $17,-$26 with half-price tickets for children, at arttix.org or 801-355-2787). The concert will feature three ...</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> 57703411@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:51:38 MDT ‘My Fair Lady’ holds special place in director’s heart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57677429-223/hansen-lady-fair-egyptian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57677429-223/hansen-lady-fair-egyptian.html.csp">‘My Fair Lady’ holds special place in director’s heart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott Iwasaki</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Park Record</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T01:01:06.979-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah actor Joseph Paur will don the phonetics professor’s hat in the Egyptian Theatre production of “My Fair Lady” that opens this weekend in Park City for a three-week run. And director Amber Hansen is thrilled. “Joe is a fixture in the theater community and has a lot of experience under his belt,” Hansen said during an interview with The Park Record. “He has also done some film, so we are very lucky to have him in our cast.” Read the full story at www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_25322271/egyptian...</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> 57677429@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:01:06 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 Hot tickets: ‘Turandot’ opens and Lilly is still toting that purse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660170-223/lake-salt-saturday-march.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660170-223/lake-salt-saturday-march.html.csp">Hot tickets: ‘Turandot’ opens and Lilly is still toting that purse</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:34:08.308-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">MUSIC Daniel Kerr • Organ; Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.; Salt Lake LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main, Salt Lake City; free. Utopia Early Music • Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 8 p.m.; Sunday, March 16, 5 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City; pay as able (suggested $15 general/$12 seniors/$10 students). ‘Turandot’ • Presented by Utah Opera; Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.; continues through March 23; Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City; $18-$83; visit b...</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> 57660170@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:34:08 MDT ‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale to Utah Broadway series subscribers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660146-223/musical-mormon-tickets-book.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660146-223/musical-mormon-tickets-book.html.csp">‘Book of Mormon’ tickets on sale to Utah Broadway series subscribers</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="2014-03-12T11:39:44.988-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tickets are on sale to Broadway series subscribers for the upcoming season, which includes the option to buy tickets for “The Book of Mormon” musical. New subscribers can buy season tickets beginning at 9 a.m. March 24. MagicSpace Entertainment, the series’ Utah-based presenter, declined to comment or release sales numbers on Monday afternoon, the first day that “Book of Mormon” tickets were available. Tour bookers appear to be following their national strategy in booking the Salt Lake City date...</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> 57660146@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:39:44 MDT Dance preview: Along the path of Harlem company’s comeback http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57603636-223/company-ballet-johnson-dth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57603636-223/company-ballet-johnson-dth.html.csp">Dance preview: Along the path of Harlem company’s comeback</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-05T13:12:35.013-06:00">Updated Mar 5, 2014 01:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the news broke last year that Dance Theatre of Harlem was returning to the stage after an eight-year hiatus, the dance world breathed a collective sigh of relief — all except the company’s new artistic director, Virginia Johnson, who is still holding her breath. “We’re back and we’re new,” Johnson said. “We are the same eclectic and diverse company audiences have always enjoyed but we are now a lean, mean dancing machine.” Johnson is upbeat about the future but understandably nervous about...</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> 57603636@www.sltrib.com Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:12:35 MDT Review: Pioneer Theatre Company’s reinvention of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ misfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57592801-223/production-ado-beatrice-nothing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57592801-223/production-ado-beatrice-nothing.html.csp">Review: Pioneer Theatre Company’s reinvention of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ misfires</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="2014-02-26T01:01:03.628-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’m not a Shakespeare purist. I’ve reviewed productions set in a variety of times and places, including a “Twelfth Night” that unfolded in a cyber café, and thought they worked fine. So the idea of Pioneer Theatre Company’s current production of “Much Ado About Nothing” taking place in the Arthurian Middle Ages didn’t sound alarming. But any production that reimagines Shakespeare — in fact, any production at all — needs two things: a consistent vision and respect for the playwright’s text. Unfor...</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> 57592801@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT