THEATRE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/THEATRE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Review: Pioneer Theatre’s ‘Spelling Bee’ explores the funny side of adolescent angst http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416062-223/bee-spelling-performances-sept.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416062-223/bee-spelling-performances-sept.html.csp">Review: Pioneer Theatre’s ‘Spelling Bee’ explores the funny side of adolescent angst</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="2014-09-17T08:30:51.776-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 08:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Few things in life are as intense as adolescent angst, when even minor matters assume life-and-death importance. Teenagers’ emotions — and often their bodies — are doing things they can’t comprehend, and they are frantically trying to define individual identities while living up to adult expectations. As Rona Lisa Peretti (Mary Fanning Driggs), the moderator in “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” says, “It’s a hard age for boys … and girls.” Pioneer Theatre Company just opened a freewh...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58416062@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:30:51 MDT Sundance adding Grand Theatre to Salt Lake venues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58419986-66/sundance-grand-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58419986-66/sundance-grand-lake-salt.html.csp">Sundance adding Grand Theatre to Salt Lake venues</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T09:43:33.738-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 09:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah residents can start registering Wednesday for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s locals-only passes — and this year, there’s a new Salt Lake City venue for locals to see movies. The Sundance Institute announced today that it will add the Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College’s Center for Arts and Media, at 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City, as a venue for the festival. The 1,100-seat Grand becomes the largest Sundance venue in Salt Lake City — and the second-largest overall, behind Pa...</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> 58419986@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:43:33 MDT Ogden youth ballet company makes Salt Lake premiere with Japanese folktale http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58394828-223/ballet-ogden-japanese-folktale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58394828-223/ballet-ogden-japanese-folktale.html.csp">Ogden youth ballet company makes Salt Lake premiere with Japanese folktale</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="2014-09-15T08:48:41.717-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sometimes things really do happen for a reason. And for Ogden’s Imagine Ballet Theatre, the stars have finally aligned to make the company’s one-night-only Salt Lake premiere at Kingsbury Hall an opportunity whose time has come. Last April, when the youth ballet company debuted Raymond Van Mason’s choreographic interpretation of the Japanese folktale “Urashima Taro” at Peery’s Egyptian Theater in Ogden, it fell on the same weekend as several other dance performances. A disappointing turnout made...</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> 58394828@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:48:41 MDT Utah actors mourn the death of Victoria Mallory http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374521-223/mallory-victoria-broadway-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58374521-223/mallory-victoria-broadway-park.html.csp">Utah actors mourn the death of Victoria Mallory</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="2014-09-05T18:01:02.464-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 06:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah theater world is mourning the death of Victoria Mallory, an actor considered Broadway royalty, who performed at the Egyptian Theatre and Pioneer Theatre Company from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. Mallory, a former Park City resident, died on Sunday, Aug. 30, of pancreatic cancer. She was 65. Mallory, who originally trained as a pianist, made her Broadway debut as Maria after Richard Rodgers cast her in the 1968 Broadway revival of “West Side Story.” She was noted for her performances ...</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> 58374521@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:01:02 MDT Presenting Shakespeare for audiences with ‘short attention spans’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58246660-223/shakespeare-utah-festival-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58246660-223/shakespeare-utah-festival-says.html.csp">Presenting Shakespeare for audiences with ‘short attention spans’</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="2014-08-18T09:01:57.451-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 09:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Forget catering to highbrow or lowbrow tastes. Producers at the Utah Children’s Theatre are aiming the company’s annual Shakespeare festival to the rest of us — that is, kids and adults with short attention spans. That caveat is branded in the festival’s name. The company takes seriously the notion of inviting its audiences to enjoy Shakespeare’s timeless stories, albeit streamlined for a digital-addled age. Kids, no matter how much they love their digital screens, are more engaged when they wa...</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> 58246660@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:01:57 MDT Salt Lake County film center idea picking up interest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58297856-90/architectural-arts-center-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58297856-90/architectural-arts-center-county.html.csp">Salt Lake County film center idea picking up interest</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="2014-08-17T20:04:35.642-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 08:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The notion of developing a digital and film center in Salt Lake County has gotten more complex. Part of it has to do with an architectural study, released last week, that attached a hefty price tag to fixing the beloved-but-dilapidated Utah Theatre on downtown Salt Lake City’s Main Street and building the multi-purpose film center around it. Theater restoration alone would cost $36 million to $42 million, depending on whether repairs are basic or extensive. Adding the proposed film center’s hal...</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> 58297856@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:04:35 MDT Maria Shehata’s Egyptian ancestry is fodder for her stand-up routine http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58242512-223/shehata-egyptian-comedy-maria.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58242512-223/shehata-egyptian-comedy-maria.html.csp">Maria Shehata’s Egyptian ancestry is fodder for her stand-up routine</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="2014-08-01T01:01:02.85-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Stand-up comedian Maria Shehata is looking forward to her shows in Park City this weekend for two big reasons. She’s never been to Utah. And she’s going to perform at the Egyptian Theatre. “I’m Egyptian, so, of course, it’s like home turf,” Shehata said during a phone interview from her home in Los Angeles. Shehata will appear Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2, with fellow comedian Dave Goldstein, who has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” The Comedy Network, Sirius/XM Satellite Ra...</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> 58242512@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT