Recent Articles by Rachel Brutsch
'Always striving for something better': At 75th anniversary, Utah Symphony continues building on Abravanel's legacy
Published: Friday, September 4, 2015 5:01 pm MDT
During his 32-year career as director of the Utah Symphony, Maurice Abravanel had an immeasurable impact on the musicians he led and the community for which they performed — an impact that has helped the ...
Published: Friday, August 28, 2015 4:47 pm MDT
"The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales" is a touring exhibit visiting through Dec. 13 at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Published: Monday, July 20, 2015 10:39 am MDT
In much the same way as Mozart's compositions, the Utah Shakespeare Festival's passionate and impressive production of “Amadeus” lingers in the mind long after it ends. But like Mozart's music, some...
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 3:44 pm MDT
The Utah Shakespeare Festival's “South Pacific” is an enchanting production full of warmth and beauty that is a treat to the eyes and ears as it offers an opportunity for introspection into one̵...
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 3:41 pm MDT
USF’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” is a nuanced, heartfelt and thoroughly enjoyable season highlight. Though it has many silly and slapstick moments, it’s also a serious love ...
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 3:34 pm MDT
Productions of “King Lear” routinely give audiences a taste of what can follow decisions based on pride and ambition, but the Utah Shakespeare Festival here serves up a generous and delicious helpin...
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 3:32 pm MDT
Audiences set on seeing all of Shakespeare's history plays will not want to miss this one as it's rarely performed, but average theatergoers may prefer one of the festival's other productions.
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 3:24 pm MDT
Audiences seeing a farce expect to find themselves laughing, and those who see the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of Brandon Thomas’ “Charley’s Aunt,” directed by David Ive...
Married actors draw on their relationship in delivering roles in 'Taming of the Shrew' at Utah Shakespeare Festival
Published: Friday, July 17, 2015 3:06 pm MDT
Throughout their years with USF, married couple Brian Vaughn and Melinda Pfundstein have played a few lead roles opposite each other. This season, they've been brought together again as Petruchio and Katherine ...
Published: Monday, June 22, 2015 3:53 pm MDT
Fans of "The King and I" are likely to be familiar enough with the songs and plot to be swept up in the simple elegance of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's production, which runs through July 18.