Recent Articles by Blair Howell
Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:11 pm MDT
The Grand Theatre performers confidently embrace the charms of “Once on This Island” and stage an uplifting evening about the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.
Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 5:01 pm MST
There’s a young target demographic to “Bring It On,” but with its fiercely funny writing and explosive mix of singing, acting, dancing and cheer, there’s ample pep and sassy comedy to ap...
Published: Friday, February 28, 2014 3:01 pm MST
The director of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre’s "The Sound of Music" plans "little things" to help produce "another wonderful version" of the stage classic.
Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 2:56 pm MST
The splendid actors in Pioneer Theatre Company's production of "Much Ado About Noting" illuminates Shakespeare’s brilliant comedic repartee while commendably balancing the more serious reflections on hono...
Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:46 pm MST
In Hale Centre Theatre’s production of "Les MisÉrables," there are strong performers in the secondary lead roles and a few impressive enough to surprise.
Theater preview: Actor John Lithgow promises 'hugely entertaining evening' of storytelling with 'Stories by Heart'
Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 3:01 pm MST
Actor John Lithgow shares the pleasurable art of storytelling through his one-man show, “Stories by Heart,” to be staged in the BYU Bravo! Performing Arts Series.
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:40 pm MST
“Different = Amazing” is the state’s first-ever touring theater production designed to prevent bullying and aggressive behavior.
Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 4:48 pm MST
“Grant & Twain,” a world premiere drama at Salt Lake Acting Company, chronicles the writing of Ulysses S. Grant’s personal memoirs with Mark Twain overseeing their publication.
Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 3:03 pm MST
Director Sarah Shippobotham promises unique elements at the University of Utah staging of "Romeo and Juliet" to heighten theatergoers’ enjoyment of the play.
Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:37 pm MST
"Shakespeare is actually really cool," says Matt August, director of "Much Ado About Nothing" at Pioneer Theatre Company. “I want people to recognize that Shakespeare was revolutionary. He was a master dr...