Recent Articles by Blair Howell
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:55 pm MDT
Shannon Wilson and Johnny Hebda are the two popular singer-actors who will play the lead roles in the Farmington Parks & Recreation-sponsored production of “Annie Get Your Gun” — roles they ar...
'Frozen' star Santino Fontana talks princely behavior, upcoming performance with Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Published: Friday, July 11, 2014 4:31 pm MDT
Hailed for “mellifluous singing” by New York magazine, Mormon Tabernacle Choir guest soloist Fontana has been wildly successful in Broadway musicals and equally praised for his dramatic roles.
Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:01 pm MDT
Despite a flaw in a central relationship portrayal, Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry IV Part 1” shows intelligence with a vivid spirit.
Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 3:32 pm MDT
Director Brad Carroll sets the “The Comedy of Errors” in a 1849 California gold rush town and employs many troupes of comedy westerns, such as “Blazing Saddles” and “Cat Ballou."
Theater review: Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Into the Woods' is robustly performed, enormously enjoyable
Published: Friday, July 4, 2014 3:00 pm MDT
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Into the Woods” is enchanting. It is a sumptuous, gold-standard production — lovingly staged, robustly performed and enormously enjoyable.
Published: Monday, June 30, 2014 2:54 pm MDT
The Hale Center Theater Orem production of “Man of La Mancha” captures splendor and wisdom to make the classic work of musical drama richly satisfying and wholeheartedly inspiring.
Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:02 am MDT
Director Alane Schultz confidently embraces the pageant-style musical in CenterPoint Theatre’s solid “Children of Eden.”
Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 5:49 pm MDT
Despite stumbling blocks, the Utah Valley University Theatre Department has achieved remarkable success, including an impressive array of national honors.
Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 5:35 pm MDT
The director of "Children of Eden" at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre praises the musical for its "themes of family, love, greed, anger, etc., and how they can carry from generation to generation until the cycle is ...
Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 5:14 pm MDT
The story "Man of La Mancha" is timeless, according to Dave Tinney, who directs the Hale Center Theater Orem production and helps audiences “see past the exterior of what things and people appear to be, a...