Recent Articles by Blair Howell
Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:33 am MDT
BYU's “Our Town” received the Outstanding Production of a Modern Classic award at the 47th annual national Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and a new, original musical, “Singl...
KUED's original documentary 'The State of Our Kids' examines benefits of early childhood support programs
Published: Monday, March 30, 2015 4:39 pm MDT
“The State of Our Kids” focuses on three Utah families: a single mother with four boys, a 14-year-old mother with a 3-month-old child of her own, and a family involved with an early childhood progr...
Published: Monday, March 23, 2015 5:12 pm MDT
There are sparkling performances to savor in Pioneer Theatre Company’s production of “I Hate Hamlet," which offers affectionate amusement for grown-up theatergoers in search of an infectious belly l...
Published: Monday, March 16, 2015 3:54 pm MDT
The Grand Theatre continues its American Classic Series with an excellent staging of a play that uses farce, burlesque and satire to dramatize the struggle of humankind to survive.
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 5:04 pm MDT
Local theatergoers know Nell Gwynn as one of the leading talents. For her Pioneer Theatre Company debut in “I Hate Hamlet,” the busy actress will take on the linchpin role of real estate agent Felic...
Published: Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:17 pm MDT
When theater producers need a skilled, articulate, easy-to-work-with director with a passion for classic American plays, they call Mark Fossen. He will direct Thornton Wilder's classic “The Skin of Our Te...
Published: Monday, March 9, 2015 5:10 pm MDT
The CenterPoint Legacy Theatre production of “Shrek the Musical” is a colorful adventure that agreeably displays local actors.
Published: Friday, March 6, 2015 3:32 pm MST
To celebrate their first meeting, Justin Bills and Cecily Ellis-Bills are staging “Little Women the Musical” at Provo’s Covey Center on Friday, March 13, with Cecily re-creating the role of Jo...
Director of CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's upcoming 'Shrek the Musical' says show teaches important lessons
Published: Friday, February 27, 2015 5:27 pm MST
Maurie Tarbox, who leads the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre staging of “Shrek the Musical," said the show teaches audience members not to be afraid of accepting who they are.
Published: Monday, January 26, 2015 4:03 pm MST
The English-language world premiere of "The Count of Monte Cristo" is presented in an artfully directed, spectacular production at BYU.