Recent Articles by Blair Howell
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.
Published: Friday, January 16, 2015 3:31 pm MST
In a major coup for BYU, Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn selected the university’s musical theater department to stage the first English-language production of his musical adaptation of the classic Alexa...
Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:56 am MST
“Alabama Story” is PTC’s first world-premiere staging, and it is a beautiful production full of warmth and endearing moments that will be deeply appreciated.
Published: Friday, January 2, 2015 4:19 pm MST
Playwright Kenneth Jones describes the themes of his "Alabama Story" as including “the freedom to read, civil rights, censorship, states’ rights (and) intellectual freedom.”
More from Charles Morey: PTC's former artistic director enjoys continued success as playwright, director
Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 5:06 pm MST
After stepping down as artistic director in 2012 after 28 years with Pioneer Theatre Company, Charles Morey has continued to enjoy success as a playwright and a director.
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014 2:06 pm MST
Salt Lake Acting Company’s production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” is fanciful and expertly staged — a genuine joy for young theatergoers and their parents.
Published: Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:24 pm MST
Hale Centre Theatre West Valley’s production of “Catch Me If You Can” has intriguing twists and turns, but discriminating theatergoers may feel cheated out of a pursuit of enterprising enterta...
Published: Monday, October 6, 2014 4:15 pm MDT
Hale Center Theater Orem consistently bats home runs, but with “Damn Yankees,” HCTO hits the ball over the outfield fence and thrillingly scores four points in a single play.
Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 3:52 pm MDT
In a Q&A interview, director Chris Clark outlined some of the appealing aspects of “Catch Me If You Can” at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley City — the state premiere of the Broadway-fresh m...
Published: Saturday, September 27, 2014 6:57 pm MDT
“Damn Yankees” has many “sweet, poignant moments,” according to Anne Swenson, executive producer of the Hale Center Theater Orem production.