Posts made in December, 2014

Utah Rep’s Production of “Bare” to Raise Funds for Youth Support Organization

In connection with the Utah Repertory Theater Company regional premiere production of the explosive rock musical “Bare,” the company is partnering with the Ogden-based OUTreach Resource Centers to bring the organization’s much needed youth support services to Salt Lake County communities, with a $15,000 fund-raising goal. To show its commitment, Utah Rep has taken the unprecedented step of donating 15 percent of ticket sales to OUTreach to help reach this very attainable goal. Tax-deductible donations can be made at https://outreachutah.nationbuilder.com/utahrep. Utah State Senator Jim...

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“Bare” Comes to Utah—and Utah Comes to “Bare”

An especially relevant production for Utah audiences, “Bare” showcases what happens when culture and counter-culture collide — as bullying, faith, sexuality, God, jealously, acceptance, drugs and love all struggle for recognition. What happens when two male students in a strict Catholic boarding school dare to fall in love? As their forbidden love affair plays out on stage, “Bare” reveals how their story touches and changes the lives of those around them. A story that battles peer pressure, questioning of faith, bullying, and the desire to live up to the perceived expectations of...

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‘[title of show]’ [show notes]

“[title of show]” was simply wonderful. The director and the cast killed it. First time I have seen it, but I obsess over the soundtrack … and it was everything I hoped.—Mark Fossen, prominent local director       “[title of show]” is delightfully funny and insightful. I literally got to watch the development of a show within the context of a show! And the writer of the show, Hunter Bell, is a pure delight, as well!—Shalee Mortensen Schmidt, Adjunct Vocal Performance Instructor, University of Utah, and Owner/Voice Teacher, GottaSing Vocal...

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Front Row Reviewers: Utah Rep’s ‘[title of show]’ Is Uniquely Brilliant

“This is a top-quality show, very tight, and very enjoyable, and I suspect the shows will sell out.”

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Salt Lake Tribune: ‘[title of show]’ finds the art at home on stage

“The plot of ‘[title of show]’ also serves as a theater-world Cinderella story, the kind of backstory that fuels the creative ambitions of every theater artist.”

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City Weekly: ‘[title of show]’ is ‘something anyone who loves theater should see’

“All [cast members] are tremendous singers, and immensely appealing actors with razor-sharp comic timing. Watching them is a reminder of the simple, elemental joy of theater: sitting in a room watching other people on a stage play make-believe, sing and dance. [title of show] makes that possible because that is, on multiple levels, what it’s about as a piece—and thus it’s something anyone who loves theater should see.”

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