“Kiss of the Spider Woman” Reviews

Reviews of our 2017 production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”

Salt Lake Tribune: “Utah Rep stages a lively and seductive ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’”

Salt Lake Tribune: “Utah Rep stages a lively and seductive ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’”

The performances are excellent. Alvaro Cortez is a wily, manipulative warden, and Lowry and Matern’s sweet voices blend beautifully as the women whose love supports and inspires Valentin and Molina. But the well-matched and dynamic trio of Wayne’s creative, caring Molina, Pereira’s tough, idealistic Valentin and Carlson’s sexy, seductive Aurora provides the spark that ignites “Spider Woman.”

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City Weekly: “Three new theater productions explore dark themes.”

City Weekly: “Three new theater productions explore dark themes.”

It’s not often that a theatrical musical feels intimate; the nature of the production generally keeps the audience physically removed from the performers. But director Johnny Hebda takes advantage of the tight space of the Sorensen Unity Center Black Box for a staging of Kiss of the Spider Woman that drops viewers into the center of the intense story.

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UTBA: “KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN IS A BREATH OF SWEETLY SPICED AIR”

UTBA: “KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN IS A BREATH OF SWEETLY SPICED AIR”

It was a rare treat to see Kiss of the Spider Woman on a Utah stage, and one I hope to experience again. I myself will definitely be making a second trip, and I admonish others to take advantage of this unusual little gem.

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