The Grand Theatre in Salt Lake recently finished their run of Margaret Blair Young’s I Am Jane, but I am very glad that the show is also going to the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, UT, on July 22-23. I am glad because I want to shout from the rooftops to everyone who [...]


Zion Theatre Company is producing a selection of short plays by national award winning playwright Mahonri Stewart. Titled, Immortal Hearts and Other Short Plays, the event is being held as a fund raiser to help raise money for future shows, which will run during Zion Theater Company’s projected 2010 and 2011 seasons. The event will [...]


Bagpipe music will signal the opening of Nauvoo Frontier Family Fair on many evenings this summer in this historic community along the Mississippi River. The fair and the Nauvoo Pageant both start July 6 and run Tuesday through Saturday until July 31. The fair starts at 7 p.m., and the pageant begins at 8:15 p.m. [...]


While soccer fans from much of the rest of the world were trying to make their way to her home country for the latter stages of the World Cup, Kim Brown was traveling from just north of Johannesburg, South Africa, to a hillside between the villages of Manchester and Palmyra. via Passion for Hill Cumorah [...]


Every summer, a small town in Southern Utah opens up to theater fans from around the country who admire the work of William Shakespeare. The Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, started on Monday and runs through Sept. 4. “Macbeth,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Much Ado about Nothing” will be showcased this year in [...]


Several chapters in the interesting history of the Mormons in Northeast Ohio are being portrayed in the hour-long musical production of "This Is Kirtland!," staged at the Kirtland Latter Day Saints Church, 8751 Kirtland Road. Performances, which began on Thursday, continue this evening, on Wednesday through July 10 and July 15 to 17. Doors open [...]


The musical "Come Home to Kanesville" tells the story of love and faith among pioneers set against this historical backdrop. This summer, the show will run from July 20 to July 31, excluding Sundays and Mondays, at the Kanesville Tabernacle (222 E. Broadway in Council Bluffs). The show begins at 7 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, and at [...]


Celebrating their 40th anniversary, BYU’s Young Ambassadors returned to the roots of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by performing in and around Nauvoo this summer. The Young Ambassadors arrived in Nauvoo on June 7 and began performing at the Church’s Visitors’ Center the next night. The group followed with two weeks of [...]


For those who work behind the scenes of summer pageants of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there is little doubt as to what the driving force is behind these popular summer productions — the youth.Mormon summer pageants, which kick off in Manti, Utah, are well known for dramatic displays of history from [...]


Carthage. What does the name bring to mind — a jail? a murder? That's what the town has meant to Mormons for 166 years, but at least for one warm night in June, Carthage took on a new identity. Put this picture in your mind: A talented group of BYU students performing at the opening [...]


A summer tradition is underway again in Central Utah. It's the 44th season of the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti. via ksl.com – Annual Mormon Miracle Pageant tells story of faith to thousands.


African-American Latter-day Saints are remembering an important anniversary in their faith and honoring the memory of pioneer Jane Manning James with an up-coming play about her life. via ksl.com – Play honors life of early African-American Latter-day Saint.


li Fisher, who plays the part of the young Biddy in this summer's Utah Shakespearean Festival premiere of "Great Expectations," has a few great expectations of her own. "I want to be on Broadway, in movies, all of that," Fisher said in a recent interview with the Mormon Times . "I want to do that [...]


With a cast of about 1,600 youths and hundreds of people who either served as part of the crew or helped in preparations, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' pre-temple dedication cultural celebration was an event for the ages. via Lifestyle : What a show! – Eastern Arizona Courier.


The Utah County theater scene is always growing, shrinking, moving and changing. Year after year, new theater companies pop up and produce shows. Some find success, while others quickly realize how difficult running an arts company is. Despite the recent economic challenges, however, many Utah County theater companies have found success and continue to expand. [...]


"This is definitely the adventure of a lifetime for me," the Mormon performer said. "I must say that my favorite part of my job here on the ship is to pick out individual children and see them light up as Cinderella waves to them and blows kisses at the end of our shows. It's amazing [...]


News has been circling the globe about how creators of "South Park" are ready to open a new Broadway musical next March mocking Mormons. Latter-day Saints may want to consider how they will respond to what is apt to be some biting satire at the expense of their culture and most sacred beliefs and history. [...]


News has been circling the globe about how creators of "South Park" are ready to open a new Broadway musical next March mocking Mormons. Latter-day Saints may want to consider how they will respond to what is apt to be some biting satire at the expense of their culture and most sacred beliefs and history. [...]


The Green River, Utah, native is on leave from the Phantom of the Opera tour as he and his wife are expecting their fourth child in a few weeks. He is scheduled to return to the tour at the end of May. Then resumes the family home evenings via Skype and phone calls for family [...]


"Sometimes Mormons need to lighten up," he said. "Enjoy life, put a smile on your face and just represent the fact that Mormons are happy people. And sometimes we as LDS people get so caught up in the seriousness of our religion that we forget to enjoy life." via MormonTimes – For Donny Osmond the [...]


"The special needs youth look forward to this production all year. It's the highlight of their year," said Derena Bell, the author and director of the program. "Even though it can be a lot of work and stressful at times, the end result is a lot of fun and joy." via MormonTimes – Special performers [...]


Trey Parker and Matt Stone have written a musical comedy called "The Book of Mormon" that will open on Broadway in March 2011. via `South Park' creators plan B'way musical for 2011. – Breitbart


LAIE, Hawaii — The Polynesian Cultural Center's new night show, "Ha: Breath of Life," has been released on DVD. The DVD features the complete production of Hawaii's most popular paid tourist attraction along with 28-minutes of bonus features. The DVD is available for $30 at all PCC gift shops and online at www.polynesia.com. The DVD [...]


s the curtains raised on opening night, the first voice and face Jed and Kathy Hansen saw onstage was that of their daughter Rhiannon. The Logan couple, who traveled to the crowded Rhode Island theater for their daughter's epic performance, smiled at each other and cried. "Here is a girl who had a dream and [...]


Just three days before opening night, the cast gathers around a cafeteria table as director Jared Larkin serves homemade beef and cabbage. After five hours of rehearsing Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa," his students welcome the dinner break. "Do you guys feel more Irish?" Larkin asks as the teenage cast and crew feast on ginger [...]


horeographer Eldon Johnson of Odyssey Dance Theatre has translated the classic story of "Romeo and Juliet" into a dance-opera using hip hop, ballroom, and jazz movement. And for those of us who impatiently suffer through dialogue and songs to see the dance in any musical theater production, this is our cup of tea. via Odyssey [...]


Ask a Mormon to describe his or her favorite comedian's humor and you're bound to hear the phrase "really clean" at least once. "Clean" is usually requisite for LDS audiences, but for some Mormon comics, being clean isn't so much a concerted effort as it is an inherent part of their humor. It's not about [...]


Provo » Playwright Tennessee Williams once described "The Glass Menagerie" as the saddest play he ever wrote. In Mortal Fools Theatre Project's new production, which opened March 12 and plays selected nights through March 27, the new semi-professional company offers the full sentiment of this memory play. On opening night, the show was graced by [...]


Nine actors and a team of volunteer directors, set-designers and crew have been working since January to prepare for Thursday's opening night of the classic British comedic play "See How They Run." Hundreds of volunteer hours have been put into rehearsals, and an elaborate set has been constructed. Costumes have been fitted and lines and [...]


Don Evans, recently released as Mesa Arizona Mountain View Stake president, is now serving as the Easter pageant president. "Our hope is that everyone who attends will feel the spirit of it," says Evans. "The pageant enables people to have a witness of Christ, and for those who are not members to walk away with [...]

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