Today I am ranking the last 10 live theater shows I had the privilege to see
Today I give my thoughts on the new production by Lehi Arts Council of Bye Bye Birdie
Today giving my thoughts on Shrek the Musical which I didn’t expect to love but it really surprised me!
Today I give my thoughts on the production of ‘7 Brides for 7 Brothers’ by the High Valley Arts Theater in Midway, Utah
Today I give my review for Guys and Dolls at Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, Utah
Today I give my thoughts on the new production of Newsies at Centerpoint Legacy Theater
Today I give my thoughts on ‘Next to Normal’ at Midvale Main Street Theatre
Today I give my thoughts on the new production The Sound of Music at Hale Center Theater Orem
There is perhaps no musical that embodies the feel of summer more than Mamma Mia. It’s not the most sophisticated or profound but it is escapist fun. (I enjoy both of the movies as well!). Last Friday I had the chance to see Mamma Mia at the Draper Amphitheater with my friend Jen and we had a great time. I love outdoor theater and this production had it all.
One of my favorite parts was the set that captured the feel of a Greek island so well. I also liked the costumes and energetic choreography. There was a sense of family and chemistry amongst the cast that was contagious. I think even the most grumpy patron would smile at the antics on stage.
The music is of course loads of fun based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. My favorite number is probably ‘Dancing Queen’ as well as ‘Take a Chance on Me’. Stay around for the curtain calls because you get to hear ‘Waterloo’ which is a blast.
The plot is a bit of a stretch and the romantic in me wishes Sky and Sophie got married in the end but it’s still loads of fun along the way. I can’t believe this was my first show at the Draper Amphitheater but it definitely won’t be the last. I hope to return soon.
7.5 out of 10
Today I give my thoughts of the new production of Bright Star at the Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden Utah