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About Pioneer Theatre Company
Pioneer Theatre Company offers a wide range of exceptional theatre that explores the breadth of the human experience - challenging the intellect, stirring emotions, igniting imaginations and encouraging conversation.
A Reputation for Quality
Salt Lake's major regional theatre is located appropriately enough at the top of Broadway (300 South) and 1400 East. A fully professional theatre in-residence at the University of Utah, Pioneer Theatre Company produces a seven-play season running from September through May, including a mixture of classics, large-scale musicals and contemporary dramas and comedies. Over the past ten years the theatre has developed a reputation for Broadway-quality productions, including mounting Utah premieres as well as regional theatre premieres.
Notably, Pioneer Theatre Company was the first regional theatre in the country to earn the rights to produce Les Misérables, the closing musical of the 2006-2007 season. Running for a record 82 sold out performances, Les Misérables cemented PTC's reputation as a theatre capable of producing large scale, difficult productions.
World Class Performances
Previously, Pioneer Theatre Company has performed major musicals such as The Producers, 42nd Street, My Fair Lady, Chicago, Into the Woods, Cabaret and Ragtime as well as classics and adaptations like Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Pride and Prejudice, The Three Musketeers, A Tale of Two Cities and The Grapes of Wrath. The theatre has also been the first in Utah to produce important works by contemporary playwrights such as August Wilson's Fences, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, David Auburn's Proof, Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter and David Hare’s The Vertical Hour.
New Plays Initiative
In 2008, Pioneer Theatre Company announced its New Plays Initiative, the first step in the theatre’s institutional commitment towards new play development.
We work with playwrights at all stages in their careers, from those who are just beginning to make their way in the field to those who are already established. The artistic staff will work to identify playwrights to whom PTC will offer commissions to write new plays, as well as reading scripts of new plays submitted by literary agents and others.