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Cagney Cast Announced

This happened this week: (SALT LAKE CITY, UT)— With July 4th around the corner, the Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” star Academy Award winner James Cagney, has completed its casting and returns to the stage, opening Pioneer Theatre Company’s (PTC) season this fall. The production will run from … Continued

Director’s Brief: Summer Vacation

I took a trip to Israel this summer after a much needed break from the season. Went to the cutest theatre in Jerusalem – perfect to be a second stage – it’s a tricky commute though. At the western wall and floating in the Dead Sea. Sunset over the Sea of Galilee. I’ll be back … Continued

Director’s Brief: PTC actors show up at the Tonys

I want to give a shout out and a huge congratulations to some of our PTC actors. They are having the celebration of their lives this weekend with Sunday’s Tony Awards, which are honor the nominated shows they are currently in this season on Broadway. Nominated for Best Musical, “Beetlejuice” includes Alex Brightman (Henry in … Continued

Backstage Tours for 2019/2020 announced

Tuesday Tours return in 2019/2020. To register, visit the page linked, or visit our Facebook Events for more information. September 10, 2019 – See the Broadway-bound “Cagney” being built, and elements for the rest of the season being worked on. October 8, 2019 – There is no busier time at PTC than the month that … Continued

Director’s Brief: There’s a first time for everything….

There is a first time for everything….. I am missing opening night of Grease tonight because I am on my way to Pennsylvania for my son’s college graduation. It is a little like deciding between two of your own children. But since I’ll be back here next week, I can still see Grease and celebrate … Continued

Director’s Brief: Tech for ‘Grease’ underway

Tech for Grease begins today.   We’re firing on all cylinders (no Greased Lightning subtext intended) and working some very, very long hours. There’s activity in this building from probably 7:00AM until well after midnight, with every technical department vying for onstage real estate.   The work to complete—and trim and decorate and finish—the set, … Continued

Director’s Brief: Throwback Thursday at Iceberg

Finally, a little nice weather so the Grease cast could take a field trip last night. Throwback Thursday at Iceberg! The Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys enjoyed some shakes and fries—and the stares of some bemused patrons. Have you seen the video we made at West High? In other fronts, I am working … Continued

Director’s Brief: Grease is the word

Grease is the word…we shot this yesterday at West High. And don’t forget about our Play-by-Play The Way North this Friday and Saturday!

Director’s Brief: Traveling The Way North to Grease

Back from New York and heading into Grease rehearsals starting next week and our final Play-by-Play of the season. Busy, busy, busy …….. Two brand new casts arrive Monday morning, for two very different shows, doing what PTC does best: creating all kinds of art, and telling all kinds of stories. And if you haven’t … Continued

Director’s Brief: Busy, Busy, Busy…

Back from New York and heading into Grease rehearsals starting next week and our final Play by Play (The Way North) of the season. Busy, busy, busy ……..