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2019 Bravo! Gala

Join us for the 2019 Bravo! Gala, honoring A. Scott and Jesselie Anderson for their enduring commitment to Pioneer Theatre Company, our community and the vibrancy of the arts in Utah. The 2019 Bravo! Gala will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Eccles Alumni House at 5:00 p.m., then convenes to Simmons Pioneer … Continued

Director’s Brief: 2019-2020 Season Excitement

Can I brag a little about our programming for next season? It’s just that I’m so pleased we’re offering our subscribers and patrons such an exciting blend: musicals, a drama, a comedy, a world premiere, a Utah premiere, and a little classic thrown in. I’m proud that we are going to be a part of … Continued

College/University Discounts Apply to “La Cage aux Folles”

Get your drag on! “La Cage aux Folles-Concert Production”- We have three performances only, March 15-16, 2019. Friday: 7:30 pm; Saturday: 2 and 7:30 pm. Student Rush tickets for college and university students ARE available! Visit https://www.pioneertheatre.org/students/college-student-discounts/ for more information. One hour before curtain, students may attend on a “Rush” basis. University of Utah students … Continued

Director’s Brief: What is a Concert Musical?

What is a concert musical? I’ve come to expect—at the time of year when we’re producing our concert musical—that this question will arise. Well, certainly we all know what a concert is. When one goes to a concert, at the Symphony or Red Butte Garden, or even Vivint Arena, you know what to expect. But … Continued

Director’s Brief: A Chris, a Cagney, and a Play That Goes Wrong

You may have seen us in the news a bit this week. Here. Or here. Or here. We started the week on Monday by announcing our new managing director, Christopher Massimine. We rolled into our last week of the beautiful Once — which closes tomorrow. We announced the cast for our upcoming Concert musical, and began bringing … Continued

Opening Night Blog: Once Upon a Time

Our intrepid Opening Night blogger Lansia Wann wanders into the cast party after each opening with some weighty thoughts, enlisting the cast and staff’s input. Here’s the ONCE edition. Once Upon a Time… It’s impossible not to think back on previous jobs when you’re trying to find one in the present. Tell me I’m wrong, … Continued

PTC Announces New Managing Director

Pioneer Theatre Company has just announced the new managing director for the 56-year-old professional regional theatre. On July 1, 2019, Christopher Massimine will replace outgoing Managing Director Chris Lino who is retiring after 28 years.  For more information, visit our Press Room.

Director’s Brief: The Future of PTC

Keep your eyes peeled for breaking news at PTC next week! Maybe it’s news about our 2019–2020 season—not that I could tell you anything now. (But if you can guess what show got the most votes on our season survey, you’d be right in thinking it’ll be on our season next year.) Or, maybe, Monday … Continued

Director’s Brief: “Once” – a quadruple threat onstage

  Happy Opening Night to the cast of Once! This quadruple-threat cast, who have sang and danced and acted and played their way through the tech process, has found its stride. They are killing it onstage. I cannot overstate how difficult it is to put together a show in which the actors are also their … Continued

Thank you, Pioneer Theatre Company staff

I want to salute the staff of Pioneer Theatre Company this week. In the days before tech, every hour is at a premium. That was definitely the case this week, as we were getting ready for tech for Once. But then we woke up Wednesday morning to all that snow. The production staff was supposed … Continued