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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 ……..

Director’s Brief: ‘Sweat’ – it’s all in the details

Sweat—it’s in the details.   Sometimes, a show is like “Where’s Waldo?” or one of those hidden picture games. (Can you find the crayon?!)     Maybe you’ll notice some of these things when you see Lynn Nottage’s amazing play. Or maybe you  won’t. But it’s details that make up the world these actors live … Continued

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