Industry Round-up from Playbill

Industry Round-up from Playbill

Chris Massimine  Managing Director at Pioneer Theatre Company (Salt Lake City, UT) The recent Drama Desk-winning producer for the Joel Grey-helmed Fiddler on the Roof will partner with Artistic Director Karen Azenberg for a season that includes The Lifespan of a Fact, Once On This Island, and Something Rotten!. Massimine currently serves as co-development chair at the Alliance of Resident … Continued

The Passing of a Legend

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Harold Prince, a game-changer, uniting voice, and the heart and soul of Broadway. To the world his name and legacy was larger than life, but to me he was Hal- a friend who delighted in conversation on craft, family, life, and integrity; a mentor (one of hundreds … 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: 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: ‘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

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

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.