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Next to Normal Opens This Week!

November 11, 2013

Midvale Main Street Theatre is remounting their acclaimed production of Next To Normal. 

It’s a musical about a next to normal kind of family. With a twist.

And isn’t that just how it goes?

Not familiar with the show? Ben Brantley wrote this about it in the New York Times back in 2009:

No show on Broadway right now makes as direct a grab for the heart — or wrings it as thoroughly — as “Next to Normal” does. This brave, breathtaking musical focuses squarely on the pain that cripples the members of a suburban family, and never for a minute does it let you escape the anguish at the core of their lives. “Next to Normal” does not, in other words, qualify as your standard feel-good musical. Instead this portrait of a manic-depressive mother and the people she loves and damages is something much more: a feel-everything musical, which asks you, with operatic force, to discover the liberation in knowing where it hurts.

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Next to Normal opens Thursday, Nov 14 and plays through Saturday, November 23rd. Showtime is 7pm–Thursday, Friday and Saturday–with a Sunday evening performance at 6pm on November 17th.

Seating is limited. Visit http://www.midvaletheatre.com to reserve your tickets or call 801-566-0596.  You can also leave your name and information via email at midvaletheatre@gmail.com.

Midvale Main Street Theatre is located at 7711 S Main Street (700 West), Midvale, Utah.

 

PLAID TIDINGS TO YOU!

December 10, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen!

We have a fantastic treat for you!

Please join us for three evenings… and one Saturday afternoon matinee…

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Four young men. Lost before they could make their big debut.

Return to earth for a 2nd time… to perform…

For you.

(4 times if you come all the shows)

We are so excited for audiences to share in this performance.

Tickets are only $12 per person….

BUT…

We want the audience to join in the fun! So we’re offering the following discounts to make things a bit merrier for everyone!

DEC. 13, 2012 7pm *Toy Drive Night: Each individual bringing a new, unwrapped toy to place under our tree will receive $2 off their admission

DEC. 14, 2012 7pm *Ugly Holiday Sweater party. Each individual wearing a holiday sweater will receive $2 off admission PLUS free admission into QUICK WITS, our family friendly comedy improv show immediately following the production from 10-midnight!

DEC. 15, 2012 2pm *Matinee Special Pricing: ALL TICKETS $6!!!

DEC. 15, 2012 7pm* Join us for closing night and receive a 2 for 1 ticket to ANY of our upcoming 2013 productions along with one free pass to Quick Wits to use anytime during the 2013 season!!

So many reasons to come out and enjoy the show! And if that’s not enough–

Just look at how handsome and serious they are as they rehearse around the piano.

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They’re working so hard!

It’s comedy, music, Christmas, Christmas music, references to Rosemary Clooney, and tasty Sliders and Nachos! What more could you want for a winter’s evening?

For tickets, visit http://www.midvaletheatre.com/

Or call 801-566-0596 or you can just call me, Eve at 385-743-8575.

Showtimes are Th, Fri, Sat at 7pm

Sat matinee at 2pm

Midvale Main Street Theatre

7711 S Main St (700 West)

Midvale, Utah

(Remember that Main Street is actually 700 West.  Midvale has a lovely downtown, but if it’s your first time coming to the theatre, give yourself a little bit of time.)

We’ll see you at the theatre!

Our Friend

December 2, 2012

Early Saturday morning our dear friend Russ McBride passed away.

He was a staple at the Midvale Main Street Theatre. Yesterday, Tammy sent the following letter to the cast of Hairspray! and Sweeney Todd:

This is truly one of the saddest days in my life and one of the most difficult things I’ve had to write. Early this morning we lost another amazing cast member. Russ McBride passed away from a massive stroke. I do not have much in the way of details yet but as soon as I do I will pass them on to you.

What a great gift it was to any of us who shared the stage with him or were witness to his comic genius on stage with Quick Wits. His memory will live on here at the the theatre as we all mourn his loss but remember the wonderful friend, father & performer he was.

I want to take the chance to tell you all how much I love you, it’s important to me that each of you know how much you mean to me and I know that Russ felt exactly the same.

Russ’ viewing will be Monday, December 10th from 6-8pm at Myers in Roy 5865 s 1900 w in Roy. The funeral is Tuesday, Dec 11th at 11am (viewing that day from 10-10:45) at the Chateau Park Church (formerly 3rd, 8th, 23rd wards) building, 5930 s 2200 w in Roy. We would love to show Nik how loved his dad was…..

The only thing worse than the pain we feel in losing such a friend is the thought that we might not have had the chance to care for one another at all.  Within the walls of the Midvale Main Street Theatre, strangers become family. And life becomes richer and more blessed than any of us might have imagined.

We will miss you so much Russ.

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Russ as The Judge in Sweeney Todd

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Russ as a T-Rex in Quick Wits

 

Silver Summit Theatre Presents SCREWTAPE

November 27, 2012

Silver Summit Theatre Company’s Screwtape is opening this Thursday and playing thru Sunday evening at the

Midvale Main Street Theatre

7711 S Main St (700 West)

Midvale, UT

Based on the book The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and adapted for the stage by James Forsyth, Screwtape is an edgy, devilish dramatic contest with high-level meaning, thrashed out on stage with brilliant low-level comedy and wicked wit.

Wormwood has just completed his training and as a junior fiend, he is being critically supervised in this, his first case by none other than that extraordinary old devil, Screwtape. Woodworm is tasked with seizing the soul of a very human and very struggling young man, and although the advice he receives from Screwtape is devastatingly perceptive of human foibles and how to exploit them (and why not? after all the old hand from Hell has been at it for ages), the young fiend is determined to do things his own way.

Our troubled young man, despite the unexpected love of a wonderful young woman, is in terrible danger as Wormwood works tirelessly to lead him slowly on the path to Hell. What will happen when hell, heaven, religion, and humanity collide?

*This show may not be appropriate for younger audience members. It is ultimately a parent’s responsibility to determine whether or not their child should attend.

Where to buy your tickets:
Online http://www.buyyourtix.com/tickets/SilverSummit/Screwtape
or at the door. $15 adult/$12 seniors, students and military.

Limited engagement, performances are:

THU NOV. 29 7:30 PM
FRI NOV. 30 7:30 PM
SAT DEC. 1 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
SUN DEC. 2 5:30 PM
 
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Be The Bard: A Midsummer Night’s Dream–A Fun Twist On A Beloved Shakespearean Classic!

August 28, 2012

Salt Lake City, UT – Be the Bard: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is making its debut at the Midvale Main Street Theatre September 13-22. This well-known Shakespearean comedy portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set.

Be the Bard: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, conceived by A-Muses co-producer, David Hanson, turns this familiar comedy on its head by inviting a few volunteers from the audience during each performance to be part of the cast in some select roles. The audience member is handed a script or cue cards and a basic costume, and then joins the actors in this hilarious, zany romp. “I was inspired by my research of Shakespearean audiences in conceiving this production,” Hanson says. “In Shakespeare’s time, audiences were quite participative during a performance. Because his work is so well-known, I thought it would be fun to involve audience members as cast members. No two shows will be the same, and each one offers something fun for everyone. I look forward to bringing more of these types of comedies in this same fashion to local audiences in the future.”

Mike Brown directs and this production with Elise Hanson as assistant director. The cast includes Travis Hyer (Thesus), Julie Benedict (Hippolyta), Rusty Bringhurst (Egeus & ), Kathryn Wilkins (Hermia), Kati Paul (Helena), Ryan Honeycutt (Lysander), Sean Keene (Demetrius), Jeremy Jonsson (Oberon), Michelle Hall (Titania), Eve Speer (Puck), Timothy Schonburg (Peter Quince), Rusty Bringhurst (Nick Bottom), Bryce Kamryn (Francis Flute), and a variety of audience members in several roles.  

Fairy Queen & King with the Lovers [Left to right: Michelle Hall (Titania), Jeremy Jonsson (Oberon), Kati Paul (Helena) & Sean Keene (Demetrius)]
Photo by: Mike Brown

Performance Details:
Dates: September 13-15, 20-22, 2012

Times: 7:30pm

Location: Midvale Main Street Theatre, 7711 South Main Street, Midvale, UT 84047

Tickets: $10

Reservations: 801-566-0596 or online at www.a-muses.com

Wheelchair accessible
About A-Muses:
A-Muses is a production company and marketing and advertising organization that supports the performing arts. They offer a variety of branding, interactive, media, and event management/production services that support the unique needs of customers and audiences. They work to help arts organizations cultivate current customer relationships and reach new audiences while helping artists and performers rise above the competition.

Busy Times at the Theatre!

August 1, 2012

Here are a list of events happening at the Midvale Main Street Theatre:

THIS WEEKEND

August 2nd-4th: Last Chance to see the acclaimed production of RENT! Tickets are almost sold out. You can reserve your tickets online 24 hours before the performance

OR call the theatre box office at 801-566-0595.

NEXT WEEK

August 7-10th: Story Creating for Young Actors (9-14)

Registration is open for 24 hours more! Email us at mmstperformingartsacademy@gmail.com to confirm the slot! Only $85!

NEXT WEEK

August 7th–First night of Acting Seminar for Actors 16+ from 8-10pm

Sessions will be August 7, 14, 21, 28, and Sept 4th.

Email mmstperformingartsacademy@gmail.com to confirm your slot! Only $50

TONIGHT

August 1st: Be the Bard is holding auditions for Midsummer Night’s Dream! They will be performing at the Midvale Main Street Theatre Sept 13-22! Come on down tonight at 7pm to audition!! Email auditions@a-muses.com for more information. This show promises to be a hilarious combination of crazy Shakespeare characters and improvisation that you’ve never seen before! We strongly encourage actors with an improvisation background to audition.  

For more information about classes at the theatre visit http://mmstperformingartsacademy.blogspot.com/

And of course…

EVERY WEEKEND

Quick Wits!

Fridays and Saturday nights at 10pm!

Taking It To The Next Level

July 21, 2012

RENT is OPEN!

Audiences are loving it!

Performing the audience favorite “La Vie Boheme”.

 

MMST Performing Arts Academy, teaching here at the theatre, has a few educational opportunities for the artist who is ready to take their talent to the next level.

Voice Lessons, Acting Classes for Adults, and Acting Workshops for Kids

For more information check out http://mmstperformingartsacademy.blogspot.com/

The big news–and the reason I’m posting this today–

We have an Acting Seminar for adults 16+ that is 5 weekly sessions. The 1st session is August 6th. (No class Labor Day)

And it’s only $50…. This is a crazy low price.

There are already 7 people signed up. We would like to have an even 10.

Call 385-743-8575 for more information or email us at mmstperformingartsacademy@gmail.com to sign up for class.

Voice lessons are $20 for a 45 minute session. If you just want to get ready for your next audition or you’re ready to improve your voice in a very real way–call us and let’s get started!

If you want to see what a little extra training can do for you–just come and see RENT and you’ll see what taking it to the next level is all about! 

For tickets visit http://www.midvaletheatre.com/

or call the box office at 801-566-0596

See you at the theatre!

Midvale Main Street Theatre

7711 S. Main St (700 W.)

Midvale, UT

Posted by: Eve Speer

 

Magic

July 12, 2012

As the musical director , it has been my privilege to watch RENT come together, without all the stress of directing.

I love working with Tammy Ross. She is creative, generous, and she works with a vision. I am overwhelmed when I come to rehearsal and I see that vision unfolding. I have been trying to articulate the magic of rehearsals as I talk to friends and encourage them to come to see the show–(remember that we open in just one week!) But I can’t describe it. Aaron Ford’s choreography is clean and storied. The set is open and colorful–many thanks to our set painter Ryan Fallis and the set builders–including Joe Dutson.  Everyone who works at Midvale Main Street Theatre brings their heart to the  work. And you can feel it. But that heart starts with Tammy.

It is my privilege to work with her and to see her vision come to life. I took some rehearsal shots this week. the y are not in costume, but I’m hoping that the pictures will convey the magic better than my words.

Tickets are only $15. Live band. Amazing actors. Beautiful story.

RENT–Directed by Tammy Ross

July 19-August 4th Th, F, S 7pm, 2pm on Saturdays

You can order your tickets online at http://www.midvaletheatre.com or call 801-566-0596.

 

 

Written by Eve Speer

Do you have your tickets yet?

July 7, 2012

Guess Who is Excited for RENT?

June 28, 2012

 

This week we rehearsed with our band. The gloriously talented band.

Guess how excited we are about this?

The cast sounds wonderful.

The band is spectacular.

Get your tickets now!

http://www.midvaletheatre.com