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Busy Times at the Theatre!

August 1, 2012

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


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.


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

Registration is open for 24 hours more! Email us at to confirm the slot! Only $85!


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 to confirm your slot! Only $50


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 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

And of course…


Quick Wits!

Fridays and Saturday nights at 10pm!


On Golden Pond

May 7, 2012

This is a picture of Tom Aldredge and Frances Sternhagen in 1979 playing Norman and Ethel Thayer  at the New Apollo Theater.

This is Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn playing the same characters in the 1981 production.

and here is James Earl Jones playing Norman Thayer on Broadway in 2004.

After 35 years, this play just gets better with age.

Join us at the Midvale Main Street Theatre on May 17th at 7pm to see our very own Timothy Schomburg and Mary Mason as Norman and Ethel Thayer. You are in for a treat!

$10/ticket. 7711 S Main Street (700 West) Midvale, Utah

Visit for more information.

The show runs May 17-19–Thursday, Friday and Saturday–at 7pm. We have one matinee performance on Saturday, May 19th at 2pm.

Just A Taste

February 20, 2012

Next To Normal Opens March 15th.

Get your tickets by visiting

Just three more chances to see To Kill A Mockingbird!


Repeat Offenders Are Not So Offensive OR Blasts from the Pasts

February 13, 2012

New talent is the lifeblood of any good community theatre. But old friends are like tasty comfort food. When you see each other, it’s like coming home for both actor and director.


Marcella Borrowman


Marcella played Ouiser in Midvale Main Street Theatre’s production of Steel Magnolias last year. When I first saw her at auditions, I was so excited to work with her! She is a pro. She is a director’s dream. She is playing Scout’s neighbor, Miss Maudie Atkinson. She is on time, memorized, amiable, interesting, and engaging. From my place in the lighting booth, I watch her smile encouragingly at the kids. She is the storyteller and her down to earth portrayal draws me in every time.

Stone Kalisa


Stone Kalisa was in Hairspray! and All Shook Up! And since knowing him, he just gets taller and taller. He is playing Tom Robinson. I am so impressed with the way he understands the character. He is respectful and you can see that he and Atticus both have faith that the law and the truth are on their side. He just tells the truth. I love seeing this guy who was a kid play a mature man. (He’s still a kid, but he’s tall enough that he can PLAY a mature man…) He’s a talented actor and I’m happy he’s in the play.


Sterling Young


Sterling Young played the lead in last year’s production of All Shook Up! He has a fantastic voice and he can charm the pants off audiences. He’s hilarious back stage, but it’s been wonderful to see him find his serious chops with the role of Sheriff Heck Tate. Another director’s dream, he’s always there and willing to do anything that we need. I love working with him, and it’s not just because he’s sporting a handsome mustache. (I lie. It’s totally the mustache.)

Come and see us this week!! Get your tickets at the door for only $10. We’ll save you a drink and some delicious nachos!

7711 South Main (700 West) Midvale, Utah

Show starts at 7pm! Thursday, Friday and Saturday!


Acting Lessons Produce Better Communicators for Careers!

January 24, 2012

A trained voice is one that will get you a lot more places than you might have imagined. Think of the many places of value where you might fit as someone who stands out in a crowd vocally. This is not only about singing. There are many suave speakers with an innate power of their voice that have polished sets of skills.
How many of us grew up with the monotone school teacher who lectured without so much as flinching in expression? (Bueller? Ferris Bueller?)

On the other hand, I bet we all know people who are such great storytellers that we can’t wait to hear what they have got to say next. Generally, the latter group paid close attention to other people who were fun and interesting to listen to and then honed those skills.
Acting lessons are a great place to begin to gain these skills. This is a place where we begin to give distinct personality to a voice and help you to stand out in a crowd as a performer, storyteller, speaker, and teacher. Acting lessons are a fun, non-threatening way to gain insight and innovation to move you to being the “go to” person within your organization. You will learn voice modulation techniques as well as physical movement so that your messages come across more clearly.
These skills are used by celebrities, film and TV personalities, business professionals, educators, public speakers, ministers, broadcast journalists, musical theatre performers, radio personalities, stand-up comics, talk show hosts, beauty pageant contestants, musicians, vocalists, choir members, etc. All must be able to clearly communicate points of view and key information to audiences. These skills also help you in your every day life as you develop ways of being better understood with what is being said. Dedication in your work brings so many possibilities in their careers.
To become successful and effective we must develop the full potential of your vocal skills and qualities. You must become an expert communicator and storyteller. The good news is that it can be done in a fun environment. We will work on sharp observation and active listening skills. These make you stand out as the strong, caring communicator you will become.
We will also work on shifting focus. This is the difference of moving your own personal focus from what you have to say to how well the information is being received and understood on the receiving end. You will also begin to feel more connected as you go through various stages in getting established from meetings and workshops to auditions and interviews. This will help to heighten your awareness of the impact you have on others. This will also help you shift your focus from being self-conscious to audience-awareness when you perform or speak and will make you more comfortable at any meet and greet type opportunities.

Posted by Holly Evans

We have a few students interested in moving forward with an actor’s workshop. The workshop will be held weekly, 5 weeks in a row. Contact us at or just email the theatre at if you would like to learn more. Visit for more information on private lessons and classes.


January 21, 2012

I’m supposed to be leaving for the theatre to teach Trisha a voice lesson. I’m sitting on my bed listening to the rain, imagining the poor people who flew to Utah to watch movies and ski at the Sundance Film Festival as they watch the rain wash away their precious powder… chuckling a little bit to myself.  I was born and bred in Utah but sliding towards my death in cold wet snow just never really appealed to me.

I’m thinking about how I am going to talk to set builder extraordinaire Johnny about Cassidy Ross’s set design for To Kill A Mockingbird today while I’m at the theatre.

And I’m smiling inside remembering the warm beautiful feeling I felt while I was at the theatre last night waiting for Qwik Wits to begin.

I was out in the lobby. People were pouring into see the show. Taylor was at the counter. Holly and Daxx were working away in the kitchen. And Taylor said these magical words that changed everything for me:

“Do you want to try Holly’s sliders? They’re only $3 for two.”

Something inside me compelled me to say, “Yes. Please.”

Taylor: “With cheese and onions?”

Again, led by a mysterious power I cannot explain, I nodded.

Taylor: “There’s cheddar cheese, but I like nacho–”

Me: “Cheddar! I hate nacho cheese!”

Holly called from the kitchen, “Do you want ketchup, mustard, and mayo?”

The question overwhelmed me. I was trying to imagine each flavor in my mouth and I couldn’t figure out what to say. Finally she rescued me and just promised to do all three. Again, I nodded.

Five minutes later I bit into the most delicious little slider. So fresh, flavorful. So warm and savory.

I know that you come to the theatre to see the shows…. but think about it… isn’t there a little part of you that PRETENDS to come to the theatre for the show because you’re too afraid to admit that the real reason you’re there is to eat Holly’s famous sliders?

You’ve got a great excuse to enjoy the sliders tonight at the Midvale Main Street Theatre! Showtime starts at 10pm! The comedians at Qwik Wits are in top form. Audiences were rolling last night. Come and see the show and enjoy some delicious food at the same time.

Posted by: Eve Speer