Posts Tagged ‘live theatre’

A Jump Into The Future!

June 23, 2012

Midvale Main Street Theatre is constantly growing and pushing the bounds of what they’ve done before and redefining their own future.

At the beginning of the year, we opened with an amazing production of To Kill A Mockingbird that celebrated the anniversary of this profound story about community and integrity.

We followed that up with the community theatre PREMIERE of Next to Normal-– a story about family, loss, and acceptance.

The cast of On Golden Pond made audiences laugh and cry as they watched a timeless love story.

And now, we bring you RENT–Jonathan Larsen’s musical ode to living life well, even if you can’t pay your rent.

What do we think about the year so far? I think this picture of Angel from the cast of RENT articulates it best:

From L to R: Aleksndr Arteaga as Collins, Frank Castro as Angel, Daniel Silva as Roger, and Mike Howell as Mark rehearsing RENT. Check out the red heels!

 

RENT opens July 19th and plays Th, Fr, Sat thru August 4th.

Showtime is 7pm with a 2pm matinee every Saturday.

Tickets are only $15.

Get yours today by calling the box office 801-566-0596.

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Phillip the Acting Dog

January 21, 2012

I’m directing To Kill a Mockingbird at Midvale Main Street Theatre. The show goes up Feb 16th. Come and see it!

These are the talented kids playing Dill (the future Truman Capote), Scout (young Harper Lee) and Jem… (who is someone wonderful too, I’m sure.)  The kids playing Scout and Jem are brother and sister in real life. I have funny stories about these three, but I’ll save those for later.

This is a picture of some of the gentlemen in the cast. The guy playing Atticus is a rhetoric professor at UVU. Bob Ewell is played by Tom Drury, a great old actor and banjo player!

But this entry is about a dog.

One of the guys in the cast, Joe Puente, has a little dog that is 13 years old. The dog’s name is Phil. Phil is old, wise, and near deaf. Joe brings him to rehearsal every night. The dog wanders across the stage at will, which I frankly love! The play is about a little southern town and most of the scenes take place outside, so watching a dog walk across the stage at random moments just cracks me up.

There’s a scene where the kids tell Calpurnia about a mad dog coming down the street. Calpurnia goes up to the Boo Radley house and says, “Mad dog! Mad dog’s coming!”

And like clockwork, Phil comes trotting onto the stage EVERY TIME she says this line. He enters from the right entrance and everything. It cracks me up! And the kids and Calpurnia all react appropriately running from the dog and screaming “Mad dog!” and so Phil, who is generally perfectly quiet, picks up his head and barks.

It’s a riot.

And that is generally how rehearsals go.

There are serious moments, but most of the time, we’re just having a wonderful time laughing and working.

If you can make it, I’d love to have you see this show!

Posted by: Eve Speer

Big Summer Announcements at the Midvale Main Street Theatre!

July 5, 2011

It is Summertime in Utah and we have got some outstanding productions and opportunities coming up for you. First off, our regular group of Quick Wits are continuing their Friday and Saturday night shows at 10:00pm. They are always funny and worth your time…but there’s more! Jason and Russ are going head-to-head (or rather beard to head) in an Ultimate Improv Showdown slated for August. The winner gets amazing bragging rights, the loser has to shave! Yep, the beard or the head depending on who wins!

 

This month, Around the Globe Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” directed by Beth Bruner. The Tempest will run on various dates from July 15-30 of 2011. We are both eager and pleased at the work this company is doing in bringing these great works to life.

 

August brings us Titus Productions under the Direction of Jake Andersen with Peter Pan. You may have seen their Rock Opera of Alice in Wonderland at the Midvale Main Street Theatre last Summer. I’m confident that this will prove to be every bit as delightful.

Last, but certainly not least, we are announcing auditions for Sweeney Todd. They will be held August 23rd at the Midvale Main Street Theatre at 7:30 pm. We invite you to go to our main Midvale Main Street Theatre website for more information on any of the above shows or auditions.

Have a safe and happy summer!

Tammy Ross

Open Auditions for the Musical “All Shook Up!”

February 17, 2011
Tammy Ross, Director of the Midvale Main Street Theatre announces
Open Auditions for The Midvale Main Street Theatre production of All Shook Up!

March 2, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Be prepared to sing 16 bars of memorized music (CD player is available), to perform a 1 minute memorized monologue, and to learn a short dance while you are at the theatre.

This is a good sized cast with lots of great roles! Bring a head-shot photo and be prepared to fill out a short bio (or bring one with you).
More information is available at the website of the Midvale Main Street Theatre.

Call Backs for All Shook Up will be
March 3, 2011 at 7:00 p.m

Quick Wits and Mama’s Boys

November 27, 2010

We just had a fabulous concert with The Mama’s Boys Band at the Midvale Main Street Theatre. They will be performing Holiday Shows at our theatre December 3, 4, and 11th. Don’t miss the fun!

Also, we have “Quick Wits” the Comedy Improv Troupe on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. Always funny, always exciting, always new! You can find out more at our Midvale Main Street Theatre main site.

For a sneak preview of these acts, check out this new clip!

Sneak Peek at Cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest!

November 9, 2010
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Alice In Wonderland Rocked!

October 20, 2010

We recently had a group named Titus Productions produce and perform a rendition of Alice in Wonderland at the Midvale Main Street Theatre. This was a great piece of Community Theatre that added so many new faces to our stage. These delightful performances were a musical parody using modern ballads and rock music to emphasize the emotional twists of the story.

The creative story modifications were from the brilliance of Director/Producer Jake Andersen and we look forward to more productions from this group in the near future.

 

Open Auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

July 9, 2010

Auditions are Open for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Hey You Guuuyyyyyysss!

The Midvale Main Street Theatre will be holding auditions for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on August 18th, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Interested actors will be asked to perform a 1 minute pre-memorized monologue as well as performing a reading from the script while at the theatre.

We are looking for 13 min and 4 women for this cast. Might one of them be you? Let’s find out!

We have a lot going on at the Midvale Main Street Theatre. Come and check out our regular site!

Footloose!

April 18, 2010

Footloose at the Midvale Main Street Theatre

The first week of the Midvale Main Street Theatre musical performances of Footloose not only exceeded our expectations, the audience responses have been magnificent as well.

This production has a terrific mix of  actors in their debut performances from our own community as well as many who have polished their abilities over years of live theatre performing. Regardless of the amount of time they have previously spent on stage, the performances have been delightful.

It is truly a joyful experience to see such dedication to live musical theatre performances. Footloose is fun in the fact that it has small-town atmosphere, yet an entire High School worth of students. The roles, themselves, are energetic and relatable to issues we all deal with periodically in our lives. There are a lot of roles and those who perhaps did not have a lead role this time around, feel happy for yourselves! You are a part of a major team effort. Without you, the show would not be the same. Every one of you continues to be an important addition to our Footloose cast and we look forward to this next week of performances with great expectations, excitement, and gratitude!

A slideshow featuring members of the cast of Footloose during rehearsals may be seen here. Footloose!

We do still have tickets available online for our performances next week and hope you all will join us!

It’s Here! All You Need Is Love!

February 11, 2010

The Cast of All You Need Is Love!

“All You Need Is Love” begins tonight (February 11, 2010) at the Midvale Main Street Theatre. This Cast of players consists of the Performing Arts Groups from our local “Guyz N Dollz” performers,  lead by Wendy Smedshammer, Tammy Ross, and the Guyz N Dollz instructors.

All You Need Is Love will run two nights…tonight and tomorrow night only… beginning at 7:00 p.m.

This is a really fun piece of Musical Community Theatre with music we have all grown to love through the years, dancing that is contagious, and a story line you will not soon forget. This is perfect for the entire family, for date night, and for Valentine’s Day as it is set in the environment of Cupid’s Sweet Shop!

The Midvale Main Street Theatre is hosting this production and has completely revamped their kitchen and concessions area to provide you with outstanding service and great food options; and of course tasty treats. Show up a little bit early and check it out!

We will also be offering Gift Baskets perfectly suited for Valentine’s Gifts at very reasonable prices. Speaking of reasonable prices, All You Need Is Love is being offered at $5.00 per seat and all tickets may be paid for at the door with no additional costs. Proceeds from this production will go toward the Guyz N Dollz Performing Arts travel for the upcoming year.

See you at 7:00 p.m. today and/or tomorrow!

(Season Ticket Holders, this is perfect to start off the year!)