Posts Tagged ‘midvale main street theatre’

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.

 

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.

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

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.

A Benefit in Honor of Kat

April 7, 2012

On March 22 our friend Kat Stoutsenberger passed away.

We all miss her humor, her voice, and her friendship.

We want to dedicate an evening of music and laughter to her. Of course we’ll have tissues too.

On Friday, April 13th we will hold a Benefit in honor of Kat.

The show will start at 8pm. Doors will open at 7:30pm. Come early and bid on a number of wonderful items at our Silent Auction. At 10pm, Quick Wits will dedicate proceeds to Kat’s family as well.

Bob Bedore will host the benefit. The show will feature music from Hairspray, Rent, South Pacific, Camelot, Songs For a New World, and many more.

Please join us for a beautiful evening in honor of our beautiful friend.

April 13th 8pm Midvale Main Street Theatre  7711 S Main Street (700 West). Cost: By Donation.

Just A Taste

February 20, 2012

Next To Normal Opens March 15th.

Get your tickets by visiting www.midvaletheatre.com

Just three more chances to see To Kill A Mockingbird!