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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

 

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!

Sliders

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

Entertainment This Week at the Midvale Main Street Theatre

June 12, 2011

Utah Autism Give at Midvale Main Street Theatre

Lots of Laughs This Week at the Midvale Main Street Theatre!

Hello Friends, and Happy Summer! Make this a week filled with laughter by coming to the Midvale Main Street Theatre. This week on Thursday night, our favorite group of zanies will be performing a special benefit for Utah Autism Give. This is a big win for everybody because you and your friends and family get a terrific night out and the dedicated folks at Utah Autism Give get 100% of the proceeds.

But Wait…That’s not all!

Also this week, we have the fabulous, nationally known, magician and comic Al Lampkin performing right here at the Midvale Main Street Theatre! AlAl Lampkin at Midvale Main Street Theatre has played to huge audiences that I’m sure many of you are aware of, such as the Tonight Show, the Rodney Dangerfield Comedy Hour, Disney World, and so many others. Recently, Al Lampkin was named Best Comedy Act of the Year by his fellow Magicians. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a truly great family show!

And…we’re not done yet.

Quick Wits at Midvale Main Street TheatreFor those of you who would love somewhere to go a little later bit later on at night, we have our Quick Wits Comedy Improv Troup performing both Friday and Saturday night at 10:00 p.m.

You can call the theatre for more information or go to our main website at Midvale Theatre for further details. We hope to see you there and thank you in advance for making the Midvale Main Street Theatre such a fun place to be!

Tammy Ross  Best Comedy Act of the Year

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!