Donald, young Black and hella gifted, shows up to his regular ass therapy appointment with his regular white ass therapist. He’s not even sure why he’s there, somethin’ his mom wanted him to do. Somethin’ about, “My baby aint getting into ivy leagues with these grades, we need to fix your attitude…” With sports, homework, college applications, girls, volunteer work and now therapy 50 minutes a week, how can he not have an attitude? It’s in these appointments Donald is able to zone out and escape to his inner dialogue to process and express his feelings.
This 50 minute devised piece started in 2020, written by two Black friends, Shelby Noelle Gist and Dorsey Williams. This story is meant to expose and explore the bounds Black joy and Black trauma, specifically in the younger generations. It is a difficult and beautiful journey to accepting your mental health and navigating generational bias. We look forward to sharing that with everyone.
About the Artists: Dorsey Williams is a Stage and Screen Actor. Dorsey is represented by Phirgun Mair. He started Acting five years ago from a dare. For the stage Dorsey has worked on 'Romeo and Juliet' as Balthazar, 'Julius Caesar' Flavius, and 'The Flick' as Avery to name a few. For the screen Dorsey has worked on Hallmark Movie sets and Disney’s High School musical tv series. Dorsey Is attending Utah Valley University, in the BFA Acting Program. Dorsey is excited for everyone to see “Somethin' to Cry About”.
Shelby Noelle Gist has directed and assistant directed all over Utah with her most recent production at Salt Lake Acting Company's "Passing Strange." She has also directed 'Taming of the Shrew' by William Shakespeare, 'The Laramie Project' by Moises Kaufman, 'Time Stands Still' by Donald Margulies and 'Bank Holiday' by Max Reuben. Shelby is the Artistic Director of An Other Theater Company in Provo Utah. Shelby is very excited to share this story with Salt Lake.
Dorsey Williams, Shelby Noelle Gist
If you love high-quality theatrical productions, then you can’t lose-out when the 5 Tony Award Winning, The Lion King Musical brings their unrivalled talent and one-of-a-kind style back to Salt Lake City, Utah to perform live on the incredible Eccles Theater stage. This unbelievable show will premiere on Thursday 29th September 2022 and is certain to deliver a night of talent that you won’t find anywhere else. This theatrical company has a history of performing for capacity crowds, so this may be your only chance to see this unbelievable team perform what critics are predicting will be the top event of 2022. If you love the theater, then how could you miss out? Don’t let this limited-time event pass you by. Click the Buy Tickets button below and order yourself the best seats in the house for this event! The Lion King, the award-winning Best Musical, playing at Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City on Thursday 29th September 2022. Since opening on Broadway in November 1997, THE LION KING has become the most successful musical in history. Or, to place it in a broader context, more than the combined global revenues of the six most popular Harry Potter films. One of the most awe-inspiring productions ever brought to life on stage. Newsweek called it “The most exciting, most inventive, most moving theatre that has ever come to Broadway.” Reflecting both worlds of western pop and African rhythm, there are 6 indigenous African languages sung and spoken throughout the show: Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, Tswana, Congolese. All combined with extraordinary dances, awe-inspiring costumes, the giraffe stands at a staggering eighteen feet high! The story of The Lion King is a powerful folk tale, a simple prince loses his kingdom to his usurper uncle, and then must go on a death-defying journey to discover the strength inside himself in order to regain his rightful kingdom. The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss. Grab your tickets right now for an awe-inspiring night to remember forever!
A comic and poignant play reflecting back on the wild fantasies and serious desires of queer childhood.
Performed by University Lyric Opera Ensemble and Utah Philharmonia The Puccini Double Bill features performances of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, highlighting Puccini’s soaring, gorgeous, melodies. Suor Angelica follows the story of Sister Angelica, rumored to be in the convent as a punishment. Her world is turned upside down by the arrival of her aunt, whose obsession with the past may destroy Angelica’s future. The second piece, Gianni Schicchi, is Puccini’s only comedy, based on Dante’s Divine Comedy.
LatinXoxo is Migguel Anggelo’s nonconforming and self-accepting rallying cry: a break from “Latin Lover” clichés and his own Venezuelan father’s gendered expectations. With indelible precision, weaving in and out of the audience, the artist connects past and present while unraveling the stereotypes that would otherwise constrain him. LatinXoxo was designed to immerse an audience in a highly personal story. It is an artful collage of theater, queer comedy, physical movement, and sumptuous song selections. The musical repertoire spans decades of pop hits, his own original compositions, and the Spanish boleros that defined his youth. With equal doses of sensitivity and sensationalism, “turning on a dime from anger to devastating tenderness” (Broadway World), Migguel Anggelo reminds us that our greatest love is right there in the mirror. With musical direction by Jaime Lozano and by C. Julian Jiménez, LatinXoxo is conceived by Migguel Anggelo and directed by Adrian Alexander Alea.
Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo.
Leonardo is a terrible monster. He tries so hard to be scary, but he just…isn’t. Then Leonardo finds Sam, the most scaredy-cat kid in the world. Will Leonardo finally get his chance to scare the tuna salad out of an unsuspecting human? Or will it be the start of an unlikely friendship? Adapted from the beloved children’s books by Mo Willems, and realized through mind-bending puppetry, DIY cinema, music, and an original score, you won’t want to miss this show!
Don’t miss a reimagined remix of “Prince Hamlet” as it challenges traditional ideas of who can tell this story. Consisting of a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast, this bilingual production interweaves Shakespeare’s spoken text with heightened and poetic American Sign Language to create a groundbreaking and visually stunning performance. You have never experienced Hamlet like this before!
Join twelve-year-old Vita Flores on a magical, musical journey to unravel the true meaning of Dia de Muertos. This bilingual/bicultural musical for audiences both young and young-at-heart uses traditional regional music and dance from Mexico to create a joyous, heartfelt adventure.
Our 39th Annual Production! Charles Dickens published his beloved story on December 19, 1843. Since that time, ‘A Christmas Carol’ has continually haunted our hearts by hearth and stage. Relish in the costumes, music, sets and sublime lighting of HCT’s nationally acclaimed production. Adapted by Wilkins and Bradford. Book Early for this beloved tradition! Merry Christmas! Special Engagement— Optional Addition to Season Ticket
A modern-day classic from the beloved movie! Buddy, a baby, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. He grows up thinking he is an elf until he is forced to face the truth. His new life of discovery upends his father and his father’s business. How he yearns to ‘fit in’ is an unlikely journey of tender moments, laughter and love. Filled with dazzling song and dance, holiday fun and romance, this Broadway darling will fill your season with joy! Happy Holidays!
A Brilliant new adaptation of the Jules Verne classic! Critics are raving! It’s London, 1872 … a wager is made to circumvent the world in only 80 days. Be swept away as Phileas Fogg and his valet, Passepartout set out on the adventure of a lifetime! Journey by boat, train and balloon! Run, walk and hitch a ride - all while the clock is ticking. Light, cheerful and greatly entertaining, Laura Eason has penned, “a show that should sail the world!” Combine this charming script with the extraordinary wonders created on Hale’s mesmerizing centre stage and you have a never-to-be-forgotten adventure!
A comedic mystery thriller! Overflowing with mirth, this Broadway whodunit is exciting from beginning to end. An advertising man who has brought his bride to the boss’ mountain lodge for a honeymoon calls in the local police to investigate her sudden disappearance. Enter a pretty, young girl who insists over his protests that she is the missing wife. A priest backs up her story. Now what!? The last 15 minutes of this fabulous puzzle will have you beyond belief!