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Review: 'Into the Woods' well received at the Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 3:21pm

OGDEN -- The ugly stepsisters shot selfies and the baker used a wooden Cuisineart.And those are just a tiny sample of the dozens of sight gags the Ziegfeld Theater used to squeeze every drop of playfulness out of its current production of the already whimsical "Into the Woods."

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Curtains open next Friday on ‘Arsenic’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 17 2014 - 1:52pm

Sweet sisters Abby and Martha Brewster don't consider their murderous ways to be evil. In fact, they count their work as charity. "They are the sweetest ladies you've ever met," said Jennifer Parker Hohl, who directs "Arsenic and Old Lace," opening April 25 at Hale Centre Theatre."They don't see anything wrong with what they are doing," Parker...

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Ziegfeld Theater cast ventures ‘Into the Woods’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 2:01pm

With Hollywood stars Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp bringing the wicked witch and the big bad wolf to life on the big screen this December, "Into the Woods" is a hot musical for community theaters this year.Weber State graduate and Ziegfeld Theater director Rick Rea said the movie's upcoming premiere did influence his decision to do this show."This...

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Generations clash, come together in SLAC’s ‘4000 Miles’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 1:17pm

When Leo embarks on a 4,000-mile cycling trip, he doesn't realize where it will ultimately take him. Like life itself, the journey is full of surprises."Oftentimes, you don't really realize you are on a journey, you get so wound up in what is going on," said Austin Grant, who plays Leo in "4000 Miles," a Salt Lake Acting Company production of the...

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VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

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Ellen Eccles Theatre plays host to ‘The Addams Family’

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 2:35pm

It's all about Wednesday this Saturday in Logan.Wednesday Addams, that is, of comic, television and big screen fame. "The Addams Family" musical tour stops at the Ellen Eccles Theatre on Saturday for two shows.

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'You Can't Take It With You' offers laughs at Northridge High

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 27 2014 - 12:18pm

A zany show packed with quirky characters, "You Can't Take it With You," has a theme that is summed up in the words of main character Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff:"You can't take it with you. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends." That's one message Northridge High School Drama...

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VIDEO: Improv actors go 'Off The Wall' at Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- Improv comics commanded the stage, working with audience suggestions to create comic tales of a Texas road trip, drunken surgery on a rodent, and a Shakespearean tragedy even the Bard wouldn't buy.In the audience, a chorus of laughter rose and fell. Heads flew backward as if on hinges, because mouths had to open wider to let out bigger...

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Review: 'Into the Woods' well received at the Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 17 2014 - 3:21pm

OGDEN -- The ugly stepsisters shot selfies and the baker used a wooden Cuisineart.And those are just a tiny sample of the dozens of sight gags the Ziegfeld Theater used to squeeze every drop of playfulness out of its current production of the already whimsical "Into the Woods."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 17 2014 - 3:21pm


Curtains open next Friday on ‘Arsenic’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 17 2014 - 1:52pm

Sweet sisters Abby and Martha Brewster don't consider their murderous ways to be evil. In fact, they count their work as charity. "They are the sweetest ladies you've ever met," said Jennifer Parker Hohl, who directs "Arsenic and Old Lace," opening April 25 at Hale Centre Theatre."They don't see anything wrong with what they are doing," Parker...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 17 2014 - 1:52pm


Ziegfeld Theater cast ventures ‘Into the Woods’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 2:01pm

With Hollywood stars Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp bringing the wicked witch and the big bad wolf to life on the big screen this December, "Into the Woods" is a hot musical for community theaters this year.Weber State graduate and Ziegfeld Theater director Rick Rea said the movie's upcoming premiere did influence his decision to do this show."This...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 2:01pm


Generations clash, come together in SLAC’s ‘4000 Miles’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 3 2014 - 1:17pm

When Leo embarks on a 4,000-mile cycling trip, he doesn't realize where it will ultimately take him. Like life itself, the journey is full of surprises."Oftentimes, you don't really realize you are on a journey, you get so wound up in what is going on," said Austin Grant, who plays Leo in "4000 Miles," a Salt Lake Acting Company production of the...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 1:17pm


VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 11:26am


Ellen Eccles Theatre plays host to ‘The Addams Family’

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 2:35pm

It's all about Wednesday this Saturday in Logan.Wednesday Addams, that is, of comic, television and big screen fame. "The Addams Family" musical tour stops at the Ellen Eccles Theatre on Saturday for two shows.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 27 2014 - 6:21pm


'You Can't Take It With You' offers laughs at Northridge High

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 27 2014 - 12:18pm

A zany show packed with quirky characters, "You Can't Take it With You," has a theme that is summed up in the words of main character Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff:"You can't take it with you. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends." That's one message Northridge High School Drama...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 27 2014 - 12:26pm


VIDEO: Improv actors go 'Off The Wall' at Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- Improv comics commanded the stage, working with audience suggestions to create comic tales of a Texas road trip, drunken surgery on a rodent, and a Shakespearean tragedy even the Bard wouldn't buy.In the audience, a chorus of laughter rose and fell. Heads flew backward as if on hinges, because mouths had to open wider to let out bigger...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 27 2014 - 3:56pm

VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 11:26am


VIDEO: Improv actors go 'Off The Wall' at Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- Improv comics commanded the stage, working with audience suggestions to create comic tales of a Texas road trip, drunken surgery on a rodent, and a Shakespearean tragedy even the Bard wouldn't buy.In the audience, a chorus of laughter rose and fell. Heads flew backward as if on hinges, because mouths had to open wider to let out bigger...

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GALLERY: Jay Pharoah Performs at Weber State

Comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah performs at Weber State University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Pharoah's performance was a mix of stand-up comedy and impressions. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Nov 5 2013 - 5:47pm

Comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah performs at Weber State University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Pharoah's performance was a mix of stand-up comedy and impressions. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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VIDEO: Mentalist – Not Magician

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 3 2014 - 10:28am

You won't see mentalist Andrew Nadon pull a rabbit out of his hat."I love magic, but I really love mentalism," said Nadon, who performs on Saturday at Ogden's Ziegfeld Theater. "Magic can be cheesy, not always but it can be. Magic is more mystical and fluffy. Mentalism is something that really grabs you from the inside and pulls you out of...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 3 2014 - 11:26am


VIDEO: Improv actors go 'Off The Wall' at Ziegfeld

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 27 2014 - 11:00am

OGDEN -- Improv comics commanded the stage, working with audience suggestions to create comic tales of a Texas road trip, drunken surgery on a rodent, and a Shakespearean tragedy even the Bard wouldn't buy.In the audience, a chorus of laughter rose and fell. Heads flew backward as if on hinges, because mouths had to open wider to let out bigger...

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GALLERY: Jay Pharoah Performs at Weber State

Comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah performs at Weber State University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Pharoah's performance was a mix of stand-up comedy and impressions. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Benjamin Zack
Nov 5 2013 - 5:47pm

Comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah performs at Weber State University on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Pharoah's performance was a mix of stand-up comedy and impressions. Contact photographer Benjamin Zack at 801-625-4291, bzack@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_BenjaminZack

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