Phil Reno on Stephen Sondheim

The following note originally appeared in the playbill for PTC’s Putting It Together (March 3 – 18, 2023): When Stephen Sondheim passed away in November 2021, at age 91, theatre lovers worldwide mourned the revered composer and lyricist who re-invented and re-invigorated the American stage musical. For over half a century, the New York City … Continued

Theatre Fun: Partnering With Boys & Girls Clubs

At Pioneer Theatre Company, we take arts education seriously. But it is also a lot of fun, especially when you can share the joys of theatre with the local youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake City. Led by Associate Artistic and Outreach Director Eric Jackson, and joined by local guest … Continued

PTC & Utah Food Bank Partner for Holiday Food Drive

Make a Difference This Holiday Season PTC has partnered with Utah Food Bank to bring food to those who may be in need this holiday season. Before, during, or after performances of A Christmas Story, The Musical, audiences have the chance to donate canned or prepackaged food items to Utah Food Bank—right in the Pioneer … Continued

Give the Gift of PTC This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, give your loved ones an experience they will never forget! For over 60 years, Pioneer Theatre Company has surprised, inspired, delighted, served as catharsis, provided the ultimate date night, and produced an incalculable number of standing ovations. Theatre brings us together unlike any other art form—what better way to enrich the lives … Continued


Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC), Utah’s premiere professional theatre, announces the appointment of Eric Jackson as the company’s Associate Artistic and Outreach Director. Jackson will create a new role focused on fostering artistic connections at PTC and with the community-at-large. “I have known and worked with Eric for 15 years. Seeing his onstage work from PTC … Continued

Get to Know: Stephen Wrentmore

PTC’s upcoming production of Scapin is a new adaptation by director/playwright Stephen Wrentmore. Originally written in 1671 by Molière, this version of Scapin has a contemporary twist, but is still a hilarious farce about star-crossed lovers and parental objections. Set in vibrant 1960s Naples, Italy, PTC flips the script of Scapin. In this play, the trouble-making servant … Continued

Interview with Kareem Fahmy: Playwright of A Distinct Society

Kareem Fahmy is no stranger to PTC. The director and playwright was last here when he directed the 2022 production of Fireflies by Matthew Barber. He also directed the Play-by-Play reading of The Fifth Domain by Victor Lesniewski in 2019. Fahmy is now back with his new play, A Distinct Society, about a library that … Continued

Meet the Playwrights

Season subscribers (last season and the upcoming season) are invited to join us Saturday, June 18th after the 2 p.m. reading, approximately at 4:30 p.m., for the second Play-by-Play Meet the Playwrights reception. This Saturday will include Matthew Libby, author of The Machine, and Keith Josef Adkins, author of The People Before the Park. Joining … Continued

Equity “Scapin” Auditions

Actors Equity Association members who are local to SLC or have SLC housing are invited to submit an audition video online. Equity auditions will be submitted online via video beginning 9:00 AM Thursday May 19 until 5:00 PM Friday May 20. All auditioners must be available to attend in-person call backs. Call backs will be … Continued

Non-Equity “Scapin” Auditions

Non-Equity actors may sign up for an audition online.  How to Sign Up for an Audition Slot: Sign-ups for audition times will begin online Wednesday, May 16, 2022 at 9 a.m. Sign up here: Audition Information: Auditions will be held, by appointment, on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. All auditioners … Continued