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Fireflies’ David Manis: Q&A

Who is Abel Brown? David Manis plays Abel Brown in Matthew Barber’s Fireflies, a warm tale of love late in life running April 1-16. At PTC David has appeared in Clybourne Park, A Few Good Men, and Much Ado About Nothing. On Broadway he has appeared in To Kill A Mockingbird, The Curious Incident of the Dog … Continued

Broadway star and Emmy nominated Paige Davis to star in “Hello, Dolly!”

The former host of TV’s groundbreaking “Trading Spaces” will star in the title role of PTC’s closing musical, Hello, Dolly! PTC has cast Broadway actress, and Emmy-nominated television host, Paige Davis as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the upcoming musical production Hello, Dolly! The record-setting Broadway musical will be the professional regional theatre’s closing musical for … Continued

Interview with scenic designer Yoon Bae

The period think-piece currently on stage, The Messenger, reflects the beautiful work of international designer Yoon Bae who did both the scenic and costume design for the production. Pioneer Theatre Company sat down with Bae to learn more about her and her creative path. Bae is currently an Assistant Professor of Scene Design at the … Continued

Interview with playwright Jeff Talbott

Jeff Talbott, a frequent guest actor and writer to PTC, is the playwright of The Messenger, which will enjoy its world premiere at PTC on Friday, January 14th. It is Talbott’s second world premiere here, following “i” in 2018. Below, Talbott talks about the wild ride it has been from first developing The Messenger in … Continued

Town Hall for THE MESSENGER – Cancelled

Saturday Town Hall Event with panelists is CANCELLED Due to the recent spike in Salt Lake County infections and difficulty in securing COVID-19 tests for panelists, PTC has decided to cancel this Town Hall panel in order to keep our backstage free of possible COVID exposure. Instead, watch a live-stream of playwright Jeff Talbott hold … Continued

Interview with Elf’s Max Chernin

Bringing Elf The Musical to life on stage takes a little bit of stage magic, a lot of talented cast and crew, a believable Santa, and a six-foot tall actor with the enthusiasm of a child who can make you believe in Christmas all over again! PTC is just tickled, like maple-syrup-on-cereal, to have Max Chernin captivate … Continued

Interview with Director Alan Muraoka

By Jennifer Fitzgibbon Alan Muraoka, director of PTC’s upcoming show Elf The Musical, is a well-established actor and director and may look familiar to many of you. That’s because he is also the proprietor of Hooper’s Store on the much-loved “Sesame Street” where he has been a cast member for 23 years! PTC sat down … Continued

Spotlight: Actor T. Ryder Smith

T. Ryder Smith stars in PTC’s upcoming World Premiere Ass. He plays Jule Waterman, the ailing genius sculptor who has to come to terms with his dysfunctional relationship with his family and failing health. Ryder is no stranger to PTC, he also appeared in the 2014 production of Much Ado About Nothing. We sat down … Continued

Spotlight: Music Composer Will Van Dyke

Will Van Dyke is the Music Composer for PTC’s upcoming world premiere Ass. Like all projects that paused during the pandemic he started this project quite a while ago, and he currently serves as the Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/ Arranger of the hit revival of Little Shop Of Horrors Off-Broadway. Will also writes musicals, and frequently collaborates … Continued

The Path from “New Work” to Classic

by Kirsten Park We all love a good classic; there is something familiar and predictable about them, including their quality. Our Town. Death of a Salesman. The Odd Couple. A Raisin in the Sun. Anything by Shakespeare. Productions we know, and that we know we enjoy. They come with a reassurance that our time spent … Continued