Favorite Shows by Salt Lake City Critics


1. LES MISERABLES at the Hale Center Theater, www.hct.org

A show complete with burnished visuals and voices, scene after scene, amazed the audience with its artistry, lush stained glass-like lighting and immense scale. This is probably one of the most spectacular productions of MISERABLES ever staged.

2. FROZEN at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com

Some touring productions are a cut above the rest, and FROZEN was of the highest quality possible. Everything from design and production values ​​to performance was just as good as its Broadway counterpart, and the show as a whole was actually better.

3. THE MOUSETRAP at the Hale Center Theater, www.hct.org

A very gripping mystery that was well produced and directed, the acting in the production was flawless. It was difficult to single out specific top performances, as each actor managed to bring their character to life in a big way.

4. MEAN GIRLS at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com

Filled to the brim with laughing jokes, jaw-dropping songs and moments of soul-searching, and delivering top-notch performance and production values, this was another Broadway-caliber touring production. donated to the Utah theater community by Broadway at the Eccles.

5. DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL at Hale Center Theater Orem, www.haletheater.org

Hale Center Theater Orem’s Hale Academy presented the regional premiere with an extremely impressive young cast. It was a hugely successful youth production with directing, costumes, lighting and performances that brought the story and the characters to life.

Honorable mentions:

HAMILTON at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com (the phenomenal touring company returned triumphantly with passion)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at the Hale Center Theater, www.hct.org (like delightfully catchy Toot Sweets, it was a supreme musical piece)

Photo credit: LES MISERABLES at the Hale Center Theater.