POCATELLO — Idaho State University will host a range of entertainment during the 2021-22 “A Season of Note” series with all performances at the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall.

CHUBBUCK — Officials with the Palace Theatre say they’ve rebounded from a prolonged closure forced by COVID-19 and have a slate of first-class live musical performances planned for audiences.

The Westside Players are roaring back from a pandemic hiatus with its lively rendition of the irreverent Shakespeare parody “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” directed by Phil Shepard. Audiences hungry for live theater will be thoroughly satisfied by “Complete Works,” a …

The Palace Theatre is kicking off the summer theater season with “Legally Blonde,” a musical comedy based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon film of the same name. With director Sherri Dienstfrey-Swanson at the helm, audiences can expect a tightly run ship, and this production is no exception. “L…

POCATELLO — In a quiet. devoutly religious Texas town, Margery (Tiffini Briscoe) is a recent widow. Her minister, Pastor Grace (Tiffany Chandler), has asked her to run the puppet club to keep her occupied. The puppets supposedly teach children to follow the Bible and avoid Satan.

The opening scene of Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to be Pretty,” currently playing at Old Town Actors Studio, features dozens of uses of the f-word, some of them pretty creative! If that doesn’t sound to your taste, this is probably not the play for you. On the other hand, if you just cracked a gr…

Soda Springs High School will present “Newsies,” the Broadway musical, on April 22, 23, 24 and 26. Tickets are available for $6 online at bit.ly/3ddJLMt or purchasing them from the SSHS office. Seating will be limited to 100 tickets for each night, so please purchase your tickets in advance.

When Jenna Davies took over ownership of the Palace Theatre, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” was the first show on her list. Now, nearing the end of an eventful first year, we’ve finally arrived.

Idaho State University’s theater department kicks off its 2020-2021 season with Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves,” directed by Vanessa Ballam. “The Wolves” tells the story of the titular high-school girls indoor soccer team, chronicling their journey through a challenging season. The team is test…

There’s just something irresistible about ABBA. The mega-hit 1970s Swedish band is one of the biggest success stories in popular music, due in no small part to their catchy earworms like “Dancing Queen.” More than 15 years after the band broke up, there was still enough interest in their mus…

So, what does Pocatello theater look like in the time of COVID? If you were at the opening of "Talley’s Folly" at the Westside Players like I was, it looked like a lot of masks both on the stage and off. Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-character play is set on the banks of the Mi…

Theater, and therefore theater reviews, have been on a bit of a hiatus recently, due to the spread of the coronavirus and the resultant closure of many public institutions. Theater buffs have been eager to get back to what they love best, and one of their first opportunities to do so is Pala…

POCATELLO — Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will present the family show “Bright Star” the musical on March 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on March 14 at 2 p.m., in the Bistline Theatre at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Palace Theatre’s first show of the year is Dolly Parton’s raucous comedy musical, “9 to 5,” directed by Jenna Davies. While the show is set in the 1970s, the issues it tackles (workers’ welfare and sexual harassment, among others) feel incredibly timely in 2020 America. The Palace has taken …

There’s a reason that Westside Players has been a player (pun not intended, I swear) in the Pocatello community theater scene for 34 years: The folks at The Warehouse deliver consistent quality. I’m pleased to report that “Steel Magnolias,” directed by Travis Hopkins, continues that traditio…