The 33rd year of Westside Players productions has begun with a blast. “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon is a classical tale of opposites attract, when divorced friends move in with each other. Simon passed away in the last year and many people have mourned the loss of the theater and screenplay…

Old Town Actors Studio opened the 2019 year with its production of “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde. The tagline of this play is “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” The story revolves around Jack and Algernon, who abhor social obligations. They create alternate personas an…

No other Oscar Wilde play better exemplifies the author’s art-for-art’s-sake stance than “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.” And Old Town Actors Studio makes the most of this sparkling comedy by casting Angeline Underwood as Jack Worthing; Ted Bonman as Gw…

KETCHUM — Company of Fools will warm up the holiday season and continue its 23rd season of theater programming with a production of "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane" — Dwayne Hartford’s adaptation of Kate DiCamillo’s Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel. Directed by Natalie Battist…

The Christmas season is one of the most magical times of year. The Palace Playhouse premiered their final production of the season, Scrooge the musical by Leslie Bricusse which is based on beloved novel “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Who knew a story of ghosts and redemption would b…

In true Old Town Actors Studio fashion, “Fa, La, La, La, Fabulous: A Land of Misfit Toys and a Quest for True Belonging,” OTAS’ 10th annual holiday production, is a series of original vignettes that explores the honest and often unexamined holiday experiences of the “sorted and lonely adults…

POCATELLO — Highland High School’s theatre department is proud to present “Urinetown,” a hilarious musical comedy. “Urinetown” takes place in an imaginary future where a drastic water shortage means everyone must pay a fee to use the bathroom.

HAILEY — As part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ current BIG IDEA project, "We the People: Protest and Patriotism," Company of Fools will present a staged reading of "The Agitators" by playwright Mat Smart on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The play reading is free to the public (a $10 donation …

Some years ago, an agent friend suggested I audition for a new musical based on the life and songs of Bob Dylan. The director-playwright had met Dylan at a carwash and got the rights to his song catalogue. Dylan appeared as a character played by two actors, one young and one older. I wasn’t …

The divine musical comedy “Sister Act” premiered last week at the Palace Playhouse in Chubbuck. This musical is based on the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg. The music was written by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and the book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner. This musical is upli…