Fairytale magic comes alive at Ballet West’s Cinderella

Ballet West is known for bringing lovely stories to life in the month of February and 2018 is no exception. With the return of Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella—widely considered the greatest ballet interpretation of the fairytale—the company delivers humor, romance and enchantment to ticketholders through February 25. First staged by The Royal Ballet of London, … Read more

Ballet West unveils sparklingly new The Nutcracker

Soloist Alexander MacFarlan in Ballet West's The Nutcracker 2 - Photo by Luke Isley

For more than 60 years, Ballet West has been part of Utahns’ festive celebration of the holidays with the annual run of Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker. Billed as the longest-running full-length production in America, Ballet West has devoted $3 million to a reimagined presentation of costumes, sets and special effects to update this spectacular ballet … Read more

Ballet West debuts all-new Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana has long been the most requested non-full-length work of Ballet West. It was first staged by Ballet West’s founder Willam Christensen in 1974. Since then, the collection of 24 poems set to music by Carl Orff has been performed by Ballet West more than 100 times. So, on the opening of Artist Director … Read more

2017 Taste of the Wasatch menu

With over 50 restaurants represented at this year’s Taste of the Wasatch, there will be much to be devoured in the name of fighting hunger in Utah. Chart your gastronomic path for Sunday’s grand tasting as the culinary event of the summer gets set to begin this Sunday, August 6 at 11 a.m. for VIP … Read more

What’s New at the 2017 Taste of the Wasatch event?

The 2017 iteration of Taste of the Wasatch, one of Salt Lake’s premiere charitable events to fight hunger, returns to Solitude Mountain Resort on Sunday, August 6 with a host of fresh and fun offerings in store. “What sets Taste of the Wasatch apart from other food events in the state is the level of food, … Read more

Ballet West’s inaugural National Choreographic Festival

Ballet West will embark on a new annual tradition this weekend with the start of the National Choreographic Festival—running two weekends at the Eccles Theater. The National Choreographic Festival marks Ballet West’s first performances in the new 2,500-seat venue as well as a larger presence in the professional dance community nationally. “I have decided to … Read more

Seven dishes to eat in 2017

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Fortunately for food lovers living in Utah, there’s no shortage of new and old favorite dishes being served up for your culinary enjoyment along the Wasatch Front and Back. Here are seven savory selections that shouldn’t be missed this year. Beef sukiyaki from Ikigai At the remodeled and reimagined Ikigai (formerly Naked Fish Japanese Bistro) … Read more

Sold out Virtue from Plan-B Theatre is saintly

Pope Benedict XVI formally canonized St. Hildegard of Bingen in 2012 but her creative genius in the fields of music, theater, science, theology, medicine and mysticism have been appreciated for nearly nine centuries. In Plan-B Theatre’s newest production, written by Tim Slover and directed by Jerry Rapier, Virtue explores the fascinating story of the Benedictine … Read more

Ballet West’s The Sleeping Beauty awakes from slumber

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Ballet West has once again revived the timeless tale of The Sleeping Beauty for the February 2017 season run. Meant to appeal to audiences both young and old, the ballet is a traditional telling of the story of good over evil. After Princess Aurora is born, the fairies of Beauty, Joy, Kindness, Temperament and Wisdom … Read more

Ballet West’s season opens with Madame Butterfly

Adapted from the beloved opera, Madame Butterfly flits back to the Ballet West stage to open the 2016-1017 season. A relatively new ballet, the dance version was brought to life by choreographer Stanton Welch and premiered in 1995 in Melbourne, Australia—from which hail the stunning costumes and sets for the Ballet West production. The Ballet … Read more