Gay Agenda

Tony’s Gay Agenda

ANNUAL EVENTS

Three amazing, and very different, events take place in April. First Ballet West presents Beer and Ballet … sounds like a dangerous combo. A little birdie tells me Josh Jones will be in attendance … raising the bar on danger, but if anyone can pirouette and drink beer at the same time, it’s definitely Josh. Next, the all-inclusive (as long as you’re 18 or younger) Queer Prom returns. You can go stag or with several dates … just remember to don an outfit from your favorite decade. And finally, Park City takes jabs at itself, for yet another year. Wow, the Parkites never run out of material, and since they couldn’t ski much this winter, they’ve had plenty of time to pull out some hilarious shit, I’m sure.

9Thursday — Beer and Ballet

Capitol Theatre, 50 W, 200 South, 7-10pm. Tickets $40/advance $50/at the door, balletwest.org

18Satuday — Decades: Queer Prom 2015

Downtown City Library, 210 E. 400 South, 8pm to midnight. Tickets $5/advance $10/at the door, utahpridecenter.org

24Friday — Park City Follies

Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City, times vary, through May 3. Tickets $29-45, egyptiantheatrecompany.org

 

CONCERTS

The ingenious Jerry Steichen conducts the Utah Symphony with special guest The Midtown Men, four stars of the original cast of the phenomenal Jersey Boys. The 60s hits are back and better than ever. Leroy Macqueen and Kat friend are the insatiable Gooch Palms, a garage-punk/pop duo. Macqueen is described as “equal parts GG Allin, Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison and Olivia Newton John (circa “Let’s Get Physical” era).” I was hooked at ONJ. As a pair they’ve been called an “unstoppable force that have been turning heads and boners everywhere they go.” Now, I’m just horny!

24Friday — The Midtown Men

Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 8pm, through Saturday Tickets $18-85, arttix.org

29Wednesday — Gooch Palms

Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7pm. Tickets $10, 24tix.com

 

DANCE

From modernized classical dance (including animal soundscapes) of the Alonzo King Lines Ballet and contemporary repertories of Ririe-Woodbury (two world premieres and a performance the Salt Lake Electric Ensemble) and RDT (featuring nine alumni choreographers) to the hot mixture of Brazilian music, acrobatics, martial arts and fire that Sambo Fogo has been thrilling audiences with for years grace the stage this April.

2Thursday — Divine Fire (Fogo Divino)

Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm, through April 4. Tickets $20, arttix.org

9Thursday — Spring Season 2015

Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm, through April 11. Tickets $35, arttix.org

23Thursday — Reunion

Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, 7:30pm, through April 25. Tickets $30, arttix.org

25Saturday — Alonzo King Lines Ballet

Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $20-69, ecclescenter.org

 

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS

If you’re planning to be in Park City for the Easter weekend, be sure to check out Mummenschanz, the renowned Swiss mask dance/theater performance troupe … the experience will be surreal. If you’re itching for some sardonic wit and humor on social etiquacy (Is that a word? It’s used a lot in Boston), then check out openly gay writer/humorist David Sedaris.

4Saturday — Mummenschanz

Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, 7:30pm. Tickets $20-69, ecclescenter.org

30Thursday — David Sedaris

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, 8pm. Tickets $32.50-47.50, kingtix.com

 

THEATRE

I loved the 2007 film Once. It’s tender, real and the music is incredible. Broadway Across America is sponsoring this staged adaptation of two kindred spirits who find each other and share their love for each other through music. Plan-B and Jerry Rapier restore polygamy in Utah with Pilot Program. Oh Jerry, you goofball, are you going to start an organization Restore Our Polygamy? Anyhoo, Pygmalion Productions presents Mockingbird, a tragic and heartfelt story of loss, mental health and the pursuit of happiness. And Wasatch Theatre Company reprises Douglas Carter Beane’s comic play The Little Dog Laughed, about homosexual tendencies.

7Tuesday — Once

Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Cir., UofU, times vary, through April 12. Tickets $35-70, kingtix.com

9Thursday — Pilot Program

Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through April 19. Tickets $20, arttix.org

16Thursday — Mockingbird

Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through May 2. Tickets $20, arttix.org

30Thursday — The Little Dog Laughed

Studio Theatre, Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, times vary, through May 16. Tickets $15, arttix.org

 

 

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