Changes in productions and management of the new Trolley Square Live! project, based in the former Cineplex Odeon fourplex at Trolley Square, have been announced by Bob Bedore of the newly formed Utah Theatre & Arts company.
Two new productions will rotate in one of the four venues beginning this weekend — the one-man production of "J. Golden," based on the humorous commentary by legendary LDS leader J. Golden Kimball, and a new interactive mystery, "The Miss Tree Pageant," written by Laura Bedore.
"J. Golden" will play at 7 p.m. Friday and will continue Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 23. "Miss Tree" is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays only, also through Feb. 23. (But extensions are possible.)
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. There is also a Monday night family special admitting up to six people for $40. Tickets for the interactive mystery are also $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. (Unlike other audience participation mysteries in the area, "The Miss Tree Pageant" will not
include dinner.) For tickets to all Trolley Square Live! performances, call 942-5976.
Bob Bedore emphasized that James Arrington, who wrote "J. Golden," will not be performing the piece himself.
Bedore will also continue to operate his Quick Wits "improv" comedy troupe in another of Trolley Square's four spaces. The theaters are also being utilized on weekends and Mondays by another popular "improv" troupe, Knock Your Socks Off.
Bedore added that later this spring, the Broadway in Utah Series (formerly the Theater League of Utah) will be using one of the vacant theaters for a 12-week run of "Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding." Tickets for this production — a parody of an out-of-control Italian wedding (including a sit-down dinner/reception elsewhere in Trolley Square) — are now available through ArtTix. Play dates are April 5-June 30, with tickets ranging from $50-$57.