West Side Theatre Company, currently in its second successful season, will present the hit Broadway comedy âThe 39 Stepsâ this fall in four performances. The versatile, rotating cast members will play multiple roles in four unique cast lists. Tickets are now on sale at www.westsidetheatreco.org.
âWhy should people come see this particular production of âThe 39 Stepsâ? We have an incredibly talented cast and crew,â said director Jess Wallace Nielsen. âNot only are they hilarious, but each performer took on the challenge of learning multiple parts. So each performance will feature a completely different cast from the night before. Everyone brings a unique spin to the 100+ characters depicted in this fantastical farce. Youâll have to see it multiple times to not miss out on all the fun!â
The performances will be Friday, Nov. 2, Saturday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m., with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:30 pm. They will take place at Garden Near the Green, located at the intersection between Cedar Fort Road (UT-73) and Ranches Parkway (just 15 minutes from the I-15 American Fork Main St. exit, and only a few minutes from the Crossroads in Saratoga Springs). Tickets are available online or at the door for $12 ($10 for seniors 55 and up, students, and children 12 and under).
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have âThe 39 Stepsâ â a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! A man with a boring life meets a woman who says sheâs a spy. When she is murdered, he finds himself the target of a nationwide manhunt. This two-time TonyÂ® Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs and over 150 zany characters (played by a cast of four) in a riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft.
West Side Theatre Company has received rave reviews from audience members. Following is a sampling of their comments:
âSo great! I would come again. Really, really great talent out here! Thanks for putting the production on!ââ¦âIt was entertaining, emotional, and wonderful!ââ¦âBest $10 I have spent in a long time. Such talent. I loved it.ââ¦âWhat powerful voices!ââ¦âIt was fantastic! We didnât realize there was so much musical talent out here. Looking forward to future productions!ââ¦âGreat choices. Loved the character development. After seeing this Iâm even more eager to work with West Side Theatre Company.”
West Side Theatre Company (www.westsidetheatreco.org) has recently been formed to bring more theatre to the west side of Utah Lake, including Eagle Mountain and Saratoga Springs. The mission of West Side Theatre Company is to expand minds and foster culture through diversity; cultivate creativity, innovation and mastery of the performing arts through artistry; and create a high quality, affordable theatrical experience that inspires, uplifts and effects change in the community. West Side Theatre Company has been registered as a non-profit organization in the state of Utah.