Friday, March 21, 2014


Need something fun and different to do? Try visiting the Empress Theatre for a play. Take an adventure to historic main street in Magna, UT, to a theatre that has been there for almost 100 years!
A little history:
The venue was built in 1916 by to provide burlesque entertainment to Kennecott miners. In 1917-1950's, the theatre started showing movies until it went out of business. In 1978, Stephen Barker purchased the Empress and Gem Theatres to renovate them. Leo W. Ware, a local actor, bought the building in 1983 and worked for over 10 years to finish renovating the Empress for live theater. In 1985, the Empress Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Super cool history, huh?!

Today,  volunteers, actors, and board members of Oquirrh Hills Performing Arts Alliance (non-profit) bring us several shows each year to promote culture and the arts in Utah. That means they need our ticket purchases or donations to be able to keep bringing us quality shows.
The building is very quaint. I think that allows the audience to feel like they are part of the show and several times the audience interacted with the guests. I saw Kiss Me, Kate tonight. The performance was very fun. It's a great idea for a family night, birthday party, date night, or a fun girl's night out.

Above is a list of the remaining shows for the 2014 Season. Make sure you pick up tickets to at least one of these performances!
If you text Empress to 74499, you can get on their text list to remind you about upcoming shows and they will send you a text for $1 off your concessions purchase. Deal!

Vist their website to buy tickets, get directions, or audition for an upcoming show.

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