Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fun Fan Feedback For The Lone Stranger

"The Lone Stranger" is another runaway hit for the theater known for making you laugh until your sides ache.  Audiences have been saying great things about this comic adventure so we decided to press record and let you see first hand what people think of "The Lone Stranger."

Come see the comedy everyone is talking about!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Desert Star Players Are Happily Ever Faster

Addam Griffith, Corinne Adair, & Corey Brandenburger at the Ragnar Trail Relay
High in the Wasatch Mountains, 35 miles north of Salt Lake City, in the shadows of Mount Ogden, you’ll find Snowbasin Resort. Many may not know this world class ski resort has miles and miles of the most incredibly beautiful single track trails.  To enjoy these trails a few of Desert Star's own joined tens of thousands of people who flocked to Cache Valley this June to participate in the this years Ragnar Trail Relay.
Addam Griffith
The Ragnar Trail Relay format combines running with friends, camping and access to some of the most beautiful trails and destinations in the country.  Think of it as a 192-mile party with 12 friends.  Teams of 12 rock out to live bands, enjoy the wacky participant costumes, and make life-long friends with teammates and competitors.

This year Desert Star actors Corey Brandenburger, Corrine Adair, and Addam Griffith , were part of a 12 member team that ran the race with a fun twist.  The official team name was “Happily Ever Faster” and each of the runners had a cleaver name that followed this fairytale–racing theme.  Addam was Flynn Runner, Corey was Sprints Charming, and Corrine was Cinderagnar.  A few other names included Runpunzel, Runpelstiltskin, and Starting Belle.
Corinne Adair
Corey Brandenburger is currently playing Marshal Buck Sidesaddle in Desert Star’s newest comedy “The Lone Stranger.”  Addam Griffith is getting ready to start his new job this fall as Choir Director at Alta High School and will hopefully be back on the Desert Star stage soon.  Some of you may have been wondering what actress Corrine Adair has been up to since her last appearance in “Wicked-er.”  Corrine has moved to San Diego with her family and though we will miss her we are excited for her new adventure and wish her the best of luck in San Diego.
Snow Basin
These dedicated runners ran nearly 200 miles from Logan, over three mountain passes, past fields of alpine wildflowers, under the stars and finishes in fabulous Park City.  Congratulations to our fantastic actors!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Lone Stranger Is A Runaway Hit!

Audiences are loving Desert Star's latest comedy "The Lone Stranger!" Don't take our word for it, read what some of our guests had to sat about the show.

The funniest show I've seen all year!
– Shanlee Jeppsen, Taylorsville

We laughed all the way home to Tooele reviewing the show.  loved the new talent in the show.
– Kristy Lynne Wallace, Tooele

Loved it!  My kids laughed so hard and I had tears streaming down my face. Great show!
– Wendy Danielson, Magna

Oh, DSP! You take my breath away-- literally. I laughed all through the Lone Stranger. Nothing like a rowdy western for summer enjoyment. 
– Pam Saley, Salt Lake City

The show was great fun, as always.  What a talented bunch of people!
– Clair Farrington , Salt Lake City

This was one of your best shows so far.  Very funny.  Great music and great audience participation. Loved it. 
– Kathy Jensen, Farmington

Slapstick comedy is always fun.  Our first time here, but definitely not our last!
– Phil Brueck, Saratoga Springs

It was our 1st time and what a great time and a great show. The service with food was great also.  Thanks.
– Bryce Leavitt, Sandy

The show was entertaining and funny.  Very clever.  Loved the Olio too.
– Joy Johnson, Draper

It was really funny, and we laughed a great deal.  I have yet to see a play that wasn't really good.
_ Janyce Syndergaard, Taylorsville

Absolutely great! ! Have enjoyed every show I've seen.  I love the olio afterwards.
– Rusty Davis, Salt Lake

Absolutely funny.   My wife and I thought it was one of the best plays we have been to at the Desert Star Playhouse.
– Allen Miller, Syracuse

I was very impressed with the creative play-write and also  impressed with the back drops and the use of props.  Keep up the great work!
– Kelly Carver, Plain City

We loved the show.  It was cleverly written  and very funny.  The cast was fabulous.
– Kristine Olsen, Murray

Always look forward to our "Desert Star Night Out" The Lone Stranger was very fun and funny. Thumbs up!!
– LaDean Savage, West Jordan

Excellent audience interaction.  Your cast always appears to be enjoying themselves.  Great theatre.  Every town should have a Desert Star.
– Neil Jorgensen, Sandy, UT

Absolutely Loved the Lone Stranger. It was hilarious.  Was a super fun evening.
– Tiffanie Birch, Taylorsville

We had a great time at "Lone Stranger"!  It kept us laughing all throughout the show.  Loved the Swing olio too.  
– Melissa Andrew, Payson

Loved all of it! Great prices on food and tickets. The improve is my favorite! Don't change a thing.
– kala lund, Salt Lake City

That was probably the best play I have seen at Desert Star for a long time !!!
– Jolie Tanner, Murray

Very funny and well done.  We're looking forward to the next one.
– Pat Powell, Taylorsville

It was one of the funniest we have seen in a while.  Very entertaining.
– Mark Faerber, Kaysville

We've been season pass holders for 2 years and the Lone Stranger was one of the best yet.  Great job!
– Ron Perkins, Kaysville

I loved the show! You guys always put on a hilarious play! I can't wait to see "Hungry Games!"
– Minon Buck, West Jordan

We had a wonderful time. I always love the olio but especially loved this olio
– Kyle Foulon, Tooele

We laughed till our sides were sore and our cheeks were killing us.  We loved the comment about Mitt Romney when the crowd booed 
– Nicole Asay, Ogden

We always enjoy the plays you put on.  The actors were great. We loved the Olio. The sets were really good and your pianist is the best.
– Frederick Austin, Sandy

Way better than Johnny Depp in the Lone Ranger!  We enjoyed the whole play and we were quoting lines from it all weekend long.
– Colleen Ruff, South Jordan

It was one of the funniest shows we have seen anywhere.  There were hilarious moments throughout the show.  Thanks, Mike
– Mike Stewart, Orem

What a Hoot! Laughed right out Loud! Keep up the great work!
– Joree Beauchamp Felker, Las Vegas

Very clever and entertaining.  I loved all the references to well known music.  Your actors are amazing.
– Janet Craven, 

The show was wonderful and the food was good.  We will be back 
Thanks again!
– Barbara Landers, Layton

My family and I all loved this show. It was the best one so far. You guys all do a great job to make people laugh. Keep it up. Thanks!
– DeDaun DeJesus, 

Dinner was good, service excellent, and the show was so great!  I am so glad someone introduced me to Desert Star.  We laughed and chuckled and smiled through the whole show.
– Catharine Newman, Stansbury Park

Always so funny and the actors are phenomenal!  We love their expressions and the singing is amazing and fun!  
– Joni Justice

I had a great time laughing through the performance of the Lone Stranger. The hero was valiant, and the villain was despicable... and hilarious.

The show is a great!
– Stoney Mather, Las Vegas

I absolutely LOVED the show! It's SO refreshing to find hilarity without vulgarity!
– Suzanne Bawden, South Jordan

My husband & I loved it.  One of the best we have seen at the playhouse.  great cast and outstanding scenery....
– Edna Staley, Taylorsville 

Don't miss your chance to see this comic adventure

Monday, July 8, 2013

Auditions At Desert Star Playhouse

Desert Star Playhouse, long known for its hilarious family friendly comedies, is holding auditions for the remaining productions in their 2013 season.  All roles are open.  Adult actors 18 and older are invited. Rehearsals will be held at night Tues, Wed and Thurs from 6-11PM and on Saturday mornings (times may vary).

Audition Date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Audition Time:  
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:00 PM

Audition Protocol:  
Call for Appointment, 801-266-2600  10 AM – 9 PM

Audition Location:  
Desert Star Theatre, 4861 So. State Street, Murray, UT


A minimum 2 minute comic monologue, joke or story that showcases any and all abilities to perform different characters and impersonations., and 16-24 bars of an upbeat song for a vocal audition.  Sheet music required.  Accompanist will be provided.  No minus tracks or a cappella singing.  

Actors Needed: 
Males and females, ages 18 and older.  Must be familiar with comedy and strong singers are preferred; some dance experience is helpful.

Payment: All roles are paid

Run Dates:
The Hungry Games: Show Dates August 29–November 9
(Rehearsals through the month of August)
A Christmas Carol Part 2: Show Dates November 14–January 4
(Rehearsals beginning middle of October)

If you would like more information, contact Mary Parker Williams, Assistant Director by 
email at mwilliams@desertstar.biz.
Call 801.266.2600

Desert Star Theatres
4861 S. State Street, Murray, UT  84107