Episode 7: SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2015, Olivia chats with VOYEUR veteran Eb Madson!
What does Kate Kelly think of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR's portrayal and tribute to her? She speaks about it after the show, performed on August 5th, 2015 at Salt Lake Acting Company.
VOYEUR veteran and SLC socialite Alexis Baigue takes a moment to chat with Olivia in the latest "Cup of Joe with O"!
You've seen their pictures everywhere (even on the sides of a UTA bus!); now, go behind the scenes of our very own Hot Shot Calendar Girls photo shoot! Special thanks to David Daniels for the amazing photos! http://daviddanielsphotography.com/
by Erica Renee Smith
To fully grasp the hilariousness of this you need to know a little bit about me. I grew up in a family that was half LDS. My dad grew up Mormon and had four kids, my half-siblings, with his first wife. So they all grew up LDS. But when he married my mom he left the church, therefore I didn't grow up in the church. However, I had many first hand experiences of going to a Mormon church. I even went to girls’ camp! But it didn't stick; it didn't feel right for me. My mom also tried to get me into a non-denominational Christian church but I just wasn't interested in that either.
So, about a month ago while we were in rehearsals for VOYEUR, I was walking my dog and got ambushed by a couple of missionaries. They were very nice and just so excited to talk to me, so when they asked if they could come over and share the gospel with me I couldn't help but say yes. Mostly I was just curious and wanted the research for the show (ha!).
But when they showed up it was two completely different missionaries than the ones I had spoken to! I thought that was strange but I guess that's how they do it? The first meeting was fine; they were very nice and welcoming. They did bring up baptism but they weren't as pushy as others have been towards me in the past. They asked me a bunch of questions about my life and religious background and I had no problem telling them. Then we knelt in a circle and I felt pressured to say a prayer.
I agreed to meet with them a second time, again mostly for research, and that's where things got to be too much for me. They asked if I would commit to getting baptized at the end of May! I was like, “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” I don't even know if I want this in my life. They kept asking if I was praying and when I said no they made me feel guilty. WTF?
The next day when they asked when we could meet I said, “I'm sorry but I've thought about it a lot and I don't think this is right for me. I appreciate all your love and kindness.” And they had the nerve to say, "I'm sorry about that Erica, but do you think you've done everything you can to welcome this blessing in your life?”
I didn't respond. That pissed me off. It felt so condescending and it really changed my view on missionaries. I don't think they realize how they come off to other people. With all that said, I will not, nor ever join the Mormon church but I am grateful for the experience. Only now I know what’s behind some of those fake smiles.
Episode 5: SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2015, Olivia chats with VOYEUR actress Erica Renee Smith!
SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2015 has been extended through September 6th! Tickets are selling like hot cakes so make sure to get yours by calling our box office at 801-363-7522.
by SCOTT RENSHAW | July 1, 2015 | City Weekly
...Like many artistic stalwarts, its appeal at this point lies more in its comfortable familiarity than anything else—giving the gentiles of Salt Lake City a public forum for laughing away their frustrations at local institutions...
by JENNA ANDERSON | July 2, 2015 | Utah Theatre Bloggers
SATURDAY’S VOYEUR is back at SLAC for it’s 37th year. Director, choreographer and Executive Producer, Cynthia Fleming is no stranger to the intimidating task of staging an original musical, every year, for the community...
Episode 4: SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2015, Olivia chats with VOYEUR actor Terry Lee McGriff. You may recognize him from SLAC's hit children's show, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD!
SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2015 runs through August 30!! Get your tickets by calling our box office at 801-363-7522.
SALT LAKE CITY — As a staple of Salt Lake Acting Company’s season, Saturday’s Voyeur knows how to cater to its audience. With jokes about everything from the Gateway Mall to the “beard exception” at Brigham Young University, nothing in Utah culture is off limits. Would this musical, newly written each year, work anywhere else? Probably not. But that’s what makes Saturday’s Voyeur so unique—and such a fun experience for local audiences...