2022 will bring more safe and hybrid shows to Alliance Theater and Scixxy’s Greater Shows!
SGS fans have the opportunity to fill out this brief survey to let us know what you’re most excited to see in the coming year.
April 1-3 is the Utah Variety Arts Conclave, and we have a survey to gather information about what local variety artists would most like to see in panels and workshops. Topics may include how to make a career out of your act, producing shows, taxes, developing various performing skills, busking, and a show! Registration opens in the new year.
Alliance Theater specializes in the hybrid show: a limited live audience with an extended livestream audience. Think late-night talk show, with a live audience in the theater, but most people watch from home. We don’t have advertisers, though, and I think that’s an advantage. Ticket prices are set by the producers of the individual show, but are generally accessible — especially for a high-quality livestream such as we produce!
So much to choose from, as events start to open up. NOTE: most of these events are livestreamed, and in-house audiences are required to remain masked at this time.
TONIGHT -12/13/2021 – The Gotta Sing! students are putting on a Christmas concert at Alliance Theater. Seats are for guests only, but they’ll be livestreaming it on Alliance Theater’s Twitch channel. I won’t link directly, because we’ve been having trouble with bots, but if you know Twitch, it’s easy to find us, the user name is the obvious one. If you like traditional, family-friendly Christmas music, tune in!
December 15, 16: – The Lord of Misrule is on! Raucous, wild, interactive and different every show, this entertaining and irreverent take on Christmas is raising funds for local homeless causes. Donations give the audience the power to alter the show. Livestreamed and in-theater audiences both participate and affect the outcome. Tickets are free, but must be reserved.
December 18: Kiki Cabaret presents: Jolly Jezebel Jubilee: not family-friendly at all, this take on holiday variety specials and cabaret is bringing the best of Utah’s local performing artists on stage at the most up-and-coming independent art theater in Salt Lake City! And as with most productions at Alliance, this show will also be livestreamed. If you’ve never had a cabaret in your home before, this might just be the time for it!
January 11 and every Tuesday for six weeks: SOS Improv is back! This six-week course brings Scix back, assisted by Nathan Sears and Karren Shamo, to start with the basics and build up to expert-level improv, with a focus on fun, flexibility and resilience that can be useful in all parts of your life. Safety and inclusion are priorities. Scholarships available, email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
January 15: Kitté L’amour presents the Orphans Cabaret and local performers for Orphan’s Festivus. If you’ve never seen a Kitté L’amour show, you are missing out! Variety burlesque and a local band of slightly quirky, folksy, bluesy, rocksy musicians from out of the wilderness.
January 22, 23: It’s Repo! The Genetic Opera! the shadowcast that has been temporarily orphaned from Tower Theater is still at it, bringing this cult favorite to stage and screen. This highly-talented and professional cast bring an extra dimension to a movie that is already practically perfect! Livestream is free for this one, but get your seat tickets while you can, we expect to sell out!
February 27: Kiki Cabaret is back, with Kiki Cabaret Presents: Lupercalia. Little is known about this event so far, but tickets are onsale for Kiki fans eager to get in early, as these shows have begun to sell out. As with all Kikis, this one will also be livestreamed, for an inhouse experience unlike anything else you’ll find on screen!
SALT LAKE CITY — Over the past year or so, it feels like I’ve seen a million online performances. Scixxy’s Greater Shows’ Gonzo Rising: All-Weirdo Revue at the Alliance Theater is the first online performance that I truly wished I could have been in the live audience for—not because the livestream was bad, but because the live audience looked like so so so much fun. The show, available both in person and streaming on Twitch, is a series of variety acts performed by fantastic weirdo artists.
Sam Rust, Utah Theatre Bloggers
I am inclined to agree with every word of this glowing appraisal. It was (and is) an amazing performance by all involved, including the venue itself, Alliance Theater in Salt Lake City. The livestream turned out professional and fun, the show itself was one of our strongest to date, and the audience are all now fast fans.
Well done, Gonzo Rising family. Well done.
As I mentioned at the beginning, I really wish I could have seen this performance live, not only because it looked like such a great environment, but also because they mentioned that there were otter pops in the lobby afterwards.
On July 30 in Alliance Theater, the old Gonzo Rising crew returns, bringing you performance art, clowning, magic and opera like you’ve never seen it before! The show will be simulcast to a livestream, so you can watch in your own home, from anywhere in the world!
Check us out at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Fest! Stay tuned for more!