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Draper Historic Theatre

12366 South 900 East
801-572-4611

Vision:

Draper Historic Theatre envisions itself as the premiere arts and cultural center of the south valley. It would be a place where artisans of all disciplines would perform, community members gather for social events, and youth would learn the tools of the theatre trade. Draper has experienced such rapid and continual growth in the recent years that there is a need for the community to have their own cultural events and not rely on other townships. DHT not only wants to provide cultural entertainment for the community but also be the physical location of numerous cultural events.

Mission Statement
Draper Historic Theatre, a non-profit organization, enriches families, individuals and the community by providing positive artistic experiences in theatre - including affordable, wholesome entertainment and pleasant, edifying performance and educational opportunities.

Guiding Values
"A nonprofit organiztion's] 'product' is neither a pair of shoes nor an effective regulation. Its product is a changed human being. Non-profit institutions are human- change agents. Their 'product' is a cured patient, a child that learns, a young man or woman grown into a self-respecting adult; a changed human life altogether."

Theatre is for people, people don't exist for theatre.

DHT is a safe place, fostering equity, respect, individual growth, teamwork and humility. Gossip, unnecessary criticism and "prima donna" behavior (both male and female) is not allowed.

The strengths and talents of each participant will be recognized and appreciated. Beginning and experienced performers learn much from one another and enhance performances in their own way.

Theater participants will work in a spirit of unity uphold DHT's standards, values and goals to ensure a pleasant experience for all who enter the theatre.

Many images are portrayed on stage in order to tell a story but, sincerity, moral behavior and kind, loving and/or familial relationships are the most valuable.

Volunteers are compensated not financially but with a sense of personal worth, respect, ownership in something important, friendship, and gratitude.

Goals
Purchase and improve our historic building to better facilitate DHT''s performance and educational goals and to provide fiscal and housing security for the future .

Continually improve the quality and depth of our performances.

Build an education program which helps potential performers and crew to:
increase self confidence

Enrich their understanding and appreciation of the arts

Prepare for future opportunities at DHT and elsewhere.

Vision:

DHT will become a significant arts facility in the Wasatch Front area known best for quality family programming and a caring approach to theatrical education and production.



Reviews

Cliff Harris

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Thursday, July 12, 2018
Don't miss their annual performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL! The Ghost of Christmas Future will give you the HEEBEEGEEBEE'S! It's enough to make you believe anyone can be redeemed. "God bless us, everyone!"

Wil Greer

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Quaint. Beautiful. Heart filled productions with amazing choreography, stages, and costumes! A must see! Affordable night out and very memorable.

Nate Montour

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
My son performs at this theater and they do a great job. It is a nice little theater, nothing fancy but they put on great productions.

Kevin Gittins

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Saw Tarzan here!! Fun show, popcorn was almost tasty ( little stale, no butter). Fun show!!

Marshay Norton

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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Random tangent performs every Saturday night at 10:00pm. They have public work shops you can attend if you want to learn how to do improv comedy. The workshops are free! They hold auditions for the troup once a year. They also, in addition to public workshops have player workshops where the players work to try and get better at their craft. If an actual player cant make the public workshop and or the player workshops, they are passive aggressively "shamed" by the "leaders" of the troupe. This may be by writing in a group chat how disappointed none/not enough of the players showed up or persistently asking for players to come "just for a little bit" which they are then given jobs that will keep them for ... more then a little bit. They seem to always be starved for players. Recently they changed their format to 4 improv players and one mc for their improv nights at 10pm. Contrary to the amout of players they have in their arsenal, they seem to always be needing somebody. They have a wonderful leadership with a leader who has a nice leader hat, and lets the two or three lesser leaders do most of the leader ship work. Which includes building the troupe with clients that want to hire them, player analysis, firing players etc. Many players have left the troupe for various reasons such as feeling picked on sexistly, problems with leadership style, and some players disappear because no one reaches out. It's a troupe of come if you want but we might harass you for choosing that. They also had a B squad that preformed once a month on Friday; however due to probable neglect, it no longer exists. It actually quite surprising the B group existed at all. It seemed it was more of an idea the leaderships liked rather than the work needed to put in. All this expected work for players for maybe earning $5 on a Saturday night, and that is if the leadership decides to play the players instead of holding the funds to "improve" the troupe via things they say they will buy and never do, or blowing it on a player party. Random tangent treats their troupe like they want to grow and make money but for the players in the troupe, they stay because they love the hobby and their friends. It is not the true "job" the leaders want to it be. Again, it's a lot of obligation for something players do "for fun." They also recently increased their entry fee to $8 from $5. After each show they talk to each other on how they can improve the show or how it could have been better for sometimes an hour or more. They are normally the same thoughts every show by only varying things. But dont worry, if you tech for them long enough they might let you play! If you haven't noticed already I'm just a bitter bystander right now, and the guilt will probably get to me and I will take this down. If you have read this far and just wanted a review of the troupe, here it is: You should go. Everyone loves to laugh and I'm sure you will get a few chuckles in if you go see random tangent. It's a fun show consisting of two acts with a short intermission. Everything is made up on the spot. Its 8 bucks to get in and enjoy yourself from 10 to 11:30 (sometimes 12). They take audience suggestions to play improv games that will sure to bring a smile to your face. Go see random tangent! ♡

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