Salt Lake Theatre, Nineteenth-Century Theaters, Mormons and Performing Arts, Drama, Entertainment
The performance of theater and drama in Utah and the buildings that housed them are described. Theater was an important community project from the earliest days of Mormon settlement in Utah, beginning with the Social Hall. The Salt Lake Theatre opened in 1862 and until its demolition in 1928 was an important theater in the American West. Theater was a community project by the Mormon settlers of the Salt Lake Valley under the leadership of Brigham Young.
Original Publication Citation
J. Michael Hunter, "Theatre in Pioneer Utah," Pioneer, Winter 2003, 2-13.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hunter, J. Michael, "Theatre in Pioneer Utah" (2003). All Faculty Publications. 1407.
Sons of Utah Pioneers
Harold B. Lee Library
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