Saturday's Voyeur

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A scene from the 2007 season satirizes the then-recent renaming of the Utah Jazz's Basketball Arena after a nuclear waste disposal company.

Saturday's Voyeur is an annual musical satire produced by Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Each year a new show is written to parody contemporary life, politics, and religion in Utah. Saturday’s Voyeur was created in 1978 by Nancy Borgenicht and Allen Nevins, who continue to co-write the show each year.

The name Saturday’s Voyeur is itself a parody of the production Saturday's Warrior, by Lex de Azevedo. With The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being prevalent in Utah culture it often becomes a dominant topic in the annual production. Poking fun at the doctrine, customs, and church figures of the religion through musical satire is used as comic relief for church members and non-members alike.

Saturday's Voyeur is considered SLAC's annual fundraiser and the theater is converted to cabaret style, where patrons are permitted to bring their own food and beverages.

Productions[edit]

Elliot Hall[edit]

  • 1977: Saturday's Voyeur

Glass Factory Theatre[edit]

  • 1978: Roadshow '78
  • 1979: Roadshow '79
  • 1980: (name?)

Marmalade Hill Center[edit]

  • 1982: (name?)

Salt Lake Acting Company[edit]

  • 1987: 10th Anniversary Roadshow
  • 1988: Christmas Roadshow '88
  • 1989: Christmas Roadshow '89
  • 1990: Summer Roadshow

Green Street at Trolley Square[edit]

  • 1992: (name?)
  • 1993: (name?)

Salt Lake Acting Company[edit]

  • 1995: Spirit of the Hive
  • 1996: Phatman of the Opera
  • 1997: Jordan Riverdance
  • 1998: 20th Anniversary Cruise
  • 1999: The Zoodoo Voodoo Follies
  • 2000: Saturday's Voyeur 2000
  • 2001: Mahana You Ugly
  • 2002: The Sorghum Chronicles
  • 2003: Saturday's Voyeur 25th Anniversary
  • 2004: Saturday's Voyeur 2004
  • 2005: Saturday's Voyeur 2005
  • 2006: Bendover, a Tale of Two Cities
  • 2007: The Rocky show
  • 2008:
  • 2009:
  • 2010: The Year That Was
  • 2011: The Wackos are Coming!
  • 2013:
  • 2014:
  • 2015:
  • 2016:
  • 2017:
  • 2018:

References[edit]

  • Hansen, Erica (26 Jun 2010). "'Saturday's Voyeur' shows humor in news". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Retrieved 9 Oct 2010.
  • Frost, Bill (4 Aug 1997). "Saturday's Voyeur '97: Comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable". weeklywire.com. Salt Lake City: Copperfield Publishing, Inc. Retrieved 9 Oct 2018.
  • Langlois, Jason (13 Jul 2010). "The "Saturday's Voyeur" experience is a must see". utahtheaterbloggers.com. Utah Theatre Bloggers Association. Retrieved 9 Oct 2018.
  • In This Week SLC http://www.inthisweek.com/view.php?id=2421562[dead link]
  • The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/49833258-76/voyeur-saturday-utah-lake.html.csp[dead link]
  • Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 'Voyeur' full of talent, but offensive, 24 Jun 2003[dead link]

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