The joke’s on us: Salt Lake Acting Company presents 37th annual ‘Saturday’s Voyeur' |Salt Lake Tribune

30 June 2015

by ELLEN FAGG WEIST | June 25, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

At 19, Robert Scott Smith, a convert to the LDS Church, was serving a mission in Independence, Mo., when he had an unusual dream.

"At that point in my life, I'm an actor and a Mormon, and I had a dream that one day I would play Joseph Smith," says Smith. "Fast forward many years later, I'm no longer a member of the Mormon church and I'm getting my opportunity to play Joseph Smith."

Smith will play the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake Acting Company's 2015 edition of "Saturday's Voyeur," the irreverent annual musical that parodies Utah culture. The show, written by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, opens Friday, June 26, after previews June 24 and 25; its scheduled run of more than 70 performances will continue through Aug. 30. Nearly 14,000 tickets are expected to be sold, and that group usually consists of returning fans as well as some "Voyeur" (and live theater) virgins, says director/choreographer Cynthia Fleming...

 

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