American Fork Idol | Entertainment Picks | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Culture » Entertainment Picks

American Fork Idol

March 26–June 6



We’re neck deep into yet another season of a certain mega-popular talent show, with yet another (at press time) Utah-resident finalist capturing local interest. So perhaps it’s only natural that the phenomenon has inspired some satirical local homage.

Desert Star Theatre presents the tale of an innocent ingénue from Utah County who braves the evils of Hollywood—including a bad-boy fellow contestant—as she makes her way through the top-rated America’s Next Hollywood Pop Superstar competition. But when a rash of accidents starts turning the Top 10 into something more like Ten Little Indians, “elimination” starts to take on a more ominous meaning.

Can even our heroine’s clean living keep her safe? Will love prevail over bitchy judging? It’s yet another original musical dinner-theater experience with a comedic kick.

American Fork Idol @ Desert Star Theatre, 4861 S. State, Murray, 801-266- 2600, March 26–June 6.