Vernal Theatre: LIVE Boosts Downtown Foot Traffic

There’s been a bit more hustle and bustle in downtown Vernal and a community oriented business venture is to thank. Since the first rehearsals and auditions got underway last summer, Vernal Theatre:LIVE is single-handedly responsible for bringing thousands of visitors to the center of town. The theatre’s third production since opening, A Christmas Carol, ran four shows in three days over the weekend amounting to well over 1000 visitors to the venue, many taking the time before or after to eat at restaurants and pop into neighboring stores. “The show was a sellout all three nights and is creating a real positive buzz downtown,” says Vernal Area Chamber Director Joel Brown. “In addition to all the amazing restaurants that we have, the theatre is giving our community another opportunity to come downtown and see the great talent that we have.” The theatre’s next show, a comedy called Charley’s Aunt, will run January 13th through the 21st. Tickets are available at


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.