“Emotional, hilarious and poignant, all at once”
- The Salt Lake Tribune
“Visceral and painfully relevant”
- Utah Theatre Bloggers
When a teenager’s tragic decision leaves his family and neighbors scrambling for answers, those who loved him the most must face the darkness and extremism that's taken root in their conservative community. But how can forgiveness and healing be found in midst of judgement and intense grief? This is their story, told through rock and roll.


Autumn 2023 Workshop:

Behind-the-Scenes Showcase
7:00 PM at The Rivoli Theater
254 S Main, Springville Utah
Friday November 3rd
reserve your seat
Saturday November 4th
reserve your seat
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A Remarkable True Story

Pleasant Grove is a rock opera set in the 1970's based on the true story of teenage Alden Barrett’s tragic suicide — a death that rocked a family and their conservative small community. The profound and far-reaching repercussions of his death create a backdrop for an intensely emotional story about love, family, mental illness, fear and judgement, extremism and ultimately, forgiveness and healing.

The Band and The Music

Bay of Pigs is a gritty and emotive band with a style reminiscent of 1970's greats, Pink Floyd, The Who and Led Zepplin. The story and the music of Pleasant Grove is truly a labor of intense love and is more than 25 years in the making.

Wanna hear more? Drop us your name and email, and we'll get you access to the pre-release soundtrack for the whole story, plus:

  • Scheduling for upcoming shows
  • Additional behind-the-scenes content
  • Clips from the development of the show
  • Animated music videos that illustrate the story

and much, much more...

Thank you! Follow the link below for access to Bay of Pigs pre-release of Pleasant Grove Rock Opera.

Click HERE to begin streaming!

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