Broadway musicals old and new in Northern Utah theaters

Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 9:43 AM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

Descriptions for the shows listed here were provided by the theaters performing them.

OGDEN

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 Washington Blvd., Ogden

In this theatrical telling, the movie score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice is expanded with soaring new melodies sure to enchant audiences of all ages. The independent Belle, trapped in her provincial town, finds her life turned upside down as she takes her father’s place as a captive in an enchanted castle ruled by an angry beast. With help from the creatures in the castle and her own kindheartedness, Belle finds the prince inside the Beast and works to break the magic that permeates the mysterious castle and all of its inhabitants.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 20; 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, and Monday, May 15; matinee 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and Saturday, May 13.

Tickets: $17-20 at zigarts.com or call 855-944-2787

I AM MY OWN WIFE

Good Company Theatre, 260 25th St., 2nd floor, Ogden

Inspired by the playwright's own interviews with Charlotte von Mahlsdorf — a transgender woman who managed to survive a violent home life, the Holocaust and repressive communist East Germany — this one-person play explores her resilient spirit, challenging personality and the many people who she encountered during her fascinating journey.

Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through April 29; 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April 30.

Tickets: $17 at www.goodcotheatre.com or call 801-917-4969

INNOVATION THEATRE

Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Eccles Theater, Weber State University, 1901 University Circle, Ogden

This unique performing arts festival where innovation and creative expression take center stage is directed by Tracy Callahan.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through April 22

Tickets: $10-12 at weberstatetickets.com or call 801-626-8500

WASHINGTON TERRACE

SISTER ACT

Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 S., Washington Terrace

Based on the classic film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse produces this musical for the first time on its stage. Sister Act is an endearing musical about Deloris, a lounge singer who witnesses a murder by her thug boyfriend. With her life endangered, she is forced to hide away in a convent of tone-deaf nuns. Though life as an incognito nun becomes suffocating, Deloris finds her saving grace by leading the choir of nuns to musical fame.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 27

Tickets: Tickets: $9 to $14, www.terraceplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070

KAYSVILLE

THE MUSIC MAN

Hopebox Theatre, 1700 S. Frontage Road, Kaysville

When Harold Hill, a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as soon as he receives the money. Librarian Marian Paroo suspects Harold is a fraud but holds her tongue since her moody brother, Winthrop, is excited about the band. As Harold begins to develop feelings for Marian, he faces a difficult decision about skipping town.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 22; matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22

Tickets: $10-15 at http://bit.ly/2oDITog or call 801-451-5259

CENTERVILLE

OLIVER!

CenterPoint Theatre, 525 N. 400 W., Centerville

Follow the timeless story of Oliver Twist through his misfortune and good luck as he and his band of ruffians reign the streets of London and fight off evil lurking right under their noses. Filled with unforgettable songs and characters you’ll fall in love with, “Oliver!” is sure to be your next family favorite.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays through May 13; matinees 2:30 p.m Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29

Tickets: $17.50-25.50 at www.centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302

THE JUNGLE BOOK

CenterPoint Theatre, Leishman Performance Hall, 525 N. 400 W., Centerville

This youth musical production is presented by the CenterPoint Academy. Based on the Rudyard Kipling novel. Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Glykson.

Performances: 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through April 28; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 29

Tickets: $7 at www.centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call the box office at 801-298-1302

PERRY

OKLAHOMA

Heritage Theatre, 2050 S. Highway 89, Perry

Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. With these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 13; matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 6

Tickets: $10 - $12 at http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/boxoffice.html or call 435-723-8392

 

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