Northern Utah theaters performing '1776,' 'Cabaret' and more this week

Friday , June 16, 2017 - 3:15 AM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

Descriptions for the shows listed below were provided by the theaters producing them.



The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Kander and Ebb’s eight-time Tony award-winning masterpiece has stood the test of time, including multiple Broadway revivals and tours, as well as the film starring Liza Minelli, thanks in part to a beloved score with songs such as “Maybe this Time,” “Willkommen” and “Cabaret.” Presenting a world where nothing is as it seems but is entertaining to the last note, this dark, haunting musical drama remains as thoughtful and relevant today as ever.

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome. Dark changes are taking place in 1930s Germany and the Kit Kat Club beckons all to cast cares aside and indulge in their basest desires. English ex-pat Sally Bowles, star of the cabaret, meets Cliff, a writer and fellow escapist. Their attempts to remain in the world of fantasy are fleeting as reality always eventually pays a visit, even to the cabaret.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 24; matinee 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17

Tickets: $17-19 at or call 855-944-2787



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

Annie, a determined young orphan who lives in a miserable orphanage run by tyrannical Ms. Hannigan, sets out to find a new tomorrow. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is chosen to spend a short time with the wealthy Oliver Warbucks. Audience members’ hearts are warmed over as Annie and Daddy Warbucks understand the true meaning of family. You’re never fully dressed without a smile, and this show will surely put a grin on your face. Producer and Ms. Hannigan herself said, “It is the perfect show for the whole family! Darling little girls and even a wonderful golden retriever that is being trained to be the star of the show!” director Lindy Page says. “Come fall in love with this little red-haired girl all over again!”

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 22

Tickets: $9-14 at or call 801-393-0070



CenterPoint Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

It was a time of unrest, a time of gallantry, a time for revolution. Our history books come to life in this legendary tale of how America was fought for and built. It’s the summer of 1776, and our nation is ready to declare independence. Now it’s up to these remarkable men to figure out how to do it. Join our cast of extraordinary, historically brilliant men as we sing and dance our way through the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays through July 15; matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 1 

Tickets: $17.50-25.50 at or call 801-298-1302 


CenterPoint Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

Life is filled with weddings, babies, laughter and tears, and for the Southern ladies in small-town Louisiana, it all happens at Truvy’s Hair Salon. From the hit play to the blockbuster movie starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts, “Steel Magnolias” follows the victories, heartaches and life lessons of these amazing, strong women.

Performances: 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through July 1

Tickets: $15 at or call 801-298-1302



Heritage Theatre, 2050 S. Highway 89, Perry

A divorced slob invites a group of the boys over for cards. One of the guests, who happens to be very meticulous and tense, has just been separated from his wife. The slob and the neat freak decide to share one apartment, but patterns of their own disastrous marriages begin to reappear with hilarious results.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through June 24; matinee at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 10

Tickets: $10-12 at or call 435-723-8392



Desert Star Theatre, 4861 S. State St., Murray

In the sleepy border town of West Wendover, an evil lurks: Goldilocks Capone, an aging former child star-turned-gangster, wants to legalize gambling in Utah.

In the 1950s, Goldilocks wants to force farmer Rico Del Taco to sell his ranch, which has the only source of water for the town of East Wendover. Once Goldilocks controls the water, she will control the town. Rico's beautiful daughter, Chalupa, sets out across Utah's West Desert in search of fearless heroes who will stand up to Goldilocks Capone. What she finds are The Three Amigos: Deseret Jim, Catastrophe Jane and Rusty Spur, a trio of washed-up actors on their way to Murray, Utah, for the grand opening of the world’s first Kentucky Fried Chicken. It'll be up to these has-been TV stars to rescue Chalupa, save the Del Taco Ranch and stop Goldilocks from destroying the wholesome Utah way of life!

Performances:  6 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 19; 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 17; 2:30 p.m. matinees Saturdays through Aug. 19; 11:30 a.m. lunch matinees Saturday, June 17, and Saturday, June 24 

Tickets: $14.95-24.95 at or call 801-266-2600

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