Northern Utah theater: See 'All Shook Up,' 'Annie,' 'Sister Act,' more

Thursday , September 14, 2017 - 5:45 AM

AMANDA JOHNSON, Standard-Examiner Staff

Descriptions for the shows listed below were provided by the theaters producing them. They have been lightly edited for clarity.

WASHINGTON TERRACE

ALL SHOOK UP

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

A delightful rendition of William Shakespeare’s 1602 play “Twelfth Night” set to the jukebox music of Elvis Presley, this musical will bring crowds to their feet dancing. With classic songs like “Love Me Tender,” “All Shook Up,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Burning Love,” “A Little Less Conversation” and many more, audience members will be tapping their feet all night long. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing guy who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have you jumping out of your blue suede shoes. Get your tickets now to this jukebox musical favorite!

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 16

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

PERRY

ANNIE

Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry

Annie is a spunky, Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday through Sept. 16; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

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

SALT LAKE CITY

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE

Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Written by Ted Swindley, “Always...Patsy Cline” is a two-woman show based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger, played this year by Dawn Veree. Packed with 27 of Cline’s greatest hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “Sweet Dreams,” fans will rediscover forgotten tunes and walk away humming new ones. Hansen’s portrayal of the country legend has garnered critical acclaim and captured the hearts of Grand theatergoers time and again. This is our most requested show, and we’re thrilled to be hoppin’ back on the honky-tonk merry-go-round!

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Sept. 22; 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16

Tickets: $9-23 at http://bit.ly/2vqLuWG or call 801-957-3322

UTAHOMA!’

The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Travel back in time and see Utah pioneers through the eyes of the OBT. A great original musical parody based on the classic “Oklahoma!” that’s full of love, heartache and a quest to win a girl’s hand in marriage. It’s quirky and super funny — full of hilarious puns fit for people of all ages. “Utahoma!” guarantees laughs throughout the show and fun for a date night or family outing.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday through Sept. 16

Tickets: $10-16 at https://theobt.retailregister.com/ or call 801-355-4628

MAGNA

SISTER ACT

The Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

“Sister Act” is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community, but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, “Sister Act” will leave you breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, “Sister Act” is reason to REJOICE!

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday through Sept. 16; 2 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 16

Tickets: $10 at http://bit.ly/2tTYwuG or call 801-347-737

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