Northern Utah theater: See ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘ELF,’ and more Christmas plays

Thursday , November 23, 2017 - 5:15 AM

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

WASHINGTON TERRACE

‘SCROOGE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL’

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

Sing a song of gladness and cheer. For the time of Christmas is here again on our stage. If this isn’t your holiday tradition, come see why it should be. Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the meaning of Christmas. This heartwarming musical is the perfect addition to the Christmas season. Don’t be a Scrooge!

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays until Dec. 11, then Dec. 14-16, 18-23

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

CENTERVILLE

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

Scrooge is a selfish businessman who, on an auspicious Christmas Eve, is about to find out that there is more to life than money and greed. Follow the curmudgeonly miser Ebenezer Scrooge in this beautifully, thrilling retelling of the Charles Dickens classic: the Madison Square Garden’s “A Christmas Carol.” Brought to life by the talented musical powerhouse who brought you the music of “A Little Mermaid” and “Ragtime,” “A Christmas Carol” will bring the enchantment of the Christmas season to hearts young and old.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday through Dec. 23; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23

Tickets: $19.50-$25.50 at http://www.centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

The Herdman’s are the worst. They are a rude and rough bunch of kids and everyone in the community is afraid of them. So, what happens when they show up one Sunday and take over the annual Christmas Pageant, even though they’ve never heard the Christmas story before? Nothing but complete chaos, mayhem and the very Best Christmas Pageant Ever! There’s nothing silent about this night!

Performances: 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 12

Tickets: $15 at http://www.centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302

PERRY

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL’

Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry

Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” gets the full Broadway treatment by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent. This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden. This “A Christmas Carol” retains it’s emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story and beautiful score.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 16; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Dec.2 and 9

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

SALT LAKE CITY

STAR WARD CHRISTMAS

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

The Off Broadway Theatre is constantly criticized for not having enough intergalactic Christmas shows with a Mormon-based theme. Unfortunately, “Santa meets the Mormon Martian Missionaries” just didn’t sell. But this year they silence all of their critics with their holiday show, “Star Ward Christmas.” This amazing musical parody takes characters from last year’s very successful “Star Ward” and mixes them with current sci-fi characters so that they can save Christmas from the dork side. Happy Holidays and may the Farce be with you.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 23 and Mondays from Nov. 27 through Dec. 18; 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

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

ELF: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

Delta Hall at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

“Elf The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Performances: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25; 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26

Tickets: $30-$90 at http://arttix.artsaltlake.org or call 801-355-2787

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