Northern Utah theater: Catch 'Passion' at Good Company Theatre

Thursday , February 15, 2018 - 5:00 AM

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

OGDEN

PASSION

Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave., Ogden

In a remote military outpost in 1863 Italy, a handsome army captain — separated from his beautiful but married mistress — is forced to re-evaluate his beliefs about love when he becomes the object of the obsessive, unrelenting passions of Fosca, his colonel's plain, sickly cousin.

Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 3; 4 p.m Sundays through March 4 and Saturdays, Feb. 17 and 24

Tickets: $20 at bit.ly/2GHImvo or call 801-917-4969 

LAYTON

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

On Pitch Performing Arts, 587 N. Main St., Layton

An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their 20s who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backward while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically. The two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Feb. 17; 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

Tickets: $12-$15 at onpitchperformingarts.com/tickets.html or call 385-209-1557

KAYSVILLE

CRAZY FOR YOU

Hopebox Theatre, 1700 S. Frontage Road, Kaysville

This zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theater. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theater owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows — through cunning, razzmatazz and a hilarious case of mistaken identity — to win Polly’s heart and save the theater.

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

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

SALT LAKE CITY

HIR 

Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City

Chaos reigns in this comedy about the most dysfunctional family in America. A dishonorably discharged vet returns home to a mother liberated from an oppressive marriage, a sister on “mones” in the process of transitioning, and a father asleep in a clown costume. And nobody is doing the dishes anymore.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through March 10; 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10; 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays through March 4

Tickets: $30-$50 at tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org or call 801-363-7522

THE MUSIC MAN

Jaks Youth Theatre Company at Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

With his fast-talking style, "Professor" Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters in order to save them, but chaos ensues as Hill's credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 19, 22-23; 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 19

Tickets: $12 at bit.ly/2BszrxR or call 801-355-2787

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Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City

Sarah has had a rough time, but things are looking up. She has a new doctor and she’s met a nice guy named Jake — but is Jake a nice guy? And what did that doctor do? This mysterious love story, set a few days after tomorrow, explores the threads that bind us together.

Performances: 7 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays through March 1; 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through March 3; 2 p.m. Saturdays through March 3

Tickets: $25-$44 at pioneertheatre.org/tickets or call 801-581-6961

THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940

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

When the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assembles for a backer’s audition for a new musical on a suburban estate, things turn deadly with plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel in John Bishop’s comedic thriller. This ingenious and wildly comic romp spoofs the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s, leaving the audience to wonder, whodunit?

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays through Feb. 24; 2 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 24

Tickets: $9-$23 at grandtheatrecompany.com/box-office/ or call 801-957-3322

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