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Nov 5 2010 - 1:31pm

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Alison Simpson as Essie, Lucile Rust as Alice Sycamore, Trevor Cross as Paul, Sage Barney as Mrs. Sycamore (from left) and Casey Stratton (seated) as Grandpa in the comedy "You Can't Take It With You" at Layton High School.
Alison Simpson as Essie, Lucile Rust as Alice Sycamore, Trevor Cross as Paul, Sage Barney as Mrs. Sycamore (from left) and Casey Stratton (seated) as Grandpa in the comedy "You Can't Take It With You" at Layton High School.

Family crazy or sane in classic comedy?

LAYTON -- Are the Sycamores crazy, or is it the rest of the world that has the problem?

Layton High School opens "You Can't Take It With You" next week. The George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart comedy tells the story of Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby, who are engaged and nervous for their families to meet.

Her family is populated by eccentrics and free spirits. His, not so much.

The show plays at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 13 and 18-20 at Layton High, 440 Wasatch Drive. Tickets are $8, $7 for senior citizens, $6 for students and children, $5 for Layton High students. Call 801-402-4888.

Bountiful High gets 'Crazy' for Gershwins

BOUNTIFUL -- A New York hoofer heads west to Nevada to foreclose on a theater, then falls for the beautiful owner.

What is there to do, but put on a fundraising show to save the stage?

Ira and George Gershwin wrote the songs in "Crazy for You," opening in a Bountiful High School production next week.

The show is at 7 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 12, 13 and 15, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 13. Tickets are $8 at the door, $5 in advance, $25 for families. Call 801-402-3900. Bountiful High is at 695 S. Orchard Drive.

Fancy feline cuddles up at Treehouse

OGDEN -- The cool cat of fairy tales returns to the stage to kick off Treehouse Troupe's new season of plays.

The curtain rises on "Puss in Boots" at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Castle Theater of the museum, 347 22nd St. Additional performances are scheduled at 6 p.m. each Saturday through November.

"Puss in Boots" has been performed at the museum in the past and is back by popular demand, but Treehouse Troupe has new shows scheduled for the rest of the season.

"Beauty and Her Beast," an original version of the classic tale, hits the stage in January. "The Fisherman," scheduled each Saturday in March, is a Japanese tale about a journey to a magical undersea kingdom.

The hourlong plays are recommended for children age 3 and older, and are followed by a question-and-answer session.

Tickets cost $6, available online at www.treehousemuseum.org. Museum members may purchase tickets for $4, or buy a family season pass for $25. If a show sells out, a second performance may be added later in the evening.

For more information, call 801-394-9663.

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