Northern Utah theater: 'Steel Magnolias' opens in Layton, 'The Full Monty' in Ogden and more

Thursday , May 10, 2018 - 5:00 AM

The following show descriptions were provided by the theaters producing them. They have been lightly edited for clarity. 

OGDEN

THE FULL MONTY

The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden

LET IT GO. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. Entertaining and bold, it also boasts an emotional core and a lot of heart as a group of blue-collar men discover strength and confidence that comes with baring it all.

Contains strong language and nudity. Parental discretion is strongly advised.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 19; 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12

Tickets: $17-$19 at https://bit.ly/2I6pBC8 or call 855-944-2787

WASHINGTON TERRACE

9 TO 5

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

Dreams and plans are in the making as Violet, Judy and Doralee take the stage to turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss, Franklin Hart Jr. This hilarious musical based on the classic movie will leave you smiling from beginning to end. Set your alarms and be ready for a sell-out that will leave you ready to take the world by storm! 

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 26

Tickets: $10-$17 at terraceplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070

LAYTON

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

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

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 19; 2 p.m Saturday, May 19

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

CENTERVILLE

CAMELOT

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

Arthur was destined to be the world’s greatest ruler when as a mere stable boy he pulled Excalibur from its stony pillar and became king of all Britain. Guided by his loyal mentor Merlin the magician and his lovely queen, Guinevere, Arthur rules his kingdom in peace and virtue. When he successfully assembles the Knights of the Round Table with Lancelot at its helm, Arthur changes the course of his future and that of all those he holds dear. Inspiring for all ages, “Camelot” is a legendary musical which will enchant the hearts of young and old alike.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday through May 12

Tickets: $17.50-$27 at centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302

WILLY WONKA JR.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.

Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through May 25; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through May 26

Tickets: $7 at centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302

PERRY

PLAZA SUITE

Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry

Neil Simon's classic play “Plaza Suite” answers the age-old question: What if these walls could talk? Wonder no longer, and pull up a chair as a simple hotel room becomes so much more. Reflecting the highs and lows of the human experience all seen through the common lens of a single hotel room suite. From the tragic heartbreak of a failing marriage to mildly audacious seduction and the hilarity of wedding day jitters, the story of three couples will speak to the heart.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 12

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

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