Northern Utah theater: See 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'All Shook Up," more this week

Thursday , August 10, 2017 - 7:15 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.

OGDEN

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

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

To have faith is to have wings. How did a little orphan Peter become Peter Pan? Experience the story before the legend in this wildly theatrical adventure of marauding pirates and unlikely heroes. Based on the best-selling novels by Dave Barry, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is a story for all ages, but especially those who do not wish to grow up.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 2; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26

Tickets: $17-19 at zigarts.com or call 855-944-2787

IN THE HEIGHTS

Ogden Amphitheater, 343 E. 25th St., Ogden

The universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.

It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Performances: 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 21

Tickets: $15-20 at http://bit.ly/2u95mwZ or call 801-917-4969

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country western and calypso to bubble gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Patriarch Jacob lived happily with his dozen sons, but his favoritism for bright Joseph, symbolized by the gift of a spectacular multicolored coat, makes his brothers so jealous they end up selling him as a slave and staging his death. He rises in the service of wealthy Potiphar, though his adulterous wife is falsely accused and incarcerated. His gift of dream telling, however, wins him Pharoah's favor, in charge of planning for the seven years of penury after seven good ones he prophesied. When his brothers come to beg for food, it's time for reckoning and nobility.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 19; 2 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 19

Tickets: $15-20 at www.smithstix.com or call 801-689-8700

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, the audience 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 

LAYTON

THE WIZARD OF OZ

On Pitch Performing Arts, 1558 W. 700 North #8, Layton

Dorothy Gale, a young girl living on a Kansas farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, dreams of escaping her mundane life. The family’s mean neighbor, Miss Gulch, threatens to impound Dorothy’s cherished dog, Toto, so Dorothy and Toto run away. They meet up with kindly Professor Marvel, who subtly convinces Dorothy to return home. Suddenly a cyclone hits, and Dorothy and Toto, seeking shelter in the house, are transported to the Land of Oz.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday through Aug. 19; 2 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 19

Tickets: $12-15 at http://bit.ly/2vyq5gS

CENTERVILLE 

9 to 5 

CenterPoint Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

When you’re trying to climb the corporate ladder, things can be a bit tough, but when you are a woman working for a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot,” it’s even worse. Three co-workers — Judy, Violet and Doralee — despise their boss and think up all sorts of ways of doing him in, but when an innocent mistake turns deadly, things take a turn for the wacky and wild. A laugh-a-minute comedy from the 1980s hit movie starring Dolly Parton about three heroines taking on “the man” and stepping into the shoes they were always meant to fill.

Performances: 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays through Sept. 2; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 and 19

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

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

CenterPoint Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

If you like mystery and intrigue, then “An Inspector Calls” will not disappoint. The Birling family, of high society and reputation, have a mysterious visit from Inspector Goole. He announces that a young woman has committed suicide and he has tied her demise back to the family. The night continues to reveal chilling revelations of each family member, which could prove the undoing of the family’s good name.

Performances: 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 19

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

KAYSVILLE

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Hopebox Theatre, 1700 S. Frontage Road, Kaysville

The story is based on the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the Book of Genesis. It is set in a frame in which a narrator is telling a story. She then tells the story of Joseph, another dreamer

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 26; 2 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 26

Tickets: $10-15 at http://bit.ly/2uHjz58 or call 801-451-5259

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