BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, BYU Young Company, The Fisherman and His Wife, a participatory play adapted by Larry and Vivian Snipes, based on a story collected by the Brothers Grimm, a tale of a fisherman, an enchanted fish and three magic wishes that taps into the imagination through clever storytelling and audience participation, through October 1-3, 8-10, 7 p.m., also 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. matinees on October 11, also 10 a.m. children’s school performance on October 10, ASL interpreted performance on October 2, Nelke Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, $7, 801-422-4322, www.arts.byu.edu.
SCERA CENTER, Utah Valley premiere of The Addams Family, book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed by Shawn Mortensen, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, her father, Gomez, must keep this secret from his beloved wife Morticia, through October 4, 7:30 p.m., 745 S. State, Orem, $12 general, $10 seniors/children, 801-225-2787, www.scera.org.
SPRINGVILLE PLAYHOUSE, Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling, directed by Kathy Llewellyn, through October 6, 7:30 p.m., Merit Academy, 1440 W. Center, Springville, $8 at the door, www.springvilleplayhouse.com.
CENTERPOINT LEGACY THEATRE, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, directed by Josh Richardson, this fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays, plus the sonnets, with only three performers in two acts, clever use of some interesting costumes also adds to the fun, through October 11, 7 p.m., Leishman Performance Hall, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $15 general, 801-298-1302, www.centerpointtheatre.org.
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Blood Wedding, by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Lisa Hagen-Hall, two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge, the death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion, through October 11, 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinee on October 11, Noorda Theatre, $12 general, $8 students, 801-863-6939, http://www.uvu.edu/theatre/.
UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, directed by David Ivers, Orsino loves Olivia, who won’t give him the time of day; Olivia loves Viola, whom she thinks is a boy; Viola loves Orsino, who doesn’t know she’s a girl; Malvolio loves being in love and Andrew, Toby Belch and Maria love life to its fullest; it’s all rollicking confusion, but in the end this hilarious cast of characters does find love when they least expect it, through October 17, 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.
UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, adapted by Steven Dietz, based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by James R. Sullivan, could this be Sherlock Holmes’ final case and could the logical detective who has survived poison, pistols and other predicaments actually be laid low by his love for a woman – Professor Moriarty thinks so, through October 18, 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinees, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.
UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Boeing Boeing, by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, directed by Christopher L. Moore, Bernard is engaged to Gloria and to Gabriella and to Gretchen; the playboy bachelor is living the life and juggling three gorgeous flight attendants, but his supersonic lifestyle goes into a tailspin when flight schedules change and all three ladies arrive at his apartment on the same evening, through October 18, 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinees, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.
CENTERPOINT LEGACY THEATRE, Jekyll & Hyde, book by Leslie Bricusse, lyrics by Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse and Steve Cuden, music by Frank Wildhorn, directed by Scott Montgomery, the story is about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart; convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashed his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde, through October 25, 7:30 p.m., also 2:30 p.m. matinees on October 18 and 25, Barlow Main Stage, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $17-$22 general, 801-298-1302, www.centerpointtheatre.org.
SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, by John Logan, directed by Robin Wilks-Dunn, featuring Camille Van Wagoner, this one-woman show is about the first female “super agent,” Sue Mengers, she was the talk of the entertainment industry and the show invites audiences into Sue’s glamorous living room for an evening of dish and dirty secrets, through October 26, 7:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 2 p.m., and 1 p.m. performances, Chapel Theatre, 168 W. 500 North, for ticket information call, 801-363-7522, www.saltlakeactingcompany.org.
THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, Dracula vs. the Mummy, by Eric R. Jensen, the fanged count battles another undead monster who is all wrapped up in his goal of capturing the people of Salt Lake City, through November 1, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.
DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Dracula: He’s So Vein!, through November 8, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., also 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. matinees, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), 4861 S. State, 801-266-2600, www.desertstar.biz.
THE ECHO THEATRE, Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, directed by Kris Wing Jennings, Shakespeare’s classic tale of Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain the throne over the sitting king, Duncan, The Echo’s creepy adaptation arrives just in time for Halloween, October 2-November 1, 7:30 p.m., 15 N. 100 East, Provo, $10 general ($2 higher when purchased on day of performance), $9 seniors/students, ($3 higher when purchased on day of performance), www.theechotheatre.com.
HALE CENTRE THEATRE-OREM, Damn Yankees, words and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, book by George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, by Douglas Wallop, songs and doubleheaders tell the story of a middle aged man who’s willing to trade his soul to the devil himself to help his favorite team win the pennant against the New York Yankees, October 2-November 22, 7:30 p.m., also 3 p.m. matinees on Saturdays, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.
WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, She Loves Me, book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock, directed by Jim Christian, October 3-4, 7-11, 7:30 p.m., Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, $10-$12 general, 800-978-8457, www.weberstatetickets.com.
THE ZIEGFELD THEATER, Shrek The Musical, Broadway’s favorite Ogre, book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Jeanine Tesori, October 3-November 8, 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. performances, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, $15 general, $12 seniors 65+, $12 students with ID, $12 children 12 and under, 855-944-2787, www.zigarts.com.
TERRACE PLAZA PLAYHOUSE, Little Shop Of Horrors, delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, October 3-November 15, 7:30 p.m., 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $9-$14, 801-393-0070, http://terraceplayhouse.com.
HALE CENTRE THEATRE-WEST VALLEY CITY, Catch Me If You Can, by McNally, Shaiman and Wittman, this musical sings the true story of Frank Abagnale, Jr., who might be a pilot, a doctor or a lawyer, October 8-November 29, 7:30 p.m., also 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. matinees on Saturdays, $30-$33 general, $16 children ages 5-11 years, 801-984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.org.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, Elephants Graveyard, by George Brant, directed by Michael Vought, experience the thrill of the circus complete with aerial artists, live music, clowns and more, as they tear a painful page from the history of the Big Top, October 9-11, 23-25, 7:30 p.m., Black Box, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, $10 general, 801-832-2457, www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.
UTAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, Haunted Theatre Spooktacular, the ghosts of productions past are coming back to put on a fun and spooky variety show, the Prima Donna, the Opera Star, the Prima Ballerina and an old Hollywood Starlet “relive” their glory days, October 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30-31, with 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. performances, Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State, $10 general, 801-532-6000, www.uctheatre.org.
HERITAGE THEATRE, Angel Street, by Patrick Hamilton, directed by Diane Robbins, October 10-November 1, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., also a 2 p.m. matinee on October 18, $10 general, $9 seniors/children under 12, S. Highway 89, Peery, 435-723-8392, www.heritagetheatreutah.com.
PLAN-B THEATRE COMPANY, Radio Hour, Episode 9: Grimm, world premiere, Matthew Ivan Bennett pens his fifth radio script as Radio Hour returns to Halloween for Little Snow White, Rapunzel and The Juniper Tree performed as live radio drama true to their original “Grimm-ness,” October 15, Jeanné Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $20, 801-355-2787, www.arttix.org.
THE GRAND THEATRE, Little Shop of Horrors, feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, October 17-November 1, Salt Lake Community College, 1575 S. State St., $14-$20, 801-957-3322, www.the-grand.org.
GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Titus Andronicus, by William Shakespeare, October 17-18, 20, 24-25, 27, 30-31, November 1, 8 p.m., with a midnight show also on October 31, Castle Amphitheatre, 1300 E. Center Street, Provo, $10 yard tickets (standing near the stage), $18 gallery tickets, at the door October 17-27, $12 yard tickets (standing near the stage), $20 gallery tickets, at the door October 30-November 1, $3 discount online, www.grassrootsshakespeare.com.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, BYU Spectacular, “Take Flight,” featuring BYU Philharmonic, Men’s Chorus, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Young Ambassadors, Living Legends, Ballroom Dance, Contemporary Dance Theatre, BYU alum fantasy artist James Christensen, and scenes from Music Dance Theatre’s production of The Count of Monte Christo, October 16-17, 7:30 p.m., Marriott Center, de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $14-$25 general, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.
SCERA CENTER, Miss Nelson is Missing, Theatre for Young Audiences, book by Harry Allard and James Marshall, Miss Nelson’s class is the worst behaved in the whole school, the uncontrollable children send her over the edge, but the students are in for surprise when Miss Nelson turns up missing, and is replaced by a scary substitute teacher Viola Swamp, in desperation, the students set out to find their beloved Miss Nelson…but will they ever get her back? October 20-November 7, 7 p.m. 745 S. State, Orem, $6 general, $4 seniors/children, 801-225-2787, www.scera.org.
SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY, Rapture, Blister, Burn, by Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Adrianne Moore, the sharp-witted comedy takes an unflinching look at gender politics and asks, ‘Can any woman have it all?,’ October 22-November 16, 7:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 2 p.m., and 1 p.m. performances, Upstairs Theatre, 168 W. 500 North, for ticket information call 801-363-7522, or log on to www.saltlakeactingcompany.org.
EGYPTIAN THEATER PARK CITY, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, you know it, you love it, you can perform it, an interactive cult classic, costumes and characters encouraged, please no squirt guns or rice, October 23-25, 8 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City, $15 reserved seating (in advance), $18 at the door, $19 front (in advance), $22 at the door, $25 cabaret (in advance), $28 at the door, 435-649-9371, www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org.
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY, The Rocky Horror Show, book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, a fun-loving tribute to horror and science fiction B-movies of years ago, October 24, 8p.m., October 25, 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., $20-$40 (tickets will be $5 higher when purchased on day of performance), 801-581-7100, www.pioneertheatre.org.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, The Owl Girl, by Monica Raymond, directed by Alexandra Harbold, set in a world where reality intertwines with magic and myth, October 24-November 2, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on November 1-2 Studio 115, Performing Arts Building, $18 general, $15 seniors/U. faculty/staff/military and immediate families, $8.50 non U. students, free for U. students, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, The Game of Love and Chance, presented by the USU Department of Theatre Arts, October 28-November 1, 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on November 1, Black Box Theatre, $8-13 general, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.
PYGMALION THEATRE COMPANY, Spark, by Caridid Svich, directed by Fran Pruyn, Spark is a play about three sisters living in the U.S. caught in the mess of a recent war’s aftermath, October 30-November 15, 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. performances, Leona Wagner Black Box, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $20, 801-355-2787, www.arttix.org.
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY, One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding, a knockout comedy set in swingin’ 1963 London, as one man tries to serve, and hoodwink, two employers at the same time, October 31-November 15, 7:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday evenings), 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday evenings) 2 p.m. matinees (on Saturdays) $25-$44 (tickets will be $5 higher when purchased on day of performance), 801-581-7100, www.pioneertheatre.org.