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DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Into The Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale, through June 6, 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. performances, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), 801-266-2600, www.desertstar.biz.

THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, The Revengers, by Rob MacArthur, this musical comedy parody tells the story of a group of American superheroes who fight mythological gods, and hopefully come out on top…gods bless America, through June 6, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-OREM, Big Fish, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August, Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman whose impossible stories of fantastical adventures aggravate his son, Will, as Edward’s fate is revealed, Will embarks on his own journey to uncover the man behind the myth, and the truth behind his father’s tales, through June 20, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.

GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Summer Tour 2015, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors, June 1-July 6, various times and various venues, $3 suggested donation per person, www.grassrootsshakespeare.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Princess Academy (world premiere), family appropriate play is based on the book by Shannon Hale, adapted for the stage by Lisa Hall Hagen, directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, taken from her home to attend royal finishing school, Miri faces a harsh schoolmistress, fierce storms, and bandits, but soon discovers the power of friendship and a loving heart, June 4-6, 10-13, 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on June 4, 6, 12-13, Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, $12 general, $3-$4 off with BYU or student ID, $2 off for seniors/BYU alumni, 801-422-4322, www.arts.byu.edu.

SCERA CENTER, Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, directed by Jeremy Showgren, June 5-20, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16 general, $10-$14 seniors (65+ years) and children (ages 3-11 years), 745 S. State, Orem, 801-225-2787, www.scera.org.

HERITAGE THEATRE, Big River, book by William Hauptman, music by Roger Miller, Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees also on June 13 and 20, $10 general, $9 seniors/children under 12, S. Highway 89, Peery, 435-723-8392, www.heritagetheatreutah.com.

THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE, West Side Story, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, directed by Morgan Parry, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays, $19 general online ($20 at the door), $17 seniors/students/children (12 and under) online ($18 at the door), 3924 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, 855-949-2787, www.theziegfeldtheater.com.

SPRINGVILLE PLAYHOUSE, Bye Bye Birdie, book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, music by Charles Strouse, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., $8 general, $7 seniors/students, at the door, Merit Academy, 1440 W. Center St., Springville, www.springvilleplayhouse.com.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-WEST VALLEY CITY, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, June 5-August 1, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, special performances at 10 a.m. on June 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18 for children ages 3 and up, no performances on July 4 and 24, $32-$35 general, $16 children (5-11 years), 801-984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.org.

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About Edward Reichel

Edward Reichel, author, writer and composer, has been covering the classical music scene in Utah since 1997. For many years he served as the primary music critic for the Deseret News. He has also written for a number of publications, including Chamber Music Magazine, OPERA Magazine, 15 Bytes, Park City Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He can be reached at ed.reichel@gmail.com. Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

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