(Be sure to visit our monthly theatre calendar by clicking on “Events Calendar.”)
HERITAGE THEATRE, Lend Me a Tenor, by Ken Ludwig, in 1934, Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous Tito Merelli, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello, the star arrives late and through a series of mishaps is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out, but everybody thinks he’s dead, so Saunders’ assistant, Max, gets into costume to pretend to be Tito, in the meantime Merelli comes to and gets into his other costume, now there are two Otellos running around, through May 9, 7:30 p.m., $10 general, $9 seniors/children under 12, S. Highway 89, Peery, 435-723-8392, www.heritagetheatreutah.com.
SCERA CENTER, Guys and Dolls, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, through May 9, 7:30 p.m., $12 general, $10 seniors (65+ years) and children (ages 3-11 years), 745 S. State, Orem, 801-225-2787, www.scera.org.
NEW WORLD SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, through May 10, 7 p.m., Black Box Theater, Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, $15, preview (April 30) suggested donation of $10, benefit (May 7) suggested donation of $15, 801-719-7998, www.newworldshakespeare.com.
THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE, Les Misérables, lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, Jean Valjean is released from unjust imprisonment after 19 years, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment, through May 16, 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.
CENTERPOINT LEGACY THEATRE, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yaybek, directed by Jim Christian, lying, cheating, totally dishonest, dirty, rotten, and completely hilarious, two swindlers make a bet, but end up getting a surprise of their own, this conman comedy will have you rolling in the aisles, through May 16, 7:30 p.m., Barlow Main Stage, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $17.25-$23.25 general, 801-298-1302, www.centerpointtheatre.org.
WASATCH THEATRE, The Little Dog Laughed, by Douglas Carter Beane, a laugh-out-loud lampoon of Hollywood humbuggery and sliding sexuality, through May 16, 8 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinees on May 9 and 16, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $15, www.wasatchtheatre.org.
HALE CENTRE THEATRE-WEST VALLEY CITY, Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro, in New Jersey two very loud sets of grandparents simply adore their 29-year-old grandson, when he tells them he might take a job in Seattle, they think a girl might make him stay, through May 23, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $27-$30 general, $16 children (5-11 years, no children under 5 years permitted), 801-984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.org.
COVEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Nunsense, book, lyrics and music by Dan Goggin, five of the 19 surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, accidentally killed the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise while they were off playing bingo with a group of Maryknolls, laughter ensues when they try to raise money to bury the dead nuns, through May 24, 7:30 p.m., Brinton Black Box, $14 reserved, $12 seniors/students/military, 801-852-7007, www.provo.org/community/covey-center-for-the-arts.
TERRACE PLAZA PLAYHOUSE, Annie Get Your Gun, book by Dorothy Fields, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Annie Oakley is the best shot around, when she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill he persuades her to join his Wild West Show, where she falls head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show, through May 30, 7:30 p.m., 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $12-$14 general, $11-$13 seniors/students, $9-$11 children (12 and under), 801-393-0070, http://terraceplayhouse.com.
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), 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.
PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY, The Music Man, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, fast-talking Harold Hill sweeps into sleepy Iowa town, and soon there’s trouble, right here in River City, May 1-16, 7:30 p.m. (Monday-Thursday evenings), 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday evenings), also 2 p.m. matinees (on Saturdays), $38-$59 (tickets will be $5 higher when purchased on day of performance), 801-581-6961, www.pioneertheatre.org.
CENTERPOINT LEGACY THEATRE, The Emperor’s New Clothes (Or Lack Thereof), Academy Production, a vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes, hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes…what he gets instead is a silly and embarrassing lesson through May 16, 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. performances, Leishman Performance Hall, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $7 general, 801-298-1302, www.centerpointtheatre.org.
THE GRAND THEATRE, Always…Patsy Cline, based on a true story originally written and directed by Ted Swindley, May 7-23, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on May 9, 16, 23, Black Box, Salt Lake Community College, 1575 S. State St., $14-$20 general, 801-957-3322, www.the-grand.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, May 7-June 20, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.
UTAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, Winnie the Pooh, come visit the Hundred Acre Wood and laugh alongside Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Kanga, Owl, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they have the silliest of adventures, based on the beloved book by A.A. Milne, May 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, 3605 S. State St., $14 general, 801-532-6000, www.uctheatre.org.
UTAH REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY, Rabbit Hole, JayC Stoddard, director, Johnny Hebda, producer, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, that is, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart, the play charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light, May 8-24, 7:30 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on May 10 and 17, Midvale Main Street Theatre, Midvale, $12-$15, www.utahrep.org.
THE ECHO THEATRE, Lucky Stiff, music by Stephen Flaherty, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahens, Harry, a down and out shoe salesman, finds one day he has inherited a large sum of money upon the death of a previously unknown uncle, Uncle Anthony’s only condition is that Harry must take his corpse on the trip of a lifetime to Monte Carlo, fulfilling his every desire or the fortune will be donated to charity, and they aren’t the only ones dying to get their paws on the money, join Harry as he navigates Monte Carlo, crossing paths with a boisterous Italian, a representative of the charity, and some shady characters from Uncle Anthony’s past, May 8-30, 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on May 23, 15 N. 100 East, Provo, $10 general (in advance), $12 (day of), $9 students, $8 seniors, $8 general (matinee performance), 801-375-2181, www.theechotheatre.com. Note: there will be a preview performance on May 7, 7:30 p.m., $6.
REPERTORY DANCE THEATRE, “Ring Around the Rose,” RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a “wiggle-friendly” series of performances that introduces children to the arts: May 9, Hatch Magic and Music, enjoy an enchanting performance of magic accompanied by piano and violin, all shows begin at 11:00 a.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $5 (children 2 and under free), 801-355-2787, www.arttix.org, season tickets/flex package tickets are $4, and can be purchased directly from RDT, www.rdtutah.org.