Northern Utah theater: Last chance to see ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ and ‘9 to 5’

Northern Utah theater: Last chance to see ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ and ‘9 to 5’

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


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 or call 801-393-0070



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. Friday, May 25; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $7 at or call 801-298-1302



The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

They’re not really going to put dinosaurs on the stage, are they? Oh, yes, we are! One of the most requested shows ever done here at the OBT tells the story of a billionaire who decides to establish a living dinosaur exhibit just outside of Park City. But this worries a local movie celebrity who is concerned about the potential effect it could have on the nearby film festival. His efforts to sabotage the park result in a hilarious outcome. Bring your cameras — you and your kids will absolutely love the dinosaurs!

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 2; 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning May 7 through May 28; 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19

Tickets: $10-$16 at or call 801-355-4628


Pioneer Theatre Company, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City

All the ABBA songs we love to dance to and sing along with are in this feel-good musical — “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Waterloo” and, of course, “Mamma Mia!” The greatest pop hits from the group who came to define the disco era are part of this cheerful musical about a young woman trying to find out who her real father is on the eve of her wedding on a beautiful Greek island.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26; 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $42-$64 at or call 801-581-6961


Utah Children’s Theatre, 3605 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Two young girls meet at summer camp and at first can’t stand each other. A series of camp tricks gets the two into trouble and they must stay in a cabin together. As the two learn to get along they discover that they are identical twins whose parents divorced, each keeping one of the girls. The girls decide to trade places at the end of the summer so that each will have a chance to get to know her father and mother.

Performances: 7 p.m. Friday, May 25; 1 p.m and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $16 at

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