On stage briefs

On stage briefs

‘The Children’ to open at Good Company

OGDEN — Beginning Friday, Good Company Theatre presents “The Children,” a one-act play by Olivier Award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood.

The play tells the story of a pair of retired nuclear engineers living a quiet life on a lonely British coast in the aftermath of a devastating series of world events. When an old friend turns up at their door, they’re shocked to learn the real reason for her visit.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, with 4 p.m. shows on the second Saturday and Sunday. The play continues through May 12 at Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave.

An American Sign Langugage performance will be offered on May 11.

“Lucy Kirkwood has a very sly way about her playwriting,” theater co-founder Alicia Washington is quoted in a news release. “‘The Children’ can feel dark and full of intrigue in one moment, and then turns into something more poignant and tender.”

The play is directed by Nicole Kinney, and features performances by Colleen Baum, Kevin Ireland and Camille Van Wagoner.

“The Children” contains some adult language, as well as mild adult content. It is recommended for audiences age 13 and older.

Tickets are $20, available at www.goodcotheatre.com or at the box office before each show.

‘Singin’ in the Rain’ hoofs it into Ziegfeld

SOUTH OGDEN — The Hollywood-to-Broadway classic “Singin’ in the Rain” opens Friday at The Ziegfeld Theater.

Considered the greatest movie musical of all time by the American Film Institute, “Singin’ in the Rain” is a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood in the 1920s. It tells the story of three performers dealing with the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

The Ziegfeld show was directed and choreographed by Joshua Samuel Robinson, with music direction by Stephanie Davis.

The run opens with a gala and performance on Friday, April 26, at the theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd. Shows continue Fridays and Saturdays, with Monday performances on May 6 and 14, through May 18.

A $5 student night will be Saturday, April 27, and 2 p.m. Saturday matinees are on May 4 and 11.

Tickets are $19 for adults and $17 for children, students and seniors, available at 855-ZIG-ARTS or www.theziegfeldtheater.com.

‘The Secret Garden’ to bloom at Imagine Ballet

OGDEN — Imagine Ballet Theatre will present three performances of “The Secret Garden” this weekend.

Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.

Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the ballet features a musical score written by Kurt Bestor. The dance is choreographed by Raymond Van Mason, and music is provided by Chamber Orchestra Ogden.

Tickets are $12 to$30, available through www.smithstix.com or at 801-689-8700.

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