What happens if your prince turns out to be a toad? Utah audiences will have a chance to find out as two theater companies are planning productions of "Into the Woods."
The popular Stephen Sondheim musical, which goes beyond the "happily ever after," is just one of several upcoming theater, music and dance events recently announced by performing arts groups along the Wasatch Front.
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre's 2013 season features not only "Into the Woods," but also a classic comedy about a pair of well-meaning old ladies who decide to poison their gentleman callers and a musical romp through corporate America of the 1950s.
The Centerville theater's season includes "Arsenic & Old Lace" (Jan. 4-Feb. 9), "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (March 4-30), "The Secret Garden" (April 22-May 18), "Fiddler on the Roof" (June 24-July 20), "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (Aug. 19-Sept. 14, 2013), "Into the Woods" (Oct. 7-Nov. 2, 2013) and "White Christmas" (Nov. 29-Dec. 23, 2013).
Season tickets are $84 to $100. Renewal for current season ticket holders begins on Aug. 20. Season tickets go on sale to the general public on Oct. 8. Tickets for individual shows are $18-$21 and go on sale Jan. 1.
Call 801-298-1302 or visit www.centerpointtheatre.org for more information.
Grand Theatre season
The Grand Theatre's 2012-2013 season includes four productions and a concert series.
"Into the Woods" opens the season on Oct. 11-27. The Grand will then present three productions not often performed in Utah, including: "The Voice of the Prairie" (Jan. 24-Feb. 9), "Death of a Salesman" (March 7-23) and "La Cage Aux Folles" (May 9-25).
The theater's concert series includes "Of Thee I Sing" (Nov. 2-3,) "A Diva Holiday" (Dec. 6-10) and a premiere of "Not the Messiah" -- a concert version of "The Life of Brian" from the creators of "Spamalot" (March 29-30).
Tickets prices range from $10 to $24. Call 801-957-3322 or visit www.the-grand.org for more information.
Cache Valley season
The Cache Valley Center for the Arts 2012-13 season features theater, dance and music from across the country at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan.
The season opens with The Manhattan Transfer (Sept. 21) performing classic hits; that is followed by Portland's distinctive dance troupe BodyVox's "Reverie" (Sept. 28). Other performing groups include the Bar J Wranglers (two shows on Dec. 15), Drumline Live (Jan. 15-16), Chanticleer (Feb. 21-22), Natalie MacMaster (March 20) and Bobby McFerrin (March 26-27).
The season also offers a little bit of Broadway with "A Chorus Line" (Nov. 12-13), "Of Mice And Men" (Nov. 16), "Miracle on 34th Street" (Nov. 27-28) and Imago Theatre's imaginative "ZooZoo" (Jan. 28).
For more information, visit www.centerforthearts.us/12-13.htm for preview video highlights.
Tickets for the season go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 and range from $16 to $44. Call 435-752-0026, visit www.cachearts.org or visit the ticket office (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at 43 S. Main St., Logan.