Descriptions for the shows listed below were provided by the theaters producing them. They have been lightly edited for clarity.
Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden
A tough, ill-mannered orphan. A dark secret. Murderous manipulation in small-town Missouri, 1945. This Southern Gothic musical thriller is ultimately a tale of salvation. Mature content warning: Suitable for ages 16 and older.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 14 and from Tuesday, Oct. 10, through Thursday, Oct. 12; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Tickets: $11-13 at www.weberstatetickets.com or call 801-626-8500
The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden
Frank Loesser’s classic musical about sinners and saints follows Nathan Detroit as he sets up the biggest craps game in town under the eye of the law and straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. In order to get Sarah out of the way, Nathan ropes notorious gambler Sky Masterson into a seemingly un-winnable bet that may turn Sarah’s world upside down. With lovable gamblers and overdue fiancés, “Guys and Dolls” is the perfect family or date night out.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 4 and Monday, Oct. 30; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28
Tickets: $17-19 at zigarts.com or call 855-944-2787
Good Company Theatre, 2402 Wall Ave., Ogden
A contemporary take on the life of Marie Antoinette. The young French queen is a confection created by a society that valued extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal.
From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité!” in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.
Only recommended for ages 13 and over due to adult language and themes.
Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28; 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 21
Tickets: $17 at http://bit.ly/2fRYu1q or call 801-917-4969
Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller “Jekyll & Hyde” is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, another woman, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind. This production may not be suitable for younger audiences.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 11
Tickets: $9-14 at www.terraceplazaplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070
Heritage Theatre, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry
A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene.
A sinister con man, Roat, and two ex-convicts, Mike and Carlino, are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy.
Sam had been persuaded by a strange woman to transport the doll across the Canadian border, not knowing that sewn inside were several grams of heroin. When the woman is murdered, the situation becomes more urgent. The con man and his ex-convicts convince Susy the police have implicated Sam in the murder, and the doll is the key to his innocence.
She refuses to reveal its location, and with the help of a young neighbor, figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Tickets: $10-12 at http://www.heritagetheatreutah.com/boxoffice.html or call 435-723-8392
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” and a civil unrest is beginning to brew in the streets of Paris as we follow the harrowing story of the Manette family in this Charles Dickens classic. Wrongfully imprisoned nearly two decades earlier, Dr. Manette is mysteriously released from prison just as mysteriously as he was put there in the first place. Reunited with his beautiful daughter Lucie, it seems as though all would be happily ever after. That is until two improbable heroes enter their lives. Testing the limits of love and loyalty, this story will have you crying for justice and cheering in your seats.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday through Oct. 28; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14
Tickets: $17.50-25.50 at www.centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302
Hopebox Theatre, 1700 S. Frontage Road, Kaysville
Come and enjoy the hilarious antics of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Lurch and the thing — better known as The Addams Family.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28; 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 and 28
Tickets: $10-15 at http://bit.ly/2hQTX3t or call 801-451-5259