Descriptions for the shows listed below were provided by the theaters producing them. They have been lightly edited for clarity.
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 a straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. In order to get Sarah out of the way, Nathan ropes notorious gambler Sky Masterson into a seemingly unwinnable 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
Tickets: $17-19 at zigarts.com or call 855-944-2787
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 terraceplazaplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070
On Pitch Performing Arts, 1558 W. 700 North #8, Layton
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead — poisoned. One down and nine to go! The excitement never lets up in this ideal play for schools, colleges, and community theaters.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Nov. 4
Tickets: $12-15 at https://pitchedperfectly.yapsody.com or call 385-209-1557
SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City
Sunlight through the kitchen window… everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood – oceans of blood, bears in the backyard, and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.
*CONTENT ADVISORY: This play contains adult language and nudity. Recommended for mature audiences.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays through Nov. 11; 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11; 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 12
Tickets: $26-40 at https://tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org or call 801-363-7522
Leona Wagner Black Box Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City
Leandra, Skye and Fioon are witches…good witches, but witches nevertheless. They have been hired by Thomas Middleton to perform in a new play called MACBETH, that he’s written in tandem with a playwright known to the witches as The Brad, aka Shakespeare. Before and after each scene in which they are featured, we see the ‘weyward’ (weird) sisters in their dressing room—the here and now. Not completely savvy to a theatre world—the out there—these three weird sisters grapple with how they fit into the fabric of the play…how they contribute to the telling of Macbeth’s story…and if they should somehow alter the final conclusion.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 18; 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 12
Tickets: $20 at arttix.artsaltlake.org or call 801-355-2787