Northern Utah theater: 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Damn Yankees' and more

Northern Utah theater: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ ‘Damn Yankees’ and more
"Thoroughly Modern Millie" plays for one more weekend at Terrace Plaza Playhouse. The show runs through April 7, 2018. Photo Supplied/Terrace Plaza Playhouse

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

OGDEN

CLASS OF ‘94

Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 1901 University Circle, Ogden

A student lies — a counselor loses her job. Rumors run rampant at St. Veronica Academy for Girls. The formidable women in the class of ’94 demand justice … but for whom?

Mature content. Suitable for ages 18 and up.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. April 6, 7 and 10-14; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Tickets: $11-$13 at https://bit.ly/2nXgb0V or call 801-626-8500

WASHINGTON TERRACE

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace

A small-town girl named Millie Dillmount comes to New York during the 1920s to marry for money rather than love. Her adventures entail staying in a hotel owned by the leader of the white slavery ring in China and transforming her life to become a modern flapper girl. This musical is a comical delight that will leave the audience tapping their feet along with the flashy dancers on stage.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 7

Tickets: $10-$17 at terraceplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070

KAYSVILLE

DAMN YANKEES

Hopebox Theatre, 1700 S. Frontage Road, Kaysville

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit, featuring all-American subject matter and an irreverent sense of humor. The perfect choice for a high school’s spring musical or community theatre production, Damn Yankees is a wicked, romantic comedy that is sure to please.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 21; 2 p.m. Saturdays through April 21

Tickets: $10-$15 at hopeboxtheatre.com or call 801-451-5259

CENTERVILLE

XANADU JR.

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville

A Greek muse inspires love, laughter and the world’s first Roller Disco in this 1980s glitter explosion based on the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and Universal Pictures’ cult classic film starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly. “Xanadu Jr.” is a moving, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep audiences in stitches while the original, legendary chart-topping tunes lift them out of their seats.

“Xanadu Jr.” follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time — the first Roller Disco. (Hey, it’s 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Performances: 5 p.m. April 14; 7 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays through April 12 and Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14; noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

Tickets: $7 at centerpointtheatre.tix.com or call 801-298-1302

SALT LAKE CITY

FUN HOME

Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City

Set in three stages of a woman’s life, “Fun Home” tells a universal detective story about a child’s search to discover what is really going on with her parents as they hold up the perfect family facade. Heart-gripping songs about sexual awakening, repressed emotions, deep secrets, yearning, resentment, love. Home.

Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays through May 12 and Tuesdays, April 24 and May 1; 1 p.m and 6 p.m Sundays through May 13

Tickets: $29-$43 at tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org or call 801-363-7522

SOUTH SALT LAKE

ROBIN HOOD

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

Robin of Locksley is the heroic outlaw of English folklore, known for robbing the rich and giving to the poor. Prince John, Guy of Gisbourne, and the Sheriff of Nottingham plot to take the crown while King Richard is away. Robin Hood — with the help of Little John, Friar Tuck and the men of Sherwood — fights to save all who are oppressed.

Performances: 7 p.m. Fridays through April 6; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays through April 7

Tickets: $16 at uctheatre.org/collections/tickets or call 801-532-6000