Northern Utah theater: ‘The Christians’ debuts, ‘Class of ’94’ and more

Northern Utah theater: ‘The Christians’ debuts, ‘Class of ’94’ and more

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. Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14; 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14

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

THE CHRISTIANS

Good Company Theatre, 2404 Wall Ave., Ogden

Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul’s church was nothing more than a modest storefront. Now he presides over a congregation of thousands, with classrooms for Sunday School, a coffee shop in the lobby, and a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool. Today should be a day of celebration. But Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the foundations of his church’s belief. A big-little play about faith in America—and the trouble with changing your mind.

Not recommended for audience members under 10.

Performances: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 5; 4 p.m. Sundays through May 6 and Saturday, April 21

Tickets: $20 at https://bit.ly/2np40Pq or call 801-917-4969

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. 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

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