The following show descriptions were provided by the theaters producing them. They have been lightly edited for clarity.
The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden
LET IT GO. Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty, a ten-time Tony Award nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show. Entertaining and bold, it also boasts an emotional core and a lot of heart as a group of blue-collar men discover strength and confidence that comes with baring it all.
Contains strong language and nudity. Parental discretion is strongly advised.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through May 19
Tickets: $17-$19 at https://bit.ly/2I6pBC8 or call 855-944-2787
‘9 TO 5’
Beverly’s Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Washington Terrace
Dreams and plans are in the making as Violet, Judy and Doralee take the stage to turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss, Franklin Hart Jr. This hilarious musical based on the classic movie will leave you smiling from beginning to end. Set your alarms and be ready for a sell-out that will leave you ready to take the world by storm!
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 26
Tickets: $10-$17 at terraceplayhouse.com/tickets or call 801-393-0070
On Pitch Performing Arts, 587 N. Main St., Layton
The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which gives the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through May 19; 2 p.m Saturday, May 19
Tickets: $12-$15 at http://www.onpitchperformingarts.com/tickets.html or call 385-209-1557
CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure.
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory – or suffer the consequences.
Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through May 25; 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through May 26
Tickets: $7 at centerpointtheatre.org/tickets or call 801-298-1302
SALT LAKE CITY
The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
They’re not really going to put dinosaurs on the stage, are they? Oh yes, we are! One of the most requested shows ever done here at the OBT tells the story of a billionaire who decides to establish a living dinosaur exhibit just outside of Park City. But this worries a local movie celebrity who is concerned about the potential effect it could have on the nearby film festival. His efforts to sabotage the park result in a hilarious outcome. Bring your cameras — you and your kids will absolutely love the dinosaurs!
Performances: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through June 2; 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning May 7 through May 28; 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19
Tickets: $10-$16 at theobt.retailregister.com or call 801-355-4628