‘Anne of Green Gables’ coming to Heritage Theatre
PERRY — The beloved story of Anne with an “E” comes to life beginning this weekend at Heritage Theatre.
“Anne of Green Gables” opens Friday, Jan. 18, at the theater, 2505 S. U.S. 89. The show continues through Feb. 9.
Based on the 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery that was later made into a popular television miniseries, the play is set in the fictional town of Avonlea, on Prince Edward Island. It tells the story of the chatty, imaginative and earnest orphan Anne Shirley, mistakenly sent to middle-aged siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who had intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm, Green Gables. Anne eventually wins over the hearts of the Cuthberts, as well as the entire town.
The play, directed by Mahonri Stewart, stages at 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Jan. 26.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and ages 12 and younger, available at www.heritagetheatreutah.com, 435-723-8392 or the theater box office.
New American Philharmonic plans its Winter Concert
ROY — The New American Philharmonic will present its winter concert this weekend.
The orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Roy High School auditorium, 2150 W. 4800 South.
Saturday’s concert will open with a smaller work, Maurice Ravel’s “Pavane for a Dead Princess," followed by a larger work, Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
Ages 8 and older are invited to attend. Admission is free, but the community orchestra accepts donations.
‘Lend Me a Tenor’ to open at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre
CENTERVILLE — The musical comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” is the next offering from CenterPoint Legacy Theatre.
The show opens Friday, Jan. 18, at the theater, 525 N. 400 West. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturdays, through Feb. 16.
Written by Ken Ludwig, “Lend Me a Tenor” opened on Broadway in 1989, receiving nine Tony Awards nominations in the process. The CenterPoint production is directed by Jennie Richardson.
The play tells the story of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company hosting the world-renowned tenor Tito Merelli. When Merelli is mistakenly tranquilized before the show, hilarity ensues.
Tickets are $17.75 to $28.75, available by calling 801-298-1302 or visiting CPTUtah.org.
‘The Dirty Dozen’ showing at Peery’s Egyptian
OGDEN — This year’s “Chick Flicks and Bro-Vies” film series kicks off next week with a showing of the classic 1967 guy film “The Dirty Dozen.”
The film stars Lee Marvin as a rogue major tasked with training a team of military misfits to assassinate the Nazi high command on the eve of the D-Day invasion during World War II. It also features Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jim Brown.
“The Dirty Dozen” begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, in Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd.
Admission is $5 for men; women are admitted free.
For more information, call 801-689-8700 or visit www.smithstix.com.
Treehouse Children’s Museum to host ‘The Snake Prince’
OGDEN — “The Snake Prince,” a play based on a fairy tale from India, is being offered at Treehouse Children’s Museum.
The play, presented by Treehouse Troupe, opens Jan. 18 and continues Jan. 19, 25 and 26 at Treehouse Museum, 347 22nd St. Shows are at 6 p.m.
Treehouse Troupe shows are free for museum member and $10 for nonmembers. All audience members must have a ticket.
For more information, call 801-394-9663 or visit www.treehousemuseum.org.
Marcus and Guy bring their comedy to Wiseguys
OGDEN — Looking for a laugh or two this weekend? Head on over to Wiseguys Historic Ogden for a show with funny duo Marcus and Guy.
Shows begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, at the comedy club, 269 Historic 25th St.
Marcus is a comedian/impressionist who appeared on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” Guy Seidel is a comedian/musician who won the Utah’s Funniest Person contest. Together, they form a comedy duo unlike any other, according to the club’s website.
Tickets are $15, available at www.wiseguyscomedy.com or 801-622-5588.