Arts and entertainment briefs for March 21-27

Arts and entertainment briefs for March 21-27

‘Willy Wonka Jr.’ coming to Ziegfeld Theater

SOUTH OGDEN — Pure imagination will be on display when Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” comes to The Ziegfeld Theater, beginning this weekend.

The play tells the story of eccentric candy manufacturer Willy Wonka and his quest to find a successor. It features songs from the original 1971 film “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. film.

“Willy Wonka Jr.” will feature actors, age 12 to 17, who are a part of the theater’s Zig Youth Program.

The show runs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturdays. An additional 7:30 p.m. show will be offered Thursday, March 28.

The play continues through March 30 at The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd.

Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for ages 3 to 12. Tickets are available through or by calling 855-944-2787.

WSU opera students perform spring concert

OGDEN — An evening of opera will be presented at Weber State University on Friday night.

The Spring Opera Concert is planned for 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Browning Center on campus, 3484 Harrison Blvd. The performance will include pieces presented by opera students at the university. It is directed by Karen Bruestle and Jennifer Erickson.

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military, and $4.50 for students.

For tickets or more information, call 801-626-8500.

WSU Concerto Night planned this weekend

OGDEN — Winners of an annual music competition at Weber State University will be honored with a concert this weekend.

The Concerto Night Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Browning Center at WSU, 3848 Harrison Blvd. Students will perform solos with the Weber State Symphony Orchestra during the evening. The orchestra is conducted by Francisco de Galvez.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and military, and $4.50 for students, available at 801-626-8500.

Looking for your big break? Be a ‘Tweener’

OGDEN — Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music is looking for “Tweeners” for this year’s Ogden Music Festival.

Tweeners are acoustic musicians who will perform during set changes at the 2019 festival. These local artists will fill in between performers like Mavis Staples, The Infamous Stringdusters, and The Band of Heathens.

Organizers say they’re looking for high-quality local artists of all ages, with an emphasis on young performers. The Tweener Stage is a small 8-foot-by-8-foot stage in front of the Main Stage and is equipped with two instrument plug-ins/DIs and two vocal mics.

Artists selected will receive three-day passes to the festival for each performing member of the group and will be given backstage credentials for 90 minutes surrounding their set.

To apply, visit, and click on “Tweener signup” under “Festival Info.” Applications are due April 1.

‘MacBeth’ at Utah Shakespeare in the schools for free

OGDEN — A free community performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” comes to town next week.

The presentation, staged by the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Shakespeare-in-the-Schools” touring production, will be offered at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the Ogden High School auditorium, 2828 Harrison Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Since January, the festival’s touring production has been visiting schools in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. By the time the troupe finishes in April, more than 25,000 students will have seen the show. It includes a 15-minute post-show discussion with the actors.

Additional performances in the area include Adele C. Young Intermediate School in Brigham City on March 22, Ogden School District in Ogden on March 25, Roy High School in Roy on March 26, Orion Junior High School in Harrisville on March 27, Farmington High School in Farmington on April 4, and Syracuse Arts Academy in Syracuse on April 11.

For more information on Monday’s performance, call the Ogden School Foundation at 801-737-7305.

Snowbasin welcomes new culinary leaders

SNOWBASIN — A new “culinary leadership team” has been hired at Snowbasin Resort.

In a news release, the resort announced the hiring of Alan Dickerson as director of food and beverage and Nick Davies as executive chef at the resort in the mountains above Huntsville.

Dickerson originally hails from North Carolina and comes to Snowbasin from Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, where he was director of restaurants. In a 20-year career in the food and beverage industry, Dickerson also worked as global food and beverage manager in Glacier National Park.

Davies, from Littleton, Colo., started skiing when he was 18 months old. Among places he has worked as a chef are Steamboat Springs in Colorado, the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Denali National Park in Alaska, and two cruise ships. Most recently, Davies worked at the Village Station in Sun Valley Resort.

–Standard-Examiner staff

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