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Stage: Narrative threads at SLAC, tragedy at Red Butte and in Springdale

Published October 1, 2012 9:46 am

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'Antigone'

Westminster College will present its production of Sophocles' "Antigone" for the Classical Greek Theatre Festival. "Antigone" will feature original movement and dance by choreographer Darlene Casanova. For ticket information, visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu/greek_theatre.

When • Sunday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; visit redbuttegarden.org/greek_theater

Also • Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.

Where • Dixie State College, O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, 300 W. Lion Blvd., Springdale

Tickets • $10; visit dixie.edu/tanner/tickets/index.html

'Love, Loss and What I Wore' Fundraiser

Salt Lake Acting Company will hold a celebratory fundraiser, a staged reading of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora and Delia Ephron. The play explores five women and how their wardrobes relate to pivotal moments in their lives. The fundraiser is for the Salt Lake City Junior League. For tickets, call 801-363-SLAC or visit saltlakeactingcompany.org.

When • Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m.

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

Tickets • $30; $25 for SLAC members

'Vernon God Little'

"Vernon God Little" is based on DBC Pierre's award-winning novel of the same title, which explores the fallout of a mass shooting in a Texas high school. It is a provocative and satirical look at violence, materialism and trial by the American media. Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/vernon-god-little for information and tickets.

When • Sunday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Where • Babcock Theatre, 300 S. 1400 East , Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; all University of Utah students receive free tickets to the entire 2012-13 season with a U card

Disney's 'Aladdin'

Take a magical carpet ride to the southern Utah desert where Tuacahn becomes an Arabian oasis in this new stage adaptation of the beloved Disney film. Visit tuacahn.org/aladdin.php for information.

When • Monday, Oct. 1; Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 3-5; Monday, Oct. 8, all at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

Tickets • $23.50 and up; visit bit.ly/QKSSW2

'Charley's Aunt'

West Jordan Theater Arts will present "Charley's Aunt," a farce that is staged in the late 1800s. Tickets can be purchased at the West Jordan Macey's or at the door. More information at http://www.sugarfactoryplayhouse.com or at http://www.facebook.com/SugarFactoryPlayhouse.

When • Monday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Viridian Event Center , 1825 W. 8030 South , West Jordan

Tickets • $8

'Little Shop of Horrors'

SCERA will launch its indoor season with "Little Shop of Horrors." Tickets are available at the SCERA Center, by calling 801-225-ARTS, online at http://www.scera.org or at the door 30 minutes prior to the show.

When • Monday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $12

'Hairspray'

For more than six years on Broadway and in the popular 2007 film adaptation, "Hairspray" delighted audiences the world over by transporting them to a candy-colored 1960s Baltimore, where the 1950s are out and change is definitely in the air. Now this throwback to the classic musicals of yesterday comes to Tuacahn for the first time.

When • Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins

Tickets • $23.50 and up; visit bit.ly/OBYvjp

'Geography Club'

Russel Middlebrook is convinced he's the only gay kid at Goodkind High School, but soon he meets other gay and bisexual students. But how can such a diverse group of kids get together without drawing attention to themselves? By creating a club that's so boring, nobody would ever, in a million years, join: "The Geography Club." Visit kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/geography-club for information

When • Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 3-7, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Where • Studio 115 Theatre, 240 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; all University of Utah students receive free tickets to the entire 2012-13 season with a U. card

'South Pacific'

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "South Pacific" is based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. Visit http://www.haletheater.org/theater for information.

When • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Oct. 5-7, and Monday, Oct. 8, all at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hale Center Theater Orem, 25 W. 400 North, Orem

Tickets • $16-$20; visit webticketing.haletheater.org/showdates.php?s_id=181 for tickets

'Who Are You?'

The Hive Theatre Company will present "Who Are You?" by Jared Greathouse. Jerry and Stephanie Bickmore are your average 20-something couple. That is, until one morning when Stephanie ceases to recognize the man sleeping next to her in bed. Visit http://www.TheHiveTheatre.blogspot.com for information.

When • Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sugar Space Studio for the Arts, 616 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12; visit web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9707454

'Wicked-er: It's Not Easy Being Green'

Desert Star Playhouse will present the comedy "Wicked-er: It's Not Easy Being Green." With a new villain in town, the Wicked Witch must team up with her former enemies to battle their new foe. Call 801-266-2600 for reservations. For more information, visit http://www.DesertStarPlayhouse.com.

When • Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1, 3 and 4, at 7 p.m.;Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 6, at 11:30 a.m., 2:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

Where • Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $9.95-$17.95

'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

A riveting musical set in the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, "The Scarlet Pimpernel" shows how love, hate, betrayal and loyalty culminate in a powerful story.

When • Monday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where • CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West , Centerville

Tickets • $20; visit http://www.centerpointtheatre.org/season/13 for information

'Charm'

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts will present "Charm," the story of how Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau get knocked off their pedestals by a free spirit, Margaret Fuller. Visit departments.weber.edu/performingarts/Events/?month=10&year=2012 for information.

When • Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Theater , Weber State University campus, Ogden

Tickets • $9-$12; visit bit.ly/RFVWDl