Here’s what Utah’s major performing arts groups are staging this fall

From Agatha Christie to Jules Verne, ‘Dracula’ to ‘Rocky Horror,’ Puccini to Beethoven, it’s a busy season.

(Jeremy Daniel | Broadway at the Eccles) Madeline Powell plays Eliza Doolittle in the national touring production of the Broadway classic "My Fair Lady." The production is scheduled to be performed in Salt Lake City's Eccles Theater, Nov. 12-18, 2023.

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Here’s a thumbnail guide to what the Salt Lake City area’s major performing arts groups — theater, dance, classical music and opera — are staging from now through December.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ballet West is scheduled to bring back its production of "Dracula" — seen here in its 2021 dress rehearsal — to the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Oct. 20-28, 2023.

Ballet West • One of America’s leading ballet companies, the troupe kicks off the 2023-2024 season with “Dracula” — complete with flying vampires — Oct. 20-28. That will be followed by “Firebird,” a trio of works that includes the title dance, based on founder Willam Christensen’s original choreography and set to Igor Stravinsky’s music, as well as George Balanchine’s “Stars and Stripes Forever” and the premiere of Joshua Whitehead’s “Fever Dream,” Nov. 3-11. Then comes Ballet West’s Christmas tradition, “The Nutcracker,” running Dec. 8-27. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at BalletWest.org.

Broadway at the Eccles • Lincoln Center Theatre’s revival of Lerner & Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” in which the irascible linguistics expert Henry Higgins bets he can turn a Cockney flower seller into someone passable as royalty, runs Nov. 12-18. That’s followed by “Mamma Mia!,” the beloved ABBA-based musical, running Dec. 19-24. Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Tickets available at saltlakecity.broadway.com.

Hale Center Theatre • Utah’s durably popular community theater organization is programming year-round on its two stages. Right now, the comedy mystery “Catch Me If You Can” is playing through Nov. 11 in the Sorenson Legacy Jewel Box Theatre. An adaptation of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in 80 Days” will be mounted at the Young Living Centre Stage from Sept. 13 to Oct. 21. Then come the holiday shows: “Elf: The Musical” in the Jewel Box from Nov. 6 to Jan. 6; and the 39th annual staging of “A Christmas Carol” in the Centre Stage, Nov. 24 to Dec. 28. Mountain America Performing Arts Centre, 9900 S. Monroe St., Sandy. Tickets available at hct.org.

Pioneer Theatre Company • For Halloween, Utah’s biggest professional theater company stages of the camp classic musical “The Rocky Horror Show,” Oct. 20-31. Then, ahead of Christmas, PTC is producing the only U.S. production this year of the musical “Christmas in Connecticut,” based on the 1945 movie about a New York women’s columnist who has to fake being a competent homemaker. Pioneer Memorial Theatre, University of Utah campus, 300 S. 1400 East, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at PioneerTheatre.org.

Plan-B Theatre • The avant-garde company’s fall production is a live broadcast (with a live audience) of “Radio Hour,” Plan-B’s collaboration with KUER’s RadioWest, this time tackling “Sherlock Holmes and the Final Problem,” scripted by Matthew Ivan Bennett and starring KUER’s Doug Fabrizio as Holmes, on Oct. 27 (shows at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.). Jeanne Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at PlanBTheatre.org.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Actor-musician Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin is scheduled to perform as part of Repertory Dance Theatre's work "I Am...," set for Oct. 5-7, 2023, at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.

Repertory Dance Theatre • The dance troupe will stage “Venture,” a trio of commissioned works from previous winners of RDT’s “Regalia” choreography competition, plus two more premieres, Nov. 16-18. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at RDTUtah.org.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company • The company is into its 60th anniversary season, which will feature “Synthesis,” its young adult showcase, Dec. 13-15. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at RirieWoodbury.com.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Actor and playwright Sarah Shippobotham is scheduled to perform her one-woman play, "Can I Say Yes to the Dress?" from Sept. 27-Oct. 29, 2023, to kick off Salt Lake Acting Company's 2023-2024 season.

Salt Lake Acting Company • SLAC’s fall production runs through Oct. 29: The world premiere of writer-performer Sarah Shippobotham’s one-woman show “Can I Say Yes to the Dress?,” in which a middle-aged woman is stuck in a wedding-dress changing room as she “questions her life choices and what it really means to be a woman.” SLAC, 168 W. 500 North, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at SaltLakeActingCompany.org.

Utah Opera • After the company’s fall production is Puccini’s “La Bohème,” Oct. 7 to 17, Utah Opera is dark until January. Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at UtahOpera.org.

Utah Presents • Eclectic shows at Kingsbury Hall: SALT Contemporary Dance’s 1930s-themed show “Radio Silence,” Oct. 20-21; the acrobatic dance troupe Circa performing its latest work, “Humans 2.0,” on Oct. 25; Timothy White Eagle’s “The Indigo Room,” described as “an immersive, ritualistic theater and installation work,” Nov. 9-11; and The Lower Lights’ annual Christmas concerts, Dec. 6-9. Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at UtahPresents.org.

Utah Symphony • Utah’s premier classical music organization has a full slate of programs scheduled from now through December, but there are some highlights: The annual “Messiah” sing-in, Nov. 25-26; Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” Dec. 1-2; and the symphony’s “Holiday Pops Extravaganza!,” Dec. 15-16. Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Tickets available at UtahSymphony.org.