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Utah entertainment calendar

Published: Thursday, Dec. 15 2011 4:44 p.m. MST

MUSIC/DANCE

"A Ceremony of Carols," Benjamin Britten, Dec. 16 and 22, 12:15 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, free (801-328-8941)

Le Casse-Noisette, Dec. 16, 5 and 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, $10-$14 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Alpine Christmas Concert, Dec. 16-17, 7 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 W. Canyon Crest, Alpine, $10 in advance, $12 at the door (www.toddandapril.com)

Christmas Jam, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; Dec. 17. 2 and 6 p.m, One Mind Studio, 216 Paxton Ave., $10 in advance, $15 at the door (www.christmasjam.org)

"The Nutcracker," Ballet West, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 19-22, 7 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $18-$74 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"The Nutcracker on Ice," Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 and 7 p.m., Provo Peaks Ice Arena, 100 N. Seven Peaks Blvd., Provo, $5 in advance, $6 online, $7 at the door (www.onedgedesigns.com)

Voice Male, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., Austad Auditorium, Weber State University, Ogden, $10-$14 (www.voicemalemusic.com)

Eclipse, Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., The Grand Theatre, 1575 S. State, $8-$15 (801-957-3322 or www.the-grand.org)

Eric Dodge, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $15.50-$24.50 (435-652-3300 or www.tuacahn.org)

Jazz at the Covey, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $6-$8 (801-852-7007 or www.arttix.org)

Jon Schmidt, Dec. 16-17, 7:30 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, U., $18.50 (801-581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.org); Dec. 19, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, sold out (435-652-3300 or www.tuacahn.org)

"The Nutcracker," Imagine Ballet Theatre, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, $12-$25 (801-689-8700 or www.smithstix.com)

"The Nutcracker," Utah Regional Ballet, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 19-20, 7:30 p.m., Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $16-$24 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square featuring Nathan Gunn and Jane Seymour, Dec. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Dec. 18, 9 a.m., Conference Center, Temple Square, event sold out, standby line for free admission, ages 8 and up (801-570-0080 or www.lds.org/events)

Utah Symphony with Cirque de la Symphonie, Dec. 16-17, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $27-$85 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Here Comes Santa Claus," Utah Symphony, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $6-$20 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Bar J Wranglers, Dec. 17, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $16-$22 (435-752-0026 or www.centerforthearts.us)

Alex Boyé, Dec. 17, 4 and 7 p.m., Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $15.50-$24.50 (435-652-3300 or www.tuacahn.org)

"Marushka and the Twelve Months," Salt Lake City Ballet Children's Academy, Dec. 17, 6 p.m., McGillis School, 668 S. 1300 East, $10 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens, $5 for children ages 4-12 (801-664-4607)

"Unsilent Night," Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m., The Gallivan Center. 239 S. Main, free (801-484-3333)

"A Christmas Rose: The Legends of Christmas," Dec. 17, 7 p.m., Midvalley Bible Church, 13985 S. 2700 West, Riverton, $10 for general, $5 for senior citizens and students (888-239-6237 or www.omsymphony.org)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, $18-$65 (435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org)

"Messiah," Oratorio Society of Utah and Nachtmusik Chamber Orchestra, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St., Murray, free; Dec. 18, 6 p.m., Gardner Concert Hall, U., $10 (reality.sgiweb.org/grossen/OSUhtml)

"A Secret Gift," Red Rock Rondo's, Salt Lake Symphony and West Jordan High School choir, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Gardner Concert Hall, U., $10 (801-531-7501)

Peter Breinholt, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, $15 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org); Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $15.50-$24.50 (435-652-3300 or www.tuacahn.org)

"Sweet is the Sound," Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, Dec. 17, 8 p.m., Waterford School, 1480 E. 9400 South, free (www.saltlakesymphonicchoir.org)

Rachel Payne and Trio de Bois, Dec. 18, 4:30 p.m., Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville, free (801-489-2727 or www.smofa.org)

Richard Gilewitz, Dec. 18, 6 p.m., South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S. Highland Drive, $15 (1-800-849-3305)

Christmas Carol Sing-in, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Ogden Tabernacle, 21st Street and Washington Boulevard, free

Bonnie Harris, Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, free (801-965-5100)

Christmas Carol Service, Dec. 19-20, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, free (801-328-8941)

David Archuleta, Dec. 19, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $35 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Kurt Bestor, Dec. 21, 4 and 7:30 p.m., Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, $15.50-$24.50 (435-652-3300 or www.tuacahn.org)

Ruth Gatrell Singers, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Farmington Community Arts Center, 120 S Main, Farmington, free (801-451-2383)

"Silver & Gold: A Brass Christmas," Utah Premiere Brass, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and students (801-225-2787 or www.scera.org)

Voice Male, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $10-$16 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Winter Solstice Concert, Dec. 21, 8 p.m., St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South (801-322-3400)

Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 22, 7 p.m., Murray Theater, 4961 S. State, $15 (xsolstice2011-ehometext.eventbrite.com)

"Music and the Spoken Word" Christmas recording, Dec. 22, 8 p.m., Temple Square Conference Center, free

"Christmas on Temple Square," through Dec. 24, variety of free events performed at the Assembly Hall, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Conference Center, Family History Library, Church Office Building lobby, North Visitor's Center and the Tabernacle (www.lds.org/events)

Savior of the World, Conference Center Theater, Tuesday-Saturday through Jan. 1, $8 for evenings, $5 for Saturday matinees (801-570-0080 or www.lds.org/events)

GETTING OUT

Dickens' Christmas Festival, Dec. 16-17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Utah State Fairpark, 155 N. 1000 West, $7 for adults, $5 for children (801-538-8400 or www.utahstatefairpark.com)

Gingerbread house festival, Dec. 16-17, 3-10 p.m., Union Pacific Grand Hall, 400 W. South Temple, $5 for adults, $2.50 for children under 12 (801-736-8929)

Santa's Village Christmas Festival, Dec. 16, 4-9 p.m.; Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Draper Hidden Valley Shopping Center, 1166 E. Draper Parkway, free (www.draperchristmasfestival.org)

"Nightmare Before Christmas," Dec. 16-17, 6-10 p.m., Carnival of Chaos, 1134 W. Riverdale Road, Ogden, $12 for general, free with a donation to St. Anne's Homeless Shelter or the Ogden Your Community Connection (801-904-2270 or www.castleofchaos.com)

"A Christmas Polar Express," Dec. 16-17, 6:30 p.m., Brigham City Fine Arts Center, 58 S. 100 West, Brigham City, $3 per person, $10 per family (435-723-0740)

Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 17, 8-10 a.m., Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South (801-456-5437 or www.discoverygateway.org)

Breakfast with Santa, Dec. 17, 9-11 a.m., 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi,15-$17 for children ages 12 and under and $20-$24 for adults (801-768-2300 or www.thanksgivingpoint.org)

Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-17 and senior citizens, free for children under 3 (801-585-0556 or www.redbuttegarden.org)

International Christmas Celebration, Dec. 17, 4 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, $10 for adults, free for children under 12 (801-965-5100 or www.smithstix.com)

Sugar Plum Party, Dec. 17, 4:15 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $5 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Electric Eel Christmas tree display, through Dec. 31, The Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, free with aquarium admission (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com)

Nativity Scene, through Dec. 31, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., BYU Bean Life Science Museum, free (801-422-5051)

"North Pole Express," through Dec. 24, times vary, Heber Valley Depot, 450 S. 600 West, Heber City, $29-$47 for adults, $26-$44 for senior citizens, and $18-$36 for children ages 3-12. (435-654-5601 or www.HeberValleyRailroad.org)

Holiday Lights, through Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m., Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, $8 per car (801-768-2300 or www.thanksgivingpoint.org)

Spanish Fork Festival of Lights, Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Road, Spanish Fork, through Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m., $5 per car, $15 per van, $25 per bus (801-804-7827)

Zoolights, through Dec. 31, 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., $6 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12 (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Fantasy at the Bay light display, through Jan. 1, 5-10 p.m., Willard Bay State Park, 900 W. 650 North, Willard, $9 per vehicle (435-734-9294)

"The Lights Before Christmas," through Jan. 1, 6-8 p.m., Layton Commons Park, 465 Wasatch Drive, Layton, free (801-336-3924)

THEATER

OPENING THIS WEEK

"This Bird of Dawning," The Sting & Honey Company, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; Dec. 17, 3 and 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, $10 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"A Christmas Carol," Heritage Community Theatre, through Dec. 17, dates and times vary, 2505 S. Highway 89, Perry, $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and children 12 and under (435-723-8392 or www.heritagetheatreutah.com)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., dates vary, Midvale Performing Arts Center, 695 W. 7720 South $6 for adults, $4 for children (tickets available at Maceys, 7859 S. 3200 West, West Jordan, 801-984-8226)

"The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," through Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., dates vary, SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State, Orem, $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-11, senior citizens and students (801-225-2787 or wwwscera.org)

"Holiday Night Live," through Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., Noorda Theater, UVU, Orem, $6-$8 (801-863-7529 or www.uvu.edu/arts)

"Joyful Noise," through Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., dates vary, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $12 (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., dates vary, Little Brown Theatre, 258 S. Main, Springville, $8-$10 (801-602-0578)

"The Farley Family Xmas," through Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem $10 (801-863-7529 or www.uvu.edu/arts)

Page-to-Stage Festival, through Dec. 17, dates and times vary, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. Broadway, $15 (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Scrooge," through Dec. 17, dates and times vary, Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, $9-$11 (801-347-7373 or www.empresstheatre.com)

"White Christmas," through Dec. 17, dates and times vary, Old Barn Community Theater, 3605 Bigler Road, Collinston (Garland), $7-$25 (425-458-2276 or www.oldbarn.rog)

"A Christmas Carol," CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, through Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m., Davis Center for the Performing Arts, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $16-$18 for adults, $15-$17 for students and senior citizens (801-298-1302 or www.centerpointtheatre.org)

"12.25," Pickleville Plahouse, through Dec. 23, dates and times vary, Eccles Conference Center, Utah State University, Logan, $12 for children, $16 for adults (435-755-0968 or www.picklevilleplayhouse.com)

"Annie," through Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m., dates and times vary, Pioneer Theatre, 300 S. 1500 East, $36-$57 (801-581-6961 or www.pioneertheatre.org)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, dates and times vary, Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $16-$20 for adults, $12-$16 for children (801-226-8600 or www.haletheater.org)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, dates and times vary, Hale Centre theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley, $26-$30 for adults, $17-$21 for children (801-984-9000 or www.halecentretheatre.org)

"Scrooge: A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, dates and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $10-$12 for adults, $7-$9 for children (801-393-0070 or www.terraceplayhouse.com)

"The Grouch who Stole Christmas," through Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m., dates vary, The Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $16 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and students, $8 for children 12 and under (801-355-4628 or www.TheOBT.org)

"How I Became a Pirate," through Dec. 30, dates and times vary, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North, $25 for adults, $15 for children (801-363-7522 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org)

"It's a Wonderful Life," through Dec. 31, dates and times vary, Desert Star Theater, 4861 S. State, $9.95-$14.95 for children, $13.95-$18.95 for adults (801-266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

IMPROV/COMEDY

Comedy Sportz, shows every Friday and Saturday, 8 and 10:15 p.m., 36 W. Center, Provo; family friendly; $8 (801-377-9700 or www.comedysportzutah.com)

Laughing Stock, weekends, times vary, Off Broadway Theatre, 272 S. Main, $6-$9 (801-355-4628)

Wiseguys Comedy Club Trolley Square, 505 S. 600 East, prices vary (801-532-5233 or www.wiseguyscomedy.com)

Wiseguys Comedy Club West Valley, 2194 W. 3500 South, prices vary (801-463-2909 or www.wiseguyscomedy.com)

The Thrillionaires, every fourth Friday, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, $10 for general, $8 for students and senior citizens (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

SMALL VENUES

State Room: Ocote Soul Sounds, Dec. 16 (801-501-2885 or www.thestateroomslc.com)

Tea Grotto: Live music every third Friday and every Saturday (801-466-8255)

Toadz, Cedar City: Talent Showcase with Pablo on Mondays; Live music Fridays (435-867-8988)

Urban Lounge: (www.24tix.com)

Submit listings to features@desnews.com before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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