While the blockbuster "Les Miserables" is the biggest show in town this week, those who were unable to find tickets to this Broadway touring production still have a few other options.
They include:- THE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF, a classic Moliere comedy, being presented in the original French language in the Lab Theatre of the Performing Arts Building on the University of Utah campus, from Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28.
The production marks the latest in a 12-year collaboration between the U.'s department of languages and literature and the theater department.
Director John Newman's cast includes Karen Alexander, Byron Cannon, Nathalie Devlou, Riki Jolley, Mike Lovett, Omar Ouhaddou, James Polychronis, Fransiska Vergoz and Suzanne Whitbeck.
The gist of the plot: A woman exacts revenge on her woodcutter husband by telling others that he is, in fact, a doctor. The farce satirizes both the lamentable medical profession of the day and the love-hate relationships developed by many married couples.
The play will be performed in French, with an English synopsis available for those unfamiliar with the language.
Performances will be Thursday and Saturday, April 25 and 27, at 8 p.m.; Friday, April 26, at 5 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m. For tickets, contact the Pioneer Memorial Theatre box office at 581-6961. The Lab Theatre is located in the Performing Arts Building, adjacent to the U. of U. campus bookstore.
- LITTLE WOMEN and THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC will open, respectively, on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at the Pages Lane Theatre, 292 E. Pages Lane, Centerville, after which they'll alternate in repertory through June 8.
"Little Women," directed by Beverly Olsen, will play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8 p.m., with one matinee on Satur day, June 1.
"The Solid Gold Cadillac," being directed by Margo Beecher, is scheduled to run on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, April 27-June 8, with a matinee at 3:30 p.m. on the final day.
The cast of "Little Women" includes Terri Christensen, David Len Allen, Shauna Burns, Natalie Foster, Rachelle Norby, Molly Stoneman, Nancy McFall, J. Scott Henrie, Ben Seelos and Mike Zuro.
Based on Louisa May Alcott's classic story, the play tells of the joys, sorrows, adversities and triumphs of the March sisters.
"The Solid Gold Cadillac" is George S. Kaufmann's comedy about a naive, but determined, woman stockholder who single-handedly confronts a large, dishonest corporation.
Leads in the show are being acted by Diane Hall and Bob Walkingshaw, joined by Sue Wilson, Russ Anderson, Norman Morris, David Hancey, Dale Yates, Kera Hill, Laurie Ridges, Athena Dayley, Gwen Pitts, Reed Watson, Debbie Zeis, Pam Soren, Sandy Allen, Kara Bechtel (assistant director), Wyn Howard and Dennis King.
All seats are $5, with a combined ticket for both productions set at $9. For reservations, call 298-1302.
- STEEL MAGNOLIAS, the acclaimed comedy/drama about life in a small Southern town, is playing Tuesday through Saturday, April 23-27, at 8 p.m. in the Graff Fine Arts Theatre at Dixie College, St. George.
For reservations, call 628-3121.