Townsquare Backstage has announced a lineup of comedies and musicals through July, including a special presentation of the one-man show, "J. Golden" this week.
New restaurant owner Duke Major said the dinner theater is back after going dark for a few months while the business changed hands. Performances are scheduled for each Friday and Saturday evening.By special arrangement, there will be two performances of "J. Golden" Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14. Dalin Christiansen will play the legendary LDS general authority J. Golden Kimball in the one-man show written by James Arrington.
The two-month run of "The Fantasticks," directed by Syd Riggs, will subsequently continue the following weekend and through Feb. 25. An additional performance will be on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.
Robert Peterson will star in "Man of La Mancha" March 4-April 1. Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys," directed by Buddy Youngreen, will play through April. A new original musical, "The Family Plan," written by Scott Anderson with music by Gaye Beeson, will play during May.
Another Neil Simon comedy, "Star-Spangled Girl," will play June 2-July 1, directed by Major. Outdoor performances of "West Side Story" will be staged west of the restaurant from July 7-Aug. 5.
Major said plans for fall include "Sugar," "Wait Until Dark," "Pippin" and "Innocents Abroad."
Cost for dinner and show is $15 per person, with dinner served from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and the show at 7:30. Reservations are required by calling 377-6905. Cost for only the show is $5 per person. The restaurant is upstairs at the back of Provo Town Square. Parking is available west of the building at 100 W. First North.