Three of this week's productions are "on the road" after opening earlier in other venues.
"Singin' in the Rain," which has played both the SCERA Shell and BYU's deJong Concert Hall, is traveling to Murray City Park for a three-night run. Ruth Hale's "Love Is for the Byrds" is heading down to the Hale family's ranch near Grover. And "Saturday's Warrior" ends its summerlong regional tour with nine performances in Provo.- "FOREVER PLAID," which has become nearly as popular as "Joseph" on the Utah theater circuit, is being presented Aug. 28-Sept. 7 by the Payson Community Theatre. Performances will be in the Payson High School auditorium, 1050 S. Main.
The cast, directed by David C. Dahlquist, includes Stan Peck, Scott Wilson, Blake Draper and Nathan Dunford. Dahlquist will be pianist for the show, with Bill Lowe playing bass.
Curtain is 8 p.m. on Aug. 28, 29 and 31, and Sept. 4 and 5, and 4 p.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 7. An additional 4 p.m. matinee is Sept. 5. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children. There is also a family pass priced at $25 for a family of six. Tickets are available at the door. They may also be purchased in advance from the Zions Bank or Office Necessities in Payson.
- "SINGIN' IN THE RAIN" will play at 8 p.m. Aug. 27-29 in the Murray City Park Amphitheater as part of this season's "Arts in the Park" series.
The production, mounted by the SCERA Shell, features Joelen Sayers, Jason Webb, Melia Erdmann and Jaelan Petrie in the leading roles.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens. They'll be available at the gate at 7:15 p.m. or can be purchased in advance through the Murray City Parks office (264-2614).
- "SATURDAY'S WARRIOR," Doug Stewart and Lex de Azevedo's classic LDS Church oriented musical, ends its regional tour with nine performances in Timpview High School auditorium, 3570 N. 650 East, Provo.
Performances are 8 p.m. Aug. 27-29 and 31 and Sept. 3-5 with matinees at 2 p.m. on Aug. 29 and Sept. 5. Tickets are $9 for the matinees (open seating) and range from $12 to $18 in the evenings.
There will be a $2 discount for students, youtha, senior citizens and missionaries for the evening performances (not valid for the matinees). For advance reservations, call 656-0577.
- "LOVE IS FOR THE BYRDS," one of Ruth Hale's most popular family comedies, will be presented Aug. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. in the Hale Summer Playhouse, located 14 miles west of Capitol Reef National Park, near Grover.
For reservations, call 572-5070 in Draper (earlier in the week) or 1-435-425-3589 in Grover one day before performances. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children.
The Playhouse's summer series concludes Sept. 4-5 with the Broadway comedy "The Rainmaker."
- "SWEET MAGGIE BLUES" concludes this season's New Plays-in-Progress Readings series at the Utah Shakespearean Festival.
Written by Kay Kellam Cook and directed by Davey Marlin-Jones, it will be read at 10:15 a.m. on Aug. 27 and 28 and Sept. 4 in the Cedar Theatre, 33 N. Main, Cedar City. (In previous seasons, the readings have been held in Thorley Recital Hall on the Southern Utah University campus, but the statewide shift to semesters has caused the festival to move the readings into the community's downtown movie house.)
Performances are free, but a donation of $3 to $5 is suggested to help defray costs, and to help fund the growth of the new plays program.
- LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT Shirlee Hurst Shields' original drama, "The Due Process: Hyram Be Bee, Alias the Sundance Kid," is the subject of a free discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Babcock Theatre (on the lower level of the Pioneer Memorial Theatre building). The play won't open until Sept. 4-5 and 10-12, but Shields will discuss the genesis of the play and introduce a scene.
- HUNT MYSTERY & COMPANY will present "Mid-Evel Days & Knights" on Saturday evening in the Point Restaurant, South Mountain Golf Course. Tickets are $30 each, and reservations are required. Call 569-1482 for further information or to reserve tickets.