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Phoenix Theatre Company
"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," through Dec. 22, Phoenix Theatre Company
MUSIC/DANCE

"Savior of the World," through Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, 2 p.m., Conference Center, $8 (801-570-0080 or 866-537-8457 or www.lds.org)

"It's a Wonderful Life," Odyssey Dance Theatre, through Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, 2 p.m., Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah, $20-$40 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.com)

"The Nutcracker," Mountain West Ballet, through Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturdays, 2 p.m., Mount Jordan Middle School, 9360 S. 300 East, $8-$12 (572-6222)

"Christmas on Temple Square," through Dec. 23, except Mondays, 5:30-8 p.m., Temple Square, free

"Christmas at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building," through Dec. 23, except Mondays, 1-5 p.m., free

"The Nutcracker," Ballet West, through Dec. 29, 7 p.m.; also Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Dec. 24, noon, Capitol Theatre, $17-$65 (355-2787, 88-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"A Boy Was Born: Christmas at the Cathedral," Utah Master Chorale, today, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, free but donations accepted

Junction City Big Band Jazz Dance, today, 7:15 p.m., Shepherd Union Building, Weber State University, Ogden, $8

"The Very Best Time of Year," Sally Bytheway Chorale, today, 7:30 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 7486 S. Union Park Ave., $10

"Alchemy," Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $20 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Amahl and the Night Visitors," Draper Arts Council, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Juan Diego Catholic High School, 11800 S. 300 East, $5

"Christmas With Eclipse," today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Grand Theater, 1575 S. State, $8-$15 (957-3322 or www.the-grand.org)

"Forgotten Carols in Dance," Tracy Johnson & eMotion Dance, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $16-$23 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Magnificat," Salt Lake Choral Artists, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U., $12.75-$18.75 (581-7100 or www.kingsburyhall.com)

King's Singers, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square Chirstmas Concert, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Conference Center, free but tickets required (570-0080, 866-537-8457 or www.lds.org/events); also, Music & the Spoken Word, Sunday, 9:30 a.m., LDS Conference Center, free but tickets required (570-0080, 866-537-8457 or www.lds.org/events)

"The Nutcracker," Imagine Ballet Theatre, today and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; also Saturday, 2 p.m., Peery's Egyptian Theater, Ogden, $10-$25 (801-395-3227 or www.peeerysegyptiantheater.com)

Utah Symphony and Chorus, today and Saturday, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $12-$48 (355-3787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"Gloria: Life of Christ," Lex de Azevedo and the Millennium Choir with George Dyer, Saturday and Dec. 22, 7 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 261 S. 900 East, $15-$25 (www.millenniumchoral.org)

Lark & Spur, jazz, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College, $10

Paula Cole, rock, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, Park City, $18-$65 (435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org)

Wasatch Singers Christmas Concert, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Riverview Junior High School, 751 W. Tripp Lane, Murray, $5

West Valley Symphony Christmas, Saturday, 8 p.m., Granger High School, 3690 S. 3600 West, $5 (969-4480)

WSU Wind Ensemble High School Honor Band, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, free

Christmas Carol Sing-In, Sunday, 7 p.m., Ogden Tabernacle, Ogden, free

All Ages Global Angels Foundation Benefit, David Evanoff, Mark Maxson, JD Dumas, Daniel Simons and Alex Rowe, rock, Sunday, 7 p.m., Hard Rock Cafe, Trolley Square, $10

International Children's Choir Holiday Concert, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, U., free

"The Story of Christmas in Sacred Word and Song," Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Catholic Parish, 3015 E. Creek Road, free but donations will be accepted

"Here Comes Santa Claus," Utah Symphony, Monday, 7 p.m., Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, $8-$12 (801-399-9214 or www.symphonyballet.org)

Octapella, Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, $7 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

"A Christmas Dream," Ballet Centre, Monday through Wednesday, 7 p.m., Ballet Centre, 70 E. 4880 South, $6 (250-0707)

Los Hermanos de los Andes, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, free

King's Singers, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Cox Performing Arts Center, Dixie State College, St. George, $12-$18 (435-652-7994 or www.dixie.edu/concerts)

Moosebutter, a cappella humor, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Art City Playhouse, Springville, $12 (801-373-4485 or www.artcityplayhouse.com)

Voice Male Christmas, a cappella, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $8-$15 (355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org)

New York Voices, Utah Symphony, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Browning Center, WSU, Ogden, $18-$34 (801-399-9214, www.symphonyballet.org)

GETTING OUT

"Music, Mistletoe & Mirth," all-ages variety by Utah Funny Girl Productions, Timberhill Entertainment and the Ritz, Friday, 5 and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1, 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6 p.m., Ritz Club, 2265 S. State, $5-$7 (801-969-9397 or www.utahfunnygirl.com)

Ballroom dancing, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; also Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 p.m., Murray Arts Centre, 4868 S. State, $7 (269-1400)

Cosmic light shows, "Entranced," "Rock Hall of Fame" and "Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon," dates and times vary, Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (456-7872 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Hourly star shows, 12:30-7:45 p.m., Clark Planetarium, The Gateway, $5-$8 (456-7827 or clarkplanetarium.org)

Hunt Mysteries, audience-participation murder-mystery show and dinner; dates, venues and ticket prices vary (569-1482 or huntmysteries.com)

Karaoke, 16 and older, Fridays, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Draper Historic Theatre, 12366 S. 900 East, $5 cover (drapertheatre.org)

Salt Lake Area Accordion Club, third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m., South Valley Unitarian building, 6876 S. Highland Drive, $4-$5 depending on performer (272-3263 or www.slaac.com)

Children's art workshops, third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

THEATER OPENING THIS WEEK

"A Christmas Carol: The Musical," Thursday-Dec. 29, dates and times vary, Midway Foundation for the Arts, Midway Town Hall, prime rib dinner and show Thursday only, 6:30 p.m., $62.50; $6-$10 for regular performances (www.midwayarts.org)

"A Dickens Christmas," Monday-Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. nightly, Grove Dinner Theatre, Pleasant Grove; optional catered dinner, 6:30 p.m., $14-$16.50 for dinner and show, $6-$8 for show only (372-1644 or www.emersonsmith.org)

"Plaid Tidings," today-Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. nightly except Sunday, SCERA Center, Orem, $10-$12 (225-2787 or www.scera.org)

CONTINUING PRODUCTIONS

"Babes in Toyland," through Dec. 22, Heritage Theatre, Perry, $7-$8 or $35 per family on Mondays only (435-723-8302 or www.HeritageTheatreUtah.com)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 22, Draper Historic Theatre, $6-$10 (572-4144 or www.drapertheatre.org)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Dec. 22, Valley Center, Lindon, $5-$6 or $25 per family (785-1186 or www.vcpnews.com)

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," through Saturday, Sugar Factory Playhouse, West Jordan, $3-$5 at West Jordan Macey's or at the door (www.sugarfactoryplayhouse.com)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 23, Hale Center Theater Orem, $13.50-$17.50 (226-8600)

"A Christmas Carol: On the Air," through Dec. 22, Randall L. Jones Theatre, Cedar City, $14-$18 (800-752-9849 or www.bard.org)

"A Christmas Carol, the Musical," through Dec. 22, Center Street Musical Theatre, Provo, $7-$10, also optional meal service, $10 evenings and $5 for breakfast (373-4485 or www.csmtc.com)

"A Christmas Carol," through Dec. 22, Hale Centre Theatre, West Valley City, $15-$27 (984-9000 orwww.halecentretheatre.org)

"Christmas Carol II," through Dec. 29, Off Broadway Theatre, $8-$16 (355-4628 or www.theobt.com)

"The Farley Family Xmas," through Dec. 21, Ragan Theatre, Utah Valley State College, Orem, $6-$10 (863-8337)

"The Foreigner," through Dec. 22, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, U., $10.50-$39 (581-6961 or www.pioneertheatre.org)

"GingGrinch, a Parable, or How Newt GingGrinch Saved Christmas," through Jan. 5, Desert Star Playhouse, Murray, $8-$17.95 (266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

"Gutenberg! The Musical!" through Dec. 30, Plan-B Theatre Company, Rose Wagner Center, $10-$18 (355-2787 or www.planbtheatre.org)

"Here's Love," through Dec. 22, Old Barn Community Theatre, Collinston, $67-$7 (435-458-22786 or www.oldbarn.org)

"Holiday Night Live!" through today, 7 and 9 p.m., Black Box Theatre, Utah Valley State College, Orem, $6-$10 (863-8337)

"Home for the Holidays," through Dec. 22, Desert Star Dinner Theatre, Murray, $14.95-$39.95 for dinner-show combined (266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz)

"It's a Wonderful LIfe," through Dec. 29, Empress Theatre, Magna, $8-$10 (347-7373)

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," through Dec. 22, Phoenix Theatre Company, $10-$12 (486-2728 or www.academyofpa.org)

"1940s Radio Hour," through Dec. 22, Rodgers Memorial Theatre, Centerville, $9-$16 (298-1302)

"Plaid Tidings" and "A Taffetas Christmas," through Dec. 22, St. George Musical Theatre, Dixie State College Concert Hall, $8-$15 (435-628-8755 or www.sgmt.org)

"Peter Pan," through Dec. 29, Egyptian Theatre Company, Park City, $17-$36 (435-649-9371 or www.parkcityshows.com)

"Santa's Elves," through Dec. 22, dinner 6 p.m., show 7:30 p.m., Eccles Conference Center, USU, Logan, $7.95-$13.95 for show only, $16.95-$18.95 for show and dinner (435-755-0968 or www.picklevilleplayhouse.com/christmas)

"Scrooge, a Christmas Carol," through Dec. 22, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden, $6-$11 (393-0070 or www.terraceplayhouse.com)

IMPROV/COMEDY

Comedy Sportz, dates and times vary, (377-9700)

Decaf Comedy Jam, first, third and fifth Mondays, Johnny B's Comedy Club, Provo (377-6910 www.decafcomedy.com)

Improvisations, Fridays, 9 p.m., Kaysville Firehouse Theatre

Laughing Stock, weekends, times vary, Off Broadway Theatre, $6-$9 (355-4628)

Off the Wall, dates and times vary, Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden (393-0070)

Quick Wits, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 600, 26 E. 600 South (355-9860 or www.mystudio600.com)

CLUBS

Avalon: Seve vs. Evan, The Armorous Contact, tonight; Mury, Broke City and The Lives of Famous Men, Saturday; Otep, Sunday (467-8499)

Burt's Tiki Lounge: Agent Orange, Numbskull, the Willkills & Swamp Donkeys, tonight; Black Cobra, Wednesday (521-0572)

Celsius Lounge: Kenneth Thomas, Saturday (467-8499)

Club Vegas: Supersuckers, Utah County Swillers and Spork, tonight (467-8499)

In the Venue: Eyedea & Abilities, tonight; Colbie Caillat, Wednesday (467-8499)

Kilby Court: Self Conclusion, Tate Law, John Allred and Chris Alder, Wednesday (320-9887)

Lamb's Restaurant: Pianist Jimmy Reed, Thursdays through Saturdays (365-7166)

Studio 600: Baby Ranks, LDA and Remie & Getto, Saturday (467-8499)

Sugarhouse BBQ: Red Desert Ramblers Bluegrass Band, Thursday (463-4800)

Teazer's: Montell Jordan, tonight (395-9516)


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