If you happened to have a year's worth of newspapers kickin' around, pick them up and thumb through the headlines. What you'll have are snippets of "Saturday's Voyeur 2010: The Year That Was," written by long-time collaborators, Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht.
This year's installment is ripped right from the headlines from the past 15 months. Join the talented cast on a trip down memory lane visiting such stories as the two men arrested for kissing on Main Street Plaza, a Mormon writing a Hanukkah song, a "Maverick" signing books at Cosco, and a hot tub confession.
"The connections are rich and layered; a tribute to Utah's newspapers and all the press professionals who collect and report our news," Borgenicht said in a press release. Sounds like a we'd better strap in for a wild ride. Starring Alexis Baigue, Stephanie Bass, Ashley Carlson, Steven Fehr, Kent Hayes, Justin Ivie, Shannon Musgrave, Victoria Nones, Jesse Pepe, Jeanette Puhich, Brock Smith and Aaron Swenson.
Shows run Wednesday through Sunday, times vary, $39-$54 (801-363-7522 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org)
Here are the rest of this week's openings:
"Always … Patsy Cline," June 30 through July 28, Old Lyric Repertory Company, 28 W. Center St., Logan.
Joining the OLRC season, "Always … Patsy Cline" is the story of a lifelong Patsy Cline fan, Louise, who gets to meet the singing star one evening. The two forge a close friendship. Filled with 27 of Patsy's greatest hits, the show is funny, charming, moving and a wonderful musical trip down memory lane. Starring Erica Hansen and Colleen Baum.
Shows are June 30 to July 3 and July 16, 21, 24 and 28, times vary, $15-$25 (435-797-8022 or www.boxoffice.usu.edu)
"Willy Wonka," July 1 to 17, SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 745 S. State St., Orem.
Based on the classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl, the musical version begins with five lucky children finding golden tickets allowing them to take a tour of the candy factory. With a large cast of 90, 55 being oompa loompas, the show stars Phillip Erickson as Wonka, and the stage is filled with whimsical characters and sets.
Shows are Mondays, Thursday- Saturday nights, times vary, $8-$14 (801-225-2787 or www.scera.org)