This week has offerings on all levels: from community to professional with a few fundraisers thrown in for good measure.
"Cabaret," The Space Between Theatre Company, opens Thursday and runs through June 28, at The Space at Coyote Gulch, Ivins.
The legendary musical, with music by Kander and Ebb, is set in Berlin just as Hitler and the Third Reich are gaining popularity and power. The director is encouraging patrons to dress in the styles of the '20s and '30s.
The show takes place Thursdays through Saturdays. Cabaret seating starts at 6:30 p.m., with food and spirits available from Xetava Cafe. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30 (435-216-5523 or www.tsbtc.org).
"The Dresser," Old Lyric Repertory Company, opens Thursday and runs in repertory through Aug. 8, at the Caine Lyric Theatre, Utah State University, Logan.
This play is loosely based on playwright Ronald Hardwood's five-year experience as a dresser for the renowned Shakespearean actor, Sir Donald Wolfit. Although the play calls for a cast of five, this is essentially a two-man show starring Old Lyric Rep founder W. Vosco Call and his grandson, Richie Call.
Show nights and times vary with matinee performances available. Tickets are $12-$75 (435-752-1500 or www.usu.edu/lyric).
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," opens Friday and runs through July 25, at the Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden.
Power, ambition, greed ... just another day at the office. One of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time guaranteed to appeal to anyone who has every worked in an office.
Shows are Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6-$11 (801-393-0070 or www.terraceplayhouse.com).
"Indiana Bones: A Whip-Crackin' Parody," opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 23, at the Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State, Murray.
Written by Peter Van Slyke, "Indiana Bones" twists elements of mystery, adventure and excitement with an epic amount of off-the-wall comedy. The Desert Star musical olios is "The Sun, Fun and Number Ones," featuring some of the greatest classic radio hits geared to get you in the mood for summer.
Shows are nightly except Tuesdays and Sundays at 7 p.m. There are also shows on Saturday at 3 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$17.95 (801-266-2600 or www.desertstar.biz).
"Ragtime: In Concert," opens Friday and runs through June 21, at the Sandy City Amphitheater, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy.
This award-winning musical paints a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America. It deals with wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. This version has an orchestra, chorus and soloists all on stage.
Shows dates vary, 8 p.m., Tickets are $14, $7 for lawn seating (www.sandyarts.com).
"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," StageRight TheaterCompany and Davis Arts Council, opens Monday and runs through June 14, at the Kenley Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton.
All your favorite Peanuts characters are together again: Charlie, Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and Snoopy. Come out for a fun night of family entertainment with great music, funny moments and, of course, lots of Charlie's misadventures.
Shows are nightly at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12 (801-546-8575).
Park City's Historic Egyptian Theatre hosts the 2008 Edwina Awards a fundraising gala, June 14, 6 p.m. The event will be hosted by artistic director Terence Goodman, with local actor Marc Raymond as live auctioneer.
The evening features a preshow silent auction with champagne, heavy hors d'oeuvres and live music with Take Five beginning at 6 p.m. Later guests will see the presentation of the annual Edwina Awards, musical performances, which will showcase past shows as well as a preview upcoming shows, and a live auction of big-ticket items.
The event aims to raise $45,000 for the theater, which relies heavily on contributions, sponsors and grants. Individual tickets are $125, cabaret tables (seating for four) are $650, cocktail attire suggested (435-649-9371 or www.parkcityshows.com).
StageRight TheaterCompany is heading to Layton but needs your help to get there. A June 14 event aims to help StageRight refurbish the old First National Bank building on the corner of Gentile and Main, to be renamed the L.E. Ellison Community Theater.The fundraiser will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Layton Commons Park Bowery, 403 N. Wasatch (Lancer Lane). There will be food, games and fun, followed by a production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Cost for dinner and the show will be $40 for adults, $30 for students and senior citizens or $150 for families. Call 801-272-3445 for reservations.
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