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Allen McCracken is Don Lockwood and Britany Dean is Kathy Seldon in "Singin' in the Rain," from the Davis Arts Council.

This week's theater openings will take you from a little tropical island to an ocean liner, to old-time Hollywood, to the Great White Way.

"Anything Goes," Murray Arts in the Park, Thursday through Aug. 19, Murray Park Amphitheater.

This Cole Porter musical comedy is as classic as you get. Set aboard an ocean liner in the '30s, there are gangsters, tycoons, debutantes, an heiress and a nightclub singer. Porter's score includes favorites such as "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top" and "It's De-Lovely." Murray's production stars Russell Guymon, Morgan Mallory, Jann Lowder, Jon Scott and Stephanie Hamilton.

Shows are nightly, except Sunday, 8 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7 (801-264-2614).

"The Best of Broadway," Friday through Aug. 23, Center Street Musical Theatre, 177 W. Center, Provo.

Sit back and enjoy an evening of some of Broadway's finest music. Dinner is also optional for an additional $10 per person, served at 6:30 p.m.

Shows are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8-$10, group pricing available (801-373-4485 or www.csmtc.).

"Footloose," YouTheatre, Thursday through Aug. 23, Egyptian Theatre Company, 328 Main, Park City.

Ren is back. The story about the boy who just wants to dance, set to tunes of the '80s, is hitting the stage in Park City. The spirited YouTheatre program, starring Ricky Dowse, Craig Sanchez, Brittany Shamy and Andrew Hall, will have you singing along.

Shows are Thursday through Saturday and Aug. 20 through Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees available. Tickets are $15 (435-645-9371 or www.parkcityshows.com).

"The Golden Age of Wireless," Utah Theatre Artists Company, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m., Midvale Amphitheater, 455 W. 7500 South.

The second in a three-week series of old-time radio programs. Each week includes new and different episodes of some of the classics of American radio from the '40s and '50s. The shows star Elizabeth Abbott, Clinton Coltrin, Mike Hardy and Bijan Hosseini.

Seating is grass only, so bring blankets and lawn chairs. Tickets are $5-$12

"Singin' in the Rain," Davis Arts Council, Monday through Aug. 16, Ed Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, Layton.

A show that needs no introduction, "Singin' in the Rain," has been called the greatest musical of all time. With popular songs such as "Good Mornin'," "You Are My Lucky Star," and the title song, you'll love the tap dancing, comedy and romance. This production stars Allen McCracken as Don Lockwood, Britany Dean as Kathy Seldon, Leah Cook is Lina Lamont and Trevor Dean is the sidekick, Cosmo Brown.

Monday is "family night" — all children's tickets are half-price; Friday is "date night" — all couples get in for $20; Wednesday is "dress-up night" — patrons are encouraged to dress up in their best '20s garb for half-off.

Shows are nightly, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10-$12, discounts available (801-546-8575 or www.davisarts.org).

"South Pacific," Sandy Arts Guild, Friday through Aug. 23, Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, Sandy.

The classic story of love, war, prejudice and a beautiful little island called Bali Ha'i. The Rodgers and Hammerstein score features the well-known songs "Some Enchanted Evening," "Bali Ha'i," "Younger Than Springtime" and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame."

Shows are nightly, except Sunday, 8 p.m. Tickets are $7-$14 (801-568-2787 or www.sandyarts.com.

"Saturday's Voyeur 30th Anniversary" has extended for one more week, closing Aug. 24, Salt Lake Acting Company, 168 W. 500 North.

Take a trip down Utah's memory lane with "tributes" to Chris Buttars, Mitt Romney's run for president, BYU hijinks and more.

The extension week includes shows nightly, times vary, as well as a Sunday matinee, $44-$54 (801-363-7522 or www.saltlakeactingcompany.org)


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