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Stage notes: The drama of 'Little Happy Secrets,' the howling winds of 'The Tempest' and a well-loved flying car in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Published February 11, 2013 1:57 pm
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'Little Happy Secrets'

The Echo Theatre presents Melissa Leilani Larson's "Little Happy Secrets," which received the Association of Mormon Letters Award for Drama in 2009. It's the story of what happens when Claire returns from serving an LDS mission and reunites with her best friend Brennan.

When • Monday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Echo Theatre, 145 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • $10; $12 at the door; www.TheEchoTheatre.com

'Sweeney Todd'

Legacy Preparatory Academy will present "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street," Stephen Sondheim's darkly comic musical.

When • Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 13-16, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8-$9.50; visit bit.ly/ZHz4XE or call 801-355-ARTS for tickets.

'The Tempest'

New World Shakespeare Company will present Shakespeare's last play, "The Tempest." A portion of the profits will be donated to HEAL Utah.

When • Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15-16, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m.

Where • Sugar Factory Playhouse, 8201 S. 2200 West, West Jordan

Info • Visit www.newworldshakespearecompany.com or call 801-719-7998 for information.

'Puppetales' in Orem

Lela and Davis Allmendinger present "Puppetales," which morphs favorite stories into something silly and entertaining, with a cast of puppet characters.

When • Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $3; at 801-255-ARTS, www.scera.org or at the door.

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'

Hale Centre Theatre presents the regional premiere of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."

When • Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16, 12:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Hale Centre Theatre, 3333 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • $18-$28; at www.halecentretheatre.org, 801-984-9000 or at the theater box office.

'The Intergalactic Nemesis'

The Eccles Center will present "The Intergalactic Nemesis — Book Two: Robot Planet Rising," a "live-action graphic novel" that blends comic-book-style drawings (projected onto a giant screen) with actors performing a live radio drama.

When • Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $20-$67; children must be 7 and older; 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.

Rapunzel's hairy story

"Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale" is the classic story of a princess with long hair trapped in the tower. Plus there's a handsome young suitor who doesn't quite know what he's searching for, an evil witch and an old dragon.

When • Monday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.

Where • SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $6; at 801-225-ARTS or www.scera.org.

'Jane Eyre'

Music Theatre West presents "Jane Eyre," Charlotte Brontë's classic tale of struggle, passion and forgiveness set to music by composer/producer Jay Richards.

When • Thursday and Friday, Feb. 14-15, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 16, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Cache Valley Center for the Arts, 43 S. Main, Logan

Tickets • $14-$19; visit cachearts.org/event_janeeyre.html.

'Four Weddings and an Elvis' in Sandy

The Sandy Arts Guild presents "Four Wedding and an Elvis" in the Chamber Theater at Sandy City Hall.

When • Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Tickets • $11; at 801-568-ARTS, or smithtix.com






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