Fall arts guide: A calendar for the kids — and their parents
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What Cirque du Soleil incarnation is more aimed at children than "Quidam"? This production, first performed in 1996 in Monreal, is the story of a bored child, ZoƩ, who escapes from her apathetic parents into an imaginary world where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. Doesn't sound like it reflects real well on the parents, but Cirque du Soleil is all about amazing acrobats and stunts that have the audience ooohing and aaaahing. And there are more than 50 acrobats, musicians and singers in this production.

It's one of several family oriented shows coming to Utah now through December.

Performances

SCERA Center for the Arts

Through Oct. 6 • "Little Shop of Horrors"

Oct. 15-Nov. 2 • "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley"

Where • 745 S. State St., Orem

Tickets • $10-$12 "Little Shop"; $4-$6 "Musical Adventures" at 801-225-2787; scera.org

Curtain • 7:30 p.m. "Little Shop"; 7 p.m. "Musical Adventure"

Gardner Village

Through Oct. 30 • Witchapalooza Dinner Theater: "The Taming of the Brew"

Where • 1100 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Tickets • $15-$34.95 at 801-566-0917; gardnervillagetix.com

Curtain • 7 and 10 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinees

Ellen Eccles Theatre

Oct. 11-16 • "The King and I"

Nov. 27-29 • "Miracle on 34th Street"

Where • 43 S. Main St., Logan

Tickets • $14-19 "King"; $30-44 "Miracle" at 435-752-0026; centerforthearts.us

Curtain • 7:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m. matinee ("King and I" only)

Empress Theatre

Oct. 12-16 • "Hello, Dolly!"

Where • 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

Tickets • $9-$12, 801-347-7373; empresstheatre.com

Curtain • 7:30 p.m.; 2:30 matinee

Sandra Lloyd Performing Arts Center

Oct. 17-22 • "My Son Pinocchio: Gepetto's Musical Tale"

Where • 12830 S. Redwood Road, Riverton

Tickets • $8-$10 at 801-254-0547; rivertonartscouncil.or

Curtain • 7 p.m.; 2 p.m. matinee

Covey Center for the Performing Arts

Through Oct. 6 • Utah Valley Symphony: Young Artists

Where • 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets • $6-$12 at 801-852-7007; coveycenter.org

Curtain • 7 p.m.

Midvale Performing Arts Center

Oct. 19 • "Just Us: Family Jug Band"

Where • 695 W. Center St., Midvale

Tickets • Free, 801-567-0087; google.com/site/midvalearts/

Curtain • 7:30 p.m.

Cache County Fairgrounds

Oct. 19-27 • "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Concert"

Where • 400 S. 400 West, Logan

Tickets • $12 at 801-687-5246; storiesinconcert.com

Curtain • 6:30 p.m.

Maverik Center

Oct. 19-21 • "Sesame Street Live"

Nov. 1-4 • Cirque du Soleil "Quidam"

Where • 3200 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City

Tickets • "Sesame Street": $19-$64. "Quidam": $33-$95. 801-988-8800; maverikcenter.com

Curtain • "Sesame Street": Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 4:30 p.m. "Quidam": Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 5 p.m.

Kingsbury Hall

Nov. 8-10 • "The Dinosaur Musical"

Where • 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5-$10; 801-581-7100; kingsburyhall.utah.edu;

Curtain • 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday

Capitol Theatre

Nov. 13-18 • "The Addams Family"

Where • 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $42.50-$65; 801-328-6800; magicspace.net;

Curtain • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

EnergySolutions Arena

Nov. 14-18 • Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

Where • 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $16-$50; 801-325-2000; energysolutionsarena.com

Curtain • Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Hale Centre Theatre

Oct. 10-Dec. 1 • "Oliver!"

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

Tickets • $15-$26 at 801-984-9000; halecentretheatre.org

Curtain • 7:30 p.m.; 12:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday matinees

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Dec. 8 • Ring Around the Rose: Hatch Family Music and Magic

Where • 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at 801-355-2787; rdtutah.org/forkids.html

Curtain • 11 a.m.

Exhibits

Clark Planetarium

Where • 110 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City

Info • $6-$8; open 10:30 a.m. until the start of the last theater program of the evening; 801-456-7827; clarkplanetarium.org.

Discovery Gateway

Where • 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Info • $6-$8.50; open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday noon-6 p.m.; 801-456-5437; childmuseum.org; $6-$8.50

The Leonardo

Where • 209 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City

Info • $7-$9; open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; 801-531-9800; theleonardo.org

The Natural History Museum of Utah

Where • 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Info • $8-$11; open Thursday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; 801-581-4303; nhmu.utah.edu