Stage notes: An operatic farce for New Year's plus drawing 'The Zion Curtain'

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Ring in New Year's with a farce

Hale Center Theater Orem presents the well-loved farce "Lend Me a Tenor," set behind the scenes at an opera company, circa 1934. The comedy tells the story of what happens when world-famous tenor Tito Merelli goes missing during the Cleveland Opera's gala fundraiser.

When • Monday, Dec. 31, at 7:30 and 10 p.m.; continues Monday-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on Saturday

Where • Hale Center Theater, 25 W. 400 North, Orem

Tickets • New Year's Eve 10 p.m. performance will be $35, with party favors and appetizers and desserts from Magelby's; $16-$20 ($4 less for children per ticket) for regular nightly performances

Info • Details and tickets at 801-2226-8600 or visit

Lifting 'The Zion Curtain'

Utah Free Theatre presents "The Zion Curtain," a documentary play about the collision of ideology and civil rights using the words of real people to trace the roots of reactionary and homophobic doctrines in the LDS Church.

When • Wednesday through Sunday, Jan. 2-6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Studio 115 Theatre, 240 S. 1500 East, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free