Stage notes: The beginning of a season of musicals

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'The 39 Steps'

Hale Centre Theatre will present a comedy adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps." This is a frolicking adventure through foggy England, filled with hilarity and ingenuity.

When • Monday through Thursday, Jan. 7-10, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 12:30 and 4 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tickets • $26; visit

'Forever Plaid'

The Terrace Plaza Playhouse will present "Forever Plaid," a revue of the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s.

When • Monday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, 7:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Terrace Plaza Playhouse, 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden

Tickets • $7-$12;

'The Scarlet Pimpernel'

The Empress Theatre will kick off its 2013 season with the fun, fast-paced, swashbuckling adventure "The Scarlet Pimpernel." Special discount may be available for groups of 10 or more. Call 801-347-7373 for group requests.

When • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 7, 9 and 11, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Empress Theatre, 9104 W. 2700 South, Magna

Tickets • $10;

'Kicking the Hobbit: Bored of the Rings'

Sci-fi supergeek Walter has everything he could ever dream of: the latest "Lord of the Rings" boxed set, 700 action figures and his very own light saber! But his world comes crashing down when he gets a "Dear John" from his fiancée.

When • Thursday, Jan. 10, 7 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 11, 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 11:30 a.m., 2:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.

Where • Desert Star Playhouse, 4861 S. State St., Murray

Tickets • $9.95-$17.95; at 801-266-2600 or

Bountiful High's 'The Drowsy Chaperone'

This production is a whimsical parody of the American musical comedy. The Man in Chair watches as the fictional musical he is listening to, "The Drowsy Chaperone," comes to life right before his eyes. Call 801-402-3900 for more information.

When • Saturday and Monday, Jan. 12 and 14, 7 p.m.

Where • Bountiful High School, 695 S. Orchard Drive, Bountiful

Tickets • $6 in advance; $8 at the door