Fear Factory Friday, gallery openings and now on stage: Arts in Utah this week
FEAR FACTORY — The Fear Factory, 666 W. 800 South in Salt Lake City, will open Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight in honor of Friday the 13th. It is the last Friday the 13th weekend the venue will be open until the Halloween season. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit fearfactoryslc.com.
MOVIES AT THE SCERA — Wednesday: Disney/Pixar’s “Coco,” at the SCERA Shell. Thursday: “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” Monday-Wednesday and July 19: “I Can Only Imagine” at the Clarke Grand Theatre. Thursday: “The Lego Ninjago Movie.” Monday-Wednesday and July 19: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” at Showhouse II.
UTAH FESTIVAL— The 26th anniversary season of the Utah Festival will continue with Mozart’s “The Barber of Seville,” “Into the Woods,” “Amazing Grace” and “The Secret Garden” at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in Logan and “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” in the 1924 Utah Theatre in Logan. The Festival will run through Aug. 4 and feature 154 events total including productions presented in repertory, concerts, lectures, breakfast with the stars, a silent film series and more. Individual show tickets start at $16 with more details at utahfestival.org.
NOW ON STAGEOPENING:
“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR.” — The classic Disney musical will be presented in youth theater form at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo with shows Friday and Saturday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $6-$8 with more details at coveycenter.org.
“SNOW WHITE” — The Sting & Honey Company presents a new version of “Snow White” directed and written by Javen Tanner. The production will run Friday through July 28 at the Regent Street Black Box of the Eccles Theater with tickets priced at $20. For more details, visit artsaltlake.org.
“ANNIE” — The Hale Center Theater in Orem presents the beloved musical story of red-headed orphan Annie and her search for a family. Performances will run through Aug. 11 with performances daily excluding Sundays. Tickets priced from $14-$24 with more details at haletheater.org.
“BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN” — The SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre presents the musical adaptation of Mark Twain’s popular tale. Performances Monday, Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday through July 21 at 8 p.m. with tickets ranging from $10-$16. For more details, visit scera.org.
“LAW & DISORDER: CS:I DID WHAT?!” — If you have a penchant for televised crime serials, or even just for snagging a laugh at their expense, you’ll want to check out Law & Disorder: CS:I Did What?!” at the Desert Star Playhouse in Murray through Aug. 18. Performances of the original spoof will be held daily excluding Sunday at various times, with tickets priced from $15.95-$24.95. For more details, visit desertstar.biz.
“MY SON PINOCCHIO” — The Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy will present Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio: Geppetto’s Musical Tale.” Performances run through Sept. 8 with shows Monday and Friday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 2. Saturday matinees will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. with no performances scheduled July 23. Tickets are $18-$40 with more details at hct.org.
“NEWSIES” — The Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy will present the Broadway musical “Newsies,” based off the popular Disney film detailing the newsboys strike of 1899. Shows will run through Sept. 1 with performances Monday-Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Saturday matinees at 12:30 and 4 p.m. No performances will be held Wednesday and July 24. Tickets $20-$40 with more details at hct.org.
“THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” – Broadway at the Eccles presents “the spectacular new production” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” set to show at the Delta Hall of the Eccles Theater through July 22. Tickets range from $100-$160 with more details at artsaltlake.org.
LOCAL GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS
“A CELEBRATION OF LIGHT AND COLOR” — A new artist exhibit entitled “A Celebration of Light and Color” is scheduled to open at the Local Colors of Utah Art Gallery in Sugar House July 20 with an evening reception and run through Aug. 13. The gallery will feature the work of award-winning landscape artist Jim Woodward with more details at localcolorsart.com.
PETEETNEET GALLERY OPENING — This Friday the Peteetneet Gallery in Payson will host the Steve Parsons Photography exhibit opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and the artist will be available to meet with guests. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month.
“RECENT” — An exhibition titled “Recent” will be on display in the state-owned Alice Gallery in Salt Lake City from Friday through Sept. 7. The display will feature works acquired by the gallery in the last five years. For more details on the gallery, visit heritage.utah.gov/arts-and-museums/things-gallery-alice.
”REMNANTS”: NEW WORKS BY MARY SAUER -- Meyer Gallery in Park City has announced the opening of “Remnants,” the Gallery’s first solo show for acclaimed figurative painter Mary Sauer. The opening is set for July 27 from 6-9 p.m. with live music and refreshments available. For more details, visit meyergallery.com.
THEATER SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
HALE CENTER THEATER OREM 2019 -- Orem’s Hale Center Theater has announced the show lineup for the 2019 season, which includes: “The Odd Couple,” Dec. 31-Feb. 9, 2019. “Newsies,” Feb. 22-April 20, 2019. “Tuck Everlasting,” May 3-June 15, 2019. “Million Dollar Quartet,” June 28-Aug. 3, 2019. “Charley’s Aunt,” Aug. 15-Sept. 14, 2019. “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Sept. 27-Nov. 23, 2019. “A Christmas Carol,” Nov. 30-Dec. 23, 2019. Season tickets go on sale Monday, with more details at haletheater.org.