‘A Magical Cirque Christmas,’ UVNY 2019, ‘Works Left Undone’ and more: This week in Utah arts
ECCLES THEATER — Salt Lake City venue. (385) 468-1010. artsaltlake.org. Saturday: “A Magical Cirque Christmas.”
“THE NUTCRACKER” — Ballet West brings new sets and costumes to Willam Christensen’s “The Nutcracker,” set to show through Saturday at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. More details are available at balletwest.org.
UVNY 2019 — A New Year’s dance party presented by The Tribe at the UCCU Center at Utah Valley University. The event will run from 9 p.m. Monday to 1 a.m. Jan. 1 and include a New Year countdown, a main dance and country dance floor, a rock wall, food vendors and more. For details visit uccucenter.com.
NOW ONSTAGE OPENING:
“THE ODD COUPLE” — Presented by the Hale Center Theater Orem, “The Odd Couple” will run Monday through Feb. 9 with tickets $19-$27. Shows will run nightly excluding Sundays at 7:30 p.m. with matinees and additional showtimes at haletheater.org.
“HOW THE GROUCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” — Desert Star will present its annual holiday production through Jan. 5. This year, the theater will feature the original farce, “How the Grouch Stole Christmas: Green Eggs & Hilarious Hams.” Performances are currently listed as scheduled for Monday, Wednesday-Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 2:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m. with tickets ranging from $14.95-$24.95. For details, visit desertstar.biz.
“SAVIOR OF THE WORLD” — Coming to the Conference Center Theater on Temple Square through Saturday with shows Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $10 with details at LDS.org/Events.
“THE WIZARD OF OZ” — Coming to the Centre Stage of the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy through Feb. 2 with performances Monday-Saturday at 12:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. with an additional show at 9 a.m. Saturday. No performances Tuesday and Jan. 1, with an altered schedule Monday and Dec. 31. Tickets $25-$49 with details at hct.org.
THEATER NOTE: HALE CENTER THEATER OREM ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION — Hale Center Theater in Orem has announced a proposed site for a new theater directly adjacent to The Orchard at University Place. Development is in conjunction with the city of Orem and the Woodbury family of University Place, with plans including a 568-seat theater with a proscenium thrust stage and a 200-seat black box theater.
SPOTLIGHT ON ART
BYU MUSEUM OF ART — moa.byu.edu. Through Jan. 12: For Home and Country: Posters and Propaganda from the Great War. Through Jan. 5: Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings by Carl Bloch. Through Dec. 2018: Meditate on the Lord. Through 2018: Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 29.
“CHRISTMAS IN THE ROTUNDA” — The American Fork Library will present its annual rotunda holiday art show throughout the month of December. More details at americanforkarts.com.
“THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE AMERICAN WEST” — A National Geographic gallery on display through Monday in The Attic, located on the fourth floor Academy Wing of the Provo City Library, 550 N. University Ave., Provo.
SPRINGVILLE MUSEUM OF ART — 126 E. 400 South, Springville, smofa.org. Through Jan. 5: “Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition” (formerly the “Annual Christmas Lamb Art Show”). Through Jan. 16: “33rd Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah.” Through Jan. 16: “Journeys: Monomyth and Transformation.”
“WORKS LEFT UNDONE” — On display at Frameworks Gallery at University Place in Orem is a set of 20 images painted, yet incomplete by acclaimed local artist James Christensen, who passed away in January 2017. The works are unfinished and taken from his studio to offer a glimpse into his creative process. The works will be on display through Monday with details at havenlight.com/james-christensen-work-left-undone.