World Folkfest continues with ‘Bye Bye Birdie,’ ‘The Nerd,’ ‘Peter Pan’ opening in Utah County
MOVIES AT THE SCERA — Wednesday: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre. Thursday: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” Monday-Wednesday and Aug. 9: “Sherlock Gnomes” at the Clarke Grand Theatre. Thursday: “The Star.” Monday-Wednesday and Aug. 9: “The Nut Job: Nutty By Nature” at Showhouse II.
WORLD FOLKFEST -- The 32nd annual World Folkfest will continue in Springville Thursday through Saturday. The event features dancers from countries around the world including Hungary, China, Bolivia, Peru, Switzerland and Slovakia with additional performances by the Rocky Mountain Express clogging team and Native American performing group Morning Star. Admission is $5-$10 with a family pass priced at $30. Get more details at worldfolkfest.com.
STAND-UP COMEDY -- Coming to the Egyptian Theatre in Park City Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Headliners include Jann Karam and James P. Connolly with tickets priced at $15 and more details at egyptiantheatrecompnay.org.
UTAH FESTIVAL -- The 26th anniversary season of the Utah Festival, featuring Mozart’s “The Barber of Seville,” “Into the Woods,” “Amazing Grace” and “The Secret Garden” as well as “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” will wrap up Saturday. Individual show tickets start at $16 with more details at utahfestival.org.
NOW ON STAGE
“BYE BYE BIRDIE” -- The classic 1960s inspired musical comedy is set to show at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem Friday through Aug. 18 with performances nightly at 8 p.m. excluding Wednesdays and Sundays. Cost is $10-$16 with more details at scera.org.
“THE NERD” -- Larry Shue’s classic comedy “The Nerd” will come to the stage of the Covey Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theater. in Provo Thursday through Aug. 24. Performances are set for Thursday-Saturday and Monday at 7:30 p.m. with details at coveycenter.org.
“PETER PAN” -- The West Side Theatre Company will present a unique take on J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan,” running Thursday-Saturday and Monday at 8 p.m. at SilverLake Amphitheater in Eagle Mountain. Tickets are just $6-$8 and can be purchased at the event or in advance online at westsidetheatreco.org.
“THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE” -- The Desert Star Playhouse’s Desert Star Youth will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Thursday-Saturday in Murray. For more details visit desertstar.biz/Childrens/youth-production.php.
“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.
“THE DRAG” -- A musical expose on homosexuality in the 1920s by Mae West. Coming to An Other Theater Company through Aug. 18 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee Aug. 11. Tickets $12-$14 with details at anothertheatercompany.com.
“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 for Tuesday. 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. Tickets $20-$40 with more details at hct.org.
“OKLAHOMA!” -- Sundance Summer Theatre presents the classic musical. Performances run through Aug. 11 with shows each Monday and Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26-$38 with a $20 BBQ Dinner optional prior to each show. For more details, visit sundanceresort.com/events/summer-theatre.
“THE TEMPEST” -- Presented by Renaissance Now Theatre & Film as a part of the Castle Theatre Festival. “The Tempest” will play at the Castle Amphitheater in Provo on Aug. 11, and will be accompanied by hour-long workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., onstage combat, Renaissance history, Shakespearean acting and 1930s music history. “The Tempest” also will play at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival Friday at 9 p.m., Saturday at 1:30 and 6 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Fringe Theatre in Salt Lake City.
LOCAL GALLERY HIGHLIGHTS
ART DEMONSTRATION -- Join contemporary wildlife painter David Frederick Riley for a painting demonstration at Meyer Gallery, 305 Main St. in Park City as a part of the Park City Arts Festival. The Festival runs Friday-Sunday with the demonstration set for Saturday as the kick off to Riley’s solo show. For more details, visit meyergallery.com.
BALCONY GALLERY -- Monthly art exhibits located in the American Fork Library, 64 S. 100 East, American Fork, (801) 763-3070, afcity.org/library. Through August: Art by Gayle Stratford. Opening reception Monday at 6 p.m.