From the second star to the right to an enchanted florist with a horrific plant. From a campy roller skate crew to a cursed castle haunted by a doomed prince, Canyons District’s middle schools and high schools are bringing plenty of excitement your way this spring to shake you out of the winter doldrums.
Check your calendars — there are plenty of dates from which to choose — and enjoy one, or all, of these fantastic productions, which are sure to chase all the cobwebs away. All members of the public are invited to attend — don’t miss out!
Feb. 19-22: The Alta Theatre Department will be performing “Our Town” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 in advance at showtix4u.com or $10 at the door.
Feb. 20-22, 24: Jordan High will be presenting “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the prequel to Peter Pan, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults.
March 6-7: Corner Canyon will be performing the short play, “Check Please,” a funny comedy about awful dates, in the Little Theater on March 6 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and March 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at www.cornercanyontheatre.com or at the door.
March 11-14: Draper Park Middle will showcase “Xanadu Jr.” Doors to the auditorium open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
March 19-21: The Hillcrest High Theatre Department presents William Shakespeare’s “Richard II” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8-10, and will be available at www.HillcrestTheatre.com beginning March 1.
March 25-26: Midvale Middle will perform “Cinderella.” Doors to the auditorium open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m.
March 26-28: Eastmont Middle students will put on a production of “Music Man.” Doors to the auditorium open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m.
April 22-25: Union Middle students will perform “Once on this Island.” Doors to the auditorium open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. In addition to the evening performances, a Saturday matinee will be held at 2 p.m. on April 25.
May 1-2, 4: Brighton High will present "Where Words Once Were," by Finegan Kruckemeyer at 7 p.m. at Butler Middle School. Tickets are $7.
May 13-16: Corner Canyon will present “Little Shop of Horrors,” the musical, in the auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance at www.cornercanyontheatre.com or $10 at the door.
May 14-16: The Hillcrest High Productions Company presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “A Chorus Line – high school edition” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8-10 and will be available at www.HillcrestTheatre.com beginning May 1.
May 19-21: The drama program at Mount Jordan Middle will produce “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” promptly at 6:30 p.m.