October offers a theater lineup from classics to mysteries

Provided by Hale Center Theater Orem

Hale Centre Theatre bids goodbye to their West Valley home with a production of “A Bundle of Trouble” this fall, written by Ruth and Nathan Hale, who founded both Hale Centre Theatre and Hale Center Theater Orem.

SALT LAKE CITY — October offers a wide variety of options in the world of local theater, from well-loved classics such as “Hello Dolly” and “Guys and Dolls” to a few mysteries leading up to Halloween.

‘Hello Dolly’

In the words of its theme song, 1964’s “Hello, Dolly!” the musical is still “glowin’,” “crowin’” and “goin’ strong.”

The musical, which tells the story of matchmaker Dolly Levi seeking to find a bride for the cranky widower Horace Vandergelder, has been back in the news thanks to Bette Midler’s 2017 Tony award-winning performance in this year’s Broadway revival. Thankfully, local fans of this highly decorated musical won’t have to travel to the Great White Way in order to be transported to the good ol’ days of the 1890s in Yonkers, New York.

Fans of the classic can see the production Oct. 5-Nov. 18 at Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, Orem, $22-$24 for adults, $16-18 for children (801-226-8600 or haletheater.org).

‘An American in Paris’

The musical “An American in Paris” was inspired by the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly and follows an American soldier who decides to stay in Paris after the war, finding love along the way. The musical is a four-time Tony Award-winning show, including for best choreography, and includes the music of George and Ira Gershwin. The touring Broadway production will be at the Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, Oct. 10-15, $40-$90 (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org).

‘Guys and Dolls’

This musical from the Golden Age of Broadway ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950, according to Music Theatre International, the company that licenses the show. Local productions of the show are frequent, including at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Ogden next month. Follow along as the always good and proper missionary Sarah Brown and…

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