Weekend Best Bets: A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical and majestic ice castle


BYU’s production of “Mary Poppins” runs through Feb. 4. (Photo by BYU Photo)

Don’t let the gloom of January keep you inside. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair – and you shouldn’t miss it. Here are five weekend best bets for entertainment.

“Mary Poppins”

After you’ve completed your “jolly holiday,” settle in for a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show at BYU. This magical musical, based on P.L. Travers stories and Disney’s movie, is the “spoonful of sugar” for the winter blues (if we may be so precocious). Grab your kite! “Mary Poppins” takes flight this weekend.

When: Jan. 25 – Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: de Jong Concert Hall, BYU
Cost: $18–$24
Site: arts.byu.edu

The Osmond/Chapman Orchestra

Strike up the orchestra! Call in the vocalist! Utah Valley’s singer David Osmond and saxophonist Caleb Chapman are teaming up for a night of musical magic. Taking a note form the Great American Songbook, this duo and orchestra will take the SCERA’s stage.

When: Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Where: SCERA
Cost: $14 for adults; $12 for children/seniors
Site: scera.org

Midway Ice Castle

Utah County just can’t “let go” of the Midway Ice Castle, which has become a winter tradition. With the consistent snow and cold weather, the Midway Ice Castle has opened with its icy slides, tunnels and caves. Plus, “the cold never bothered (us) anyway, right?

When: Dates currently available through Feb. 4
Homestead Resort, 700 Homestead Dr. in Midway, Utah
$15–$18 general admission; $10–$12 for children (4–11)
Site: icecastles.com

“Cash on Delivery”

Eric Swann is in the swindling business. As an unemployed man, Swann has duped the British welfare system  by claiming a variety of government benefits by pretending to be multiple tenants “living” in his apartment complex. When the British government comes to check on Swann’s tenants, will he be able to prove they all exist?

When: Jan. 27 (4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) and Jan. 28 (11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7: 30 p.m.)
Where: Hale Center Theater Orem
Cost: $20–$24 for adults; $16–$18 for children
Site: haletheater.org

BYU Men’s Volleyball

Bump, spike, kill this weekend with a night at the Smith Fieldhouse. No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball team (6-1, 2-0) returns home this weekend to take on No. 7 UC Irvine.

When: Jan. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m.
Where: Smith Fieldhouse, BYU
Cost: $5–$35
Site: byucougars.com

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