PLAN-B THEATRE COMPANY'S RADIO HOUR: FAIRYANA, ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., $20/$10 students
In the past few years that I've regularly been seeing theater productions in and around Salt Lake City, the almost-annual Radio Hour productions jointly offered by Plan-B Theatre Company and KUER's RadioWest have become some of my favorites. Past editions have included adaptations of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, fairy tales and scary stories, and no matter the subject matter, watching the voice actors, live musicians and foley artists bring the radio plays to life has always been a treat. I expect no different this year as the show moves to the Christmas season and is part of Plan-B's "Season of Eric"--the year-long series dedicated to the craft of playwright Eric Samuelsen. For Fairyana, Samuelsen has penned a holiday show about a holiday show, with the writers of a children's TV show possessed by their own fictional characters. It's part-spoof of saccharine holiday entertainment, and part-noir detective story, and should make for a fine time. I encourage you to get tickets to the live production on Tuesday night at the Rose Wagner, but if you can't make it, be sure to tune in to the live radio broadcast on KUER 90.1 FM .