THEATER — MUSICAL: “The Christmas Box,” a new musical based on the popular Richard Paul Evans novel, opens tonight at 7:30 in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Pardoe Theatre. It tells the story of a man’s struggle to balance his family, work and personal life, and was written by faculty members Eric Samuelsen and Murray Boren. Rodger Sorensen directed it. Tickets tonight and Thursday are $5 general and $4 with student ID; prices go up to $10 and $5 starting Friday. Call 378-HFAC for more information or tickets.
THEATER — DRAMA: BYU’s production of “Little Women: Part First,” based on the first half of the classic American novel, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Margetts Theatre. The play was written by graduate student Alisha Watts Christiansen and directed by Carrie Morgan. Tickets are $9 general, $7 with student ID. Call 378-HFAC for more information.
THEATER — COMEDY: The Hale Center Theater Orem, 225 W. 400 North, will present Noel Coward’s classic comedy “Blithe Spirit” at 8 p.m. It’s the story of a man whose dead first wife haunts him and his new wife. Hilarity ensues. The show runs through Saturday. Tickets are $5-$7; call 226-8600 for more information.
MOVIES — INTERNATIONAL CINEMA: Three films are playing at International Cinema, 250 SWKT, this week, but only two have showtimes today. “Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors” (1965, 100 minutes) weaves together several stories and is full of music, movement and color. It’s in Ukranian with English subtitles; showtimes today are 3:15 and 8:10 p.m. “The Makioka Sisters” (1985, 148 minutes) is the story of four women and their ways of coping with tradition, family and their own needs in the time prior to World War II. It’s in Japanese with English subtitles; showtime today is 5:10 p.m. “A Mongolian Tale” will premiere Thursday. Admission to all shows is free with IC card; $1 without.
MUSIC — STRING ORCHESTRA: Classical masterpieces will come to life in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. under the hands of various members of the string family. The concert free.
MUSIC — MODERN CLASSICAL: Guest artist Thomas Moore will perform “Triadic Memories,” an intense piano piece, in the “Group for New Music” performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Few pianists have attempted this difficult piece; piano-lovers take note and don’t miss this! Admission is free.