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Celebrate ‘Christmas in Connecticut’

With the thrills and chills of “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Rocky Horror Show” behind us, Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2023-24 season journey continues into the holiday season. From Dec. 1-16, PTC will bring University of Utah audiences “Christmas in Connecticut”—a new musical adaptation of the beloved 1945 Warner Brothers Film. PTC’s production is the second-ever staging of this new holiday classic and the only production of “Christmas in Connecticut” in the nation this holiday season.

From the bucolic paradise of her Connecticut farm, famed Smart Housekeeping columnist Liz Lane dishes out advice on marriage, cooking and homemaking to eager housewives across the country. There are just a few small details of which her readers aren’t aware: Liz actually lives in a tiny New York City apartment, she has never been married and she can’t cook. When a beloved war hero (and fan of Liz’s column) is invited by Liz’s publisher to Christmas on the nonexistent farm, a musical comedy of errors ensues.

How to experience PTC as a member of the U community

  • University employees receive 20% off all performances.
  • University students are eligible to purchase $5 rush tickets (two tickets per student ID) one hour prior to performance. Advance tickets are available for Monday-Thursday performances at a 50% discount.
  • K-12 students are eligible for half-off tickets for Monday-Thursday performances.
  • Students can learn more about these offers here.

For more information about season subscriptions or university community discounts, contact Pioneer Theatre Company’s Box Office at, call 801-581-6961 or visit the outside will-call window in person at the Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre on campus.