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Logan was once known as "The Athens of the West" for its cultural slate, and the tradition is still going strong. The Utah Festival Opera Company, 59 S. 100 West (tel. 800/262-0074 or 435/750-0300, ext. 106; www.ufoc.org), presents a summer series of grand operas, light operettas, and musicals at the historic Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main St. (tel. 435/752-0026; www.centerforthearts.us), a dazzling piece of restoration. Recent productions have included such operas as Pagliacci, Camelot, and The Mikado. The Ellen Eccles Theatre also stages other productions, ranging from modern dance performances to big band concerts. Call for the current schedule.

One of the few true repertory companies anywhere, the Old Lyric Repertory Company, 28 W. Center St. (tel. 435/752-1500 or 797-8022 for the box office; www.usu.edu/lyric), founded at Utah State University in 1967, presents a variety of comedies, dramas, and musicals, with equity actors, during its 8-week summer season.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.