The Utah Shakespeare Festival is in full swing, and now's one of the best times to take the trip to Cedar City (check out our blog on a near by scenic drive).

But if you can't make it down south and have kids in tow, check out The Children's Theatre's own Shakespeare Festival, which opens tonight.

Here are the shows:

Green Show

Sort of the free-for-all show, where musicians, entertainers and actors get on stage and do their thing. Aug. 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 18 and 25 at 1 p.m.

The show is free. Just show up at the door or call the box office (number below) to reserve a spot.

Backstage Tours

Go behind the scenes with an actor at The Children's Theatre, where you can ask questions and witness how the magic is made.

Reserve in advance. Saturdays, Aug. 18 and 25 at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are $2. Click here to get them.

Twelfth Night

The theater's young actors take the stage for William Shakespeare's play about Viola, who masquerades as a young man named Cesario and enters the service of Duke Orsino after being ship wrecked and seemingly losing her twin brother.

Friday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 18 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Tickets are $8. Click here to buy.

Comedy of Errors

The theater's more experienced actors on stage for Shakespeare's comedy about two sets of identical twins who were separated at birth with the same names, arriving at the same time in the same city.

The play runs Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10. Click here to get them.

The Children's Theatre is located at 3605 S. State Street. Give them a call at 801-532-6000 with any questions.

Utah Shakespeare Festival

If you are planning a trip to Cedar City, here are links to what's showing:

Mary Stuart
The Merry Wives of WindsorTitus Andronicus
To Kill a Mockingbird
Les Miserables
Stones In His Pockets