The seven shows opening this week on regional stages represent "something for everybody." The biggest is Pioneer Theatre Company's "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine," spotlighted on today's Arts Section cover.

Other productions include:- "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" - Where is that masked man?

The marquee outside says Desert Star Playhouse, but inside, on stage, it will be the infamous Paris Opera House, where the mysterious, elusive phantom roams the dark catacombs.

This musical melodrama version of the Gaston Leroux classic is NOT the Andrew Lloyd Webber spectacle. It's a melodramatic spoof and was completely sold out last year when the Playhouse had a seven-page waiting list at the end of its first run. Some 2,000 potential patrons were turned away.

Michael Todd, who operates the theater, recommends that reservations be made soon and that performances earlier in the run may be easier to get into.

Directed by Michael Claridge from Peter Van Slyke's adaptation of the famous tale, the 1992 edition features many of last year's cast members, along with some newcomers. James A. Dale is back in the title role, along with Claridge, Scott Holman, Eric Jensen, Brett Larsen, Alison Henriksen and Kaycee Sanchez.

Holly Healy is making her DSP debut as Christine.

Following the opening on Thursday, Sept. 18, performances will continue on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 3 p.m. through Nov. 14. Advance reservations are required. Call 266-7600 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily, except Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Group rates are available. The cabaret-style theater is located at 4861 S. State St., Murray.

- "THE FANTASTICKS," which is still running off-Broadway after more than 30 years (and nearly 11,000 performances), will open the second season of indoor productions at Sundance.

Directed by Jayne Luke, Sundance Theatre's artistic director, the cast includes Stephen D. Diamond and Amy Westerby as Matt and Luisa, and Marvin Payne as Narrator/El Gallo.

Performances in the Sundance Institute Screening Room will be at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays from Sept. 18 through Oct. 3. All seats are $10. For reservations call the Sundance ticket office at 225-4100.

- "POLLY," a one-woman musical written by Stephen Kapp Perry, will be presented the next two weekends as part of Murray's "Vintage Days" 90th birthday celebration.

The production will be staged Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, and Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Sept. 26, at noon, in the Vine Street Theatre. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Day's Murray Music, 266-3537.

Most Vintage Days activities, including performances by the Curtain Call Children's Theatre and the Zivio Ethnic Arts Ensemble, will be held on Sept. 26 in downtown Murray.

- "THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW," the classic Halloween tale, is scheduled for 18 performances at City Rep, 638 S. State St.

Adapted for the stage by Stuart N. Mitchell, Shellie Waters and Beth Bruner from Washington Irving's story, it chronicles the adventures of gangly schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, his confrontation with the famous Headless Horseman and friendly rivalry with dashing Brom Bones for the affections of heiress Katrina van Tassel.

The cast includes Greg Hopkins at Ichabod, Collyn Kreuzer as Brom and Holly Braithwaite as Katrina, with Jennifer Krebs, Jacob Bruner, Michael Canham and Thomas Marcus in other roles.

Public performances will be on selected Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through mid-November. Playdates are Sept. 19, 21 and 25, Oct. 3, 5, 9, 17, 19, 23 and 31, and Nov. 2, 6, 14 and 16, all at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 10 and 24, and Nov. 7. Tickets, priced at $7.50 for adults and $4.75 for children, are available at the City Rep box office. Call 532-6000.

Performances are also offered on specific weekdays at 11:30 a.m. for area school field trips at discounted group rates. These dates are: Sept. 22 and 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and 30, and Nov. 3 and 10.

- TWO MURDER MYSTERY EVENTS are scheduled for Friday night, Sept. 18.

Chameleons, The Whodunit Company, will present its newest solve-it-yourself sleuthing exercise, "Fraternal Disorders," at Sherwood Hills Resort in Sardine Canyon, and Hunt Mystery & Company is reviving its production of "Who's Crazy at St. Patrick's?" at Snowbird.

- "Fraternal Disorders," will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sherwood Hills banquet room. Admission is $19.95 per person, including an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner and the audience participation mystery event.

Sherwood Hills is about halfway between Logan and Brigham City. For reservations, call (toll-free) 1-800 772-4209, or (from the Cache Valley area) 245-6424.

- "Who's Crazy at St. Patrick's?" is a two-in-one murder mystery dinner show, is scheduled Friday and Saturday nights, Sept. 18 and 19, at The Snowbird Center in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The Hunt Mystery & Company production focuses on an open house celebration at St. Patrick's Hospital, where the guest list includes two patients from the psychiatric ward. The festivities turn upside-down when one of the guests is the first to be snuffed out.

Seating for the dinner and show both nights begins at 7 p.m. in the Snowbird Center, level 2. Reservations are $25 per person.

Starring in the show are Don Bright, Lenore Cambria, Jesse Dolce, Monte and Diane Lyon, Sharon and Dennis Maughn, Rocky Revels and Mike Weaver.

Call Snowbird at 521-6040, Ext. 4080, for more information and to make reservations.