Mysteries, musicals and a modernized Shakespearean classic are on the docket this week in theaters around the Wasatch Front.

- PARK CITY PERFORMANCES opens its 1993-94 "season of favorites" with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, "Wait Until Dark."Directed by Richard Scott, the cast includes Christine Woodward as Susy Hendrix, a young blind woman victimized by a trio of vicious drug pushers. Others in the cast are Jeffrey Owen, Geoffrey Spade, Dennis Kostecke, Blayne Wiley and Brandy Thomas.

In addition to its regular performances, PCP is offering two special promotions: a $2 discount for adults wearing costumes on Halloween night and admitting two for the price of one for veterans and their companions on Veterans Day (Nov. 12).

Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. from Oct. 8 through Nov. 13. Regular admission is $10 on Thursdays and $12 on weekends for adults, $10 for senior citizens and students, and $8 for children 12 and under. PCP performs in the historic Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main, Park City. For reservations or further information, call 649-9371.

- CENTER STAGE THEATRE COMPANY will open its new season with a futuristic approach to Shakespeare's "Macbeth," directed by Morgan Ludlow.

"With gangs becoming such an important issue in our world I want to represent that issue and take us into a possible future," says Ludlow. "The poetry of Shakespeare lends itself to many concept and this one, for me, has the most social significance."

His cast includes two sisters, Faith and Marian Partee, and a mother and son, Margie and Adam Jackman, along with several University of Utah acting majors.

Center Stage's home base is the New Hope Multicultural Center, 1002 W. 400 North. Performances will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 7-9, with one matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 9. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for students, children and senior citizens.

For advance reservations, call the New Hope Center at 363-4955.

- "THE SOUND OF MUSIC," Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical about Maria Von Trapp, is scheduled for six performances Oct. 8-18 at the Draper Theater, 12366 S. 900 East, Draper.

Director Walt Price's cast includes Katherine Liddle as Maria, Richard Alsop as Captain Von Trapp and Paul Roden as Uncle Max.

Performance will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, Oct. 8-9, 11, 15-16 and 18. For advance reservations, call 572-4144, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Admission is $5 and $7.

- "BRIGADOON," the musical fantasy by Lerner & Loewe, is being presented by the Riverton City Arts council for three performances in the Oquirrh Hills Middle School auditorium, 12949 S. 2700 West, Riverton.

Curtain is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children, with senior citizens admitted for $3 to the matinee. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Riverton City Hall. They will also be available at the door.

- "SHADOWBROOK MANSION," a mystery comedy with music, will play Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Valley Center Playhouse in Lindon, Oct. 4-28, alternating with "Hotel Frankenstein" (playing on weekends and Mondays). Additional performances are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Monday, Nov. 12-13 and 15.

The script and music were written by Jody Renstrom, co-owner of the playhouse.

For reservations, call 224-5310. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students, children and senior citizens and $20 per family. Group rates area also available.

There will be a nightly costume contest during the run of both "Frankenstein" and "Shadowbrook" with prizes for best, funniest and scariest costumes.