Broadway musicals and off-the-wall comedies are big this week for theatergoers, including "Into the Woods" (see today's cover) and the regional premiere of "Holmes & Watson: Clueless Again!" (see story at left).

- "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF," the popular Broadway classic, will be presented by Bountiful Community Theater at 7 p.m. on May 1-3 and 5 in the Bountiful High School auditorium, 695 S. Orchard Drive.Directed by Shari Cole, the cast includes David Hill as Tevye and Glori Naylor as Golde.

Admission is $8 for the general public and $6 for senior citizens, students and children. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Top Hat Video, Carr Stationery, the Red Flame Restaurant and the Bountiful/Davis Art Center.

- "SIX WOMEN WITH BRAIN DEATH OR EXPIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW," an adult-oriented musical comedy, directed by Ronald Ladwig, will be presented Tuesday through Saturday, April 29-May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Weber State University's Shepherd Union Building.

Ladwig describes the production as a "topical revue with the common thread of a bizarre world in which a variety of characters find themselves trapped."

Rosanna E. Coppedge, one of the show's eight collaborating writers, has said that she and her co-writers took things in life that "made them angry" to create a sarcastically funny look at women's experiences - everything from American pop culture conspiring to make women paranoid, insecure and prone to eating disorders to the excessive numbers of self-help books.

One of the show's characters is Rambi - part Bambi, part Rambo - dealing with the conflicts between her Pollyanna nature and the harshness of reality.

Ladwig notes that parental discretion is advised. "The show is similar to the Capitol Steps and more scathing than `Saturday's Voyeur.' "

Logistical problems created by several events scheduled at the same time at Ogden's newly renovated Egyptian Theatre caused "Brain Death" to be moved from the theater's rehearsal room, where it was originally scheduled, to the Gallery in the Shepherd Union Building on campus.

Tickets are $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for students, senior citizens and alumni. They can be purchased in advance from the Dee Events Center ticket office (626-8500). They will also be available at the door one hour prior to curtain.

- EXTENSIONS - The Terrace Plaza Playhouse, Ogden, had extended its run of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with three additional performances. Originally scheduled to close April 28, it will also play at 7:30 p.m. on May 2, 3 and 4. For tickets, call 393-0070.

The extension means that dates will change for the next three shows on the schedule: "Annie," May 9-June 16; "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," June 27-Aug. 18, and "The Pirates of Penzance," Aug. 22-Oct. 13.

The Off Broadway Theatre's popular "Quick Wits" improv comedy revue is also adding extra performances. It will now play at 10 p.m. on both Fridays and Saturdays until further notice, with additional 7:30 p.m. performances on May 2 and 3.

Call 355-4628 for reservations. OBT is located at 272 S. Main, Salt Lake City.