2017 Season Auditions Begin at Tuacahn!
By Joseph Smith, Tuacahn Public Relations
Auditions for Tuacahn’s 2017 Broadway in the Desert season have officially begun. Through the month of January and in to February the production team of Tuacahn Center for the Arts will watch hundreds of talented performers vying for a few coveted spots. “It’s an exciting time of year when we get to travel across the country looking for the perfect ...
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Opens at Tuacahn!
August 5 - Oct 15
By Joseph Smith, Tuacahn Public Relations
On August 5th, after much anticipation, Tuacahn unveils its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. From the Oscar® -winning team Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz comes a lushly scored retelling of Victor Hugo’s epic story of love, acceptance, and what it means to be a hero.
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney...
Tuacahn To Host 6th Annual Mutts and Music Benefit Concert To Raise Funds For The Ivins Animal Shelter
By Joseph Smith, Tuacahn Public Relations
(Ivins, UT) Saturday, August 13th at 1:00pm the indoor Hafen Theatre at Tuacahn Center For The Arts wills open its doors for a concert to benefit the Ivins No-Kill Animal Supporters (INKAS). The 6th annual Mutts and Music is a musical cabaret of talent offered by cast members from this year’s Tuacahn shows.
The monies raised will help ensure the proper funding of the various needs of the Ivins Animal Shelter such as veterinarian care, supplies, training, grooming, maintaining, socializing- and many more- all in an effort to find homes for these precious pets through adoption.
The variety show will include performances of actors starring in this year’s hit shows Disney’s Tarza, Peter Pan and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. However, instead of singing songs from the shows, these Broadway caliber actors will break from character and perform songs of their choosing pulled from their deep repertoire of talent.
Bring the whole family earlier and enjoy the Tuacahn Saturday Market, which starts at 9:00am. Then get out of the heat and enter the Hafen Theatre at 1:00pm for a fantastic show full of talent, live animals and just plain fun.
Tuacahn Center For The Arts and INKAS are both non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Suggested donation price for entrance is $15 for adults and $5 for children.
Tuacahn Helps Welcome Home Lt. Col. Drake Warning: Grab a tissue before watching! “Daddy’s home!” A wish come true for sure. After a year of being deployed in Africa, Dennis "Tres" Drake, Lt Col, USAF reunites by surprise with his wife, Brandi and 10 year old daughter, before Disney’s When You Wish at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in southern Utah in front of 2,000 audience members. Welcome home Lt Col Drake and thank you for your service to our country.
Tuacahn Breaks Ground On New Arts CenterBy Joseph Smith, Tuacahn Public Relations
(Ivins, UT) At long last, Tuacahn Center For The Arts breaks ground for its new Arts Center. This new 19,000sqft building is set to be completed this coming summer.
"The new Arts Center will greatly expand our ability to meet the needs of our growth," states Kevin Smith, CEO. "The center will provide a truly professional, state of the art, facility to better meet the needs of our actors and greatly enhance the experience of our patrons."
Musician Aiming for Guinness Record with Local ConcertsBy Brian Passey, The Spectrum News
Phoenix-based singer-songwriter Scott Helmer has his sights set on a world record and three concerts in our region Tuesday will play a part in his attempt.
If all goes well, Helmer will break the record for most live concerts in 24 hours (multiple cities) as he plays a dozen shows between San Diego and...
OK, I Grudgingly Admit I Enjoyed that Archuleta Concert
A couple of weeks ago I was surprised at how much I enjoyed The Piano Guys’ concert at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins. Now that surprise has been awarded to David Archuleta.
I’ve never considered myself a fan of either. I’m still not sure I do. But both The Piano Guys and David Archuleta know how to entertain...
Tuacahn Presents 2015 Concert Series And Announces Show Season For 2016!
(Ivins, UT) Tuacahn’s 20th year celebration has been full of fun and fantasy as it draws to a close one of its most successful seasons to date. “This year’s shows, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, Disney’s When You Wish and Sister Act , have been three of the most fun productions I’ve been able to be part of,” says Scott Anderson, Artistic Director. “From the caliber of actors and talent, to the incredible production value…audiences have been absolutely...
Disney's When You Wish - A Young Star Rising
(Ivins-Utah) To highlight its 20th anniversary achievement, Tuacahn Center for the Arts is set to debut the world premiere of Disney’s When You Wish. “We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with Disney over the last several years. We are happy to receive the rights to produce the premiere of Disney’s When You Wish,” says Scott Anderson, Tuacahn’s Artistic Director. Anderson added, “This spectacular stage production features classic full choreographed live production numbers. This fantastic live production coupled with a stunning panoramic backdrop will be something your family will never forget.”
When You Wish travels into a little girl's imagination on a magical journey through...
Team Tuacahn and The Disney Connection
By Joseph E Smith, Tuacahn Public Relations
(Ivins, UT) How does a performing arts center nestled within a seemingly obscure canyon in southern Utah team up with a world giant in theatre entertainment?...
TUACAHN’S 2015 SPRING CONCERT SEASON
(Ivins, UT) The Tuacahn Amphitheatre- Southern Utah’s favorite music and theatre venue- has assembled an all-star lineup of musicians and performers that will make the 2015 spring season one to remember. Performers scheduled to appear in...
TUACAHN CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
(Ivins, UT) In the spring of 1995, Tuacahn Amphitheatre opened its doors to share with its audience Tuacahn’s first musical theatre production UTAH! It was the beginning of a dream for Tuacahn Center for the Arts to heighten the arts, education, and the community it serves.
Now, in 2015, having produced more than 50 major musical theatre productions, hosting more than 150 concerts, showcasing hundreds of professional actors and musicians, educating thousands of students, involving thousands of community volunteers, and seating hundreds of thousands of patrons, Tuacahn Center for the Arts celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
“It is very fulfilling to see how far Tuacahn has progressed over the last 20 years,” says Kevin Warnick, Managing Director and COO. Kevin continues, “I remember...
Tuacahn’s Christmas In The Canyon Opening November 28-December 22, 2014 Running every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Ivins, UT- A live Nativity, an open warm fire, the Old Salty Train ride, Santa Claus, camel rides, hot chocolate, holiday music, and hundreds of thousands of sparkling Christmas lights and more- all framed within the red walls of Padre Canyon- will rush in the holiday spirit like nothing you and your family have ever experienced. Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon invites and welcomes you and yours to come and share holiday cheer.
The live Nativity, presented in the Tuacahn Amphitheatre, is a highlight of the experience for sure. The cast of up to 87 changes nightly as it is made up of community volunteers that come to re-tell the ‘First Christmas.’
The volunteers arrive early and are fitted with ancient period attire from our costume shop. They then receive rehearsal instruction from Ryan Norton, Tuacahn’s Associate Producer. After one walk through and a final run through with lights and music, the cast is ready to tell the miracle of Christmas. “The Nativity at Tuacahn is a great opportunity for family and friends to participate in...
Tuacahn AmphitheatreTo Present The World Premiere of Disney’s When You Wish Along With Disney’s Beauty And The Beast And Sister Act in 2015
(Ivins, UT) The majestic red rock cliffs of Southern Utah will miraculously transform into a Disney wonderland of fun and fantasy with the never before seen world premiere of Disney’s
When You Wish
. A bewitching collaboration between Disney and Tuacahn, When You Wish
brings the best of Disney’s musicals to the Tuacahn Amphitheatre.
“The success of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Tuacahn’s fabulous record of producing outstanding Disney musicals has contributed to receiving the rights to produce the premiere of Disney’s When You Wish . It is a great honor,” says Scott Anderson, Tuacahn’s Artistic Director. Mr. Anderson continued, “This spectacular stage production features classic animation from Disney’s extensive film library displayed on our giant water curtain using state of the art projection accompanied by full choreographed live production numbers. This fantastic live production coupled with...
Tuacahn Saturday Market Highlights Master Artist - JOHN JOHNSON
(Ivins, UT) Since the close of the Renaissance period of art and with the distance of centuries since, it is indeed rare to find what we endearingly call ‘A Renaissance Man.’ Even more rare perhaps is to find one within our own community living a stone’s throw from the red mountains that rise above Tuacahn. For this is what we find in local artist, John Johnson; a Renaissance man in the truest sense.
Currently living in Santa Clara, Utah, John has enjoyed a successful career and more importantly a passion within the arts. Photography, oil painting, pottery, metal sculpture, and wall sculpture are a few of the mediums in which John has excelled. John is a Tuacahn Saturday Market ‘favorite’ as he has been showing his talents in this venue for more than four years. His story of creativity is fascinating.
Photography was John’s first passion. After graduating in photography from the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, John put his talents to work in the commercial photography industry. “I have photographed on a professional level almost everything from special merchandise items to...
THRILLER, SAWYER BROWN, STAYIN’ ALIVE, AND AIR SUPPLY HEADLINE TUACAHN’S 2014 FALL CONCERT SEASON
(Ivins, UT) The Tuacahn Amphitheatre- Southern Utah’s favorite music and theatre venue- has assembled an all-star lineup of musicians and performers that will make the 2014 fall season one to remember. Performers scheduled to appear in the deep canyon of Tuacahn include Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller, Sawyer Brown, Stayin’ Alive: One Night of the Bee Gees, and...
‘JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT', RETURNS TO THE TUACAHN AMPHITHEATRE
(Ivins, Ut) Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son. This production will be playing August 1st-October16.
Directed and choreographed by Derryl Yeager, “JOSEPH” retells in Biblical proportions the classic story of Joseph and his prophetic dreams. Experience with Joseph his adventures of betrayal by his jealous brothers, of being sold into Egypt, of thwarting Potiphar’s wife, of landing in jail, and...