Dec 14, 2010

Tuacahn Saturday Market - Dec. 18th, 2010

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Oct 12, 2010

Benefit Planned for Teens Struck by Lightning in Southern Utah

On Tuesday October 5th, Snow Canyon High School students Dane Zdunich and Alex Lambson were struck by lightning at the end of the school day. Both boys stopped breathing. Because of the fast actions of students, school employees, medical response teams and physicians, both boys were stabilized at Dixie Regional Medical Center and then life-flighted to the Burn Center in Las Vegas. This benefit concert will raise funds to help pay for medical expenses for Dane and Alex and their long recovery.
Students from Snow Canyon, Dixie, Pine View, Desert Hills and Tuacahn High Schools will be performing, along with students from Dixie College. The evening will also include professional entertainers, including some from Tuacahn's summer productions.

For Ticket Information, go HERE

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Oct 7, 2010

Tuacahn Helps Raise Funds for Local Teens Struck by Lightning

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 Last night, Tuacahn Amphitheatre joined in on fundraising efforts for two local teens, Christopher “Dane” Zdunich, 16, and Alex Phillip Lambson, 17, who were struck by lightning last Tuesday at Snow Canyon High School and life flighted to a hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.  One of the teens has a sister who attends Tuacahn High School.

Last night an announcement was made to the audience at TARZAN, that donations were being taken and all donations would be given directly to the families. Donations were collected in boxes after the show. They raised a total of $1,138.50. A check will be issued in the amount of $569.25 for both families.
If you would like to make a donation to help these families, please check with local Zion's Banks as we have heard there is a fund set up there.

Our prayers and best wishes are with Dane and Alex and their families.

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Sep 28, 2010

Saturday Concerts in the Canyon at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

This October Tuacahn and the Southern Utah Song Writers Association present "Saturday Concerts in the Canyon" a local artist music series featuring home grown musicians performing on the main Amphitheatre stage. Concerts will be every Saturday in October from 11:00am - 12:00 pm. Admission is $3. Tickets available at th...e Tuacahn box office. For more info go to:

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Sep 19, 2010

SENIOR NIGHT - 40% off discount for Crazy For You

 SENIOR NIGHT -- See Crazy for You on Thursday September 30 and seniors age 60 and older receive a 40% discount.  Bring proof of age.  Call 435-652-3300 and ask for “Senior Night”.

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Sep 15, 2010

In Memoriam: Nancy Hammon Hamblin- Tuacahn Amphitheatre Costume Shop Director

June 16, 1964 - September 3, 2010

Last Sunday, a memorial service was held at Tuacahn for an amazing, talented woman, Nancy Hammon Hamblin. She was greatly loved by so many. Her creativity, fun, amazing musical and artistic talents, friendship, love and compassion touched the lives of and influenced so many. We will miss you, beautiful Nancy Girl.

Love and condolences to her family. 

To read her full online obituary and leave your own comments and memories, you can go HERE

2010 Tuacahn Season Playbill Bio:

Nancy has 23 years of experience in live stage theatre as
well as in film. Some of her favorite experiences come
from working in Skagway, Alaska, on the Days of 98 show
with Soapy Smith; Hale Center Theatre in Salt Lake City;
Touched by an Angel; working with designer Tom McKinley
on High School Musical 2. Nancy also enjoys writing music,
performing vocally and instrumentally and has credits on
the LDS hit move The Home Teachers, Utah's local artist
TSSA compilation CD as well as the SUSWA compilation
CD, Christmas album. Her latest thrill was playing with the
Harold Allen Band opening for Kelli Pickler on the Tuacahn
stage and participating in the Harold Allen 20098 "Different
Sages" tour. Look for Nancy's design in Tarzan this year. She
has designed costumes for Apesa and a few of the flowers.
Nancy enjoys hanging out with her chemo buddies, working
with her husband who is the technical director for Tuacahn
and watching the sunset with her daughters, Alexa and Eliza.

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Sep 14, 2010

September Date Nights

DATE NIGHT -- See Crazy for You on Thursday, Sept 23 or Disney’s Tarzan on Wednesdays
in September and receive a 40% discount when purchasing two tickets together.

Plus, popcorn and soft drinks are buy 1, get 1 free for Date Night participants. Call 435-652-3300
and ask for “Date Night at Tuacahn”

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Sep 13, 2010

Drew Humphrey and Emily Rozek Dance Under The Stars In Crazy For You at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

Drew Humphrey (Bobby) and Emily Rozek (Polly) starring in Crazy For You at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah.  Come see this beautifully directed and choreographed production under the stars at the most amazing and beautiful amphitheatre in the world.  Crazy For You is full of dancing, romance, comedy and timeless songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Who could ask for anything more?
Now running every T, Th, Sat through October 16th.

For tickets go to: or call: 435-652-3300 or toll free 866-321-8051

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Sep 6, 2010


(Ivins, UT) The majestic red rock cliffs of Southern Utah will be magically transformed into an underwater fantasy of epic proportions as Tuacahn Center for the Arts presents the regional premiere of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, beginning next summer. Tuacahn will also present the acclaimed musical Grease which will run in repertory with The Little Mermaid from the first of June to mid October, 2011.

This announcement comes as Tuacahn is in the middle of its most successful season featuring Disney’s Tarzan, CATS and the Gershwin musical comedy Crazy for You. Tarzan, based on the Disney film, is breaking all box office records, even surpassing Tuacahn’s 2008 production of Les Miserables. “The success of Disney’s Tarzan has contributed to receiving the rights to produce Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” says Scott Anderson, Tuacahn’s Artistic Director.

In its production of Disney’s Tarzan, Tuacahn has ten fly lines that carry actors over the audience, across the stage, and 867 feet above the canyon floor. The production also makes use of the venue’s famous waterworks. “The unique ability we have to move more than 18,000 gallons of water per minute creates the flood scene that sets the stage for the beginning of Tarzan,” says Kevin Warnick, Tuacahn’s Managing Director. Tuacahn plans to enhance and add to its waterworks effects for The Little Mermaid.
In preparing for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tuacahn has assembled a creative team who are developing several unique production elements that will take full advantage of Tuacahn’s outdoor environment. “Audiences coming to see The Little Mermaid will see the stage and surrounding area shift between underwater and land scenes through a combination of exciting special effects,” Mr. Anderson said.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid will perform each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from June 3 through October 14, 2011 and Grease will perform every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from June 9 through October 15, 2011. Ticket prices for adults will range from $29 to $59 and for children from $23 to $49.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Book by Doug Wright. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater. Tuacahn’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be directed by Scott S. Anderson, and is presented at Tuacahn through special arrangements with Music Theatre International and Disney Theatrical Productions.

Tuacahn opened in 1995 and has been entertaining audiences with professional, Broadway-caliber theatrical productions each year. The amphitheatre, which has 1,920 seats, is also used for Tuacahn’s annual spring and fall concerts. This year more than 160,000 guests will visit Tuacahn as new attendance records have been established with its productions of Disney’s Tarzan, Cats, and Crazy for You, the Gershwin musical comedy. Tuacahn is located in Ivins, Utah, near St. George in the southwest corner of the state. Tuacahn is approximately 120 miles north of Las Vegas near Interstate 15.

Tuacahn Amphitheatre is a major contributor to the Southern Utah economy as nearly 60% of Tuacahn’s guests visit from outside the region. These guests stay in hotels, dine in restaurants, shop at local businesses, sightsee and participate in many of the additional tourism activities the area has to offer. “With our record-breaking attendance this season, we anticipate that guests visiting Tuacahn this year will contribute more than $40 million to the area economy,” Kevin Smith, Tuacahn’s CEO said. “The impact to the area’s economy could reach more than $50 million next year as we expect even more guests with great shows like Grease and Disney’s Little Mermaid,” Smith added.

This fall Disney’s Tarzan continues each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through October 15, while Crazy for You performs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through October 16, 2010.
Tickets for Tuacahn’s 2010 and 2011 seasons are on sale now and may be purchased online at or via telephone at 435-652-3300 or toll free 866-321-8051.
Tuacahn Center for the Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Aug 17, 2010

Tuacahn Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Impressive Summer Season - Carol Mikita

Here's a great video interview done by Carol Mikita for KSL News. Watch the video here.

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Jul 18, 2010

Cessalee Stovall as "Kala" in Disney's Tarzan the Musical at Tuacahn Amphitheatre

"He (Young Tarzan) and Stovall gracefully convey the chemistry between a mother and son, especially when she throws him on her back as a mother gorilla
might do with one of her own. Stovall also has the vocal chops to enchant the audience, such as in the popular "You'll be in my Heart."- Salt Lake Tribune

Photo: Cessalee Stovall as "Kala" and Talon G. Ackerman as "Young Tarzan" in Disney's Tarzan the Musical at Tuacahn

Now through Oct. 15th. To get tickets online go to: or call: 1.800.746.9882

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Jul 7, 2010

Photo: Summer Broyhill as Jane Porter in Disney's Tarzan the Musical at Tuacahn

"Summer Broyhill brought a sweetness and depth to the role that in the end proved to be yet another highlight of the show." - The Spectrum

The only place you can see Disney's Tarzan the Musical in the U.S. is at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah. Don't miss this one of a kind production. M,W,F through October 15th, 2010.

To get tickets online: or call: 1.800.746.9882

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Tony Winner Lisa H. Seegmiller as Grizabella in CATS at Tuacahn

Lisa H. Seegmiller as Grizabella in CATS 

 "Tuachan’s ‘Cats’ revival delivers knock-out ‘Memory’"

"Seegmiller, a Tony Award winner for her portrayal of Mimi “La Boheme,” creates a moment that’s beautifully painful in its entirety, turning Grizabella’s story into a universal moment of nostalgia and melancholy with a glimmer of hope. Her voice seems to penetrate each word of the familiar lyrics, extracting the core meaning of her plea. Seegmiller is among several reasons to make the drive to the Ivins Amphitheater..." - The Salt Lake Tribune

 "Tony award winner Lisa H. Seegmiller was show-stopping as this washed up ‘glamour cat’ who dreams of her former glory." - UTBA

 Don't miss Lisa H. Seegmiller in CATS at Tuacahn Amphitheatre, T,Thurs and Sat. through August 14th. To purchase tickets online go to: or call: 1-800-746-9882

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Jul 5, 2010

Photo: Talon G. Ackerman - Young Tarzan and Evan D'Angeles in Disney's Tarzan the Musical at Tuacahn

Talon G. Ackerman (Young Tarzan) and Evan D'Angeles (Terk)

What are people saying about Disney's Tarzan at Tuacahn?"...a visually rich, spectacle-laden show...", "Talon G. Ackerman shines as the young Tarzan", "Equally outstanding is Evan D'Angeles as Terk, the blue Mohawk-wearing gorilla.." - The Salt Lake Tribune

    ".. young Tarzan, played by Talon G. Ackerman, captured the hearts of the audience with his innocent, playful nature and his delicate vocals".- -The Spectrum

Don't miss the outdoor spectacle that everyone is talking about. It's an exciting and fun adventure for the whole family. Tarzan runs M,W,F through October 15th. To purchase tickets online go to: or call 1.800.746.9882

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Jun 17, 2010

Tuacahn Tuesday Date Night Specials in July!!

Tuacahn's Tarzan or CATS. The perfect Date Night under the stars!
Any tickets purchased for a Tues. evening in July will receive a 40% discount! call 800.746.9882 and plan your date night now!

Jun 4, 2010

Tuacahn CATS Director Derryl Yeager Talks "Tuacahn" and His Take On The Production

To order tickets online for Tuacahn's 2010 production of CATS go to:

May 28, 2010

Disney's Tarzan at Tuacahn Amphitheatre 2010

The jungle will come to life in the desert when Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins, Utah presents the regional premiere of Tarzan-the Broadway musical based on the popular 1999 Disney film and beloved story by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

This classic tale begins when an early 1900 shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under the protection of a gorilla named Kala, and becomes part of their family. When he eventually encounters his first human--Jane Porter, a curious young explorer--both of their worlds transform forever.

Tarzan features the songs from Disney's film as well as nine new songs written specifically for the Broadway production. The show's Grammy Award-winning musical score, written by singer/songwriter Phil Collins, propels the energy and imagination of this literary favorite, making this a "must see" at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre in 2010. 

Tarzan swings into Tuacahn June 7th through October 15th. Don't miss it!

Purchase Tickets Online at:

May 27, 2010

Tuacahn's Broadway in the Desert Summer Season Presents CATS

"...a musical that transports the audience into a complete fantasy world that could only exist in the theater and yet, these days, only rarely does."

-The New York Times
"With a solid cast of gifted singers and gracefully agile dancers, this outdoor production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' is well worth the drive to the southwestern corner of Utah." -Deseret News (from the review of Tuacahn's 2006 production of Cats)

Back by popular demand, Andrew Lloyd Webber's astoundingly successful musical comes to life once again on the outdoor amphitheatre stage in an event for the entire family.

A junkyard marks the setting for the annual reunion of the Jellicle cats at the Jellicle Ball as the eldest of their special breed of cats, Old Deuteronomy, seeks to select which of the many cats in the neighborhood will be reborn to begin another life. Each of the potential cats, such as Jennyanydots, Rum Tum Tugger, and Bustopher Jones pleads his or her case to Old Deuteronomy. Ultimately, it is Grizabella's plea for a new life that wins the old cat over. This moment marks one of the show's highlights when Grizabella sings "Memory," one of the most popular and most-recorded songs in the world, to express her determination.
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Welcome to Tuacahn Amphitheatre's Official Blog. Check back here for updates on what is happening at Tuacahn. This year, Tuacahn's Broadway in the Desert summer season begins June 7th and kicks off with Disney's Tarzan the musical and Andrew Lloyd Webber's long running hit musical CATS. To check out dates and times, and to order tickets online go to:

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