ST. GEORGE - With its large stage, limited seating and breathtaking views Tuacahn Center for the Arts has become one of the most popular entertainment settings in Utah.
For the 2010 season Tuacahn will be the first regional theater in America to have exclusive rights to produce Disney's Broadway musical "Tarzan."
"Tarzan" is a classic story that begins when an early 1900s shipwreck leaves an infant orphaned on the West African shore. The helpless baby is taken under the protection of a gorilla tribe 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.
The 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" in 2010.
Scott Anderson, artistic director at Tuacahn, has been given permission by Disney to direct the show. Anderson directed the 2008 production of "Les Miserables" and is currently directing "Annie."
Also planned for 2010 are Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" and the Gershwin brothers' "Crazy For You."
Tucked away in Southern Utah's Padre Canyon, Tuacahn lies as a symbol of nature's unparalleled majesty. Surrounded by towering 1,500-foot red sandstone cliffs, Tuacahn provides visitors with a unique evening experience beneath a gleaming desert sky. It's the perfect venue for professional musicals and theatrical productions from around the country.
Call 652-3300 or log onto www.tuacahn.org for more information or for tickets for this year's shows, which includes "Annie" and "Footloose" this summer with Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" joining the lineup this fall.
Source: The Spectrum