Tuachan: Shows that Interest the Entire Family

Enjoy a New York style Broadway performance right in the heart of the deserts of Southern Utah when you visit Tuacahn Amphitheater located in St. George. For the 2013 season, Tuachan presents a number of family friendly Broadway musicals which include “MaryPoppins.” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Starlight Express,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,”“Mulan the musical,” and “Elf the musical.” Audiences can also enjoy a pre-show performance and dinner which is served on the outdoor plaza. Pre-show dinner menus are themed to each show.

“Mary Poppins” is a childhood favorite of many and this modern day performance features the original lyrics and music from the 1930’s film, but this time with a modern twist with added lyrics and music by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles. Prepare yourself to experience a supercalifragilistic time at “Mary Poppins,” the Broadway musical.  

“Starlight Express” is a rock musical that tells the story of the dream of a child where his train set suddenly springs to life to a magnificent race. The roller skate wearing actors and upbeat rock lyrics make this musical among one of the longest running.  

The Tony Award winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” hits the stage for a 1920’s themed musical performance that will have everyone on their feet doing the Charleston. Audiences go on an adventure with a young, and at times naïve, Millie, who ends up in the middle of a series of adventures as she pursues marrying her very wealthy boss. This show is appropriate for children of all ages as well as adults.  

Based on the film “Elf,” the Broadway performance of “Elf the musical” tells the tale of an elf named Buddy who makes his way to New York City to find his father, and ends up finding much more. With the addition of original musical compositions paired with the characters and plot we know and love from the original film, this musical is both entraining and heartfelt. Celebrate Christmas in July with Buddy the Elf in this modern musical rendition.

Experience the stories and traditions of ancient China with “Mulan the musical.” Based on the popular Disney movie, “Mulan,” this musical keeps the original plot and characters, as well some original scores that include “Reflection,” “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” and “Honor to Us All,” in addition to original compositions. “Mulan the musical” runs 75 minutes and is great for children and adults of all ages.

If you prefer concerts over musicals, Tuachan Amphitheater also boasts an impressive lineup for their 2013 concert schedule. Beyond the shows and concerts, Tuachan also holds the Tuacahn Saturday Market. From 9am to 1pm, where visitors can enjoy a pancake breakfast, experience the unique scenery, check out local artists and painters, or pack a picnic to enjoy on the lawn.

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