If you consider yourself one of Led Zeppelin’s biggest fans, you are going to love Zeppelin USA, a tribute band coming to Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 23, 2018.
This Southern California singing group came on the music scene just 4 years ago and from their very first Zep tribute, their popularity skyrocketed to the top of tribute performers. Deciding against the typical costumed impersonation, ZUSA chose, instead, to make their show all about sound and production, while bringing their individual identities and connection to every audience.
Tuacahn’s multi-faceted Christmas in the Canyon is a visit with Santa Claus, twinkling lights, holiday music and hot cocoa in the cold. It also features a live nativity to remind us of the “reason for the season,” shopping in the Tuacahn gift shop and holiday train rides. The Live Nativity, with music, narration and volunteer actors telling the story of the birth of the Christ Child, has a $2 charge per person or $15 for an entire family (up to 10 individuals). The Live Nativity plays in the amphitheater at 7 p.m. with a repeat performance at 8 p.m., but there is no admission charge to visit Tuacahn and enjoy this delightful Christmas holiday event – Tuacahn’s way of saying “thank you” for another successful year.
There are just some names all of us recognize: Elvis, Sonny and Cher, Adolf Hitler, Churchill, Einstein, McDonald’s, Walmart … and The Beatles. Whether they are part of your generation or not, the individuals behind these names can certainly be said to have made their mark on the world!
The Beatles burst on the scene in the early 1960’s to become the best selling rock band in history. Their new brand of rock music brought throngs of adoring teenaged fans to the frenzy known as “Beatlemania.” Even today – more than 50 years after they first stepped on stage – Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude” remind generations of their youth and “first love.”
Not quite as well known as other Disney blockbusters like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Little Mermaid,” or “Cinderella,” Tuacahn’s version of “Newsies” begins Friday, June 2 playing on alternating nights through Wednesday, October 18. This show will have you wanting to break out your tap shoes. On the Broadway stage “Newsies” received 23 major theatrical nominations – including eight Tony Award nods – and won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Score and Choreography. There are no Disney princesses in this one, and you may not yet be able to sing along to some of the musical score, but this show is likely to become one of your favorites.
American singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor Clint Black signed with RCA Records in 1989. His debut album Killin’ Time produced
five number one singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Then he went on to have 30 singles on the US Billboard country charts, twenty-two of which reached number one. He’s produced records, tried his hand at acting, tours extensively, writes and produces for television and the big screen.
Any of us who grew up to the distinct sounds of the Bee Gees know how their music dances around in your head – not for a few minutes – but for days. Their blockbuster play list includes such memorable tunes as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin’”, “How Deep Is Your Love“, “You Should Be Dancing“, “Nights on Broadway“, and “Stayin’ Alive“. But they also wrote and performed such popular soft poetic ballads as “I Started a Joke“, “Massachusetts“, “Fanny Be Tender“, “Words” and “To Love Somebody.” The pop – and later disco music – phenomenon of the Bee Gees led to the sale of 220 million records, making them one of the world’s best-selling musical artists of all time. No doubt everyone has a favorite Bee Gees tune, which in only a few bars, takes you back to your “happy days!”
Colbie Caillat, a two-time Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter, will wow audiences at Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins on Friday, March 24. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at a cost of $40 – $70 per person.
Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts will once again light up for the holiday tradition of Christmas in the Canyon. This fun and festive family activity, held every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from the day after Thanksgiving to the last performance on December 23, is a feast for the eyes and an opportunity to whisper your yuletide secret wishes into Santa’s ear.
This beautiful evening under the stars is a FREE walk through decorated trees, a visit with Santa Claus, reminiscing with friends and family around a glowing fire. There is, however, a charge for food and drink concessions with prices varying according to items purchased. A ride around Tuacahn’s grounds on the Old Salty Train is $2 per person. The Live Nativity – the highlight of the evening with a cast of more than 85 community volunteers re-telling the story of the first Christmas – also has a $2 per person charge.
Bring the kids, friends or family and dress warmly because despite our famously hot summer months, it does get cold during our winter nights.
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Children of all ages have delighted to the antics of Peter Pan, that mischievous young boy who can fly and who never grows up. Based on the character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the island of Neverland as the leader of a rag-tag gang of runaways known as the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, mermaids, Native Americans, foiling the villainous Captain Hook and even occasionally visiting ordinary children from the outside world.
Broadway’s version of this timeless and Tony award winning classic musical, performed at Tuacahn on alternating nights from May 27 to October 14, will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! With faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust the Tuacahn Amphitheatre is enchantingly transformed into Neverland where lost boys fly and magic happens every summer night!
Tuacahn’s adaptation of the show, which has delighted audiences of all ages for more than 60 years, will take you soaring with the iconic songs “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” along with rousing magic, warmth, and adventure! Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of flying and never growing up.
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Who in the “over 60” crowd doesn’t remember listening to Beach Boy tunes in “the little deuce coupe” and having “fun, fun, fun til Daddy took the T-bird away?” Who didn’t know “California Girls” named “Barbara Ann,” Lynda or (“Help Me) Rhonda?” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” if you could re-experience your best girl (or guy) “Put(ting) Your Head on My Shoulder” “In the Still of the Night” or relive those days of “Good Vibrations” and “California Dreamin’” when the “Surf’s Up” on a beautiful summer day at the beach?
The Beach Boys had a long string of hit records and sold tens of millions of albums in a lengthy career which changed the musical landscape so profoundly every boy band in the last 50 years has sought to equal.
Happily for us all, the world-famous Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style which took their stripped shirts and amazing harmony to the top of the charts … and you can enjoy their “Sounds of Summer” at Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts in two encore performances on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29. If “… You Wanna Dance” here’s your chance, but, they will sell out quickly, so don’t wait until “I Get Around” to sign up for tickets at tuacahn.org.
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