August 30, 2012

Utah Shakespeare Festival Extends Its Season

Located only 45 minutes north of St. George enjoy Tony Award winning theater!

Cedar City, UT – Today the Utah Shakespeare Festival announced that it is extending its current season due to the overwhelming interest from Festival guests and fans in the fall plays. Les Misérables, Hamlet and Stones in His Pockets will run one additional week, through October 27. In addition, the Festival has added new Monday evening performances of Les Misérables on October 1, 8, and 15.

According to Marketing Director Kami Terry Paul, this has been one of the most popular Festival seasons in history with over thirty-five consecutive sold out performances of Les Misérables this summer. “We are right on track to have a record breaking year in ticket sales, and we haven’t even opened Hamlet or Stones in His Pockets yet,” said Paul.

Les Misérables. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. It focuses on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean as he searches for meaning, love, and redemption in nineteenth century France. The musical includes some of theatre’s most memorable songs: “I Dreamed a Dream,” “On My Own,” “Bring Him Home,” and “Do You Hear the People Sing,” among many others.

Hamlet. Perhaps the greatest play in the English language, Hamlet comes to the indoor Randall Theatre this year for a new look at William Shakespeare’s vision of murder, betrayal, family, love, and loss. The Festival’s 2012 telling of this classic tale will juxtapose Shakespeare’s beautiful and powerful language against the backdrop of an aging medieval castle being renovated by its modern residents (the upper echelon of the kingdom dressed in haute couture clothing). Written at the height of Shakespeare’s career, this powerful examination of the human psyche is his most mature, and chilling, revenge tragedy.

Stones in His Pocket, an audience favorite at the Festival, will return with David Ivers and Brian Vaughn once again playing a host of characters in this tragic, comic, and ultimately surprising tale of two Everymen. At turns hilarious and somber, touching and hugely entertaining, this play centers on Jake and Charlie—and the numerous roles they play onstage and in life. This two-man, fifteen character comedy/drama won raves in 2005 at the Festival and is back by popular demand. Next spring, the show will move as a shared production to Chicago’s Northlight Theatre where it will run from March 8 through April 14, 2013.

Les Misérables, Hamlet and Stones in His Pockets will run until October 27. Additional Monday evening performances of Les Misérables run on October 1, 8, and 15.

For more information or to buy tickets call 1-800-PLAYTIX or check online at

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August 27, 2012

Georges Corner Restaurant & Pub



George Pace owned and operated the Big Hand Café, which stood on this same corner, during the 1930’s and 40’s. The Big Hand Café was the center of town, the gathering spot, the place where news was shared. It quickly became a St. George icon and a stopping place for tourists as they traveled through Southern Utah.

The Greyhound bus would make its one stop in town at the Big Hand and each time it pulled in the waitresses would holler “bus in”, and they would get ready to serve the hungry travelers. Best remembered for its sign of a big hand outlined with blinking lights pointing to the front door and the lit up words “Especially Good Food”. It was easy to find – it was located at the only stop light in town. It was one of the first buildings to be “air cooled”, which was much desired in the hot summers of Southern Utah.

George’s Corner Restaurant celebrates the history of St. George and honors the great men and women who moved to this barren land and made it into a home. As the old sign promised, we serve “Especially Good Food”. George’s Corner is located only one block away from Best Western Coral Hills

August 20, 2012 2012

September 5th – 9th

DOCUTAH is a Southern Utah International Film Festival presented by Dixie State College in St. George. The 2012 festival will be it’s third year of run. Phil Tuckett, DOCUTAH Artistic Director and Director of the DSC Film Program planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then we’ve had more than 800 films submitted from 60 plus countries and enjoyed meeting many wonderful filmmakers. These filmmakers are among festival attendees who come for the films, stay for the scenery and depart having experienced inspiration. DOCUTAH welcomes the world and at the same time embraces the community of Southern Utah.

Academic Component – DOCUTAH is presented by Dixie State College and therefore affords us the opportunity to reach out to students and the community with filmmaker seminars and panels. Citizens are invited to attend and learn more about the art of filmmaking and also gain insight into the subject matter chosen for the film.

Outdoor Screenings – Our tagline – Come for the films, stay for the scenery – invites festival attendees to witness the brilliance of the magnificent red rocks of southern Utah. The close distance to six state and national parks makes DOCUTAH a unique place to present a film festival.

Events and Films – Documentary films engage our minds and have the potential to educate and entertain. Categories like music, environment and art speak EVENT to us and we therefore plan events for the DSC students, festival attendees and citizens of our Southern Utah community. DOCUTAH isn’t just a film festival…it’s a five day PARTY and every event is one not to be missed.
Our Mission – The mission of DOCUTAH is to inspire a global connection through documentary films and intellectual discussion. In doing so it will enhance the education of students and citizens of the Southern Utah Community.

Click below for Schedule, Tickets and Venues


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August 15, 2012

St. George Races 2012-2013 Season

It all kicks off soon after the St. George Marathon with the SAVE A SISTER 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Walk for breast cancer! We are excited to be partnering this year with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for this race. It is going to be a great event. Sign up and come run for an AMAZING CAUSE. For more details on this event go to Save A Sister- benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

For more information on any upcoming racing event and the most up to date details and information and registration, visit our Races website.

We’ll see you soon!

St. George Races Staff

Quick Breakdown

October 6th St. George Marathon
October 20th Save a Sister 10K, 5K, & 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of Utah
November 3rd Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K
November 10th Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, Kids
November 17th Turkey Trot
December 1st Expedition St. George 50 Mile Team Relay

More Info.
St. George Marathon (October 6th)

If you aren’t running the St. George Marathon this year but would still like to be involved VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED! It’s a great way to experience this awsome event without all the sweat! There are many areas that you could volunteer for including: Aid stations. Athlete food/recovery, Bus loading/unloading, Clothing retrieval, Finish line catchers Info booths, Medical tent, On Course timers, Packet distribution and Security. If you would like to volunteer click on the link below and fill out your form!

Save a Sister 10K, 5k and 1 Mile Walk benefitting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure of UTah (October 20th)

This event now presented in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation will all proceeds donated to fund breast cancer research. There will be a 5K, 10K and 1 mile walk at the event. All breast cancer survivors will reciebe a secial pink shirt and will be recognized in a ceremony prior to the start of the race. Premier event sponsors are The Orange Peel and Canyon Media.

More information and registration at

Snow Canyon Half Marathon and 5K (November 3rd)

A beautiful route that features 4 miles of the St. George Marathon Course and the scenic landscape of Snow Canyon State Park, and Entrada. ONE OF THE FASTEST CERTIFIED COURSES IN THE STATE!! The course is challenging, fast and primarily downhill! It is one of the most breathtaking courses St. George has to offer! 5K runners will start at Snow Canyon High School and do a course out on the trails and head back to also finish around the track!. THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

Turkey Triathlon Beginner, Sprint, and Kids (November 10th)

Beginner: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run. Sprint 400 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run. Kids beginner 50 yard swim, 1 mile bike, ½ mile run. Kids sprint 100 yard swim, 2 mile bike, ¾ mile run. Team relay will be run in the sprint division only! CAP OF 300 PER EACH DISTANCE! NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!

More information and registration at

Turkey Trot (November 17th)

Join us for this amazing family fun run! This untimed 5K and 1 Mile walk/ fun run helps to raise much needed food for the Dixie Care and Share in St. George! Bring 3 canned goods and get a ticket into the incredible raffle with tons of frozen turkeys and prizes being raffled off after! Registration will be $5 and onsite registration begins at 8:15am!!!

More information

Expedition St. George Team Relay 50 Miles (December 1st)

A 50 mile team relay that loops all the way through and around the stunning St. George. Teams will see St. George like they never have before as there are tons of incredible scenery and challenging runs, as long as some easy fun ones in this relay! Teams will consist of 5 people (Open Men, Open Women and Co-Ed) with each individual completing a minimum of two legs (roughly 5 miles each). Post relay events will consist of a full banquet with dinner and an awards ceremony! THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION

More inormation and registration at

Races & Special Events Staff

City of St. George
Races and Special Events
(435) 627-4560

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August 1, 2012

Tuacahns “Spelling Bee” is a S-U-C-C-E-S-S


Recently went to Tuacahn’s production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County SPELLING BEE”. It was absolutely enjoyable with a lot of unavoidable, out loud laughter.  The cast brought out their best inner child along with a few poignant moments.  I would see it again in a heartbeat.  Best of all, it is inside the Hafen Theatre so no weather or large crowds to worry about. Get your tickets by ordering your T-U-A-C-A-H-N (Too-ah-khan; n. a great place for theatre, concerts and good times) package today through Best Western Coral Hills. 800-542-7733.  HURRY! The production closes on August 11.

Tuacahn, Putmum spelling bee


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