October 7, 2013

Huntsman World Senior Games 2013 – St. George, UT

HUNTSMAN WORLD SENIOR GAMES as it is known today, began in 1987 as the World Senior Games, an international senior sports competition. Founded by Daisy and John H. Morgan, Jr., the Games began with their vision of an international sports event for men and women ages 55 and better. Both agreed that the golden years were better when good health and physical fitness became a way of life, not an occasional hobby.

In 1989 Jon M. Huntsman, Chairman of the Huntsman Corporation, became the Games’ principal sponsor after recognizing that the Games not only fostered lifetime fitness, but also expanded Utah’s economic vitality. A proud supporter of the Games, the Huntsman family continues to open the Games personally, with a warm welcome to the athletes and the lighting of the torch in traditional Olympic fashion during the Opening Ceremonies.

Since its inception, the Games have been open to all men and women meeting the age requirement. The second year of the Games the age requirement was reduced from age 55 to age 50 to include more athletes and to encourage those looking at retirement to become involved in a personal fitness program or team sport.

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September 9, 2013

THRILLER returns to Tuachan, near St. George, Utah

THRILLER returns to Tuacahn, near St. George, Utah

October 25 – Nov 1 See Calendar For Times

If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.

Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”

Click HERE for Odyssey Dance Theater, Thriller

Click HERE for a THRILLER preview!

Critics agree that Odyssey Dance Theatre is nothing short of spectacular:

“Compelling dance performed to perfection! Young, trim, slim, and athletic…Great fun!” –The Spectrum

“Odyssey’s Thriller”..a delightful “Dance Macabre”….As for humor, there were bucket loads. Laughs abounded during a “Romeo & Juliet” inspired “Frankenstein & Frankenstein” and “Jason Jam,” a work that used a lot of percussive dancing, a la “Stomp”, that spotlighted three “Friday the 13th” villains dancing with ice picks, machetes and, of all things, chain saws. The whole idea was cool…” — Scott Iwasaki, Deseret News.

Whenever you stay with the Best Western Coral Hills show your ticket stubs for the event and receive a 10% discount.

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August 29, 2013

Tuacahn presents Thoroughly Modern Millie

CLICK above for a preview of this outstanding show!

CLICK above for a preview of this outstanding show!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuacahn presents Thoroughly Modern Millie a high-spirited musical romp that has everyone dancing the Charleston. It’s the zany new 1920’s musical that has taken Broadway by storm, winning the TONY Award for BEST MUSICAL!

Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

Filled with funloving flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess that audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.

Tony Award Winner for Best 
Broadway Musical 

Director and Choreographer:
Jeffry Denman

CLICK HERE for a preview of this outstanding show!

Buy tickets through Best Western Coral Hills and receive a 20% discount in areas 2, 3 or 4 and a 10% discount on your room charge.  Already bought your tickets?  Let the front desk know you came to see Tuacahn, show your tickets and you can still receive the 10% discount on your room.  The discount can be added to any other discount or offer of course.   

 

August 26, 2013

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah

Visitors Information for St. George, Utah is readily available at the front desk of Best Western Coral Hills or at the St. George Chamber of Commerce located two doors away.

FREE maps of the Downtown, Historic District are available at either location.

The Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm.

Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale

Visitors Information inside the Old County Courthouse in St. George, Utah. Courtesy Calvin Beale

On interesting bits of history regarding the courthouse:

Legend has it that the domed cupola on the Pioneer Courthouse in St. George was designed specifically for hangings, although it never was used for that gruesome purpose.

But that’s not to say the county never had a hanging. 

Douglas Alder, a past president of the Washington County Historical Society and Dixie State University, said that in about 1875, a miner working north of St. George in Silver Reef was accused of killing a fellow miner. The alleged killer was arrested and jailed in the basement of the courthouse. But he wasn’t there long. Shortly after he was put in the jail, a group of the murder victim’s friends descended on the courthouse, broke out the prisoner and hung him from a nearby tree.

A common case that was heard within the walls of its upstairs courtroom in the late 19th century was theft charges against ranchers and farmers accused of releasing irrigation water too early, Alder said. Today, visitors to the historic building can watch a re-enactment of a water theft trial.

“We always find them guilty,” said Alder.

Alder tells another story about Will Brooks, a county sheriff in the early 19th century who was responsible for feeding the inmates. Alder said Brooks sometimes ignored jail procedure and took the prisoners home with him for a meal.

The basement jail space is now used for storage, while the Chamber of Commerce occupies the main floor. The former courtroom on the top floor is now used for lectures.

July 14, 2013

Mary Poppins at Tuacahn!

Mary Poppins at Taucahn!

Click on the poster below for a preview.

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Click on the picture above for a preview

 

A Supercalifragilistic 
Tuacahn Premiere!

Director: Scott S. Anderson
Choreographer: Rommy Sandhu


Mary Poppins is a Walt Disney Theatrical musical based on the similarly titled series of children’s books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film. The musical features the film’s music and lyrics by the Academy Award winning Sherman Brothers, along with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe that blend in beautifully with the original musical numbers.

 

The stage musical is a fusion of various elements from the film and the books. The practically perfect Mary Poppins arrives to nanny the Banks children and, with some help from the chimney-sweep, Bert, ends up turning the family’s world upside down.

 

Get ready to experience this truly magical and beloved tale in a thrilling new way as only Tuacahn can do it!

 

Buy tickets through Best Western Coral Hills and receive a 20% discount in areas 2, 3 or 4 and a 10% discount on your room charge.  Already bought your tickets?  Let the front desk know you came to see Tuacahn, show your tickets and you can still receive the 10% discount on your room.  The discount can be added to any other discount or offer of course.   

 

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October 10, 2012

Halloween in St. George, Utah

Join us for these fun Halloween events!

Washington County School District Foundation invites you to celebrate Halloween on the Town and raise funds for Washington County Schools. “Halloween on the Town” features Southern Utah’s first “Haunted Cave” plus the family-friendly “Spooky Town Fair.”

While the Haunted Cave will entertain the community all month long, the Spooky Town Fair will be a one-day Halloween-themed fair-style event in downtown St. George at Town Square. All profits benefit the students in the Washington County School District.

For more information, dates and details click on the links above. Then make plans to join us during the month of October as we put the FUN back into FUNdraiser!

October 1, 2012

Thriller is back at Tuacahn

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If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s “Thriller” isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve.

Throughout the two-hour program, “Thriller” highlights all the heroes of the season, including Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, skeletons, mummies and werewolves. But among the ghouls, you’ll find other unlikely heroes of Halloween, such as Bubbles the Clown and the “Giggle Girl,” who sings and maniacally laughs her way through songs such as “I Saw Mommy Killing Santa Claus.”

Critics agree that Odyssey Dance Theatre is nothing short of spectacular:

“Compelling dance performed to perfection! Young, trim, slim, and athletic…Great fun!” –The Spectrum

“Odyssey’s “Thriller”..a delightful “Dance Macabre”….As for humor, there were bucket loads. Laughs abounded during a “Romeo & Juliet” inspired “Frankenstein & Frankenstein” and “Jason Jam,” a work that used a lot of percussive dancing, a la “Stomp”, that spotlighted three “Friday the 13th” villains dancing with ice picks, machetes and, of all things, chain saws. The whole idea was cool…” — Scott Iwasaki, Deseret News.

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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 www.bard.org.

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