In the spring of 1995, Tuacahn Amphitheatre opened its doors to share with its audiences Tuacahn’s first musical theatre production UTAH! It was the beginning of a dream for the Tuacahn Center for the Arts – a dream to heighten the arts, education, and the community it serves.
Now, producing major musical theatre productions, hosting concerts, showcasing hundreds of professional actors and musicians, educating thousands of students, involving thousands of community volunteers, and seating hundreds of thousands of patrons, Tuacahn Center for the Arts celebrates more than two decades of theater excellence!
The musical UTAH! debuted in 1995 and was originally supposed to be Tuacahn’s staple and sole production. After four years audiences began to dwindle despite the solidity of the show. In 1999 the Tuacahn Board felt that it needed to shift its strategy and pursue a new direction. A brilliant direction was conceived, and Broadway in the Canyon was born.
Since the opening of Broadway in the Canyon, Tuacahn continues to produce a variety of Broadway hit musicals from Fiddler on the Roof to Singin’ in the Rain.
Over the years star performers such as Willie Nelson, Martina McBride, Heart, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Colby Caillat, Air Supply, Foreigner, Thriller, Peter Cetera, Sheena Easton, Kenny Loggins, Brian Reagan, Jay Leno, REO Speedwagon- and many, many more- have packed the Amphitheatre and echoed their talents between its great red canyon walls.
A few more highlights and additions that have uplifted the Tuacahn experience include Christmas in the Canyon, Live Nativity, the Saturday Market, and a gift gallery.
A Community Asset
Perhaps the greatest thing that has transpired over Tuacahn’s story is the transformation of an obscure Amphitheatre somewhat isolated from the nearby communities of Washington County, Utah into a real community asset and a statewide gem.
Event: Free Fallin’ – A Tribute to Tom Petty
Date and Time: Friday, November 15th, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Location: Tuacahn Amphitheatre 1100 Tuacahn Drive Ivins, Utah 84738
Description: Free Fallin’, A Tribute to Tom Petty, has been performing Tom Petty’s music throughout the country and internationally for more than 11 years. Along the way, they have evolved into a complete and spectacular live music production. Their show, featuring all the best hits of Tom Petty, includes the instruments and costumes that recreate the authentic experience of a Tom Petty concert. This band delivers a professional, theatrical and entertaining experience for any Tom Petty fan!
Stay at Wingate by Wyndham St. George to attend the Free Fallin’ Concert at Tuacahn Amphitheatre
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Located in southwestern Utah, surrounded by red rock canyons, majestic mountains and pristine state and national parks, St. George is a captivating destination for relaxation and adventure. St. George offers a myriad of fun things to do and see – the Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum, Game Haven, The Sunriver Golf Club, The Falls Event Center and the Pioneer Center for the Arts. Enjoy hiking and biking in Dixie National Forest and explore the beautiful trails and dunes of Snow Canyon State Park.
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