ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

There are many opportunities to explore the Arts in Washington County. With theater productions, art, and concerts, there is no shortage of culture.

THEATER’S

Tuacahn Amphitheatre

www.tuacahn.org| 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins | 435-652-3300 | 800-746-9882 |  

Tuacahn is a world-renowned entertainment facility and center for the arts located in the shadows of red rock cliffs in Ivins. Tuacahn is famous for its spectacular outdoor musical performances, and incredible indoor productions. Expect Unforgettable pre-show entertainment and a themed dinner.  The following is the lineup for the 2018 Tuacahn Amphitheatre season:
Cinderella  — May – October
Matilda  — June – October
The Prince of Egypt — July – October

Christmas in the Canyon & Live Nativity – Nov – Dec

Concerts & Events

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo – March 16

Kristin Chenoweth – April 14

David Archuleta – April 27-28

“Weird Al” Yankovic – May 4

Jay Leno – May 5

Hotel California – Nov 3

Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.

Utah Shakespeare Festival

www.bard.org | Southern Utah University, Cedar City |  435-586-7878 | 800-PLAYTIX 

The Utah Shakespearean Festival provides Tony Award-winning Theater where audiences can experience the thrill and tradition of Shakespearean drama alongside modern classic theater.

The 2018 Season:
June 28- Oct 20 – Othello

June 28 – Sept 8 – The Merry Wives of Windsor

Jun 29 – Oct 20  – The Foreigner

June 29- Sept 6 – Henry VI Part 1

June 30 – Sept 1 – Big River

June 30 – Sept 7 – The Merchant of Venice

Aug 23 – Oct 20 – Pearl’s in the House

Sept 14- Oct 20 – The Liar

Brigham’s Playhouse

www.brighamsplayhouse.com | 25 North 300 West, Washington | 435-251-8000 

Brigham’s Playhouse is known for its uplifting, high quality, productions. The little theatre is located in Cotton Town Village in Washington, and will take you back in time with the old Cotton Town feel. Enjoy the wonderful productions, ambiance, and feel of Brigham’s Playhouse as you become part of their “family”.

The 2018 Season offers:

Jan 11- Feb 17 – The Big Five-On

Feb 23- Mar 24 – Daddy Longlegs

Mar 30 – Apr 28 – Our Town

May 10 – June 16 –  ByeBye Birdie

Aug 23- Sep 29 – South Pacific

Oct 11- Nov 17 – Murder on the Nile

Nov 23 – Dec 30 – A Christmas Carol

2018 Summer Youth Productions

Jun 28 – Jul 14 – Seussical Jr.

Jul 26 – Aug 11 – Beauty and the Beast

Dixie State College Theatre

dixiestatetickets.com |Dixie State College, St. George | 435-652-7800 

The Dixie State College of Utah is known for their present quality productions in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theatre. For more information on current shows, please visit their website  www.dixiestatetickets.com or call 435-652-7800.

Music

Celebrity Concert Series

 www.dixie.edu/concerts | 435-652-7994 

Dixie State College – Cox Performing Arts Center
Celebrity Concert Series audiences will thrill to some of the finest artists and entertainment available anywhere in the world. From Russian ballet to opera and chamber orchestras – CCS presents world famous artists from all over the world from October 14 to March 13. Season memberships are offered to include all presentations in one season or through individual concert tickets. For tickets please visit their website www.dixie.edu/concerts or call 435-652-7800.

OC Tanner Amphitheater

 www.dixie.edu/tanner | 435-652-7994 

Springdale
The stunning 2,000-seat outdoor Tanner Amphitheater, sits beneath the towering cliffs of Zion National Park, provides a perfect setting for their summer Twilight Concert Series on Saturday nights from May 15 through August 29. A multi-discipline series is presented each season including symphony, bluegrass, country, jazz and contemporary dance. Owned and operated by Dixie State College, the facility also features a conference center for classes, workshops and retreats.

Southwest Symphony Orchestra

www.southwestsymphony.co | 435-634-2323 
Cox Auditorium, Dixie State College
The cornerstone of cultural arts in the area is the Southwest Symphony with Maestro Gary Caldwell, conductor for 20 years and Dr. Robert Briggs, Choral Director. The 81-member orchestra, a chorale of 53 vocalists and a chamber orchestra of 30 members fulfills a role in the community as a viable cultural resource of symphonic music and educational service and is a solid “cultural base” for the area.

Josh Wright 3rd Piano  Concerto

With the reputation as one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the classical repertoire, Billboard #1 artist and National Chopin competition prizewinner, Josh Wright, demonstrates his technical brilliance through his performance of Rachmaninoff’s 3rd piano concerto. A unique combination of power, poetry and speed, the “Rach 3” is a dazzling display of virtuosity juxtaposed with plush, melancholy melodies. This all-Russian program pays homage to the composer who inspired Rachmaninoff himself- the legendary Tchaikovsky with a performance of his 4th symphony.

7:30 p.m. at the Cox Performing Arts Center
Friday- January 26, 2018

Salute to Youth

The tradition continues as the Southwest Symphony showcases the extraordinary talents of young musicians from the region. These dedicated musicians compete for a chance to perform a concerto movement with the Southwest Symphony. Years of practice and commitment have prepared them for this moment. Be prepared to be captivated as we applaud their artistry.

Presented by Southwest Symphony Orchestra and Chorale.

7:30 p.m. at the Cox Performing Arts Center
Saturday – March 3, 2018

Rob Gardner’s ” Lamb of God”

With the LietoVoices Choir and featured soloists An Easter Oratorio

“Lamb of God” recounts the events of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ through the eyes of those who loved Him and knew Him best: Peter, John, Thomas, Mary and Martha of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, and His mother Mary. Composed by Rob Gardner, this stirring oratorio blends the talents of the Southwest Symphony with the singing of LietoVoices! and featured soloists. “Lamb of God” is a divine, awe-inspiring masterpiece. A perfect companion to the Easter celebration.

*Last year this event sold out. Please get your tickets early.

7:30 p.m. at the Cox Performing Arts Center.
Friday – March 30, 2018

The Masters: Beethoven and Brahms

The double concerto for violin and cello is the remarkable realization of Johannes Brahms’ creation of sound that transcends musical limits. Performed by Dr. Paul Abegg and Dr. Ka-wai Yu, the depths of the cello and the heights of the violin are displayed through a harmonious companionship in rapid passages of unified octaves. The concert concludes with one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, his 3rd symphony, “Eroica,” providing an extraordinary finale.

7:30 p.m. at the Cox Performing Arts Center.
Friday – April 27, 2018

Live from L.A! with Grammy Nominated Violinist Lisa Dondlinger

Performing original arrangements combining the scores of major motion pictures and classical music masterpieces, Lisa Dondlinger will thrill audiences in this symphony season finale concert. A regular performer with mega superstar Celine Dion, Lisa has recorded with top artists including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, John Legend, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder. Hailed by Peabo Bryson as “the finest first chair in the business,” Lisa blends the flawless technique of a classical violinist with the charisma of a leading artist in this unforgettable performance!

7:30 p.m. at the Cox Performing Arts Center.
Friday – May 18, 2018

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir

 www.heritagechoir.org | 435-673-5507 

Founded in 1994 as part of the St. George Temple Visitors’ Center, the Southern Utah Heritage Choir has become a musical voice for all seasons in Utah’s Color Country. This 200 voice ensemble, consisting of musicians from all walks of life and many different faiths, unites local citizens for special community celebrations, formal concerts, and patriotic events. The choir, under the direction of Floyd Rigby, has presented music throughout America and internationally on concert tours.

Art Galleries

Coyote Gulch Art Village at Kayenta

 www.coyotegulchartvillage.com |845 Coyote Gulch Court, Ivins | 435-688-8535

Coyote Gulch Art Village is a growing enclave of art galleries, studios, café, gift and coffee shop. Located in the  heart of the Kayenta Community in Ivins,  Its array of arts-oriented enterprises offers fine art, gifts, events, photography, classes, gourmet food and coffee.  If your looking for a place just to relax and explore stop by and check it out. The Coyote Gulch Art Village is open to the public and everyone is welcome. Open Daily 10 am – 5:30 pm.

St. George Art Museum

www.sgcity.org/artmuseum |47 East 200 North | 435-627-4525
                                                                      
Formally a sugar beet seed storage facility, this place has been transformed into a very elegant showcase for art. This leading Art Museum located in St George features fine traveling exhibits of many cultures and times as well as the work of local and regional artists. Located across from the main post office in downtown St. George, the Museum is part of a historic Pioneer Center for the Arts complex. The Family Friendly Discovery Center is always available to visitor and  to experience. Call for current exhibits and programs, or visit the website.

Museum hours: Mon – Sat., 10 am to 5pm

Thur. 10 am to 8 pm.

Admission fee visit website.