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What to See at Tuacahn and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, 2019

What to See at Tuacahn and the Utah Shakespeare Festival, 2019

By Jonathan Decker Southern Utah is known for its particularly first-rate theatre scene, with Tuacahn Amphitheatre near St. George and the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City leading the way. The window is closing on this year’s shows, so here’s the inside scoop on what to see and what’s worth the trip. These wonderful shows close in mid-October, so get a move on! TUACAHN The current season of ...[Read More]

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Family Reviews: Big River, Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Foreigner at UT Shakespeare Festival

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) The Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival delights every year with first-rate, stunningly-acted performances of The Bard’s works, along with other fantastic plays. Enjoying the cool weather of Cedar City and its charming small-town shops and restaurants, along with the plays themselves is an annual highlight for my wife and I. This year we had th ...[Read More]

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TUACAHN 2018: Family Reviews of PRINCE OF EGYPT, CINDERELLA, MATILDA, and MILLION-DOLLAR QUARTET

By Jonathan Decker (Clinical Director, LMFT) Tuacahn Ampitheatre, also known as Southern Utah's “Broadway in the Desert,” has a stunning lineup of plays for your family this season. But what to choose and how to spend your dollars? I saw them all, so let me help! THE PRINCE OF EGYPT Every single one of my friends who've seen this musical and posted on social media about it have adored ...[Read More]

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Family Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (at Hale Center Theater-Orem)

By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, media critic) Prequels and backstories are tricky. If done poorly, they threaten to remove the lustre of a well-loved story. If done well, they provide new insights while honoring the original tale, casting it in a new, satisfying light. The five-time Tony-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher is a case of the latter, exploring how Peter became Pan and a capt ...[Read More]