As you may know, it is our roommate tradition to go down to St. George for a weekend and see a play at Tuacahn. You can read about our other trips here and here. It is a great weekend trip. Every year we eat at our favorite cafe (TwentyFive Main) and we shop at our favorite store (Rock n Rose) we lay out by the pool and we see a play. This year they did Aladdin. I honestly didn't even know they had made it into a broadway musical. Not that I should be surprised because almost all the Disney movies have been made into broadway musicals. I had never heard anything about Aladdin though... so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Tina and I bought our ticket's at the last minute, so we didn't even get to sit next to each other. In fact, I don't think we could have been further away. We were on opposite sides of the theater from each other. We made the most of it though and had text conversations about the people around us and we were making each other laugh while we sat by ourselves in the theater.
Here is my review on the play. I thought it was well done. Tuacahn typically does a good job with their plays. They sang well, I liked the songs etc....What I didn't like was that #1. They had a guy instead of a bird for Eago. They could have done puppets... they do that all the time in plays/ #2. They had 3 guys instead of Abu. These 3 are the ones that were pushing the humor and trying too hard to be funny. However, they had great songs with great harmony. That aside... the set was awesome and the props were awesome. I think Tuacahn was a perfect setting for this play. They had real animals on stage for crying out loud. Camels, birds, dog.... it was awesome.
We were handed 3D glasses at the beginning of the show. There is a portion of the show that is in 3D. The whole play... I kept waiting for them to tell me to put them on. Some people just put them on anyway. I never put mine on and wondered if I missed out on anything because I never put mine on. Wouldn't they have told me to put them on though? I asked after the show what I missed and they said nothing.... because they ended up cutting that part out because it was too windy for it and ended up cutting out 10 minutes of the show. Could have been cool. Guess I will never know. Genie was pretty funny though. Best part was when Genie sang Celine Dion's "All By Myself" and I thought to myself, Celine, I will see you tomorrow and I really hope you sing that song. And she did... It was a great day.
Tuacahn is a great tradition and I recommend it to everyone. All of the show's they do there are some. They announced the show's they are going to do next year. Ready? Marry Poppins and Camelot! Awesome right? I loved Marry Poppins when I saw it on Broadway. Anyway... good show, good weekend, good friends.