Sunday, September 20, 2009


My sister Deanna called me in August and said that the play AIDA (eye-ee-duh) was playing this summer at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in St. George. I've never seen the show so I was like "hell yeah lets go!". So we decided to get tickets for Labor Day weekend. We got 6th row, center stage tickets for $49! That's freaking cheap! I knew Nate would be going dirt biking so this was the perfect opportunity to spend some time with my sister.

AIDA takes place in Egypt and it's the story of the Nubian Princess (Aida) and she gets captured and is made a slave for the Princess of Egypt. Nobody knows she is a Princess because that would mean immediate death, so she keeps her identity a secret. Anyway, I'm not going to give away the whole story, but she ends up falling in love with the Egyptian Princess' betrothed named Radames (rah-dah-mays). If you want to know the rest of the story, you have to see it for yourself. It's a good one!

We left Friday and drove down. We stayed the night at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George. The reason I say the name is because it was a really nice hotel, with a HOT breakfast in the morning, and it was only like $89 bucks a night! So if you're going to St. George I would highly recommend this hotel. Here are a few pics of the outside. It just had a "homey" feel to it.

Anyway, so Saturday we went and walked around the Temple and kinda bummed around. Then we went to dinner and the show. The dinner was catered by Golden Corral - it was really good. You had the option to eat inside or out, but the weather was so nice we decided to eat outside. Well, little did we know that there were going to be like 1000 bees swarming everywhere. It was ridiculous! Luckily neither of us got stung, so that's good.

You're not allowed to take pictures during the show, but I snapped a few before hand of the set. If you've never been to Tuacahn, it's amazing! Because it's an outdoor amphitheater they can do crazy stuff. For example, there is a scene during the show where they're having dinner with the Pharaoh and all of a sudden, a camel walks onto the stage carrying a belly dancer. How many times do you see a camel walk onto the stage during a play? Um... NEVER! They can shoot off fireworks, and they even have the option to flood the stage. They can control the waterfall and stream behind the set to flood the stage. It was awesome!

Right at the entrance to the parking lot

This is the boardwalk to the theatre

from the amphitheater

the set of AIDA

Anyway - the weekend with my sister was awesome and it was great to just spend time with her. We are planning to go back next year because they are doing CATS, Crazy for You and Tarzan!
You should check out their website, if you haven't seen it already. it's and if you get a chance to go down, I would say it's totally worth the drive!


Julie said...

k-so we may have been there on the same night! LOL How funny. We have season passes and go up all the time. (Now that we're close) They do such a good job with their productions. (Loved Aida!)

Trevor and Amy said...

Lucky! I am so jealous! That looked like so much fun and Gorgeous hotel! We need to do more stuff like that. And Hello, I didn't know Kristin got married. Tell her congrats! She looked beautiful!