This past weekend we gathered up our bags, hopped in the car, and drove down to St. George to unite with nearly the entire Fisher clan and see a spectacular production of Les Miserables at the Tuachan Center for the Arts. I had looked forward to this for nearly 12 months and was not disappointed. First off, the soundtrack from this particular play is probably one of my favorite CDs--just ask Vanessa. She gets so sick of listening to it while I drive her to school! Anyway, not one of the performers gave less than a satisfactory performance while many, especially Javert, were just incredible. As I said, I have listened to the CD so many times that I have created a personal interpretation of the acts in my mind and, because of that, a couple of times I was forced to close my eyes because I enjoy my interpretation more than what was on stage, but other times I was won over by the actors' portrayal. One individual, the inn keeper, completely changed my feelings about one particular part of the play. It is a song that I forward past because I can't stand it, but seeing him and his wife as they sang and brought that scene to life completely repainted the picture in my mind and made it very memorable.
And as for the facility, I have only one word to describe it: beautiful. Seriously, seeing the Center was like Indiana Jones arriving at an ancient Aztec temple. If any of you ever has the opportunity to attend a theatrical performance at Tuachan, do not miss it. I know I will return.