Tuacahn, the scenic outdoor amphitheater ensconced in the red sandstone cliffs of Utah's Padre Canyon, is offering an ambitious triple-bill of The Little Mermaid, Joseph and The Wizard of Oz. Heidi Anderson, who plays Ursula in Mermaid and is part of the Joseph ensemble, shares exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the scenic desert theatre.
"If you’ve never been to Tuacahn in Southern Utah, come! It’s truly a venue like no other," says Anderson. "I’ve been lucky enough to get to play on this stage five different seasons and I’ve loved each one. Outdoor theatre in a hot desert can be tricky. Water is your best friend, and did I mention… water is your best friend?"
"But even with the challenges, what is created here is just so magical that it’s a thrill to be part of. This season I am back playing Ursula in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a role I played here in 2011 for the Regional Premiere, and playing in repertory with Mermaid this year is The Wizard of Oz and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
"Many of the performers appear in all three productions that rotate each night. This year I am just a part of Mermaid and Joseph. While these photos don’t do justice to all the work that the cast, crew and creatives do out here, it will hopefully give you a little taste of what it’s like during a week at Tuacahn."
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "From Under the Sea to the Emerald City!" A Busy Week at Tuacahn's Little Mermaid, Joseph and Wizard of Oz