Gentri Lee: Tuachan's Aladdin

6.28.2012

Tuachan's Aladdin

For my birthday I wanted to see Aladdin at Southern Utah's amazing amphitheater- Tuachan. The best seats we could get were for two weeks after. I'm kind of a seat snob (maybe it comes from the experience of being on the stage myself), so we waited the two weeks... which ended up being really hard!

The two weeks ended and we were finally able to attend Tuachan's Aladdin!
(this pic is pretty blury and it looks like I've lost some fingers...)

This was my first time ever even seeing Tuachan... and boy was it AMAZING!

Nestled right up against the red rock, it feels like you're in a different world.

I felt like the desert setting couldn't have been more perfect for "Aladdin".

The roommates

my sister- McKenna, myself, and friend- Kelsey

We weren't allowed to take photos during the performance (BOO!), so I borrowed some from the "Salt Lake Tribune"... Hope that's ok...


During the cave of wonders, they had a screen come out and used 3D animation! The kids loved it, and yet, they were terrified and crying at the same time. haha! Poor kidos.

The costumes, singing, dancing, and sets were all amazing!

While they had to steer a bit from the Disney movie, they did a great job and everyone left very satisfied.

My favorite part was "A Whole New World" (duh). Unfortunately, I can't find any pictures. But Aladdin and Jasmine flew out over the crowd on their magic carpet. It was beautiful (similar to the show at California Adventure).

I loved the show, and the best part was that I have two friends in it. I loved watching them and thinking how cool it was that we used to dance together. :)
(you can see one of them on your left of the pic behind the male dancer)

If any of you are in the area or thought about traveling to see it- I'd highly recommend it. You don't get an experience like this in a place like this- anywhere else. :)

38 comments:

Freya Lily said...

WOW! That setting is just....SO beautiful! And yes, a perfect setting :) How lucky are YOU!

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GingerPeachT said...

I'm not a good stage dancer but my heart will always belong in the theater. :-) looks great!!

Bekuh Browning said...

Gentri, That looks amazing! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday with friends. I'd love to see that theater for myself.

Maggie B. said...

What fun! I didn't know they made a musical of this - I'm quite excited. I wish it was around here! =) I saw The Lion King last year and it was amazing. And I'm desperate to see Beauty and the Beast!

Great pics too!

Lottie said...

I love going to see shoes and haven't been in far too long.

And Aladdin what a classic--i loved that movie i even had a jasmine barbie.

Jenn Helle said...

Looks like an awesome show. And happy late birthday!

Brittanie said...

Oh My! This looks like such a wonderful time (not to mention Aladdin is looking pretty cute!

Sammantha said...

This looks like so much fun!

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Rhianna Nelson said...

This looks like a ridiculous amount of fun! It's an amazing setting for performances and Aladdin is so good! Ahhh I'm so jealous! :P

Also, I love how you've done your hair, but I can never figure out how to get scarves to look like that. Feel like letting me in on the secret?? Rhi :) xx

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Elisabeth @ La Vita e Bella said...

this looks like so much fun :)

Lauren Elizabeth said...

I love the Tuacahn! And dang, Aladdin is kind of attractive! :) He's super cute animate, too. Is that weird? haha!

Felicia said...

How amazing! Now I think this will be on a list for a summer road trip this summer! It looks like you girls had such a fun time :)

Hima said...

Wow that is gorgeous! Especially with that amazing scenery around you. Glad you had fun! :)

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Amy @ AGirlCalledBeloved said...

This looks so similar to this amphitheater in TX built right near the wall of the canyon! But that play is all about TX! This is so neat! I love Aladdin!

Alli said...

Oh I loooove that place! I used to dance on that stage, takes you breath away.

Christi Lynn said...

I bet it was so so amazing!!! I think I will just have to go see it!

Natalie said...

I am soooooo envious of you right now! LOL You get to have all the fun :(

Loving these pictures!! You ladies all look so lovely !

Amber said...

holy crapola that looks awesome! I went to see a stage performance of Aladdin on a class field trip in elementary school and I still remember the A Whole New World scene, although this play seems like it would be a thousand times better.

Corina.:Lynn said...

I absolutely Love Tuachan! Such a beautiful place, and the performances there, wow! So glad you had fun! and happy (late) birthday!

Jessica Wray said...

what a cool place! when I first saw the first picture on instagram I thought that was the background, not OUTSIDE! HOW COOL!

btw, that headband... where is it from?! SO CUTE


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Rachel said...

Wow, that looks amazing! A perfect setting!

Amanda k. said...

Looks like so much fun!

*Katie* said...

So Fun!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

I love the finger-less picture of you. You know this.

I love that theater however.. I love it in OCTOBER when I don't melt.

Jana Faith said...

This looks like a blast!
p.s. I absolutely love your headband/headscarf. Adorable!

Louisa said...

Looks like SO much fun! And the setting is beautiful.

Beckie said...

Such a beautiful location! Gah! It seems like with every post on your blog I want to go to Utah more and more! And I must say this is kind of crazy because beforehand I had no desire to visit Utah. Just one of the many pluses of the blogger world right? : ]

I saw the California Adventures production of Aladdin, and I loved it. (Genie: "Jafar, Lady Gaga called. She wants her outfit back.") I think seeing another version would be really great too. One day!

P.S.--What performing did you do? I saw in one of your super old posts that you auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance (I know you dance) but did you ever do other performances like this?

Elly - jazzlipsandtulips said...

This Looks AMAZING amazing amazing, and your turban fits right in! xx Elly @ jazzlipsandtulips

Sierra said...

Ah! I wanna get down there and see that!!

simplyevani.com said...

What a setting! Amazing! And I love that you call yourself a seat snob, that's hilarious :)

Evani

Katers said...

You and McKenna look oddly similar in that photo. I don't think I have ever seen you two look more alike, even with the orange hair :)

Emily Terrell said...

What a beautiful venue!! So pretty! :]

Elisha(: said...

It looks delightful!! And youuu look ├╝ber gorgeous!! Love love the head wrap and shoes!!!

xx.

Punky J said...

Jealous! That amphitheater looks INCREDIBLE. I usually prefer old school indoor theaters from like the 1920s, but the past few decades have developed some very modern and stunning outdoor venues... have you ever heard of the musical festival Sasquatch in Washington? I've never been, but that outdoor venue looks absolutely amazing. As long as I've got a jacket, I'm all about it!

Courtney B said...

Aaaah! So glad you were finally able to go! I can't wait to see it!

Shalyn said...

We are going to see Aladdin next week and supposedly its only the third time ever being shown so in Utah it must've been first or second!

Stesha said...

this looks awesome! I am super jealous, I love Jasmine!

Emma Frances said...

This is so cool! I need to go to this theater someday! And I absolutely adore your head scarf! I need to be brave and wear one someday!