The Mesquite Arts Council will open the 21st season on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Middle School Little Theater when they present one of the top Country Western singers today, Brenn Hill.
Hill has been called a “country singer, a western singer, and sometimes a folk singer.” This shows how versatile he is as he writes most of the music he performs and likes the idea that he cannot be put in just one category.
Next on Tuesday, October 16, the famous “Piano Man” will appear starring piano virtuoso Jon Schmidt who will join with cellist Steven Nelson Sharp.
They will present their outstanding musical-comedy program at the newly remodeled Virgin Valley High School Theater.
The two are known throughout the western United States as one of the most entertaining duos in music today. Whenever they play at Tuacahn in Ivins, they always sell out.
The concert by the Piano Man will be sponsored in part by a grant from the Western States Arts Federations (WESTAF).
Festival of Trees
Third in the season, the Holiday Spirit in Mesquite will again kick off with the 18th Annual Christmas Festival of Trees. The festivities will begin on Wednesday, November 14; and they will end Saturday, November 17.
Those four days will be jam-packed with a wide variety of activities from “Lunch with Santa” for the young attendees to an evening honoring our active military men and veterans,
There will be beautiful trees on display and some for sale. The Festival will feature an art contest for fifth graders as well as continuous entertainment.
Crafters will sell their wares and a Hero Tree, a Memory Tree and Any Soldier Tree will thank special people in and from our community. This event will again be held at the Casablanca Special Events Center Tent.
Then in December, a new event on the MAC calendar will be the first annual “Festival of Books” scheduled for December 13-14, 2012.
What better gift at Christmas to give than a book, especially one signed by the author. Over 30 authors from all over the West will join local authors as our citizens celebrate the written word.
The event will be held at Virgin Valley Elementary School and will feature all kinds of activities and workshops to get more children and adults reading.
Missoula in January
The next event will be the production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” by the Missoula Children’s Theatre on January 19, 2013 featuring 60 local youth.
The show will be held this year at Virgin Valley High School in the Theater with two performances, one at 3 pm and the other at 7 pm.
The Utah Shakespeare Theater will be in Mesquite on January 30th to present the favorite “Romeo and Juliet.”
This show will be presented to students at VVHS that same morning.
Then one of the biggest shows and most popular will return when the BYU Folk Dance Company performs at VVHS on March 8, at 7 pm. This is a show which always sells out as it did the last time it appeared in Mesquite.
The last performance on the schedule is the Concert on the Grass at the Mesquite City Hall Amphitheater on May 1. This free concert always features the best in local talent.
Get Season Tickets
Season tickets for the Mesquite Arts Council are now on sale by calling Gwen Olsen at 702-376-9489 or Blair Adams at 801-815-6812.
A season ticket costs $60 for adults and $30 for youth. A season ticket holder is also guaranteed a reserved seat.
People giving a donation to the Arts Council will be given free tickets based on their donation. For more information on this, contact Blair Adams at the number above.