High Valley Arts’ recent shows are exhibited below. Click on a photo to enlarge the size.
Oklahoma– July 2014.
Set in Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, this high-spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys provides the background for cowboy Curly and farm girl Laurey who are in love with each other but refuse to admit it. Mix in flirty Ado Annie who is currently infatuated with Ali Hakim who fears marriage and tries to pawn Ado off on Will who truly loves her and the scene is set for wonderful music, great dancing, and terrific summer entertainment.
A Christmas Carol – December 2013.
Ebenezer Scrooge turned from a grumpy, miserable miser into a really nice guy before this 2013 Christmas Carol production ended and audiences fell in love with Durham McCotter, the cute little 6-year-old who played Tiny Tim. Several cast members repeated their roles, including Stuart Waldrip as Scrooge, Lhomond Jones as Marley, and Terri Caldwell as Mrs. Scrooge who played their roles for the fourth time. Steve Stoddard as Christmas Present and Randy Birch as The Beadle joined the cast for the third time, and Tristen Caldwell played The Ghost of Christmas Present for the second time. The show was a wonderful way to bring the joy of the Christmas Spirit into the season.
The Music Man – July 2013.
High Valley Arts’ presented this well-loved musical in our beautiful outdoor summer theater. Audiences loved Dave McMaster as Harold Hill and Mary Eckersley as Marian. Harold moved with such finesse and fluidity from one scam to another that the audience was awed and even Marian finally capitulated to his charms! The dancing wowed the audience and everyone fell in love with Marian, the Librarian, including Harold!
Fiddler on the Roof – July 2012
The show, starring Doug Osmond, was a sellout: people loved sitting on grass, enjoying the warm Midway summer evening, and watching Doug and the cast infuse life into the story of Anatevka. The Deseret News reviewed the show, giving high marks to Doug for his heartwarming rendition of Tevye and to the cast for their excellent performances.
Thoroughly Modern Millie – December 2011
With Ellie Gallagher as Millie and Mike Malmrose as Jimmy, the cast danced and sang their way through this cleverly-written Tony-Award winning stage adaptation of the 1967 movie.
Annie – December 2010
Over 90 little girls auditioned for this musical. Annie (Amanda Malmrose) terrorized Mrs. Hannigan (Trish Bowen) and finally found a home with Daddy Warbucks (Steve Stoddard). The show was a Christmas sellout.
The Sound of Music – July 2010
This show was a crowd favorite. Bonnie Hardman played Maria and Todd Bay the Captain and she, along with the VonTrapp kids, danced and sang their way into everyone’s hearts.