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ASSASSINS @ The Spot

Start 2024 off with a bang! Grab tickets to our musical event of the season: ASSASSINS by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. January 25-February 4 @ The Spot. ASSASSINS Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by John Weidman Directed by Yanna Lantz Music Directed by R.L. Rowsey A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim’s signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation’s culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America’s four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written. Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream. …

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GoldFish

Before changing the Electronic Music game in South Africa as GoldFish, Dominic Peters and David Poole were mild-mannered students surfing by day – and blowing the roof off house parties by night. This duo have gone on to become one of the most original production teams in recent history, creating award-winning albums and trail blazing shows that blends DJ performance with live Saxophone, Upright Bass, Flute and Keys – breaking through genres and earning the attention of a global house and electronic music fan base. As their fame grew, so did their scope, scouring obscure sources for unique and cheeky samples that they twisted into endlessly fun hooks and choruses. Stirring African rhythms and Sax melodies into the mix helped Goldfish evolve a truly unique house sound. After seven years basing themselves between Cape Town and Ibiza, Dom and Dave have settled in San Diego to concentrate on the burgeoning US Market. A consistent string of chart-topping hits—and a live show that has seen countless festival appearances from Coachella to Glastonbury—has helped GoldFish become one of the most enduring and influential groups in live electronic music. VIP Tickets $100 • Includes Meet & Greet with GoldFish before the show • …

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Live Nativity

Local costumed actors and live animals unfold the reenactment of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth while vocalists set the scene musically and a Narrator tells the story. Featured again this year will be three live camels and a donkey from Camels R Fun in Idaho Falls. The production starts at 5:00 PM and will be finished by 6:15pm. Come early to get parking, seats, hot cocoa and cookies. Hay bale seating will be available, but please remember your blankets and hand warmers. DRESS WARMLY, it is an outdoor event

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LANCO w/Aaron Golay & The Original Sin

Multi-Platinum selling band LANCO continues to forge new territory after the roots-frontier explorers and live-performance junkies broke out with the 2x Platinum multi-week No. 1 hit “Greatest Love Story.” Creating a heartland rocker for a new generation, the band followed up with the Billboard Country Albums chart topper HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, marking the first Country group to earn a No. 1 debut in a decade. Additionally, LANCO garnered another PLATINUM certified hit with “Born To Love You”, before the launch of their anthemic 2021 EP, HONKY-TONK HIPPIES, which was self-produced and co-written by the band. New music from the ACM “New Group of the Year” follows multiple nominations from the CMT, CMA, ACM, AMA and iHeartAwards, while Lancaster became the first member of a group to win NSAI’s “Songwriter/Artist of the Year” award. LANCO continues to “bring the full-band sound back to Country” (Newsday) and plans to build off their deep-rooted connection with fans in their new era of music. For more information on LANCO, visit www.lancomusic.com. Purchase Tickets at: www.ci.ovationtix.com/35937/performance/11376558 *$50.00 advance. $60.00 30 days before shows for GA tickets *$150.00 advance seated upstairs/meet & greet w/band. $170.00 30 days before show (Seated upstairs/meet & greet w/band will have an …

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Imani Winds

Celebrating over a quarter century of music making, the twice GRAMMY nominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations, and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and newly commissioned works from voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.

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Trailblazing Women of Country – A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly

Trailblazing Women of Country features the music of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton, who revolutionized country music and blazed a trail for future generations of female artists. With their chart-topping hits and record-breaking sales, they wove threads of contemporary womanhood throughout the tapestry of country music, resulting in unprecedented commercial success and earning each a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Through their singular voices and artistry, Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly defied restrictive gender norms, proving that women can be at once beautiful and strong, vulnerable, and powerful. Featuring soloists, Miko Marks, CMT’s 2022, “Next Woman of Country,” and Nashville based singer, Kristina Train, supported by a 5-member all-female band.

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ALMA @ The Spot

SEPT 29–OCT 8 ALMA by Benjamin Benne Directed by BRETT MOELLENBERG Performed by MARLENE MONTES and ISABELLA ORREGO DESCRIPTION: Working mom Alma (Marlene Montes) has single handedly raised her daughter, Angel (Isabella Orrego), on tough love, home-cooked comida, and lots of prayers. But on the eve of the all-important SAT, Alma discovers her daughter isn’t at home studying. A schooling and la chancla await Angel at home—but so does a creeping realization that more’s at stake than just a test score. A sacrifice from Alma’s past weighs heavy on their present; now, Alma fears that her worst nightmare may soon be their reality. Will the American Dream cost them a life together? [synopsis by Cat Rodríguez] *Winner of Arizona Theatre Company’s National Latinx Playwriting Award *Winner of American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Playwriting Award RUN TIME: approx. 90 minutes with no intermission SUITABILITY: recommended for audiences 12+ TICKETS: PREMIUM • $40 STANDARD • $30 SECOND ROW FLOOR • $22 🔥 STUDENT/30 and UNDER • $15 *special price for patrons currently enrolled in school and/or patrons aged 30 and under PERFORMANCES: Friday Sept. 29  @ 7:30pm Saturday Sept. 30 @ 4:00pm + 7:30pm Sunday Oct. 1 @ 4:00pm Wednesday Oct. 4 @  7:30pm Thursday Oct. 5 @ 7:30pm Friday Oct. 6 @ 7:30pm Saturday Oct. 7 @ 7:30pm Sunday Oct. 8 @ 4:00pm Stay …

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SPOT STUDIO SERIES: Epoxy Resin Nightmare

EPOXY RESIN NIGHTMARE by Annabel Webster (NY based playwright originally from Sun Valley/Ketchum; Spot Young Co. Alumni) ​SHOW DESCRIPTION: ​Epoxy Resin Nightmare is a nonlinear play (or fever dream) about girlhood and generational curses in the gothic deserts of Southern Idaho. A mother and daughter sharing time, space, and god, connect through themes of sexuality, bodily preservation, and big stinkin’ white lilies. Annabel Webster’s first play at The Spot asks you to wish for a savior but believe in the carnage of women everlasting. Directed by Annabel Webster, Kagen Albright + Wyatt Root Movement Coordinator Julia Ott Stage Manager Wyatt Root with support from Elena Vorm ​ featuring Spot Young Co. Alumni Chloe Khosrowshahi, Annabelle Lewis + Coco Vorm August 17-19 @ 7:30pm August 20 @ 4:00pm SPOT STUDIO SERIES: The Spot Studio Series is a selection of new and published theatrical works presented in our black box space with no frills (minimal tech.) These pop-up shows are stripped-back with short, galvanizing, concentrated rehearsal processes where actors and directors get to explore the text, source material and heart of the work. It’s our version of scene-study, but in classic Spot fashion, we do the whole thing. The Spot Studio Series …

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Reckless Kelly w/Micky & The Motorcars Sun Valley Pavilion

Lawn tickets and last chance back row will open on Wednesday August 16th at 10:00a.m.! RJK Entertainment & The Sun Valley Resort Present Reckless Kelly w/Micky & The Motorcars September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend) with a huge Drone Light Show after the concert presented by Zions Bank. All Ages Event Date: September 3rd 2023 Doors at 5:30p.m. Show Starts at 6:30p.m. Ends at 10:00p.m. w/Drone Light show immediately after concert Tickets available at: www.eventbrite.com/e/reckless-kelly-w-micky-the-motorcars-tickets-630243223447 or the Sun Valley Recreation Office at 208-622-2135 The non-profit beneficiaries of the concert are Blaine County Charitable Fund & Stella’s Shelter Fund. Here is more info on Blaine County Charitable Fund: https://www.blainecf.org/ Here is more info on Stella’s Shelter Fund: http://stellasshelterfund.com/ Presented by RJK Entertainment, Sun Valley Resort, Zions Bank, Coors Light, Tito’s Handmade Vodka

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Turtle Island Quartet

Since its inception in 1985, the Turtle Island Quartet has been a singular force in the creation of bold, new trends in chamber music for strings. Winner of the 2006 and 2008 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album, TIQ fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles, and by devising a performance practice that honors both, the state of the art has inevitably been redefined. Cellist nonpareil Yo-Yo Ma has proclaimed TIQ to be “a unified voice that truly breaks new ground – authentic and passionate – a reflection of some of the most creative music-making today.” The Quartet’s birth was the result of violinist David Balakrishnan’s brainstorming explorations and compositional vision while completing his master’s degree program at Antioch University West. The journey has taken Turtle Island through forays into folk, bluegrass, swing, be-bop, funk, R&B, new age, rock, hip-hop, as well as music of Latin America and India…a repertoire consisting of hundreds of ingenious arrangements and originals. As Turtle Island members continue to refine their skills through the development of repertory by some of today’s cutting-edge composers, through performances and recordings with major symphonic ensembles, and through a determined educational commitment, the Turtle Island Quartet stakes …