November 16, 2018
Writer: Bryanna Willis

Bringing Broadway, nationally acclaimed artists and local talent, the Idaho Falls Arts Council is devoted to providing Eastern Idaho with entertainment to fit the season.

With Christmas just around the corner there are plenty of season themed music and theater events planned.

On Nov. 30 Under the Streetlamp will perform their show titled, “Hip to the Holidays.” Amy Carr, marketing director for the Idaho Falls Arts Council, says this group is a four-man group who all come from leading cast members of the play “Jersey Boys.” They have also all performed in several other Broadway classics including “RENT,” “42nd Street” and “The Book of Mormon Musical.”

“They have got great voices and great stage presence and just make for a great show,” Carr said.

The group will perform holiday classics along with their usual music from the 60s and 70s.

Into December, the Idaho Falls School of Ballet will perform “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Carr says this is a good alternative for those who want a good Christmas story, but don’t want to watch “The Nutcracker.”

“They do really high-quality presentations,” Carr said. “They are definitely one that is fun to watch especially if you want something that isn’t ‘The Nutcracker.’”

That doesn’t mean the holiday favorite will not be performed, though. “The Nutcracker” will be put on by the Idaho Ballet Theater on Dec. 7, 8 and 10.

Other exciting shows coming are “Finding Neverland” and “Cirque Musica Wonderland.”

“Finding Neverland” is a Broadway show about the man who wrote the book about the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan.

“[It] should be a magical performance,” Carr said.

“Cirque Musica Wonderland” features acrobats, contortionists and traipse artists. There will also be a live orchestra and the whole show is Christmas themed.

To get a full list of everything that is happening at the Colonial, Civic and other venues go to idahofallsarts.org.

“There is always something for people to get involved with or to attend,” Carr said.