Something for everyone to see – and hear – at Southwest Symphony’s annual ‘Halloween Spooktacular’

St. George Dance Company members gear up for their "Halloween Spooktacular," date and location not specified | Photo by Greg Mauger, P&G Photography, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Due to overwhelming community demand, the Southwest Symphony has added a second performance to its annual “Halloween Spooktacular” gathering of ghosts and dancing goblins.

Performances will be held on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26 at Dixie State University’s Cox Auditorium.

L-R: Katherine Call, Bethany Gee and Rebekah Wainwright of the St. George Dance Company perform with the Southwest Symphony, St. George, Utah, circa October 2015 | Photo by Staci Martin, St. George News

“It’s a really fun show – we encourage people to come out in costumes,” said Southwest Symphony music director and conductor Lucas Darger.

Each year the show is a little different, he said, and this year’s theme will be “Hollywood Hits.” The main headline performance pieces will based on music selected from the smash movie success of 2017’s “The Greatest Showman.”

Music from “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” “King Kong,” “The Sound of Music,” “Mission Impossible” and a fun assortment of songs will also be played by a fully costumed haunted orchestra.

Raging Red, DSU’s song and dance team, will be delivering powerhouse vocals during performances from “The Greatest Showman” choreographed by director Merrilee Webb.

It’s not just a symphony concert, it’s really an event – a production,” Darger said. “It’s not just for classical music lovers. All kinds of audiences – all kinds of ages are going to enjoy it.”

Spectators will be amazed watching daring acts executed by the Cirque du Soleil troupe Aerobatics from Salt Lake City and captivated by dances performed by the St. George Dance Company with video screens playing during some of the production.

A rousing rendition of the finale from Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” promises to be a crowd favorite, and Darger said it’s just going to be a fun, family-friendly evening.

“There’s something to see – something to do the entire time,” he said.

The spooky madness begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $12 to $25 and can be purchased online; however, season ticket packages to attend all six concerts are available until Oct. 20 for just $67 – service charges and ticket fees included – a savings of up to 42 percent.

Written by ANDREW PINCKNEY, St. George News.

Event details

  • What: “Halloween Spooktacular: Hollywood Hits.”
  • When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie State University Cox Auditorium, 225 S. University Ave., St. George.
  • Cost: Tickets range from $12 to $25 and can be purchased in advance here.

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