The St. George’s Chamber of Commerce’s “Meet the Chamber” luncheon tomorrow, Aug. 26, will take place at the Historic St. George Social Hall and highlight the St. George Musical Theater. The Meet the Chamber luncheons are a free, fun social and networking event. Participants enjoy a complimentary lunch, get to know businesses and business people in the community, and meet new people. This week’s luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in attending is welcome to stop by at any time during those two hours.
St. George Musical Theater is southern Utah’s oldest and most successful community theater. After a five-year hiatus, the theatrical group has returned with a successful initial “comeback” season that featured “The Sound of Music,” “The Odd Couple, ” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” and “The Music Man.” The group also hosted sold-out performances of recording artist Mindy Gledhill and a Christmas concert with popular local musician Eric Dodge. After only one season, SGMT was voted the second best live theater in southern Utah right behind Tuacahn Theater in the Spectrum‘s reader’s poll. Their performances are in-the-round in the historic Opera House, and their current season opened Aug. 13 with Leonard Bernstein’s classic, “West Side Story.”
St. George Musical Theater aims to educate and promote community interest in live theater, educate community youth about the value of performing arts, provide opportunity for community members to express and share their artistic talents, provide a venue wherein community members can volunteer and provide valuable community service in the arts. The organization provides affordable, high-quality, family-oriented live entertainment in southern Utah in a safe, family-like environment that embraces all community members regardless of age, sex, race or religion, creating a sense of camaraderie, understanding, joy, and unity. The organization’s leadership team includes Bruce Bennett as executive director, Debe Jacobs as artistic director, and Dan Olsen as managing director. St. George Musical Theater is a primarily volunteer-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit community theater that functions with no paid performers.
The Historic St. George Social Hall is located at 212 N. Main St. in St. George.