Odyssey Dance Theatre presents ‘Romeo + Juliet – One Funky Tale’ at Tuacahn

The entrance to Tuacahn Amphitheatre, Ivins, Utah, June 18, 2020 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Odyssey Dance Theatre’s acclaimed production of “Romeo + Juliet – One Funky Tale” is back by popular demand for special encore performances March 9-10 at the Tuacahn Amphitheatre.

From the creators of “Thriller” comes one of Odyssey Dance Theatre’s favorite and most critically acclaimed full-length pieces of all time. See what the Deseret News said was “…to die for!” Based on the Shakespearean tale about star-crossed lovers but in the Odyssey tradition, “Romeo + Juliet: One Funky Tale” fuses hip-hop, Latin and contemporary dance.

Choreographed by former Odyssey Principal Eldon Johnson, along with sections by Ashleigh and Ryan Di Lello from “So You Think You Can Dance,” Derryl Yeager and others, this is a unique and powerful tour de force. And as a special treat, the audience will get to choose their own ending! Will Romeo and Juliet live or die?

For tickets and all show information, visit the Odyssey Dance Theatre website.

Odyssey Dance Theatre performs to critical acclaim and standing ovations at home and on tour, nationally and internationally, and has been proud to represent Utah on the world’s stage, most notably coinciding with the Beijing Summer Olympics. Their accolades include Best of State in Dance for 15 years in a row; Best of State in all Arts and Entertainment in 2007 and 2015; Best Choreographer in 2009 for Odyssey founder and artistic director Derryl Yeager; Best Individual Dancer in 2010 for former Odyssey associate artistic director and principal dancer Eldon Johnson; Best Individual Dancer in 2012 for Odyssey associate artistic director and former principal dancer Veronica Cabling; Best Individual Dancer in 2013 for former Odyssey principal dancer Dayna Marshall; and Best Youth Dance Group in 2011 and 2012 for Odyssey 2.

Odyssey Dance Theatre is funded in part by Zoo, Arts and Parks; and this program in part by a Create in Utah, Phase 2 Grant from the Utah State Legislature and the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts, part of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.

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