Idaho Falls Arts Council 2018-19 announces Mainstage Season

The Simon and Garfunkel Story Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

Black Violin Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

Under the Streetlamp Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

John McEuen Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

Molly Tuttle Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

Reduced Shakespeare Co. Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

The Idaho Falls Arts Council will feature a mix of big names and offbeat performers during its 2018-19 Mainstage Season, which was announced this week.

All shows will take place at the Colonial Theater.

The season begins Sept. 28 with “The Simon and Garfunkle Story,” which offers huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band playing the famous performers’ biggest hits.

That’s followed by a visit from multi-platinum recording artist Richard Marx, who will take the Colonial Theater stage on Oct. 19. The Mainstage Season runs through April 17.

Presale tickets for all shows are available through Aug. 13, offering the best available seats and discounts. Tickets are available at the Arts Council office, 498 A St., by calling 208-522-0471 or at Regular sales begin Aug. 27.

“We are so excited to announce our upcoming season!” Brandi Newton, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, said in a news release. “We spend a lot of time crafting a diverse and exciting selection of shows, in hopes that there is something for everyone! We want to see you in the theater, or the gallery, or another theater!”

Here’s a look at the full Mainstage Season, with descriptions provided by the Idaho Falls Arts Council.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Sept. 28: The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns, using huge projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more. Tickets start at $30.

Richard Marx

Oct. 19: Marx’s 30 year career is marked by the multi-platinum “Satisfied” and “Right Here Waiting” as well as countless other hits. He has also written songs for Josh Groban, NSYNC, Sara Bareilles, Vince Gill, and more. Tickets start at $35.

Black Violin

Nov. 13: Violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound described as Classical Boom. Tickets start at $25.

Under the Streetlamp - Hip to the Holidays

Nov. 30: Revisit the classic hits from the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-70s, featuring tight harmonies and slick dance moves. This time around the boys will add some holiday flair and suits as shiny as tinsel. Tickets start at $30.

John McEuen

Feb. 2, 2019: Founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, McEuen brings his guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin along with your favorite NGDB songs and the stories behind them. Tickets start at $25.

Molly Tuttle

Feb. 28, 2019: An award winning songwriter and instrumentalist, Molly Tuttle is one of the best guitarists out there, plus she’s got a distinctive voice and illuminates the feeling in her songs. Tickets start at $20.

Reduced Shakespeare Co.

March 15, 2019: An irreverent, fast-paced romp through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies, in one wild ride. For lovers of Shakespeare and haters alike. Tickets start at $25.

James Judd

April 13, 2019: James Judd is a stand-up storyteller and radio personality from NPR’s Snap Judgment, legendary improv troupe The Groundlings, and The New Faces of the Hollywood Improv. Tickets start at $20.

Derina Harvey Band

April 17, 2019: A high energy Celtic rock group that will transport you straight into an Irish pub. Derina’s bright personality and big voice will pull you in and keep you dancing all night. Tickets start at $20.