In the time that we were there we were able to see “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Starlight Express.” One we knew very well from the Julie Andrews film, the other we had only heard of, but had no idea what we were in for.
Wednesday night we didn’t see a play, and so I took a 4 mile run through the streets of St. George. I ran through the historic district, past the old Tabernacle, then down to the St. George Temple, and finishing with a two mile uphill slog back to our Motel on St. George Blvd. When I was done, I finished with 3 laps of the pool, and realized that I really need to do more upper body work.
Thursday night, we returned to Tuacahn for “Starlight Express.” Never having seen or heard anything of this play by Sir. Andrew Lloyd Webber, we had no idea what to expect.
There is one musical number that just sticks in my mind, “Pappa’s Blues” sung by an old steam engine named “Pappa” and played brilliantly by C. Mingo Long, who sings with a wonderfully powerful baritone voice.
I can’t say the “starlight” is one of my favorite plays, but it is definitely in the top 10.
So, it was a fun week, and was great to get away for just a little while with the wife.