Past Events 2011

Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center
December 21
6:30 pm

BHS Band and Choir Christmas Concert
December 19

7:00 pm

“The Messiah”
Community Christmas Concert
December 16

7:00 pm

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without Handel’s Messiah –
performed with matchless spirit by the Blackfoot Community Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Linnea Hammond.

The 100+ musicians will perform the immortal oratorio a stellar line up of vocal soloists, featuring Samantha Kinney Parkinson, soprano;
Tiniel Williams, alto; Doug Van Orden, tenor; and Jared Johnson, bass.

For two years, Mrs. Hammond conducted the Messiah at Snake River High School.
This year the orchestra and chorus was expanded to include all area musicians
and the performance will be held at the BPAC to accomodate the expected large crowd.

The Messiah is one of the most beloved oratorios of all time and has become one of the best-known
and most frequently performed choral works in classical music.

The orchestra musicians and choir members donate their time to make this performance possible.

The concert is a free gift to the community thanks to sponsorship from the Community Interfaith Unit.

Groveland Christmas Program
December 14
6:30 pm

Stoddard Elementary Christmas Program
December 13
1:00/600 pm

“My Kind of Christmas Tour”
David Archuleta

Friday, December 9
8:00 pm


Singing sensation David Archuleta announces

his much-anticipated “My Kind of Christmas Tour” for the winter of 2011.

David will appear one night only at The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center

on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm.

Archuleta’s show will feature epic orchestral arrangements of both
traditional holiday and familiar classics, as well as an assortment of David’s own, melodic pop favorites. The tour promises to showcase more of David’s

unique musicality and vocal prowess that his fans have come to love.

Tickets to this performance go on-sale Saturday,

Oct 8, 2011 at 10 am and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center on Oct 8,

by phone at 1-208-317-5508, or online at

All seats are reserved.

Cost per ticket is $27.50 plus $3.50 service fees.

Tickets can be mailed out or picked up at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center box office the night of the concert.

The show will begin at 8:00 pm and doors to the theater will open at 7:00pm.

Stalker Elementary Christmas Program
December 7

7:00 pm

Wapello Elementary Christmas Program
December 5

7:00 pm

Tavaci Performance
December 3

8am – 8pm
5:30 pm

The TaVaci School of Performing Arts invites the community
to join them for their annual Christmas concert, entitled “Tonight’s the Night.”
Children of all ages will perform Christmas selections and narrations
that will leave the audience laughing, crying and even singing along a bit.

One of the student’s favorite songs is “Tonight’s The Night,” a Christmas adaptation
of the popular song “I’ve Got a Feeling” by the Black-Eyed Peas.
Other exciting selections include “A Very Merry Monk Christmas,”
and the always-holiday favorite, “Nuttin’ For Christmas.”

TaVaci Kids will enjoy a visit from the Jolly Old Elf at the end of the show with a gift for all the kids in attendance. Registration for the upcoming spring semester will be available in the BPAC foyer.

“A Classy & Classic Christmas”
with Marvin Goldstein and Vanessa Joy

Wed, November 30
7:30 pm

Renowned pianist Marvin Goldstein and vocalist Vanessa Joy will be returning to the BPAC stage on November 30 at 7:30 pm
for their show, “A Classy & Classic Christmas”, consisting of new and traditional Christmas music.

Many people will recognize the duo
from their popular BPAC concert in July. After their successful summer concert,
Goldstein promised the audience he would soon return to the Blackfoot stage.

Susan Mann, programming director says, “We are so fortunate to have Marvin and Vanessa back on our stage so soon!
They are great performers and relate to all ages. Tickets to this concert would make a great Christmas gift.”

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
They are available at, Tweedy’s Music, or by calling the BPAC at 317-5508.

November 18

7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 adults/$15 students


A high-octane fiddle-fest that features an international, multi-talented cast performing an eclectic mix of music, song and dance.
The Denver Post says “Barrage is Too Wow for Words!” They have entertained millions of people around the globe. Fans in Europe, Asia and North America have enjoyed Barrage at International Festivals, Concert Performances, Special Events and TV appearances.
Barrage performances offer up a diverse fusion of cultures, musical styles and incredible performance vitality.
The music of Barrage continues to evolve – combining contemporary world music influences, layered vocal arrangements and pulsating modern beats and rhythms.
The young hip cast delivers the show with amazing energy and musical virtuosity that will take your breath away.

BHS Band and Choir Concert
November 16

7pm – 8pm

Veterans’ Day Assembly
Thursday, Nov 10

<Election – Lobby
November 8

8am – 8pm

McManus Comedies
A Fine and Pleasant Misery
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!


Combining the hilarious writing of Patrick F. McManus and the comic acting of Tim Behrens, promises that “A Fine and Pleasant Misery”
will leave the audience begging for more. The show is jam-packed with laughter featuring some of the most bizarre characters
on earth – all portrayed by Tim Behrens.

In 1992, Patrick F. McManus, already recognized as one of America’s funniest
and most entertaining writers from his columns in Field and Stream and Outdoor Life, wondered if his stories about growing up
in rural Idaho might work on the stage. The result was described by one reviewer as “a wonderful cross between
Mark Twain and Bill Cosby.” The show begins as Pat rummages through an old trunk, discovering recollections of hilarious childhood
incidents. The key to the success of the show lies in activating the imagination. In this way, the audience connects
with specific incidents that create heartfelt universal experiences for all.

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LDS Church Event
Oct 27

BHS Marching Band Concert
Wed, October 26

7pm – 8pm

BHS Drama Dept. Performances
Oct 21 – 22, 24

7pm – 8pm

Gary Morris
Saturday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Tickets:  $20 adults/$15 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!


The voice of country singing legend Gary Morris never fails to awaken a listener’s heart and soul.
The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center is privileged to have Gary Morris on stage to kick off the 2011-2012 concert series season.

Morris charted a string of hit songs throughout the 1980’s and is probably best known for his original recording of
“Wind Beneath My Wings,” which won both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year Awards.

His career in country music began in the early 1980’s when Morris produced twelve albums that generated sixteen
Top 10 singles and five No. 1 hits, including “Baby Bye Bye,” “100% Chance Of Rain,” “Leave Me Lonely,” and “Headed for a Heartache.”

At the height of his Nashville recording career, Morris boldly opted to become a more versatile singer, as he took
the lead role in the production ofPuccini’s opera La Boheme. He later accepted the heroic lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables,
on Broadway where he received resounding critical praise and enjoyed the success of his platinum selling record Bring Him Home.

Did you see “the proposal?”

Steve Reed asks for Ranel Hales’ hand in marriage at the Gary Morris concert

What could be more romantic than a wedding proposal with Gary Morris singing “The Love She Found in Me” in the background?

Local resident, Steve Reed contacted Gary earlier in the week and requested this song be played as he proposed to Ranel Hales.

Because Gary was so moved by Steve’s efforts to contact him to create the perfect proposal, he not only sang the requested song but

he also performed an original song he had written just for them. He sang the beautiful song to the entire audience and

then offered it to the happy couple as a wedding gift. Gary will be recording the song in the next few weeks.

We expect another hit record from Gary and a long, happy marriage for Steve and Ranel!


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The Standards
Oct 1

7:00 pm

After touring schools throughout southeast Idaho, The Standards will culminate their tour on October 1 at 7:00 pm,
with an exciting, inspirational, and fun concert for people of all ages.

Tickets for the concert will be available at the door for $10 per person and there are no reserved seats.

The Standards, originally from Twin Falls, are one of the most sought after harmony vocal groups

of today.
They have enjoyed success worldwide for their unique approach to vocal entertainment.

Their shows offer more than just a typical music concert.
It’s a “dynamic music experience,”
featuring non-stop energetic vocal performances packed with choreography, comedy, and audience interaction.
The quintet made up of brothers

Morgan Williams, Nathan Williams, Jordon Williams, Nicholas Williams, and Quinn Williams are leading the way
to help make vocal music a favorite among fans.

BHS Choir Concert
Oct 3


BHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Wed, September 28

7pm – 8pm

Herff Jones

Tues, September 27
4:00 – 8:00pm

Herff Jones

Wed, September 21
9:00am – 12:00pm

Homecoming Queen Assembly

Mon, September 19
9:30am – 12:00pm

Election Site in Lobby
August 30

Blackfoot School District Starts
August 24

Blackfoot School District Staff Meetings
August 22

Broadway Lights Up Blackfoot
Digital BHS Sign Fundraiser
August 20
7:30 pm

Fundraiser for a new digital sign in front of Blackfoot High School. Sponsored by the BHS Class of 1968. Call BPAC 317-5508 for more information.

"Tortoise Versus the Hare"
Missoula Children’s Theatre

June 20 – 25

June 20 – Auditions: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
($25 participation fee if chosen for show)
June 25 – Performances: 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm

$5.00 adults/$3 children (to age 12)

A fresh look at a favorite story comes to the BPAC June 20-25, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present The Tortoise Versus the Hare.
Approximately 50 roles are available for local students. All students, grades 1 -12 are encouraged to audition on June 20 starting at 10:00 am.
Students should plan to stay for the full two hours audition. No advance preparation is necessary.
Most students will rehearse approximately 4 ½ hours each day, Monday through Friday. If selected for the show, a $20 participation fee is required.
This original musical adaptation of the classic fable will be presented on June 25 at 3:00 and 5:30 pm. Tickets for the show are $5 for adults and $3 for children.

The Tortoise Versus the Hare is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is sponsored by Bingham Memorial Hospital and the
Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. For more information, call the BPAC at 317-5508.

Open House
J. Ken Spencer Commissioned Oil Painting

June 25
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LDS Tri-Stake Youth Conference

June 4

Independence High School Graduation

June 3
6:00 pm


Blackfoot High School Graduation
(Must have ticket for admittance)

May 27
7:00 pm

Diva Dance Recital
May 23
6:30 pm

BHS-MVMS Band and Choir Concert

May 18

7:00 p.m.

BHS-MVMS Band and Choir Concert

May 16

7:00 p.m.

Tavaci Recital

May 14
4:00 p..m.

Paunie’s School of Dance
May 13 – 14
“Shall We Dance?”
Free * 7:00 pm

Awards Recital – Bingham County Music Teachers’ Assoc. Honors Recital
May 2
Free * 7:00 pm

Bingham County Music Teachers’ Assoc. Festival  8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Grand Teton Awards Ceremony 6:00 pm
April 30

BHS-MVMS Band Night
April 28
7:00 p.m.

Fort Hall Elementary Awards Night
April 27

United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus
April 26
7:30 pm
Free Admission (Ticket Required)

The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center is proud to present the United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus from Washington DC on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 pm.

The Concert Band is the oldest and largest of the Field Band’s four performing components.
The Soldiers’ Chorus is the vocal complement of the Army Field Band.
The 29-member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band
as the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

Admission is free but attendees must have a ticket for admittance.
Tickets can be obtained in Blackfoot at Tweedy’s Music, Morning News, or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 South Fisher, Blackfoot, ID 83221.

Blackfoot High School Debate Auction
April 25

Aladdin Jr – BHS Musical
April 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22
7:00 pm
All tickets $7.00 (no reserved seats)
Available at BHS main office, Blackfoot Distict Office,,
and at the door.

The magic of Disney comes to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center as Blackfoot High School presents “Aladdin Jr.!”
The timeless tale comes to life complete with a flying carpet and other special effects to capture the mood and music of the classic love story of Aladdin and Jasmine.
Filled with incredible local talent, this show is one you will want to bring the whole family to!
Rides and pictures will be available on the magic carpet after the show for $5!
Plan now to let your family experience the magic of live theater with our own talented Blackfoot High School students.

The Music Man
Friday, April 1, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 adults/$20 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!

Get in line for a one-night performance of The Music Man as the Broadway touring musical makes a stop in Blackfoot!
Outstanding performers, in tow with their own orchestra, set, and sound, promise to make it an evening rich in entertainment.

The Music Man is considered to be one of the most famous and successful musicals of all time.
It’s the clever story of a traveling salesman and his visit to a small Iowa town where he meets and falls in love with the willful, spinster librarian.
With his fast-talking style, “Professor” Harold Hill convinces the town that unless they adopt his revolutionary music program,
the youngsters of River City will be forever doomed.

Chaos ensues as Hill’s credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.
Composer Meredith Wilson’s score will have you singing along to familiar tunes like Goodnight My Someone, Till There Was You, Trouble, and 76 Trombones.

Blackfoot Medical Center

Backstage Events:
Don Aslett: "Getting off the Excess Express"
March 22, 2011

BPAC is proud to present our Backstage Events! These
events take you to a more intimate and informal setting, seated on the
stage itself, up close to the performance. Seating will be more
limited, so keep an eye out for shows you’ll love and get tickets early!

Tickets available by calling Susan Mann at
(208) 317-5508. All shows are at 7:30PM.

Click on a poster to the right for more information about that show!

Bill Watrous
Intermountain Jazz Festival

Saturday, March 12, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $18 adults/$15 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!

The second night of the Intermountain Jazz Festival features trombone great, Bill Watrous, performing with the Jazz House Big Band.

Watrous is one of the finest bop-oriented trombonists of the past 30 years and is known for his beautiful tone and remarkable technique.
As a busy New York-based studio musician during the 1960s, he worked and recorded with Quincy Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Johnny Richards, and Woody Herman;
played in the television band for Merv Griffin’s show (1965-1968); and worked for CBS (1967-1969).

After playing with the jazz-rock group Ten Wheel Drive in 1971, Watrous led his own big band – The Manhattan Wildlife Refuge (1973-1977).
Watrous moved to Los Angeles in the late ’70s and continued studio work, appearing at jazz parties, playing in local clubs, and leading an occasional big band.
He has recorded for Columbia, Famous Door, Soundwings, GNP Crescendo, and with his late-’90s big band for Double-Time.

Hear Watrous’s music at
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Allen Vizzutti
Intermountain Jazz Festival

Friday, March 11, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $18 adults/$15 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!

Allen Vizzutti headlines opening night of the Intermountain Jazz Festival.
The world-renowned trumpet player is at home in a variety of musical idioms, often performing in jazz and classical styles in the same evening.

He has soloed the world over with notable groups and at famed venues:
Doc Severinsen and the NBC Tonight Show Band, Chuck Mangione, Woody Herman, Japan’s NHK Orchestra, New Tokyo Philharmonic,
the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, the Newport Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival, the Charles Ives Center and Lincoln Center in New York City.

His soaring sounds can be heard on recent projects including the movies Furry Vengeance, 40 Days and 40 Nights, Unfaithfully Yours, Scary Movie Four,
Medal of Honor and Halo video games.

From his home in Seattle Washington, Vizzutti’s current career embodies an impressive schedule of recitals, concerts, guest appearances, recording and composing.
His participation at the Intermountain Jazz Festival affirms his commitment to music education and the teaching of jazz to the next generation.

You can hear Vizzutti’s music on
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The Perfect Gentlemen
Monday, February 14, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 adults/$10 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!

Make an unforgettable Valentine’s date with The Perfect Gentlemen.

Enjoy an evening of harmony and humor… a perfect blend from The Perfect Gentlemen.
Whether singing a cappella or accompanied by guitar or ukulele, the group’s versatility shines as they shift between vocal styles with an air of ease.
A typical performance by The Perfect Gentlemen includes marvelous melodious music mingled with masterful mirth, mischief, and merry-making.

Their signature piece, Salute to the 20th Century, is a humorous take on the de-evolution of music over the past century,
with the same song performed in the style of Barbershop, Dixieland, Blues, Big Band, Doo-Wop, Bluegrass, Disco, Techno Punk, and Rap – 
complete with visuals that delight audiences of all ages time and again.

Twice honored for “Best Arrangement” at the Harmony Sweepstakes National A Cappella Competition, these guys are funny, versatile, and flat-out great entertainers.

Once you’ve heard The Perfect Gentlemen you won’t settle for anything less!
For a sneak preview, visit their website at

Michael Martin Murphey
(with the Teton Chamber Orchestra)

Wednesday, January 26, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $25 adults/$20 students
Only $15 with a Season Pass!

Michael Martin Murphey appears with the Teton Chamber Orchestra in a concert you won’t want to miss!

Experience the magic of hits like Wildfire, Carolina in the Pines, What’s Forever For, A Long Line of Love, What She Wants, Don’t Count the Rainy Days, and Cowboy Logic.

“America’s singing cowboy poet,” Michael Martin Murphey, is the number one best-selling singer/songwriter of American Cowboy Music
and one of the world’s most respected singer/songwriters of Pop and Country-Western music.
A prominent musical voice for the Western horseman, rancher, and cowboy,
Murphey has six gold albums to his credit and is a Western Music Association Hall of Fame inductee.

Based in Idaho Falls, the Teton Chamber Orchestra is directed by Eric Wenstrom and is known for its superb musicianship
and ability to accompany the finest professional entertainers in the country.

To hear Martin’s music, go to

For more information about the Teton Chamber Orchestra, visit

This concert was sponsored by KUPI Radio


Comedian Ryan Hamilton
Sat, Jan 15, 2011

With appearances in 2010 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Ryan Hamilton has quickly become a name to watch.

He was a finalist in three national stand-up competitions including the Comedy Central Laugh Riots.
In 2005 he won Sierra Mist’s ‘America’s Next Great Comic’ Search, and in 2006,
Ryan was a finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival competition and appeared at HBO’s prestigious Las Vegas Comedy Festival as an up-and-coming talent.

Most recently, he will be remembered as the opening act for Brian Regan in June 2010 at the BPAC.

Visit the artist’s website at

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