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‘Jersey Boys’ kicks off Broadway at the Civic

“Jersey Boys,” the inside story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, kicks off the Idaho Falls Arts Council’s 2017-18 Broadway at the Civic series Saturday at the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium.

The show highlights the careers of hall of famers Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi, four guys from New Jersey who made it big.

The show features hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What A Night,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “Working My Way Back To You.”

“Jersey Boys” begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $62 and are available at the Arts Council offices at 498 A Street, by calling 208-522-0471 or by visiting

Season tickets and custom packages for the four-show series are also available (10 percent off all four shows or 5 percent off three shows). The other shows are “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” (Dec. 20), “Rent” (Jan. 13) and “Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage” (April 23).

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Idaho Ballet Theatre to perform ‘The Nutcracker’

The Idaho Ballet Theatre will host its showing of “The Nutcracker” at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday at the Colonial Theater in downtown Idaho Falls.

The Arts Council described the show this way:

“Clara is gifted a beautiful nutcraker from her godfather Drosselmeyer. During the night, after everyone else has gone to bed, Clara returns to the parlor to check on her beloved nutcracker. As she reaches the little bed, the clock strikes midnight and she looks up to see Drosselmeyer perched atop it. Suddenly, mice begin to fill the room and the Christmas tree begins to grow to dizzying heights. The nutcracker also grows to life size. Clara finds herself in the midst of a battle between an army of gingerbread soldiers and the mice, led by their king.”

Tickets are $16 and are available at

Mannheim Steamroller to stop in I.F.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, a holiday tradition for 30 years, will make a stop in Idaho Falls at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Civic Auditorium.

According to the Idaho Falls Arts Center, “Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.”

Tickets start at $62 and are available at or by calling 208-522-0471.