After consistently selling out the 120 seats at the Hurricane Community Center, the Rattlin’ D Players moved into a new venue at the Diamond Ranch Academy, a residential treatment center for teens. Rattlin’ D performers mentor Diamond Ranch students and all profits from performances go into a Young Performers Scholarship Fund to help students further their education in the arts.
The first performance at the new Rattlin’ D Playhouse was 16 May 2014, “LesS Miserables: A Whole Lot LESS Miserable,” offered with or without a prime rib dinner. The new venue can comfortably seat and serve 250 patrons, with a stage 42 feet wide and 27 feet deep.
“This new space gives us a lot more options and flexibility with our productions,” said managing partner Drew Durrant. “The stage is four times the size that we were using at the Hurricane Community Center; we have quadrupled our lights, and we are thrilled to entertain Southern Utah audiences with the new space.”
Rattlin’ D specializes in family-friendly musical spoofs and considers itself a theater option for those who typically don’t like theater. All performers are experienced actors, most of whom came with Durrant from a successful theater venture in Idaho.
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