“MAGNIFICENT!” is only one of the superlatives used by audience members and critics alike, to describe this “not to be missed” Branson sensation, GEORGE DYER. Bringing his world-class, award-winning tenor voice and showmanship to the Branson stage, George wows his audiences with an array of hits from Broadway (Phantom of the Opera), Power Ballads (Time To Say Goodbye, Hallelujah), Opera (Nessun Dorma), Love Songs, Gospel, Disney (Moana, Beauty & the Beast) and classic standards, latest hits, as well as contemporary favorites (Greatest Showman). Spotlighting his gifted wife and son throughout, George takes you on a mesmerizing musical journey that is inspiring audiences to enthusiastic ovations. Unlike any other show you’ll find in Branson. If you like Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Il Divo, or Michael Bublé, and want an inspiring World-Class and Family Friendly musical experience right in the heart of the Ozarks, then you’ve got to see this exceptional show!
John Canaan is best known for “What if I Loved You”, an 80’s Utah/Idaho area #1 hit song. John’s CDs range from original love songs to inspirational classics. He is the original voice on the original “You’re Not Alone” recording by Michael McLean, which went out to several million people throughout the world.
John’s presentations are like a musical journey through life and relationships. He instills a sense of perspective, humor, love and encouragement into the hearts of his listeners.
You may also know John’s voice from a number of local productions. He is the male vocalist on the “Together Forever’ video. He is the voice of “His Love” and Let Him Heal Your Heart on EFY’s greatest hits. He also sings “Come Unto Him” from the “New Testament Media” and has done many other inspirational recordings such as The Carpenter’s Son on Senator Orin Hatch’s and Janice Kapp-Perry’s Album Like A River.
John’s mission is to touch his listeners with the kind of music and ideas that can encourage them in achieving the kind of life and relationships they really want. John believes that an open heart is the pathway to seeing our dreams come true.
Founder and Executive Producer Emeritus
Utah Shakespearean Festival
Fred C. Adams is one of those rare people whose grasp is large enough to match his enormous reach. Even when he founded the Utah Shakespearean Festival in 1961, his vision was detailed and vivid; and, since then, he has exhibited the desire and commitment to make that vision come to fruition. Under Mr. Adams’s guidance, the Festival has grown from a budget of $1,000 and 3,276 paid admissions in 1962 to 130,000 attendance and an annual budget of $7 million, now adding over $64 million to the local economy each year.
The Festival is considered one of the most prestigious theatres in the United States, as evidenced by the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre which the Festival received in June of 2000.
Mr. Adams is the consummate theatre professional. He is part teacher, part actor, part director, and a complete friend and mentor to those he works with. After fifty-two years, he spends much of his time crafting the future for the Festival as he meets with artists and administrators to ensure the artistic integrity of the Festival’s plays, educational offerings, and numerous peripheral activities.
His next years will be focused on the completion of the $31 million Utah Shakespearean Festival Centre for the Performing Arts, featuring three theatres and numerous shops and support buildings. It’s an impressive vision, but a vision that Mr. Adams certainly has the talents and perseverance to bring to pass.
Born in Colorado, and raised in Alaska, Hilary began playing the piano at age eight and wrote her first song at age 14. Her first published song “He Hears Me” was recorded on the 1993 EFY album, and from there Hilary quickly became a favorite in the inspirational music industry. She has released ten solo albums, has been featured on numerous compilation albums, and has been the recipient of numerous awards from the Faith Centered Music Association.
In October 2011, with the latest album Every Step, Hilary became the first Latter Day Saint artist to chart in the top 10 Current Contemporary Christian Albums Billboard list.Every Step also hit 102 on the top 200 Billboard, and was the number one New Artist Album on both the National Indie and Mountain Region charts on its debut week. Two years later, Hilary charted a second time on the Christian Billboard Charts at #9 with the release of her latest CD,Say Love, which also charted at #1 on the Independent Music charts.
Hilary says her favorite times are those spent with her family. She loves scrapbooking, exercising, traveling, cooking and eating (especially coconut ice cream and Mexican food!) Hilary, Tim, and their girls live in Lehi, Utah.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kerry began performing as a magician and musician at an early age. After graduating from high school, and while serving a mission for his church in Australia, he added ventriloquism to his magical and musical performing skills. After college, he married, and with his wife, Carla, joined a USO tour, performing his variety act all over the world. Featuring a dummy who did celebrity impressions that included Elvis, an agent remarked on how much Kerry’s voice sounded like Elvis’ and suggested he do an Elvis act. Kerry shaved his beard and dyed his hair black; thus began his Tribute to the King that has delighted audiences around the world for over 30 years. He has performed in over 36 countries and for every venue imaginable.
Kerry makes his home in Orem, Utah and travels thousands of miles each year, performing his variety act and/or Tribute to the King. He is often seen on cruise ships traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, China, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.