Thursday, July 31, 2014

MPI Home Video Prepares to Re-Release “The Donna Reed Show: Season 1” on DVD

To be released Sept. 30th

New set, with new box art, will be available at the end of September

Five years ago, Virgil Entertainment released The Donna Reed Show: Season 1 on DVD...but now that item is out of print and the home video license has changed hands.

MPI Home Video, the current owner, plans to re-release The Donna Reed Show - Season 1 on DVD this fall for fans who may have missed it the first time around! They have scheduled September 30th as the release date.

If you don't already own these episodes, you can pre-order it via the Amazon button link that immediately follows this text. Cost is $39.98 SRP.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Donna Reed Festival Alumnus to perform with Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Pioneer Day Concert

Santino Fontana

2000 Donna Reed Festival acting scholarship finalist headlines annual summer event

The artist who brought magic to life as Prince Hans in Disney’s blockbuster film Frozen will headline this summer’s MormonTabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s Pioneer Day concerts.

Santino Fontana joins the choir in two gala performances titled A Summer Celebration of Song, which will be held on Friday, 18 July, and Saturday, 19 July 2014, in the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The event is sold-out. The 42,000 tickets released to the public were gone in less than 24 hours. The concert will be livestreamed on July 19 at 8 p.m. at At the same time, the concert will also be broadcast on BYUtv, which is on DirectTV channel 374, and Dish Network channels 9403 and 9397.

This isn’t the first time Fontana has turned in a princely performance. He was nominated for the Tony Award as best leading actor for his role as Prince Topher in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. He also received the 2010 Drama Desk Award for his role in Brighton Beach Memoirs and received accolades for originating the role of Tony in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot.

The summer concerts are held in conjunction with community Pioneer Day celebrations to celebrate the arrival of Mormon pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1847.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent" will perform at Donna Reed Theater, July 19

Joseph Hall's “Elvis Rock 'N' Remember” Tour coming to Denison, Iowa

Joseph Hall, an Elvis tribute performer from Branson, Missouri, will bring three decades of Elvis hits to the Donna Reed Theatre on Saturday, July 19 at 7 P.M.

Hall has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC's America's Got Talent in 2008, making six television appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists!

He has performed all over the world, from Las Vegas, Nevada to Porthcawl, Wales. He has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today.

“My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley,” says Hall, “and to pay tribute to him with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and, above all else, his fans.”

Tickets are $20 and can be obtained by calling the Donna Reed Theater Box Office at 712-263-3334, or by sending an e-mail to Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended for this event.