If you’re looking for a terrific date or family night, the Rattlin’ D Playhouse’s musical parody LesS Miserables: A Whole Lot LESS Miserable! is sure to meet your needs. With the triple threat of talented vocalists, family-friendly humor, and succulent dining, it’s not to be missed, especially at the affordable price of $25.00 for dinner and the show ($20.00 for children 12 & under) or $15.00 for just the show. The prime rib is first-rate, but the chicken and veggie options are delicious as well. Each meal comes with salad, a baked potato, slow-cooked maple carrots, cheesecake, and lemonade.


The playhouse is located at the Diamond Ranch Academy in Hurricane, UT. The current show, which lampoons the Victor Hugo classic as well the Broadway musical, frequently deviates from the story for hilarious non-sequiturs and opportunities for the talented cast to ad-lib. Our party had a marvelous time; we found ourselves quoting our favorite moments during the drive home. The show runs through June 14th. Tickets can be ordered from the playhouse’s official website, or by calling (435) 705-8598.


Jonathan Decker is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing face-to-face counseling as well as online webcam sessions. He is the co-host of The KJZZ Movie Show on KJZZ-TV in Utah. His book, 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families is now available to purchase from Cedar Fort Publishing. Jonathan reviews Hollywood films from a Latter-day Saint perspective at www.mormonmovieguy.com. He is married with four children.