Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'Riverdance' comes back to JAX for five exciting shows

Back by popular demand, Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour” is coming to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center January 27-29, 2017 for five performances only.  The tour is celebrating an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show, as it makes stops in over 60 North American cities.

“Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour,” composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, is currently celebrating a sold out, critically acclaimed run across Europe and Asia and will return to North America in January 2017. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, “Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour” features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand-new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.  “Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour” has set design by Robert Ballagh, lighting design by John Comiskey, costume design by Joan Bergin and sound design by Michael O’Gorman.
Some interesting facts about 20 Years of Riverdance: With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London in June of that year, the reaction was unprecedented, with the original 10 performances being increased to 151 in subsequent months. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and most recently South America.

For a complete list of tour engagements and ticket information for the North American tour cities, please visit their website. 

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour
DATES: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 TIMES: 7:30 p.m.
    Sat., Jan. 28       2 & 8 p.m.
    Sun., Jan. 29      1:30 & 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: start at $38.50, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing groupsales@fscj.edu.

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