DATE Monday, January 9, 2017
Contact: Holly Boman, Iowa State Center, 515-294-3566, email: email@example.com
Tammy Koolbeck, Iowa State Center, 515-294-8809, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject – SHOW DATE CHANGE
Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire comes to Stephens Auditorium this March
Who: Celtic Fire
Where: Stephens Auditorium, Ames, Iowa
When: Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Tickets: $55, $35, $25
Due to a scheduling change in the tour dates, the Stephens Auditorium date of Thursday, March 9 has been moved to Monday, March 20. This date change moves Celtic Fire away from the Big 12 mens’ basketball tournament dates.
One of Ireland’s leading tenors brings you an evening of songs, stories, tunes and dance, from the heart of the Emerald Isle. From a tiny spark, Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire now travels the world in many forms. With 100% live music, dance and song, the show generates an electric atmosphere that sweeps audiences away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music and its soul. World champion dancers from the casts of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed, youth and exuberance. Many audiences want to get to join in… many actually do!
Irish dance has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years with shows like Riverdance; however, Celtic Fire doesn’t rehash the art form, but strips it to its bare essentials. Irish music and dance has learned to mix with other cultures to create new and innovative dances but at its core, this is what Ireland is all about. It is the real thing! The music of Celtic Fire show is traditional at its core, with all of Ireland’s national instruments, the fiddle driving frenetic reels, our great drum, the bodhran beating out the driving rhythms of the band, the plaintive uilleann pipes calling back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs The heart of this show belongs to celebrated tenor Michael Londra who has won fans in every corner of the globe, as the lead voice of Riverdance on Broadway, as a concert singer who has performed in 40 countries and as the star of his Emmy® nominated PBS special. His humor and easy connection with the audiences are what make the evening special, not to mention his stunning voice, with a performance of Danny Boy that will leave you speechless.
Irish music and dance has enjoyed a spectacular following at Stephens in recent years, so we will not disappoint this year! Join us on March 9 as one of Ireland’s leading tenors brings you an evening of songs, stories, tunes and dance, from the heart of the Emerald Isle. Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire focuses on the traditional culture of song and dance generating an electric atmosphere that will sweep you away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music and its heart. Londra, Described as “one of the greatest Irish singers of all out time,” brings world champion dancers from the cast of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance to the stage with brilliant flashes of speed, youth and exuberance. Whether you are Irish or just wish you were, experience the musical spirit that has captivated audiences around the world, and just before St. Patrick’s Day!
For information on this performance:
Visit our website: www.center.iastate.edu
Visit their website: http://michaellondra.com/celtic-fire/
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About the Iowa State Center
The Iowa State Center (managed by VenuWorks) is a multi-building conference and performing arts complex. The Center’s Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 25 meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space for conferences, seminars and social events.
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