'Ireland The Show' - all the makings of a new 'Riverdance'?
By: Kathleen O’Reilly-Wild | Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 8:00 PM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:17 PM
IRELAND - The Show is an innovative and exciting new production celebrating the best of Irish heritage, artistic expression and culture. An amalgam of uplifting and exhilarating Irish entertainment pulses with a raw and energetic beat featuring a cast of All-Ireland and World Champion dancers and musicians.
From the very beginning, the show kicks off with a whirlwind of energy as the musicians create lively tunes, inspiring and pushing the dancers to new levels of expression and transporting the audience to another time and place. Memories of a home long ago reawaken in all of us the sweet memories of sitting in the kitchen of an old Irish cottage, soaking up the atmosphere of Ireland's rich traditions.
Produced by Ethan Walker, choreographed by two-time World Champion Sinead Fallon and featuring breathtaking costumes by international designer Cory Savage (Cher, The Spice Girls, the Pussycat Dolls, Adam Lambert) IRELAND - The Show is ready to take the world by storm!
Standing uniquely apart from most shows of its genre, this stunning new production features 100% live dancing, capturing this art form at a caliber seldom experienced outside the World Championship stage. The stellar cast could fill a room with championship titles and includes dancers Owen Barrington, Maggie Darlington, Sinead Fallon, Stewart McWhinnie, Ciara Sexton, Ashley Smith and Ethan Walker and the record-breaking TWELVE-time All Ireland fiddle champion Sheila McGuire.
Ireland -The Show premieres at the Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, California on July 17, 2011 (click on link for tickets). Look for a comprehensive review and photo coverage of the Red Carpet premiere right here on Feis America at IrishCentral.com!
A full review of the Red Carpet Premiere and Show will be right here on Feis America at IrishCentral.Com!