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Celtic Nights to perform at Cranston’s Park Theatre on St. Patrick’s Day
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 06:52 PM
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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance as Cranston’s completely renovated historic Park Theatre welcomes straight from Ireland, the renowned ensemble Celtic Nights and their new presentation “Journey of Hope” on Sunday, March 17. There could not be a more festive evening to take in the sights and sounds of Irish culture than from a performance endorsed by England’s leading daily, The Guardian, as “An unmissable two-hour spectacular that has brought audiences to their feet all around the world.”
Visiting North America on an extensive tour, Celtic Nights is a unique show featuring the finest male and female vocal talents of the Celtic world - showcased against a thundering backdrop of six of the most accomplished step dancers in the world and the country’s finest musicians.
In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope, transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. The dancers create an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet.
The show will feature many old Irish favorites, such as “Danny Boy,” “Isle of Hope” and “Galway Bay.” Yusuf Gandhi, Executive Director of the Park Theatre explained, “We’re thrilled to bring this great story of the rich Irish heritage to Rhode Island on Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s guaranteed to be a very festive and exciting evening.”
Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $55, and are currently on sale. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (401) 467-7275 or through the Theatre’s secure website:www.ParkTheatreRI.com.
The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI 02910. Free parking is available for all shows.