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Michael Londra's Celtic Fire
@Miller Outdoor Theatre's
Friday, March 17th, 2017 8:00 PM
2017 Season Opener
Michael Londra's Celtic Fire
March 17, 2017 8 p.m.
Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030 United States
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Phone: 281-FREE-FUN or 281-373-3386
Celtic Fire, starring renowned Irish tenor Michael Londra, presents the culture of Ireland, with a focus on Irish dance. Its electric energy sweeps audiences away to the Emerald Isle - its culture, its music, its pubs, its heart.
World-class Irish dancers take the stage with brilliant flashes of speed and exuberance. The jigs and reels they perform with precision are a joy to watch. The innovative choreography is original to the show, presenting an exciting style of Irish dance that perfectly complements the live band. Intricate group numbers and looser solo spots are the hit of each performance. Many want to join in… and younger audience members usually do!
The music of Celtic Fire is traditional at its core, with all of Ireland’s national instruments included: the fiddle driving frenetic reels; our great drum, the bodhran, beating out the driving rhythms of the band; the plaintive uileann pipes calling back to days of yore with beautiful and haunting slow airs.
A native of Wexford, Ireland (the singing capital of Ireland), Michael Londra is a driving force in Irish arts worldwide. He is described as "one of the greatest Irish singers of our time" by CapitalCeltic. He was lead singer in Riverdance on Broadway and his Michael Londra Beyond Celtic concert aired on PBS stations nationwide more than 300 times in 2011. He has performed on the world’s biggest stages, from Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, to Kremlin Palace in Moscow and the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.
Presented by Miller Outdoor Theatre
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