Riverdance: Experience the Original on its Farewell Tour
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The last date listed for Riverdance was Sunday October 30, 2011 / 6:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall:
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Lead by musical director, nine-time Grammy winner and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington on this return visit to Southern California. The 15-piece ensemble features some of the foremost authorities on jazz as well as acclaimed soloists and ensemble players. Known for their technical prowess and authentic performances, you'll experience songs by Basie and Ellington like you never have before. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the most acclaimed ensembles playing today, with a relentless touring schedule that takes them around the world. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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What a fantastic show! Never a dull moment and entertaining from the beginning right till the end! The two hours flew by just like that. The dancers were in perfect synchrony with each other physically and spiritually. The singers were ethereal and the songs, uplifting. And the band was top-notch, especially the violinist and the drummer-percussionist; we were glad they had solo and duet pieces like some dancers and singers. The audience came from all walks of life and include the very young, the very old, and everyone in between. Everybody enjoyed it just as much; not a soul in the Hall had its attention strayed during the whole show. The show is done in OC but you can catch it in LA before it leaves town!
Quotes & Highlights
- "A family evening unlike anything else!" --<em>The London Times</em>
- “A phenomenon of historic proportions.” --<em>Washington Post</em>
Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, to date Riverdance – now in its 16th phenomenal year – has played over 10,000 performances, been seen by more than 22 million people in over 350 venues throughout 40 countries across four continents. They have traveled well over 600,000 miles (or to the moon and back!), played to a worldwide television audience of two billion; sold over three million copies of the Grammy® Award-winning CD (certified Platinum in the U.S.) and over 10 million videos, making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world. Riverdance had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin, in February 1995, where it opened to unanimous critical acclaim.
An innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song, Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing music to the present day capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. This extraordinarily unique show features an international company all performing to the magic of Bill Whelan’s music.