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DETROIT – Few shows have touched audiences like “Riverdance,” the original international phenomenon, now in its 12th phenomenal year. This thunderous celebration of joyful music, song and dance that has thrilled millions of people around the world returns to Detroit’s Fox Theatre, March 16 – 18 for five performances only! Tickets are on sale at http://OlympiaEntertainment.com, the Fox Theatre box office and also through Ticketmaster.
Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland in the past decade, nothing can compare to the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of “Riverdance.” Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, “Riverdance” has played over 9,000 performances, been seen live by more than 19,350,000 people in over 276 venues throughout 32 countries across 4 continents. They have traveled over 500,000 miles (or to the moon and back!), played to a worldwide television audience of over 1.75 billion; sold over 2.5 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD (certified Platinum in the US) and over 9 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. Innovative and exciting in its unique blend of dance, music and song, the production draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers to propel Irish dancing and music to the present day and capture the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. “Riverdance,” which boasts an international company of 70 performers all performing to the magic of Bill Whelan’s music, now returns to Detroit!
Performance times for “Riverdance” at the Fox Theatre, located at 2211 Woodward Avenue in Detroit, are as follows: Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $38-$68 and are on sale at the Fox Theatre box office. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 248-433-1515, online at http://OlympiaEntertainment.com or http://Ticketmaster.com, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. For group sales please call 313-471-3099.
For more information, call 313-471-6611 or visit http://OlympiaEntertainment.com.