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One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish the Ladies have shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step dancing. Hailed by The New York Times as “passionate, tender and rambunctious,” Cherish the Ladies is a perfect holiday event.
See the newest, funniest, zany holiday spectacular from world-famous, Guinness Book of World Records-holding, master bubble wrangler Jeff Boyer, as he takes bubbles to the max with big bubble flair. Jeff’s mastery of bubble-making features gigantic bubbles that blow their own bubbles, snow globe bubbles with people inside, and skiing bubbles. Audience members can participate in the action on stage by going inside huge holiday bubble rainbows, making volcano bubbles, and so much more. Mixing comedy, international holiday music, and interactive bubble magic with winter flair, Jeff engages and delights audiences of all ages. It’s a sensory-friendly bubble extravaganza for the whole family!
Choir!Choir!Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by creative directors Nobu Adilman (AKA “Dabu”) and Daveed Goldman. The duo takes a non-traditional approach; there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir. You get a lyric sheet at the door; they’ll teach you an original vocal arrangement to a song you love. The intent is in equal parts: singing, comedy, and community-building. In the end, everyone has a blast and goes home feeling great!
Location: Shea Center for Performing
No ticket or registration required,
but we encourage everyone to RSVP to the event at the link below.
engagement of Choir!Choir!Choir! is funded through the Mid Atlantic
Tours program of MidAtlantic Arts Foundation with support from the
National Endowment for the Arts.
NOVEMBER 19, 8:00 PM
“Destination Motown” is performed by The Sensational Soul Cruisers, the ultimate 11-piece band that replicates the iconic hits and legendary performances of the Temptations, the Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, and so many others. It is a fully choreographed multi-media show with an incredible band that takes the audience on a musical and visual journey of the Motown revolution that inspired a generation. Come join the party!
Nashville Girls Night Out is a seven-piece tribute celebrating the music of Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, the women who have dominated country music in the past decade. The show, featuring Jenny Leigh Miller, is in two parts, with wardrobe and hair changes, taking the audience on a journey that highlights the mega-hits of each of these Current Top Leading Ladies of Country.
Carl Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Asia, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). With the passing of his ELP bandmates, Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, Palmer is hitting the road with a tribute show in their honor. Palmer’s new band totally reinvents the music of ELP and captures all the power of their megahits, including “Picture’s At An Exhibition,” “Lucky Man,” “From the Beginning,” and “Tarkus” in a hard driving, instrumental performance that’s winning rave reviews globally. As a dynamic showman and brilliant technician behind the drums, there is no wonder why Palmer is considered as one of Rock and Roll's greatest drummers.
Location: Shea Center for Performing
Admission: $50 Gold Circle • $40
Orchestra/Front Loge •
Come celebrate the holiday season with a highly energetic and visually stunning holiday show like no other playing hits from the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Stray Cats, as well as your favorite Christmas classics. Hear your favorite hits such as "Rock This Town," "Jump Jive & Wail," "Sleepwalk," "In The Mood," "Jingle Bells," "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town," and many more. This show will have you dancing in your seats all night long.
These events are being sold at full capacity. Please take your personal comfort level into consideration prior to purchasing tickets. Click here for our latest COVID-19 health and safety protocols. We strongly encourage buying tickets in advance online or by calling the box office.
In an effort to provide the tools necessary for student success in the music program and for the University to continue to provide outstanding public performances, The WP 88 Keys Campaign is being launched to generate support for the purchase of a new Steinway piano for the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. You are invited to join this campaign with a purchase of a piano key.
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