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October
2018
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05:00 PM
America/New_York

Celtic Fire to Visit Hershey Theatre

Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11 AM

(Hershey, Pa. – October 22, 2018) — Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire is coming to Hershey Theatre on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets for this show start at $30.00 (processing fees apply). They are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3405 or 800-745-3000, and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.

This show focuses on the traditional culture of song and dance in Ireland that generates an electric atmosphere that sweeps audiences away to Ireland, its culture, its land, its pubs, its music, and its heart. Celtic Fire doesn’t rehash the art form, but strips it to its bare essentials. Presenting traditional dance by world champion Irish dancers, the show has a vital feel; cast members are more creative and dynamic, audiences are more engaged and everyone leaves the show feeling they have been more involved and have had more of an insight into what Ireland and its country really is.

The Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS) presented Emmy award nominated Michael Londra’s Celtic Yuletide last night to a sold out crowd at Festival Hall. Michael Londra, best known as the voice of Riverdance on Broadway, brought the spirit of Ireland to Greensboro with a night of Irish music and dancing. The show opened dramatically when some of the best Irish step dancers in the world took the stage. With credits such as Lord of the Dance and Celtic Women, the six dancers captivated the audience with intricate, synchronized footwork throughout the performance.

The dancers, along with musicians who played traditional Irish instruments such as the bondhran (the national drum of Ireland) and the uilleann (the national pipe of Ireland) brought to life frenetic Irish jigs and reels. A highlight of the night was a beautiful solo by Caitlin Warbelow on the fiddle. The great Irish tenor, Londra, played host for the evening performing beautiful, haunting Irish carols and Gaelic versions of favorite Christmas songs and thoroughly entertaining the audience with Irish humor. Michael narrated the songs with tales of the Christmas traditions of his home in rural Ireland and how customs of the day evolved. Some of the favorites were the famed “Wexford Carol” and “Oiche Ciuin” (Silent Night). The audience even enjoyed participating in the performance themselves; singing along to Irish love song, The Water is Wide. The night culminated with thunderous applause for Michael’s beloved rendition of Danny Boy.

Jeffrey Wells, Artistic Director of OPAS, was thrilled with the performance saying, “OPAS could not be more pleased to present Michael Londra, the Prince of Public Broadcasting Stations across America, coupled with one of the best Irish bands in the world and 6 world champion dancers here in Greensboro. In fact, Michael is not only the Prince of PBS, he is a true prince of a man. The show was awesome!”

For more information, please visit www.michaellondra.com.

The wristband policy will be in effect for this concert. Fans are permitted on the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex property beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 26. Two hours prior to the on-sale, fans will be directed in front of Hershey Theatre Box Office where they will be issued a numbered wristband. Wristbands are available for one hour, and at the conclusion of that hour, a selected fan will randomly choose a wristband that will determine the line order. Once the line is in place, fans arriving after the wristbands were issued will be escorted to the end of the numbered line.

Hershey Theatre opened in September 1933. It has established itself as the area’s premier performing arts center, presenting the finest in touring Broadway shows, classical music and world-renowned entertainers. 

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