Sunday, October 13, 2018 • 3:00pm
The Amazing Magic Of Shadow Dancing
As seen on America’s Got Talent
Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam Battlestein (choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show.
Catapult is a family friendly show that is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow images of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You will never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will make next – you will be surprised and delighted again and again. Audiences of all ages love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear.
But Catapult’s theatrical touring production is not just a series of shape transformations. The show is full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories told through music and shadows and in between the delightful stories, there are brief moments of poetry or humor which perfectly cleanse the palate and prepare the audience for their next shadow journey. Audiences leave this show dazed and happy, and they will never look at their own shadow the same way again! For the 19-20 Season, Catapult’s theatrical touring show will be a brand new production, mixing magical fan favorites from previous tours with a captivating new piece called “MouZart”, which tells the story of a musical mouse living in Mozart’s house. MouZart was specially commissioned by the famous Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and will have its debut in January of 2019.
This extraordinary show has thrilled audiences throughout the world – including North America, Europe, the Middle East and China. Master Classes and Community / Educational Workshops are available.
Daniel Martin Magician
Sunday, November 10, 2018 • 3:00pm
Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the most in demand performers touring today. His high-energy performances are a unique fusion of Incredible Sleight of Hand, Devious Sleight of Mind & Hilarious Sleight of Mouth that has been leading to record breaking crowds at theaters, universities & event marketing events worldwide.
This year Daniel had also teamed up with JTV to begin hosting his breakout hit travel show Tricks & Travels.
He was recently awarded “Best Variety Artist” & “Best Male Performer” after winning the award for “Entertainer of the Year”.
In addition, he has been recognized in his industry as the highest rated/best reviewed touring act in the nation! His awarding winning magic has been experienced on NETFLIX, CBS, NBC, the BBC, Discovery and by almost a billion people online.
Daniel is hailed by his peers as one of the most creative acts working today with some of the biggest names in the corporate world and entertainment frequently choosing Daniel to consult on their own live shows and TV projects such as the hit NETFLIX show Magic for Humans.
Visit the Artist Website: Daniel Martin Magician
Three Redneck Tenors
Sunday, December 8, 2019 • 3:00pm
Adults $30 Students $10
DOWN HOME LAUGHS. BIG CITY MUSIC.
The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! It has been said that if Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors. Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and have been thrilling audiences since 2006.
These boys have seen it all, sing it all, and make us laugh ’till we double over, reminding us that in life, it’s not just the destination, it’s the journey. Get ready for one side splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had… delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical.
Artist Website: Three Redneck Tenors
Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond
Sunday, March 15, 2020 3:00pm
Adults $25 Students $10
Jack Wright gives his audiences a sophisticated, authentic performance of the hit songs that have kept Neil Diamond in the hearts of his fans for more than five decades. He captures Neil’s poetic expressions of wide-ranging emotions, and the eclectic mix of his varied musical styles. And it goes beyond the music with the sharing of stories about Neil’s life, and explanations of his sometimes complex and complicated lyrics.
He interprets the songs the way Neil must have felt when he wrote them; he connects with his audiences the way Neil always has, while making the songs his own.“Being able to sing Neil Diamond songs with a voice that sounds a lot like his is a gift — not an effort. I don’t use over-played mimicry — I don’t pretend to be Neil. Hopefully, for my audiences, it’s much more than that. I want people to understand and feel the songs through my interpretations of the lyrics, and the power of my arrangements. If people can connect to Neil, and to each other through me, I’ve accomplished something that’s fulfilling and rewarding.” Jack Wright
Artist Website:Jack Wright: The Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond
Sunday, April 19, 2019 3:00pm
Adults $25 Students $10
JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘I-Grass’ (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.
“Here’s an Irish band that’s going to impact the world as hard as Clancy Brothers or U2 if they get only half a chance.” MIDWEST RECORDS
Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over twenty All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions. They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as ‘The best Irish group so far in bluegrass’ this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fuelled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.
JigJam have recorded two studio albums (OH BOY! 2014 & HELLO WORLD 2016) to critical acclaim as well as a live album (LIVE IN TULLAMORE 2017). They have made a huge impact on the Irish American circuit performing as a headline act at all the major festivals including the world-renowned Milwaukee Irish Fest as well as touring various parts of the UK and Europe.
“The words sparkling, innovative and infectious come first to mind, beyond that you get into an unadulterated display of accomplished musicianship, skill and talent’.” FOLKWORDS
View the Artists website :JigJam