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Riverdance | 25th Anniversary Show

Riverdance | 25th Anniversary Show

Stranahan Theater
4645 Heatherdowns Blvd
Toledo, OH 43614

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

The American Theatre Guild is thrilled to present the Toledo engagement of the worldwide phenomenon RIVERDANCE: The 25th Anniversary Show at The Stranahan Theater. This production is a part of the BROADWAY IS BACK IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the stage May 31 – June 1, 2022

RIVERDANCE: The 25th Anniversary Show is RIVERDANCE as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of its music and dance–beloved by fans of all ages. Fall in love with the magic of RIVERDANCE all over again.

The critically acclaimed 25th Anniversary North American Tour was shut down in March 2020 during a sold-out return engagement to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, Riverdance celebrated a return to the stage in the United Kingdom, where the iconic show played to sold out audiences in 27 cities across the country. Then followed its debut at Expo 2020 Dubai with a special production of Riverdance presenting a multi-cultural experience including artists from the Middle East region. A highlight of the four-week run was the Riverdance performance at the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for their Thanksgiving Day celebrations.

RIVERDANCE 25th Anniversary Show has been designed by lead designer Peter Canning, featuring Set by Alan Farquharson, Lighting by Andrew Voller and Video by Cosmo AV along with Costumes by Joan Bergin and Sound by Michael O’Gorman.

RIVERDANCE began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by RIVERDANCE companies throughout North America. Since its inception, RIVERDANCE has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.

“Dance does not often get so good.” - THE GUARDIAN

“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - THE WASHINGTON TIMES

“The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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