Victoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions Titles

Victoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions TitlesVictoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of chef and entertaining commentator Alton Brown, a holiday tradition MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER by Chip Davis, and back by popular demand, blue grass band, STEEP CANYON RANGERS.

These shows join previously announced Star Attractions: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, illusionist Adam Trent, performing troupe MYSTIC INDIA, and holiday productions of CHRISTMAS STORY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Tickets will be available (see below for dates) at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, and online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Tickets to Alton Brown LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE go on sale May 11 at 10 a.m. Individual tickets to Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID go on sale June 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the rest of the Projects Unlimited Star Attractions will go on sale during the summer.

The only way to get tickets to the rest of the Projects Unlimited Star Attractions is to purchase a Season Ticket package. For ticket information, visit Ticket Center Stage, located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, or phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, or go online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. Season Ticket Holders to the Premier Health Broadway Series and PNC Family Series are able to purchase tickets to Star Attractions before the general public.

2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID

August 8-13, 2017 - Schuster Center

Broadway's under the sea spectacular! In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Come fall in love with the magic for the first time - or all over again - with classics such as "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl, "Part of Your World" and more! Produced by Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight.

TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 21!

Alton Brown LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE

October 24, 2017 - Schuster Center

Your favorite foodie is back! Fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings), but chef and entertaining commentator Alton Brown is adding a slew of fresh ingredients including new puppets, songs and bigger (and potentially more dangerous) experiments. Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans rave about the interactive fun when Brown invites an audience member on stage to serve as his assistant. Author of the James Beard award-winning "I'm Just Here for the Food" and the New York Times bestselling sequence, "Good Eats," Brown has hosted numerous series including "Cutthroat Kitchen," "Camp Cutthroat" and "Iron Chef America." He also created, produced and hosted the Peabody award-winning series, "Good Eats" for 13 years on Food Network, which can still be seen on the Cooking Channel and Netflix.

TICKETS ON SALE MAY 11!

MYSTIC INDIA: THE WORLD TOUR

October 26, 2017 - Schuster Center

Seen by over half a million people worldwide, MYSTIC INDIA: THE WORLD TOUR is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India's transition into modern India. The show features renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats, and 750 opulent costumes. Known as one of the most authentic shows of its kind, MYSTIC INDIA's impeccably trained dancers combine authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. Audiences can expect an explosion of colors and energy as they travel on a celebratory journey through Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Gujarat, and even through the progression of Bollywood films via a stunning visual display that fuses dance, theater, and spectacular special effects.

A MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS

November 29, 2017 - Schuster Center

The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday tradition for the past 30 years and its returning to the Schuster Center for another sure-to-sell-out evening. Grammy Award-winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the Signature Sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard's Seasonal Charts every year!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

November 28 & 29, 2017 - Victoria Theatre

When Charles Dickens wrote his "ghostly little tale" in 1843, he couldn't have known that A CHRISTMAS CAROL was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time. And now that tradition is back at the Victoria Theatre this holiday season! The Nebraska Theatre Caravan, the professional touring wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse, has been touring Charles Jones' delightful adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL since 1979. The Caravan's CAROL, which weaves traditional Christmas carols throughout the narrative, is probably the most widely produced in the nation, annually performing for more than 100,000 people in more than 60 cities across the country. Here's your chance to start a tradition of your own - with all those you hold dear!

THE ILLUSIONISTS PRESENT Adam Trent

December 3, 2017 - Schuster Center

Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the breakout star of the world's best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent's production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. Don't miss the next generation of magic!

A CHRISTMAS STORY

December 12-17, 2017 - Victoria Theatre
How many times do you think you've enjoyed the film? Now it's your turn to see it come to life on stage in a fresh new way - with all your favorite comic moments! Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas ("You'll shoot your eye out!"). All the elements from the beloved movie are here, including that temperamental furnace, the Scut Farkus affair, the "double dog dare ya" with the flag pole at school, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, Ralphie's dad's "major award" (a.k.a. the leg lamp), and much more - all live on stage at the intimate Victoria Theatre.

STEEP CANYON RANGERS

March 17, 2018 - Victoria Theatre

Back by popular demand! Fifteen years and nine studio albums since forming in Chapel Hill, the blue grass sextet hailing from the western North Carolina mountains effortlessly walk the line between festival favorite and sophisticated string orchestra. It's that mix of serious chops and good-natured fun that earned STEEP CANYON RANGERS the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album Grammy in 2013 and that drew celebrated comedian/banjoist Steve Martin to them when he needed a backing band. And there's no stopping them now.

All shows & dates subject to change.


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