Historic North Theatre Presents Three Shows This Weekend: Comedy, Illusion, & Music 3/14-17

Historic North Theatre Presents Three Shows This Weekend: Comedy, Illusion, & Music 3/14-17

Three shows are coming to The Historic North Theatre this weekend- Al Goodwin, Wayne Alan, and Michael Burke.

The Historic North Theatre will begin a monthly Comedy Night on Friday, Mar. 14 at 8:00 PM. It will be held on the 2nd Friday of each of the following months. The shows will be held in the intimate Balcony Mini-Theatre which only holds 113 people.

The March 14 show's headliner will be Big Al Goodwin. Al was a winner on "America's Funniest People". He was a finalist on "HBO" Lucky 21 Comedy Contest. He has worked The LA Improv and Dangerfield's in NY. He has worked with Ray Romano, Jeff Dunham, Kevin Pollack and more.

The Feature will be Irwin Loring who was a featured comic on "Comcast on Demand", and "Local Point TV". He has performed at The Comedy Stop in Atlantic City, Laugh Factory NY, Magooby"s Joke House and more. He has worked with Michael Winslow, Gallagher, Jimmy Walker and more.

Tickets for the show are $15.00 and $13.00. Seats can be reserved by calling (434) 793-SHOW (7469) or ordered online at www.TheNorthTheatre.com.

On Saturday, March 15 at 8:00 PM, also in the Balcony Mini-Theatre, World Champion Illusionist Wayne Alan, owner of the Historic North Theatre, will perform his Close-Up Magic and Street Magic. This show of world class sleight of hand is a must to see, even if you don't believe. Tickets for this show are $15.00 and $13.00. Seats can be reserved by calling (434) 793-SHOW (7469) or ordered online at www.TheNorthTheatre.com.

On Monday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, at 8:00 PM on the main stage, world famous Irish Fiddler Michael Burke will perform in concert. He has been called Ireland's most lyrical fiddler. At the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years, he is known for his highly individual style--vibrant, expressive, relaxed, and, at times, humorous. He is well known to international audiences for his work with superlative Irish groups, from the Bothy Band to Patrick Street and Celtic Fiddle Festival.

Burke's extensive credits include recording and touring with both Arlo Guthrie and Christy Moore in the 1970's, and with former Bothy Band colleague Michael O Domhnaill in the 1980s. He was a member of Tim O'Brien's American-Celtic crossover band The Crossing, and in recent years has collaborated with Oregon guitarist Cal Scott. In 2002 Burke was awarded the NEA's National Heritage Fellowship, this country's highest honor in the traditional arts. He has resided in Portland, Oregon since the late 1970s, and in 2010 was inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.

"The great Irish fiddler Kevin Burke...plays the fiddle so smoothly, with such buoyancy, and with such relaxed showmanship, that even a large concert hall becomes intimate." - The New Yorker Magazine

" (His) lyrical style...is always emotionally electric." - The Washington Post

Tickets for the show are $20.00 for front orchestra and $15.00 for back orchestra. Seats can be reserved by calling (434) 793-SHOW (7469) or ordered online at www.TheNorthTheatre.com

Under Mr. Alan's ownership the performing arts complex now includes the Main Theatre, Balcony Mini Theatre, Restaurant & Bar, Art Gallery, Gift Shop and the Celebrity B&B which includes the Frank Sinatra Room, the Marilyn Monroe Room and the Nat King Cole Room. The theatre also books top celebrity touring concerts, Broadway musicals, other productions, festivals and special events. The goal is to provide top quality, wholesome and family friendly entertainment. Mr. Alan said, "We will strive to live up to the North's first advertisement in the 1947 newspaper: "Visit Danville's new and finest theatre for the best in entertainment."

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