Two Tap Trio and O'Shea Irish Dance Set for St. Paul's SteppingStone Theatre, 3/8-17
From the team that brought us Get Up Your Irish comes a thrilling showcase of Irish music and dance, Kickin' It Irish. It's a show that's sure to get your feet tapping and your blood pumping.
Featuring the champion dancers of O'Shea Irish Dance, this non-stop foot-stomping concert performance highlights the talents of choreographer and dancer Cormac Ó Se, an original cast member of Riverdance, and musical & band director Brian O'Sullivan from Glasgow, Scotland. Brian Miller (who also plays with the traditional band Bua in Chicago), and Nathan Gourley of the Two Tap Trio will be on hand to create the soul-stirring rhythms of traditional Irish music.
Producer and O'Shea Irish Dance Director Natalie O'Shea says, "We have enjoyed every minute of this as a creative team together, myself, Cormac and Brian O'Sullivan. We are very excited to show off these amazingly talented kids. And it is a treat to return to the stage of SteppingStone after the success of Get Up Your Irish."
A rich rendition of traditional Irish culture and history, this limited-engagement performance is sure to delight families of all ages and backgrounds.
- Cormac Ó Sé, Dancer, Choreographer, Musician An original cast member of Riverdance, Cormac toured the world dancing for 7 years, and came to settle here in 200'. Founder of the Celtic Junction and T.C.R.G. of O'Shea Irish Dance, Cormac plays music and trains his dancers for international dance competitions at the Regional, National and World Championship levels.
- brian james O'Sullivan, Musical Director Brian comes to us from Glasgow, Scotland. He works as a writer and composer throughout the UK and his work as a musician for Irish dancing championships takes him around the world. Recent work includes writing and directing an original musical about responsible drinking, ŒSwally, The Musical', and writing book, music and lyrics for a highly successful adaptation of, ŒThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. Brian is delighted to be part of the team for "Kickin' It Irish".
- brian james, Writer, Composer, Musician, Director. brian james is a writer, composer, musician and director based in Glasgow and works throughout the UK. His work as a musician for Irish Dancing Championships (Feis) takes him around the world. Recent work includes writing and directing an original musical about responsible drinking, ŒSwally, The Musical', and writing book, music and lyrics for a highly successful adaptation of, ŒThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', which was performed by East Ayrshire Youth Theatre at the Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock.
In addition to the Directors, the performance cast will be made up of stellar young dancers, at least four of whom performed in Get Up Your Irish at SteppingStone Theater. Additionally, at least seventeen of the youth performers have competed in the Irish Dance World Championships, as solo and/or as team competitors.
Prices: Adults: $15.00. Children/Seniors: $12.00. Group discounts available.
Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, March 8: 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 9: 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 10: 3:00 pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Wednesday, March 13: 10:00 am and noon
Thursday, March 14: 10:00 am and noon
Friday. March 15: 10:00 am, noon and 7:00 pm
(Audio Described performance)
Saturday, March 16: 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 17: 3:00 pm
SteppingStone Theatre's productions are professionally created and produced, with talents drawn from the best in the Twin Cities and throughout the U.S. The young actors are rigorously trained, but remain fresh and vibrant, bringing their joy and sense of fun to all SteppingStone Theatre's productions. Enjoyed by all ages, adults as well as children, SteppingStone Theatre's productions are affordable, high-quality entertainment.
All performances are in SteppingStone Theatre's new home, a beautifully renovated 100-year-old architectural gem located at 55 Victoria Street North, one block north of Summit Avenue in the Historic Hill District of St. Paul. Performances are appropriate for all ages. SteppingStone Theatre is fully-accessible to persons with disabilities, and has regularly-scheduled ASL & Audio Described performances. Interpreters can be scheduled for other performances at no additional cost upon request.