Raffi Adds Second Performance At The Hanover Theatre
By overwhelming demand, a second show has been added for Raffi at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Saturday, June 1 at 4 pm. Tickets are now on sale.
Raffi is a singer, songwriter, producer, author, lecturer and tireless advocate for children. He is best known for his work as a children's entertainer and advocate whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings includes his iconic song, "Baby Beluga." Once called "the most popular children's singer in the English-speaking world" (Washington Post) and "Canada's all-time children's champion" (Toronto Star), Raffi is a recipient of the Order of Canada and the United Nations' Earth Achievement awards. He has published three books for adults and holds four honorary degrees. Together with science educator Suzanne Lyons, Raffi also created the cooperative Baby Beluga Game for children ages 3 and up.
Raffi has never advertised to children or made any commercial endorsements. His commitment to treating his young fans with respect has changed society's outlook on music for children. Raffi's newest album, "Dog on the Floor," embodies the qualities of fun, imagination and learning that have always animated Raffi's songwriting. Other recent albums include "Owl Singalong," "The Best of Raffi" and "Baby Beluga."
"I love singing with and for children and families," Raffi said. "I look forward to hearing more 'Beluga grads' and their kids singing favorites like 'Down by the Bay' and 'Bananaphone' at these concerts."
In 2010, Raffi founded the non-profit Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring. With the motto "Respecting Earth and Child," the foundation is at the heart of a global movement that views honoring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies. For more about Raffi and the foundation, visit www.raffinews.com or www.childhonouring.org.
Tickets to Raffi start at $37.50. Every advance purchase of a pair of tickets includes a choice of a digital download or CD one of Raffi's albums. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.
The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits ("Les Misérables," "Jersey Boys," "Something Rotten!"), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Daniel Tosh), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Donny Osmond) and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After nine seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre's acquisition of 551 Main Street houses a growing conservatory, new function space, offices, rental space for a restaurant on the ground floor and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts on the lower level.
Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.