DANCE TO THE HOLIDAYS at The Ridgefield Playhouse
Kick up your heels and kick off the Holiday Season with Dance to the Holidays with Tony Dovolani & Karina Smirnoff presented by La Quinta Inn & Suites at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, November 18 at 4pm and 7:30pm. The Ridgefield Playhouse is the only place you can see this star-studded show this season! This program for the whole family, directed and choreographed by Jaymz Tuaileva, stars "Dancing with the Stars" Mirrorball champions Tony Dovolani and Karina Smirnoff and a cast of celebrity pros including: from "American Idol," Rayvon Owen & Vonzell Solomon; from "So You Think You Can Dance," Randi Strong, Jonathan Platero & Kiki Nyemchek; from "Dancing with the Stars," Anya Fuchs, Oksana Platero & TONY PUTUTAU; from "Ballroom with a Twist," Amy Bennett & Carl James Bair; along with World Champion Dancer Yuliya Phillips! This show is part of Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series, Ridgefield Academy Family Series with support from Hamlet Hub, is sponsored by Arthur Murray Dance Center of Danbury, and partially underwritten by Bruce Bennett Nissan. The Leir Foundation Arts for Everyone recipient for this show is the Hispanic Center. Additional sponsorship provided by Union Savings Bank. Make it a great night out with dinner and a show! Visit Bailey's Backyard (23 Bailey Avenue • Ridgefield) for an early dinner and receive 10% off when you show your ticket! Media partners for this great night of holiday fun are WEBE 108 and Macaroni Kid.
The hit holiday spectacular for dance fans of all ages, Dance to the Holidays is in its third dazzling year. Kick off the holiday season and see stars from live talent-based reality TV shows up close and personal in an unforgettable show for the holiday season! American Idols sing Christmas classics, while your favorite celebrity dance pros will salsa, merengue, Paso Doble, cha cha, tango and freestyle across the festive stage set!
Tony Dovolani appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" for 20 seasons, dancing with an eclectic mix of partners that included Martina Navratilova, Wynonna Judd, Jane Seymour, Susan Lucci, Betsey Johnson, Marla Maples, Chynna Phillips and many more. He was the Season 15 Mirrorball Champion with Melissa Rycroft. Karina Smirnoff appeared on "Dancing with the Stars" for 18 seasons, winning the thirteenth season with army veteran and soap opera star J. R. Martinez. She's also won two runner-up titles, a semifinal title, and several quarterfinal titles. Her diverse group of dance partners included Billy Ray Cyrus, Ralph Macchio, Apolo Anton Ohno, Doug Flutie, Aaron Carter and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
For tickets ($75-$150), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.