Lord of the Dance

Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers' bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.

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Merrill Auditorium

(Portland, ME)
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101
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by Cindy Sibilsky - Sep 9, 2019
It was fitting that Manipuri dance was chosen to commemorate India Independence Day, because during British colonial rule the dances were ridiculed as savage, immoral and outdated. Fortunately, thanks to India's independence, the help of activists, scholars and performers revitalizing ancient yet timeless traditions, and organizations like Battery Dance Festival, Manipuri dance can continue to thrive not only in India but on the world's stage. Lord Krishna must be pleased!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2018
Lord of the Dance premiered at the magnificent Coliseum in London two decades ago, and in 2014 Michael Flatley transformed the show making it even more thrilling than the original. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games with music composed by Gerard Fahy premiered at the iconic London Palladium in September 2014 to mark the milestone 20th anniversary since Michael Flatley became an international sensation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
ROCKTOPIA is thrilled to announce that NBC's "The Voice" finalist We McDonald will be joining the show's National Tour next month. Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation kicks off its fall tour on October 18, 2018 at Bergen County Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. Nineteen-year-old McDonald joins the previously announced guest star Dee Snider from Twisted Sister for all tour stops, which include the Tilles Center in New York (October 20), Palace Theater in Pennsylvania (October 24), Akron Civic Theatre in Ohio (October 25), Youngstown Powers Memorial Auditorium in Ohio (October 26), and  KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square in Ohio (October 27). 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018
State Theatre New Jersey Presents LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8pm. Tickets range from $29-$69.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2018
For its 33rd year, Oakland's beloved Christmas Revels salutes the season, this time taking audiences to Medieval Spain for "Ancient Mysteries of Andalusian Spain." Performances are on two weekends, December 8-9 and 14-15-16, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland 94612
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
On Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 PM, Lord of the Dance returns to the Van Wezel with their new spectacular show, Dangerous Games.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Single tickets for most individual shows performing at Popejoy Hall this season will go on sale Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10am. Tickets will be available for all Ovation Series productions, except The Book of Mormon. Currently, tickets are available to Swan Lake and Jesus Christ Superstar.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
Follow the yellow brick road to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where some of the finest touring productions come to full flourish on stage this autumn 2018 through spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018
Velocity is a high-octane celebration of Irish dance co-created by the Guinness World Record-holding 'Fastest Feet in the World' James Devine and five-time World Irish Dance Champion David Geaney.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018
Michael Londra's Celtic Fire is coming to Hershey Theatre on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM. Tickets for this show start at $30.00 (processing fees apply). They are available at Hershey Theatre Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) in San Antonio, TX on March 7, 2020 for two performances at 4PM & 8PM as part of its North American tour in 2020. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale on Friday, October 18, 10AM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
State Theatre New Jersey unveiled its 2018-2019 Dance Series, featuring six renowned dance companies and one tap dancing legend. State Theatre New Jersey's Dance Series kicks off on October 9. The season features:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Experience the magic of Christmas with a story of friendship, love, and coming home for the holidays, presented by an all-star cast of singers and Irish dancers on Monday, December 17th at the historic off-Broadway establishment Theatre 80 in downtown Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Tony Award Nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde) and acclaimed Metropolitan Opera tenor James Valenti (Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Romeo and Juliet) will join previously announced rock icon and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider in this fall's national tour of ROCKTOPIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
A Celtic Christmas Story is a holiday-themed, family friendly theatrical performance that combines Irish dancers, musicians and singers with intoxicating storytelling and eye-catching choreography.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
By popular demand, Brooklyn Irish Dance Company adds a second show date for their premiere production A Celtic Christmas Story. Experience the magic of Christmas with a story of friendship, love, and coming home for the holidays, presented by an all-star cast of singers and Irish dancers on Tuesday, December 18th at the historic off-Broadway establishment Theatre 80 in downtown Manhattan. This follows the sold out show on Monday, December 17th.
by Greer Firestone - May 29, 2019
LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical is absolute escapism but staged at The Walnut it is legally astonishing in its tight direction, supremely talented actors and technical aspects. There can be no prosecutorial dissent on this!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
A special performance Celebrating Cole Porter - YOU'VE GOT THAT THING will be presented at The Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street - off Broadway between Broadway & Columbus Ave) on Saturday, March 30th at 9:30 pm. The production celebrates the life of musical prodigy, Cole Porter, with those who knew him best: his muse Ethel Merman (Analisa Bell), his wife Linda (Alexandra Foley) and Edward, a young writer who embodies the essence of all his male lovers (Quinn Martin). Featuring classics like Anything Goes, Let's Do It, Let's Fall In Love, Night and Day, and, of course, You've Got that Thing!. This delightful show has humor, pathos, and of course those glorious songs. Tickets are $20 and there is a two drink minimun and a small facility fee. Premium packages are also available.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Celebrate the life of musical prodigy, Cole Porter, with those who knew him best: his muse Ethel Merman (Analisa Bell), his wife Linda (Alexandra Foley) and Edward, a young writer who embodies the essence of all his male lovers (Quinn Martin). A show where anything goes, You've Got That Thing! A Celebration of Cole Porter is happening at The Triad Theater on Saturday, March 30 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA comes to Boston's Boch Center Shubert Theatre for two performances only on Saturday, May 4 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 1 at 10:00 AM and are available at the Boch Center Box Office, by phone at 866.348.9738 and online at www.bochcenter.org/Rocktopia. Prices are $49, $69 and $89.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
Murphy's Celtic Legacy will be performed at Kean Stage's Wilkins Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. But this is no ordinary Irish dance performance. Along with a live orchestra and original music, it tells a story of hope and despair while incorporating dark, cinematic undertones.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
The 2018-2019 season includes six Broadway shows, headlined by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Blockbuster Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Also coming as part of the Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico series are Finding Neverland, The Sound of Music, Kinky Boots, and the newly-restaged Cats. RENT 20THANNIVERSARY TOUR will also tour to Popejoy as a Broadway Extra.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Alberta Bair Theater has added four additional shows since the season preview for its stakeholders on May 24:  for fans of 60's rock: Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's RASCALS with special guest Carmine Appice on drums on Friday, September 7 at 7:30; for fans of 80's rock and Broadway musicals: ROCK OF AGES on Monday, November 19 at 7:30;  for a fun ladies night out during the holidays: 'Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas on Friday, December 14 at 7:30;  and for family entertainment at its best the multi Tony awarded THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9, both at 7:30.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) announces new entertainment offerings that will arrive at the newly refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre this fall following this summer's world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway, will play the Peace Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 1 and 6:30 p.m. as part of its North American tour in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
New show on sale at bergenPAC: Lords of the Dance: Dangerous Games on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Chris Botti on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 at 8 p.m.; B-The Underwater Bubble Show on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 1 & 4 p.m.; The Temptations and The Four Tops on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018
Live at the Eccles has announced that Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games comes to the Eccles Theater on Tuesday, October 30th. Public on sale is Friday, June 22nd at 10am. Tickets will be available for purchase online at Live-at-the-Eccles.com, calling 801-355-2787 or visiting the Eccles Theater Box Office (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm & Sat 10am-2pm). The George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater is located at 131 Main Street in Salt Lake City.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018
On Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 PM, Lord of the Dance returns to the Van Wezel with their new spectacular show, Dangerous Games.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA launches a national tour this fall that includes a stop at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts for one night only on Saturday, October 20 at 8:00pm. The fall performances feature special guest vocalist Dee Snider from Twisted Sister and the world premiere of two new musical movements not heard previously on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018
This holiday season, Rosemont Theatre will feature six spectacular Christmas shows, starting on December 1 and ending December 22. All productions will take place at the Rosemont Theatre (5400 N. River Road). Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27 at 10am via Ticketmaster and can also be purchased at the box office.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Featuring shows from around the world and shows from around the corner, the 2018-19 Season of Performing Arts at the Harris Center for the Arts are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular. Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, the choreography combines traditional Irish and Modern dance techniques, along with multimedia elements. The 19 dancers and seven-piece band weave an original tale drawn from Irish folklore-a tale of Kings and Queens, rebels and magic, epic battles between good and evil.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Murphy's Celtic Legacy is no ordinary Irish dance production. This invigorating performance is a display of styles, colors and folklore depicting age-old clashes between good and evil. Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Women, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next- generation Irish dance spectacular.
by David Green - Jan 22, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Murphy's Celtic Legacy on Wednesday, February 13, at 8:00pm. This is no ordinary Irish Dance performance - it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast ofMurphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish dance.  Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.  Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and modern dance techniques presented with song and live music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Follow your dreams to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where a number of spectacular touring productions come to our mountain stage this February - May 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Considered one of the most masterful vocalists in classic country, Gene Watson is called "The Singer's Singer " by his many peers. His powerful voice and multi-octave range delivers chart-toppers like"Fourteen Carat Mind," "Paper Rosie," "Nothing Sure Looked Good On You" and "Farewell Party" with a beauty that's smooth, mellow and true.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Coming to Popejoy Hall Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 pm, Murphy's Celtic Legacycombines contemporary and ancient Irish dance forms to produce an exhilarating performance. The show takes viewers on an epic journey depicting a fictional Irish clan's search for a new home. Telling a story of ancient Celtic clans, the performers use dance and music to express the struggle for peace, family, and unity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019
Paradise Square: An American Musical at Berkeley Rep opened this week. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
Featuring some of the quickest, most expressive legs in the world, "Murphey's Celtic Legacy" is a percussive dance-off that reinvigorates traditional Irish Dance. The elaborate stage production stars a cast of 20+ dancers and musicians from such sensations as "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance," and bursts with riveting jigs, reels and haunting ballads. Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for "Lord of the Dance," "Murphy's Celtic Legacy" is drawn from Irish folklore and centers on an original tale developed by Hannon, who is the show's dance lead. The tale culminates with an epic battle between good and evil, a stand-off prompted by Kings & Queens, rebels and magic. The Murphy clan are at the heart of the drama as they flee the corrupt tyrants of their native Eire in search of a better future, a quest for peace that vanquishes evil.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
Murphy's Celtic Legacy Melds Irish Folklore, Magical Tales, Music, Song and Dance at Poway OnStage on Sunday, February 17th. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019
Alberta Bair Theater presents Murphy's Celtic Legacy, a next generation Irish dance spectacular with original music, dance, and story on Friday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The McCallum Theatre presents Murphy's Celtic Legacy today, February 13, at 8:00pm. This is no ordinary Irish Dance performance - it is a battle of styles, a clash of colors. The cast ofMurphy's Celtic Legacy gives an invigorating performance of traditional Irish dance.  Featuring dancers and musicians from Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Woman, Murphy's Celtic Legacy is the next generation Irish dance spectacular.  Created by Chris Hannon, former principal dancer for Lord of the Dance, Murphy's Celtic Legacy features original choreography combining traditional Irish and modern dance techniques presented with song and live music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018
For its 33rd year, Oakland's beloved Christmas Revels salutes the season, this time taking audiences to Medieval Spain for "Ancient Mysteries of Andalusian Spain." Performances are on two weekends, December 8-9 and 14-15-16, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland 94612
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will feature special guest vocalist Dee Snider from Twisted Sister and the premiere of two new musical movements not heard previously on Broadway. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Strauss, The Who and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) will present 'Holiday Encores' on Monday, September 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Great Auditorium. The concert will feature Organist Gordon Turk, Tenor Ronald Naldi, Bass/Baritone Kevin Short and Pianist Hugh Sung.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Follow the yellow brick road to the theatrical wonderland of Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts in Alto, N.M. where some of the finest touring productions come to full flourish on stage this autumn 2018 through spring 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Lord of the Dance premiered at the magnificent Coliseum in London two decades ago, and in 2014 Michael Flatley transformed the show making it even more thrilling than the original. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games with music composed by Gerard Fahy premiered at the iconic London Palladium in September 2014 to mark the milestone 20th anniversary since Michael Flatley became an international sensation.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation ROCKTOPIA will kick off its national tour this spring. An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, ROCKTOPIA features the works of musical innovators across centuries-including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who, and more-performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a thirty-person choir, and a twenty-piece orchestra.