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A Chorus Line

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A CHORUS LINE is a celebration of those unsung heroes of the American Musical Theatre-the chorus dancers, those valiant, overdedicated, underpaid, highly trained performers who back up the star or stars and often make them look even more talented than they are. It is also a celebration of the American Musical itself.

Performance Date: October 17, 1997

A Christmas Carol

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Website: http://www.nebraskatheatrecaravan.org/productions/listings/a-christmas-carol/
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When Charles Dickens wrote his “ghostly little tale” in 1843, he couldn’t know that A Christmas Carol was destined to become one of the most beloved holiday traditions of all time.  For the past three decades, the Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s annual tour has taken its acclaimed production to more than 100,000 people in sixty cities across the country each year. This sparkling show filled with authentic costumes and holiday music brings the beloved Christmas story to life on stage in a holiday treat for the entire family.

Performance Date: December 17, 2009

A Rock and Roll Extravaganza!

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Homecoming; featuring The Spinners, The Tokens, The Kingsmen, and The Marvelettes
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Celebrate homecoming the right way with musical performances by some of the most exciting performers on the stage!

Performance Date: October 13, 1995

ABBA: The Music

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Website: abbasite.com
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Direct from Sweden, here comes the officially sanctioned ABBA tribute that will have you on your feet dancing int he aisles. this glitzy event is filled with pizzazz, excitement, and all the great ABBA hits. Take a time machine to the seventies!

Performance Date: October 14, 2005

Academy of Ancient Music

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Website: http://www.aam.co.uk/
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The Academy of Ancient Music aims to energize baroque and classical music. And to do it, they get back to the style and spirit in which this music was first performed.

Performance Date: March 16, 1994

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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Website: http://www.asmf.org/
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Under the leadership of Sir Neville Marriner, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was founded in 1958 as a small chamber ensemble that brought together some of London’s finest musicians. Concentrating at first on music from the Baroque era, the orchestra now performs music from all periods. With more than 500 recordings, it is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world and is considered by many to be the most prestigious. The acclaimed violinist, Julian Rachlin, joins the orchestra as soloist and conductor for its Newlin Hall concert.

Performance Dates: March 26, 2001; November 16, 1997; April 9, 1990

Acoustic Christmas with Phil Vassar and Craig Morgan

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Website: http://www.philvassar.com/ Website: http://www.craigmorgan.com/
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Celebrate a down-home country Christmas with two of country music’s most acclaimed singers, Craig Morgan and Phil Vassar, when they bring their Acoustic Christmas tour to Kentucky this holiday season. Join these two award-winning superstars for an intimate family-friendly concert as they perform their own hits and an assortment of hand-picked holiday favorites, and throw in some old-fashioned surprises. Craig Morgan has been a mainstay on the country charts for 10 years with a body of work that includes 14 Top Ten hits- including fan-favorites “Redneck Yacht Club”, “Almost Home”, “That’s What I Love about Sunday”, and “Tough.” Phil Vassar’s uniquely piano-based, rhythm and blues-infused music remains a specialty in the genre with hits including “Just Another Day in Paradise,” “Carlene,” and “My Next Thirty Years.”

 

Performance Date: November 28, 2012

Aeros

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World-renowned contemporary choreographers Daniel Ezralow, David Parsons and Moses Pendleton, in collaboration with Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, creators of the percussion/theatre sensation STOMP, have joined forces with athletes from the Romanian Gymnastics Federation and created a soaring evening of entertainment. As a challenge to the law of gravity and binding the physical power of a team of ranked athletes with the creative genius of these remarkable individuals, AEROS is truly unique and the first in its genre. The athletes who comprise this unusual performance troupe range in age from 19 to 26. Five are World Champions in Artistic, Rhythmic and Sports Aerobics, while the others are European Champions. It was quite a feat to convince the sports directors at the Federation, hungry for gold medals, that they were not losing their prized athletes. On the contrary, the gymnasts who comprise AEROS remain active in world competitions and the combination of rehearsals, performances, training and competition brings an added dimension to their athletic talents.

Performance Date: March 15, 2003

African Children’s Choir

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Website: http://africanchildrenschoir.com/
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Since 1984 the African Children’s Choir has shown the world the Beauty, Dignity and Unlimited Potential of the African Child, whilst providing children in Africa with education and the opportunity to make a change to the future of their countries.

Performance Date: March 26, 2008

Al Green

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Website: http://www.algreenmusic.com/
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He’s the Reverend Al Green.  He’s Al Green, the singer, the songwriter, and the guitar picker.  He’s a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and enjoys a place on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  His unique, stylish sound with its tight beat, sexy backup vocals, and lush strings that mark hits like “Let’s Stay Together,” “Lay It Down,” “Tired of Being Alone,” “I Can’t Stop,” and “Perfect to Me,” make him one of the greatest soul singers of all time.  But if you had to sum him up in only one word, he’s Al Green, the Legend.

 

Performance Dates: October 30, 2010, November 18, 2008

Alan Hersh, piano

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Alan Hersh is a pianist that has performed in solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Indiana University, he has served on the faculties of Central Connecticut and Slippery Rock State Universities, and Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. He is currently a professor of music at the University of Kentucky.

Performance Date: January 10, 1988

Alicia de Larrocha, piano

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The brilliant Spanish pianist, Alicia de Larrocha (y de la Calle), studied piano with Frank Marshall at his Academia Marshall and music theory with Riccardo Lamote de Grignon. She made her first public appearance with a solo recital at the age of five, and was soloist with Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid at the age of 11, performing Mozart’s “Coronation” Concerto (K. 537). Alicia de Larrocha’s adult career began in 1940, but she did not make any international tours until 1947, when she first toured Europe. In 1953, she premiered Montsalvatge’s Concierto breve, which is dedicated to her, and also made her first visit to England. Her first appearance in the USA was in 1955 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then she has developed an intensive international career, and is now recognised as an artist of outstanding interpretative insight. She is a regular visitor to all the important musical centres of the USA and Canada, and performs regularly throughout Europe, Latin America, Japan and Australia.

Performance Date: March 21, 1993

Alison Krauss & Union Station

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Jerry Douglas, Bluegrass
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Considered a bluegrass virtuoso, Alison Krauss bridges the gap between roots music and country, rock, and pop. She has sold in excess of 12 million albums and earned 26 Grammy® Awards, the most for any female, and the third most of any recording artist in Grammy® history. The players of Union Station, including 12 time Grammy® winner Jerry Douglas (Dobro, lap steel, vocals), Dan Tyminski (guitar, mandolin, lead vocal), Ron Block (banjo, guitar) and Barry Bales (bass, vocals) combined with Krauss on lead vocals and fiddle, represent five distinct personalities coming together to form a musical ensemble that is truly unique.

Performance Date: August 25, 2012

Allen & Laura Vizzutti

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Website: Vizzutti.com
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Equally at home in a multitude of musical idioms, Allen Vissutti is recognized as one of today’s greatest trumpet virtuosos. He has performed in every state and more than 35 countries around the world. Pianist Laura Vissutti has enjoyed a sparkling career that has ranged from coaching engagements with singers of the Metropolitan Opera to studio sessions in Los Angeles. Together, the two combine for performances of rare excellence.

Performance Date: February 5, 2006

Altar Boyz

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Website: http://www.altarboyz.com/
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Winner of the 2005 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, Altar Boyz is the longest-running new musical comedy to open in the Big Apple in years! This hilarious spoof about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national tour is an engaging mix of side-splitting songs that are “convincing enough to be played on MTV,” non-stop laughs, and lighthearted fun that’s suitable for all ages.  It’s a fast-paced show that will have the whole family laughing and singing along.  Variety calls it “An energetic crowd pleaser!” and the New York Times says “It sends you home with a smile!”

Performance Date: October 14, 2008

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Website: http://www.alvinailey.org/
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Experience the power of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world – having performed live for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, 71 countries, and six continents. Now guided by the vision of Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains the nation’s leading modern dance company. From the pulse-racing thrill of contemporary favorites to the spirit-lifting joy of beloved classics, these extraordinary dancers offer something for every taste.  For their first performance in Danville in more than 30 years, the Company will perform new works as well as returning repertory favorites including Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations, called “one of the great works of the human spirit” (The New York Times).

 

Performance Dates: March 11, 2014; November 8, 1985

Always…Patsy Cline

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Website: http://www.alwayspatsycline.net/
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“Always…Patsy Cline” is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

Performance Date: March 25, 1996

Amadeus

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Amadeus is a play by Peter Shaffer which gives a highly fictionalized account of the lives of the composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.

Performance Date: November 8, 1982

Amazing Pets

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Get ready for fun for the entire family! Ringleader, Sean Paul, and his trusty side-kick, Frankie, the trained monkey, have recruited an amazing troupe of furry creatures that will win your hearts. Featuring unbelievable tricks from a troupe of skilled dogs and trained house cats, many of the stars of the show were rescued from dog pounds and humane societies across the country. In addition to dogs and cats doing incredible stunts, you’ll see beautiful exotic birds and many other magical surprises that will put a smile on your face!

Performance Date: September 11, 2007

American Chamber Players

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Website: http://www.acplayers.com/
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American Chamber Players perform a varied repertoire with a rare combination of virtuosity, elegance and warmth. Violist, author and popular NPR Music Commentator Miles Hoffman is the American Chamber Players founder. Among today’s most versatile and innovative chamber music ensembles, the ACP was formed in 1985 from a core group of artists of the Library of Congress Summer Chamber Festival. Hoffman’s ensemble of piano, string trio, flute and clarinet is known for creating programs with a unique mix of instrumental combinations.  The ensemble performs repertoire ranging from familiar masterpieces, to neglected gems, to newly commissioned American works.

 

Performance Dates: March 15, 2011; March 8, 2004; April 20, 1998; April 22, 1993

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