Riverdance, the sensational theatrical show featuring traditional Irish music and dance is coming to the KeyBank State Theatre!
Riverdance started off as an interval performance act during the Eurovision Song Contest at the Point Theatre in Dublin (Ireland) on 30th April 1994. Featuring American Irish dancing champions Jean Butler and Michael Flatley, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and the choral ensemble Anúna (with a score written by Bill Whelan), the performance got a standing ovation in a packed theatre of 3,000 people. A few months later, it was being performed in the presence of Prince Charles at the Royal Variety Performance (a prestigious variety show held annually in the United Kingdom to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity). It was named as one of the most popular interval acts in the history of Eurovision on Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest (a TV program organised by the European Broadcasting Union to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary). Riverdance was then expanded into a full stage show by producers John McColgan and Moya Doherty, with Bill Whelan composing a full score to the piece. It debuted at the Point Theatre in 1995, ran for 5 weeks and sold over 120,000 tickets. Since then, Riverdance has been performed at more than 450 venues all across the world and has been seen by over 25 million people.
Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most successful dance productions in the world! Click the button below to see Riverdance on Tuesday, February 13th!Buy Tickets