Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional and contemporary Irish music and dance as Cranston’s completely renovated historic Park Theatre welcomes straight from Ireland, the renowned ensemble Celtic Nights and their new presentation “Journey of Hope” on Sunday, March 17. There could not be a more festive evening to take in the sights and sounds of Irish culture than from a performance endorsed by England’s leading daily, The Guardian, as “An unmissable two-hour spectacular that has brought audiences to their feet all around the world.”
Visiting North America on an extensive tour, Celtic Nights is a unique show featuring the finest male and female vocal talents of the Celtic world - showcased against a thundering backdrop of six of the most accomplished step dancers in the world and the country’s finest musicians.
In this stirring tale of the Celtic experience, the audience is invited to travel along on a journey of hope, transported in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. The dancers create an exhilarating picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and doggedly carved out a home in the New World. In Celtic Nights, their story is told through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet.
The show will feature many old Irish favorites, such as “Danny Boy,” “Isle of Hope” and “Galway Bay.” Yusuf Gandhi, Executive Director of the Park Theatre explained, “We’re thrilled to bring this great story of the rich Irish heritage to Rhode Island on Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s guaranteed to be a very festive and exciting evening.”
Celtic Nights - Journey of Hope will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $55, and are currently on sale. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at 467-7275 or through the Theatre’s secure website, www.ParkTheatreRI.com.
The Park Theatre is located at 848 Park Ave., Cranston. Free parking is available for all shows. Built in 1924, the Park Theatre served as a cultural landmark for nearly eight decades until its closing in 2002. Following seven years and nearly $10 million in renovations, the Park Theatre has been reborn as Rhode Island’s newest theatre and performing arts center. As a fully-equipped, state of the art multi-purpose facility, the Park Theatre features concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, opera, dance recitals, children’s and family shows, and more. Through its extensive renovations, the Park Theatre boasts a larger, deeper stage and 1,000 plush seats that feature significantly more legroom between rows than most theatres. The facility also includes the Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge, a pre-show destination that offers a unique environment for guests to indulge in dinners, appetizer offerings and cocktails before a performance. Free parking is available for all events. For more information, visit www.ParkTheatreRI.com.