Considered to be the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today, Natalie MacMaster is bringing her incandescent musicianship and boundless energy to the historic Park Theatre in Cranston for an unforgettable night of music on Tuesday, March 20. The show will begin with a performance by special guests from Rhode Island’s own Kelly School of Irish Dance.
Equally at home on the concert stage or at a folk festival, MacMaster is one of the most versatile and exciting young musicians on both the folk music and Celtic music scenes. The Cape Breton fiddler’s projects have seen her collaborate and perform with Paul Simon and Pavarotti while electrifying audiences at Carnegie Hall and Massey Hall.
A Juno award-winning musician, MacMaster’s three-decade career has seen her amass multiple gold albums, two Grammy nominations, including a win for her contribution to Yo-Yo Ma’s Songs of Joy & Peace, eight Canadian Country Music Awards and 10 East Coast Music Awards.
An established world-class performer, Natalie’s live shows speak to her versatile abilities as a musician, featuring heart-rending ballads and superlative step dancing. Her fiddling fireworks hypnotize the crowd, while her uplifting energy is felt by audiences of all ages.
“We are honored that a superlative artist such as Natalie MacMaster is bringing her talents to the Park Theatre in Rhode Island,” said Piyush Patel, owner of the Park Theatre. “This show is just one example of the high-quality performances we are attracting as we work to become one of the area’s premier performing arts centers.”
The performance of Natalie MacMaster and the Kelly School of Irish Dance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Tickets are priced at $35 and $45 and are on sale now. For an additional $25 per person, patrons can add a pre-performance dinner package at the Stage Door Restaurant & Lounge adjacent to the theatre. There are special discounts available for groups, seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased through the Theatre’s secure website www.ParkTheatreRI.com or by calling the Box Office at 467-7275.
The Park Theatre was built in 1924 and 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 was reborn in October 2009 as Rhode Island’s newest theatre and performing arts center. As a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art multi-purpose performing arts center, the Park Theatre features concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, opera, dance recitals, children’s and family shows, movies and more. Through its extensive renovations, the Park Theatre boasts a larger, deeper stage and 1,000 plush seats that feature arm rests with cup holders and significantly more legroom between rows than most theatres. The facility also includes the Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge, as well as a free parking for all events behind City Hall with professional valet service. For more information visit www.ParkTheatreRI.com.