The first national tour by these incredible performers will open in Rudder! The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate feel-good show,” The Choir of Man offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sings everything – pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights. It’s the best singing, dancing, stomping, pub crawl of a concert you’ll ever see! CHEERS!
Aida Cuevas, the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” presents a mariachi spectacle, paying tribute to her dear friend and greatest mentor, Juan Gabriel. Aida’s stunning vocals and unwavering devotion to traditional mariachi music led to her 2018 Grammy Award for Best Regional Mexican Music Album, the first won by a woman. “Aida Cuevas is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation’s spirit.” (Kansas City Star)
Adapted from the book “Tomás and the Library Lady” by Pat Mora
Produced by Childsplay from Tempe, Arizona
As the young son of migrant farm workers, Tomás spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, passing long days in the fields listening to his grandfather tell stories. When a chance encounter brings him to the local Carnegie Library, he meets the “Library Lady” who recognizes his thirst for knowledge and encourages him to read. His delight in books is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures.
Phantom of the Opera – Silent film with Rob Landes at the organ
Friday, October 26, 2018 8pm
An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent film masterpiece, The Phantom of the Opera. With his transformative (and highly secretive) makeup techniques and his exceptional acting abilities, Lon Chaney created iconic big-screen characters that made him one of early Hollywood’s biggest box office stars. Come in costume if you dare!
From bop to pop…the evolution of a sound! 3 parts Jersey Boys, 2 parts Motown: The Musical and “not your grandma’s doo wop”, these five charismatic, handsome, triple threat Broadway stars – with their hot 5-piece band — tear it up, with musicality, dancing and showmanship not found with any other group in the world! They take classic Doo Wop songs from the 50’s and 60’s and make ‘em sound fresh and new…and they take contemporary pop hits by stars like Jason Mraz, Amy Winehouse, Adele and Maroon 5, and “doowopify” them! Perfect entertainment for people ages 10 to 100!