A production of the world’s highest-grossing Irish dance show, “Lord of the Dance,” is slated for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the University Theatre at The University of Montana.
Individual tickets for the lower level or floor seats cost $51.50, and tickets in the upper balcony cost $47.50. Groups of 15 or more can receive a 10 percent discount by purchasing group tickets. Both individual and group tickets can be purchased at all GrizTix locations, online at http://griztix.com or by calling 406-243-4051. For more information on group tickets, call Kelsi Plante at 406-243-5329 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sixteen years ago, Michael Flatley created and launched “Lord of the Dance.” Today, more than 60 million people from 68 countries have seen the show in sold-out arenas and theaters.
Flatley, who retired from dancing this year, is artistic director of “Lord of the Dance” and oversees all aspects of the production.
“We are really excited to introduce our fans to the new visual experience that complements our show,” Flatley said. “We have fresh wardrobes and an exciting new set featuring elements from the successful international tour I performed in last year. Fans will see technological highlights like video incorporated into an LED wall, as well as a number of changes to the overall lighting and set designs.”
The story of the dance is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, lord of darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance.
“‘Lord of the Dance’ is a classic tale of good versus evil, based on Irish folklore, which brings a romantic and passionate love story to life,” Flatley said.
Dance Director Marie Duffy-Pask, together with Flatley, hand-picked the cast of more than 40 dancers, each of whom have earned individual recognition as a national or worldwide dance champion.
Flatley conceptualized and staged the show in a mere 16 weeks, paying particular attention to the costumes, lighting and staging, which are cinematic in scope.
“Irish dance lovers and music fans alike will experience the engaging, rhythmic adventures that have helped catapult Celtic dance mania and Irish dancing into the global spotlight,” Flatley said.
For more information, go to http://www.lordofthedance.com or http://facebook.com/MichaelFlatleysLordoftheDance.