The Local Tourist tickets for two to the opening night of Riverdance courtesy of Broadway in Chicago.
Broadway In Chicago brought Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show to Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre, and we were 100% there for it! Even after a quarter of a century the magic of this dance phenomenon hasn’t worn off. Equal parts hypnotic and exhilarating, Riverdance is the celebration of traditional Irish dance and music, interwoven with influences from the world over.
The 25th Anniversary Show is Riverdance, as you’ve never seen it before! A powerful and stirring reinvention of this
beloved favorite, celebrated all over the world for its Grammy Award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerizing soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.
The audience got to immerse themselves in the extraordinary power and grace of music and dance favored by fans of all ages. We fell in love with the magic of Riverdance all over again.
The 25th Anniversary Show has been designed by lead designer Peter Canning, featuring set by Alan Farquharson, lighting by Andrew Voller and video by Cosmo AV along with costumes by Joan Bergin and sound by Michael O’Gorman.
With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of two decades of touring by companies throughout North America. Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
Cadillac Palace Theatre is located at 151 West Randolph Street in the heart of Chicago’s Theatre District.