Tickets for performances of Alberta Bair Theater’s 2014-2015 Season go on sale Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Alberta Bair Theater box office at 2801 3rd Avenue North and the ABT website, albertabairtheater.org. The ABT box office windows open at 9:00 a.m., phones and internet sales begin at 10:00 a.m.
Survivor: Saturday, September 13, 7:30 p.m. With seven albums and the epic #1 Grammy Award® winning “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor finds itself writing a new chapter in its career after taking a hiatus to pursue individual projects. On this tour are both vocalists Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison; Frankie Sullivan, guitar; Marc Droubay, drums; Billy Ozzello, bass; and Walter Tolentino, keyboards/guitar.
The Wailin’ Jennys: Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk-roots acts.
Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk: Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m. A rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels. You’ll encounter unicycles that fly, cyclists that whirl, and trapeze artists who float. Pedal Punk is a daring steam punk circus that charms and thrills you with its story.
Frank Caliendo: Thursday, October 16, 7:30 p.m. You probably know Frank Caliendo from appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Late Show with David Letterman, and current segments on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown… Live comedy is where Frank really shows what he’s all about. His high energy act blends observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that start at a frenetic pace and never let up.
Blue Man Group: Tuesday, October 21 and Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. Known for its high-octane theatrical experience, Blue Man Group is a MUST. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music and technology.
Glenn Miller Orchestra: Thursday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. Back in the big band era of the ‘40s, any dance band “worth its salt” had a distinctive theme song. For Glenn Miller and His Orchestra that song was the beautiful “Moonlight Serenade,” and it is still the signature tune of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, which still bears his name more than 75 years later. In addition to more hit records in one year than anybody in the history of the recording industry, its recording of “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” earned the first Gold Record ever awarded to a performing artist.
Carpe Diem String Quartet: Saturday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. Electrifying performances that reflect passions for Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock and jazz-inspired music alongside traditional string quartet repertoire, Carpe Diem continues to rack up accolades and awards.
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX: Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of classic rock band STYX and the lead singer and writer on seven of the band’s eight Top Ten Hits, including “Babe” and “Come Sail Away.” His live concert with six-piece band showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company: Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m. In its 50th year, Ririe-Woodbury remains committed to producing innovative, moving and compelling work that challenges our audiences’ perceptions of what contemporary dance can be.
Warren Miller’s No Turning Back: Saturday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. Warren Miller Entertainment’s newest chapter in the chronicle of the legendary film series takes filmgoers on an exhilarating voyage to the top of the steepest peaks and to the depths of the freshest powder. This latest film again features world-class athletes as diverse as the terrain they explore.
The King’s Singers: Tuesday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. One of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles; The King's Singers have a packed schedule of concerts, recordings, media and education work that spans the globe. Spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation of the text and incisive timing create their signature style. Consummate entertainers: a class act with a delightfully British wit.
Wynonna & the Big Noise: Friday, January 2 7:30 p.m. A five-time Grammy Award® winner and New York Times bestselling author, Wynonna’s career has revolved around telling stories. Whether she’s using her rich, commanding voice to sing one of her countless hits or sitting down for a bold, sincere TV appearance, Wynonna gets her point across with unflinching honesty and wisdom gained over the course of her very public life. With her band, The Big Noise, she’ll perform her biggest hits and a rockin’ selection of her favorites.
Smokey Joe’s Café: Wednesday, January 7, 7:30 p.m. The Coasters headline this Tony Award®-nominated and Grammy Award®-winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller – a raise the roof rock ‘n roll party!
Jekyll & Hyde: Wednesday, January 28, 7:30 p.m. Glamorous, sexy and deliciously wicked, Jekyll & Hyde is the enthralling musical based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant but obsessive scientist whose alter ego wreaks havoc across Victorian London.
The Great Gatsby – Montana Repertory Theatre: Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Witness the sweep, poetry and grandeur of America’s most celebrated novel as the Montana Repertory Theatre continues to tell America’s great stories with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted by Simon Levy.
Music of John Denver with Ted Vigil: Saturday, February 14, 8:00 p.m. Ted Vigil – a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg who tours with Vigil, closely resembles John both physically and musically – is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man.
Cinderella – Russian National Ballet Theatre: Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. Danced to Prokofiev’s poignant score, Russian National Ballet Theatre brings this classic tale to life.
Memphis: Thursday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. Four Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 1950s, where a young white DJ falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock ‘n roll and an electrifying black singer.
Caladh Nua: Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. A tightly-knit, vibrant, staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments — from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion — the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair.
Two to Tango – O’Riley and Ziegler: Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley, partner on an adventurous new program featuring new compositions and arrangements by Astor Piazzola, Ziegler and O’Riley.
Women of Ireland: Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m. An all-female lineup of Irish step dancers, three long-term dancers from Riverdance and the lead dancer with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, with even more tantalizing dancers and vocalists who will wow you with their prowess!
Camelot: Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show.
Recycled Percussion: Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Direct from Las Vegas! Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on America’s Got Talent.
I Love Lucy® Live on Stage!: Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I Love Lucy® episodes. It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Sing-a-Long-a Grease: Saturday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady? This is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up your hair and let your inhibitions go. Remember, GREASE is the word. Your host Kelly Martin leads a vocal warm-up and reviews your free goody bag. Then watch Danny & Sandy and the gang, while singing and dancing along to the lyrics on the screen.
Tickets are available at the Alberta Bair Theater Box Office on the corner of 3rd Ave N and Broadway, by phone at 406-256-6052 (box office hours through Labor Day are Monday through Friday, 12:00 Noon until 5:00 p.m.) or online at www.albertabairtheater.org.
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