What’s in store this weekend at the Arts Center? Here’s a quick sample of the great events and shows you can expect to enjoy if you come out:
The fun beings Saturday morning at 10am. Warm up those vocal cords for the final audition for Great American Talent Search Chandler Idol. This is your chance to expose your hidden vocal talent and perhaps win cash and prizes totally over $25,000. Don’t forget to register here!
Later in the evening, come together for a night devoted to the Beatles’ album Abbey Road. Classic Albums Live will perform hits such as, “Come Together,” “Something,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Octopus’s Garden,” and more. Sample the concert now:
Sunday’s show will drive you to your feet with Rhythm of the Dance The Irish Dance Spectacular! The music, beats, dancing and atmosphere will transport you to the world of Irish dancing. Taste the excitement now:
If any (or all) of these events are calling your name, get your tickets here. We’d love to have you join in on the fun!
Musical beats draw us closer, setting us in motion on a rhythmic journey. Chandler Center for the Arts is your weekend destination for a musical exploration this March. From the enchanting beats of Classic Albums Live to the riveting pulse of Rhythm of the Dance you will be swept away on a voyage of entertainment.
The musical journey begins March 9 transporting audiences to the emerging era of rock n’ roll. The wildly successful Beatles’ is the focal point of the evening as Classic Albums Live recreates the Beatles’ rock masterpiece, “Abbey Road.” Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers without all the gimmicky and cheesy impersonations. Relying solely on the music, the band has defined itself as a mainstay in performing art centers across North America.
During the concert, experience feature hits from the Beatles’ final album Abbey Road including “Come Together,” “Something,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Octopus’s Garden,” and more. In addition to the note for note recreation of the album, Classic Albums Live will also highlight some of the Beatles’ greatest hits. Come together for a great night to relive music that changed our history forever.
The following afternoon, March 10, the adventure continues as Rhythm of the Dance The Irish Dance Spectacular heralds a new era in Irish entertainment. The dance crew takes you on an epic journey through the ages, from ancient mythology to the travels of the Irish emigrants, from the rolling hills and stonewalls of Connemara all the way to the modern skyscrapers of New York. This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent.
Using modern art forms of dance and music, this richly costumed show blends the contemporary and the ancient. Rhythm of the Dance aspires to preserving the traditions of Irish step dancing and yet, presents it in the most modern format. The show features a live band, three tenors and some 22 dancers. Dan Schmal, Director of Arts Programming at Wisconsin, Lutheran College stated “We have had Irish dance shows before, but this one ranks at the top. All the dancers in the troupe were fantastic!” Experience for yourself the magical odyssey of Rhythm of the Dance.
Whether you seek rock n’ roll or enthralling dance, this weekend adventure of musical beats will transport you to a world of pulsating music and entertainment.
I was expecting Classic Albums to perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and bring the house down, but they far exceeded my expectations. Seriously, when they first started up I had to squint from my perch to make sure that we didn’t actually hire Fleetwood Mac or that they snuck on stage. The group sounded just like Fleetwood Mac, down to the note. I was blown away.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at some video that I got from this weekend.
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This weekend we don’t have any performances, but the weekend after, in my favorite long weekend of the year, we’re kicking off The Nutcracker by Ballet Etudes. They were the same people that put on the ballet in the spring, and it’s Nutcracker! It’s a tradition, and you can’t mess with traditions. They’ll be here for two weekends, so if you’re out of town next weekend, you can watch them in the beginning of December.
3 day weekend, can I get a woot woot?
In keeping with the 3’s, here are three reasons I’ve been looking forward to this weekend.
1. Christian Women’s Business Expo. It’s a great group of ladies who are going to be at the Center on Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm showing you what they do. We have a diverse group of women owned businesses coming through and they’re open to anyone and everyone coming to give them a once over, regardless of religious affiliation. (Or if you have none. We love everybody around here.)
2. Classic Albums Live Performs: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. Awww yeah. I’ve had “Go Your Own Way” stuck in my head for (honestly) the last 4 days. This isn’t a problem, because I love Fleetwood Mac, and can remember singing along with Rumours in the car with my mom. Some people had been leery about the fact that it was some other band performing Rumours, but once they gave Classic Albums a shot, they were converted into supporters who bought tickets. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
3. Veterans Day. I have a few Vets in my family, and I remember going to the Veteran’s Day Parade with them when I was growing up, and eventually marching in the parade in high school. Do something for them tomorrow. I promise you’ll feel amazing about it.