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Throughout the course of our lives, we are challenged to adapt and reimagine who we are in every moment. DIAVOLO brings a full evening experience in two parts, L.O.S.T. features DIAVOLO’s newest works – “Cubicle” and “Passengers”– and boldly tackles the essence of what divides, unites and inspires us to rise.
Under the Artistic Direction of Emmy Award Winner, TRAVIS WALL, and co-created with NICK LAZZARINI, TEDDY FORANCE and KYLE ROBINSON, SHAPING SOUND is an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers.
Through his Emmy Award winning work on "So You Think You Can Dance," Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.
Take Me to the River - Live! features Grammy®-winners Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush and William Bell along with The Hi Rhythm Section, the Stax Academy Alumni Band, Frayser Boy & Al Kapone, plus Music Director Boo Mitchell. Following in the footsteps of the award winning 2014 documentary film of the same name, Take Me to the River is a live concert journey through the soul of American music, celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis that flourished during a time of pervasive discrimination and segregation.
“…one of the best things we saw…stunning theatricality and dynamics…gorgeous…moving.” - Rolling Stone
Rodney Carrington, multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer is coming to the Fox Cities! He has been making audiences laugh for almost twenty years with his unique brand of stand-up comedy.
The country singer-songwriter has recorded eight major label comedy albums which have sold more than two million copies … two of which have been certified Gold. His most recent special ‘Laughter’s Good’ is now available on Netflix.
Rodney Carrington recently started his own record label “Laughter’s Good” and released two albums under the new label in October 2014. Rodney re-released “C’Mon Laugh You Bastards” which features 3 new songs, as well as an album of all new material called “Laughter’s Good.”
In addition to starting his own record label, Rodney started a new YouTube series in October 2014 called “Bit By Bit.” In the series, he releases new material one piece at a time on a weekly basis.
According to Pollstar, Rodney has been one of the top ten highest grossing touring comedians for the last 10 years, and among the top 4 or 5 the last several years. His popularity derives in large part, from his connection to his audience both at his live shows, as well as social media. By the looks of his schedule in 2017, he shows no signs of slowing down!
Bill Engvall brings his blue collar comedy to the Fox Cities! Engvall was an established actor and comedian in the 1990s, but became a household name thanks the the Blue Collar Comedy Tours that started in 2000. From '07 to '09 he starred in "The Bill Engvall Show" on TBS.
Italy’s COMPAGNIA TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages and melding astonishing digital imagery with multi- disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound. Their vision of accessibility in the arts is unprecedented, simultaneously allowing festivals and venues worldwide their most rewarding audience experiences while redefining them from the inside out.
Compagnia TPO’s Farfalle will feature a sensory-friendly performance. Sensory-friendly performances provide a welcoming environment for all by reducing loud noises and flashing lights, reducing crowd size, keeping theater lights on at a low level and other adjustments to accommodate those who may have sensory sensitivities or other disabilities. There will be a designated quiet area and space to move around or stand during the performance, as patrons will be free to leave their seats or talk as necessary. A social story will also be made available prior to the performance.
Patrons at both performances will be required to remove their shoes.