Riverdance returns to Minneapolis as it’s never been seen or heard before
MINNEAPOLIS—Hennepin Theatre Trust announced the return of RIVERDANCE with a brand new 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW filled with extraordinary music and dance. The stirring re-invention of the beloved favorite comes to the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 to Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. RIVERDANCE is celebrated the world-over for its Grammy award-winning score and the excitement, energy and dynamism of its Irish and International Dance.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. Groups of 10 or more can call (612) 373-5665.
|Friday||Jan. 31||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$53.50, $63.50, $71.50|
|Saturday||Feb. 1||2 p.m.||State Theatre||$47.50, $57.50, $67.50|
|Saturday||Feb. 1||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$53.50, $63.50, $71.50|
|Sunday||Feb. 2||1 p.m.||State Theatre||$47.50, $57.50, $67.50|
|Sunday||Feb. 2||6:30 p.m.||State Theatre||$47.50, $57.50, $67.50|
All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.
Twenty five years on, renowned composer Bill Whelan brings this mesmerizing soundtrack back to life, completely revitalized for the first time since those original orchestral recordings. Producer Moya Doherty and Director John McColgan have produced an amazing new 25th Anniversary production with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, staging and costume design, and an all-new finale number sure to blow audiences away.
RIVERDANCE began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan.
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 Riverdance companies throughout North America.
Since its inception Riverdance has packed theatres throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.
HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts. We serve the community through our three historic theatres – the Orpheum, State and Pantages – and our unique arts, culture and education programs. All performances of the Broadway on Hennepin series are supported by Bank of America. All performances of the Living Legend series are supported by BMO Harris Bank. Spotlight Showcase is sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, Slumberland Furniture and Sun Country Airlines. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.