An America’s Got Talent finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us.
Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam Battlestein (choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 19 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show.
Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full-size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You will never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will make next – you will be surprised and delighted again and again. Audiences of all ages love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear.
Catapult’s “Magic Shadows” show is packed with hundreds of shape transformations, and it is full of humor, emotion, and fully realized stories engagingly told through music and shadows. With the arc of an arm, the point of a toe or the twist of a torso, Catapult’s dancers stretch their bodies, and your imaginations, telling stories with humor and pathos by transforming magically from one shape to another. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon even a helicopter, and travel the world from Paris to Beijing in under 10 minutes! Animated by the dancers’ shadows, every cinematic scene in Magic Shadows is a kaleidoscope of colorful storytelling that will awe and astound you. A great show for the whole family – full of laughs, emotions and miraculous transformations. You will leave this show dazed and happy, and you will never look at your own shadow the same way again!
It’s hard to know where to start when talking about Sawyer Brown.
More than 4500 shows and counting. More than a million miles behind them and still seeing the highway miles click by outside their bus window. Twenty-three albums. More than 50 chart singles. CMA, ACM, and CMT awards on the shelf. To pull a line from one of the band’s enduring hits: “This is the life and times of a travelin’ band.” A traveling band, indeed. Always on the move—on the road, on stage, and in their career. When asked about what keeps him motivated on the road, lead singer Mark Miller says, “It’s playing the next show. Be grateful for where you’ve been and be excited about where you’re going.”
That excitement has been on display since the very first time Sawyer Brown stepped foot onstage in the early 1980s. Beginning as the road band for another singer, Sawyer Brown broke out on their own playing everything from clubs to pig roasts in those earliest days. “There’s no such thing as a gig we wouldn’t take,” Miller laughs, remembering the beginning of the ride. “We knew that we wanted to play music and we knew that we wanted to work at being the best live band there was—and the only way to do that, was to get out and play shows. And so we did.”
The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!, is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray.
Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!
When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It's a great recipe for a date night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!
Mat and Savanna Shaw are thrilled to present “The Joy of Christmas" – a show centered around the hope and joy of the holidays. This daddy-daughter duet is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. Music lovers of all ages have come to love their inspirational spin on timeless favorites. The performance will include many beloved carols reimagined with fresh and beautiful arrangements by Stephen Nelson, including brand new songs from Mat and Savanna’s 2021 Christmas album.
Mat and Savanna’s uplifting song choices and smooth harmonies have inspired people throughout the world. They have a passion for using their performances for good, with a goal to SHARE HOPE & SPREAD JOY through music. The duo originally rose to prominence during the COVID-19 quarantine. Missing her music friends after the shutdown, Savanna decided to start her first social media account to keep in touch. She asked her dad to sing “The Prayer” with her for the first post, expecting only family and friends to see it; instead, the beautiful singing and loving smiles between dad and daughter went viral worldwide. Mat and Savanna decided to keep posting inspirational duets together and have now garnered a worldwide following with over 575,000 YouTube subscribers. Their first three albums have all been #1 on iTunes, Amazon, and Billboard charts worldwide, including “Merry Little Christmas” which was #1 on the iTunes holiday chart. Kelly Clarkson called them "incredibly gifted" and Good Morning America said, "this father-daughter duo's music is bringing hope.”
Don’t miss the enjoyment, inspiration, and gladness of Mat and Savanna Shaw in “The Joy of Christmas” on Dec 8 at the Elsinore Theatre. This performance is certain to bring Christmas cheer to the entire family. Come gather again to celebrate the hope and joy of the holidays!
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The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?
WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray will leave you gasping with the very witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running TV show as well as some exciting new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach.
All ages are welcomed, but please note that some “PG-13” language will be used during the performance.