Rochester Opera House presents “Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration” on Saturday, March 18.
Tony Kenny is one of Ireland’s most beloved artists, having sung in countless musical productions such as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Jesus Christ Superstar”, He starred in the world famous Jury’s Irish Cabaret for more than 20 years with Hal Roach, Ireland’s Legendary King of Blarney, and won many awards for his work over the course of decades. Kenny has entertained millions of people in Ireland, and across the U.S. in dozens of coast to coast tours, including Carnegie Hall.
Victoria Kenny was literally born into show biz. The daughter of Irish singing legend Tony Kenny and his wife Joan, herself a legendary Irish dancer, and being the granddaughter of stage-school Billie Barry – Vicky couldn’t help but survive in the crazy business of stage performance. Beginning her career at 15 in a theatrical production of A Christmas Carol, Vicky has been on the stage ever since. She performed with both her parents for years, done solo tours, and successful recordings. And now, she’s back with Dad in Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration!
Seamus Kennedy is a 37 year veteran of the Irish/Celtic circuit with a thorough knowledge of Celtic songs. Originally from Belfast, Seamus has entertained for Pops and Presidents, bartenders and bricklayers, college students to kindergartners – and is loved by them all! With an endless supply of jokes, stories, and one liners, he leaves his audience breathless with laughter. But he also has a serious side. Performing the somber ballads of Ireland, he reaches the very soul of his audience.
Dublin Trinity Band, featuring Eimear Reilly and Ciaran Mitchell, is one of Ireland’s best folk bands. From busking on O’Connell Street to playing at the National Concert Hall, this group has wowed audiences of all sizes for years. Their musicality keeps the toe tapping as they dance, sing, and perform Ireland’s traditional music for your enjoyment. Eimear Reilly, 3-time Ulster Fiddle Champion, has played all over the world with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Ciaran Mitchell, multi-instrumentalist and singer, is proficient in the full spectrum of musical styles from jazz and blues to rock and pop and is one of the most in-demand musicians in Ireland. Added into this stellar mix of Irish artists, are the Dublin City Dancers. The dancing athletes have performed in such troupes as Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Dance of Desire, and Battle of the Dance, and traveled the world performing the native dances of Ireland. Their spinning feet and precision movements will take your breath away!
Tickets start at $22. Saturday, March 18. Show starts at 7pm, doors open at 6pm. Reserve tickets online or call the box office (603) 335-1992, M/W/F from 10-5pm and 2-hours before the show. The Rochester Opera House is sponsored by TD Bank North, Eastern Propane, Shaheen & Gordon P.A., and Norm Vetter Foundations. The Rochester Opera House is located in City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street, Rochester NH. For more information, visit www.RochesterOperaHouse.com.