BOWFIRE Comes to Central Georgia
The international sensation BOWFIRE will make its Macon premiere at The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $36 for orchestra level and $32 for balcony level and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at thegrand.mercer.edu. This performance is the only engagement scheduled in Georgia for spring 2006.
The hottest new show to hit the stage is both an exceptionally high-quality musical experience and a fast-paced theatrically-staged show. BOWFIRE has continually proven to be a “must see” event, with audiences clamoring for more and standing ovations routine. BOWFIRE presents the finest lineup of fiddle and violin virtuosos ever assembled on one stage. The show takes audiences on a musical journey that moves seamlessly through Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Celtic, Rock, Gypsy, World, Texas Swing and Ottawa Valley and Cape Breton styles and mixes in incredible step and tap dancing. All of this gets wrapped around a first-class production that includes great sound, choreography, dramatic lighting, set design and costumes.
The BOWFIRE company is composed of virtuoso string players who are at the forefront of their respective styles, combined with equally gifted and respected accompanists on piano, keyboards, bass, drums/percussion, guitars and cello. This avalanche of talent is brought together under the guidance of creator and artistic director, Lenny Solomon and Broadway-acclaimed stage director Marion J. Caffey.
Formed in June 2000, BOWFIRE made its debut performance the following month at Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany. Audiences responded with wild enthusiasm, and the group was subsequently invited to perform on the Governor-General’s Awards telecast, the Canadian equivalent of the United States’ Kennedy Center Honors.
The ensemble made its American debut in a series of performances during the summer of 2001 in New York City, and embarked on the first U.S. tour during the 2002-2003 season. In December 2003, BOWFIRE made its Asian debut with performances in Taiwan. The 2004 and 2005 touring season has included more U.S. tours, and international touring plans are underway for 2006-2007.
BOWFIRE is a one-of-a-kind musical experience that strings together one show-stopping hit after another in a knock-your-socks-off theatrical production. For more information or to hear the sounds of BOWFIRE, visit www.bowfire.com. For tickets and information about the Macon performance, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit thegrand.mercer.edu.
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The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, is a historical 1,000-seat theatre located in downtown Macon, Ga. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit thegrand.mercer.edu.
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