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  Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show at Cadillac Palace Theatre

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph Chicago

For over 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE. RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW 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. A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved favorite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy award-winning score and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

Thru - Feb 9, 2020

Price: $32-$90

Show Type: Performance Art

Running Time: 2hrs

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  Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Recommended

"...The biggest difference from the money-spinning peak years is the deeper commitment to ensemble. The show’s spirit feels more egalitarian these days, which only expands the warm, populist glow."to
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Chris Jones

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...This Irish extravaganza is celebrating its 25th anniversary, a quarter century of Celtic thunder as thousands of feet have pounded countless floorboards. What Stomp offered to percussive street-dancing and Forever Tango did for Argentina's national cooch dance, Riverdance breathtakingly delivers to Irish dance and its cultural spin-offs."
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Lawrence Bommer

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Top-flight dancers float across the stage, seemingly defying the laws of physics with a vital energy that, at times, doesn't seem humanly possible. A strong sense of fantasy and mystery is conjured up as ancient legends taken from Celtic folklore are revealed one by one through the medium of song, poetry, folk music, and Irish dance."
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Julia W. Rath

Chicagoland Theater Reviews - Highly Recommended

"...Will this finally be the last look we get at "Riverdance?" The show is inimitable in its style and performing requirements. It takes rigorous training to become an accomplished dancer in the classic Irish tradition. So "Riverdance" will never be a candidate for revival by a local musical theater devoted to hit Broadway musicals that adhere to American theatrical conventions. The artistic demands are too specific and the show must require a considerable budget to stay afloat. But the number of young people in the audience suggests that there may be an ongoing audience for an event this special. Or maybe that is wishful thinking. One lives in hope."
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Dan Zeff

Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...RIVERDANCE 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, making a brief stop in Flatley’s hometown, celebrates the reinvention of a dance genre that evolved over hundreds of years in Ireland. In that seminal 1994 performance, composer Bill Whelan blended traditional Irish music with rock and Flatley’s choreography loosened step dancing’s rigid straight-body form, adding variety and sex appeal. Long after Flatley parted ways with his co-creators, Riverdance keeps the waters flowing."
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Susan Lieberman

Chicago Parent - Highly Recommended

"...While Irish dance insiders will recognize many of the incredible dancers from national and international championships, Chicago area older teen Irish dancers will especially cheer for a familiar face with the troupe, champion dancer Brandon Asazawa. Asazawa was always a star on stage, even from his beginner days learning the jig."
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Tamara L. O'Shaughnessy

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