Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance fulfilled the expectations of audience members who had been looking forward to that evening with great anticipation. They witnessed spectacular dancing mixed with modern costumes, lighting and stage effects and granted the cast a standing ovation. Although the buses of Irish dancers have left Hammons Hall, our stage will not be without … [Read more...] about The Irish, Glamour and Pioneers
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They say that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. If that is the case, may everyone in the Springfield area be Irish when Michael Flately’s Lord of the Dance comes to town. Tuesday evening, the show’s accelerated style of Irish dance will combine with a mythical storyline, hauntingly beautiful music, and stunning lighting and pyrotechnics to envelope the audience with the … [Read more...] about The Power of Dance
It is almost as if the Aquila Theatre Company brought this beautiful weather with them to Springfield. Let the sunshine and pleasant temperatures be a foretaste of the performance Tuesday evening. The seven actors will take on 19 different roles during the performance and add a refreshing spirit to Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Two members of the cast, Owen and Leandra, held … [Read more...] about “All the world’s a stage…”
MAMMA MIA! brought good crowds to Hammons Hall this weekend. The show received standing ovations at all five performances and had audience members dancing along to the exciting storyline and songs. Our first Broadway show of the season was a success, and we’re looking forward to our next one! Tickets for Little House on the Prairie with Melissa Gilbert are on sale … [Read more...] about It’s All Drama!
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA! will open our Broadway series with the Friday evening performance. MAMMA MIA! is a smash hit musical that is based on the songs of ABBA and has been seen by over 40 million people worldwide. This is MAMMA MIA!’s 10th anniversary since its first production opened in London’s West End on April 6, 1999, and Hammons Hall is delighted … [Read more...] about MAMMA MIA! Arrives at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts