February 20

ANNERIN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS: CELTIC ILLUSION NORTH AMERICAN 2022 TOUR

ANNERIN PRODUCTION PRESENTS
THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF
TOUR BEGINS IN SPRING, 2022
WWW.CELTICILLUSION.COM
Celtic Illusion, (www.CelticIllusion.com) the modern Irish dance and magic stage show, created, choreographed, and starring Anthony Street (Lord of the Dance), will head out on a North American Tour, beginning in 2022

Tickets for the tour go on sale on February 4 and can be purchased at: www.CelticIllusion.com.

Celtic Illusion is produced by Annerin Productions (Jeff Parry, Executive Producer) & WEXFORDHOUSE (Michael Londra).

Fusing contemporary Irish Dance with magic and grand illusions, Celtic Illusion features a cast of champion and internationally acclaimed dancers, including performers from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Displaying some of the fastest taps in the world, the dancers’ thunderous rhythm fills the stage in perfect unison. Celtic Illusion is led by Australia’s Anthony Street, the first Australian to performleading roles in Michael Flatley’s widely-acclaimed Lord of the Dance, including the very role that Michael Flatley originally performed himself.

Since its premiere in 2011, Celtic Illusion has played to sold-out audiences all across Australia and recently completely sold out a tour in Canada. The 2022 North American tour schedule is as follows:
 Thursday, March 31Lethbridge, ABEnmax Center7:30 PMSaturday, April 2Prince George, BCCN Center7:00 PMWednesday, April 6Abbottsford, BCAB Centre7:30 PMThursday, April 7Everett, WAAngels of the Wind Arena8:00 PMFriday, April 8Penticton, BCSouth Okanagan Events Centre7:30 PMSunday, April 10Red Deer, ABWesterner Park7:00 PMMonday, April 11Edmonton, ABNorthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium7:30 PMTuesday, April 12Calgary, ABSouthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 7:30 PMWednesday, April 13Saskatoon, SKTCU Place7:30 PMThursday, April 14Regina, SKConexus Arts Centre4:30 PM / 8:00 PMSaturday, April 16Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre4:00 PM / 8:00 PMSunday, April 17Thunder Bay, ONThunder Bay Community Auditorium7:00 PMMonday, April 18     Sault Ste Marie, ONGFL Memorial Gardens7:30 PMTuesday, April 19Oshawa, ONTribute Communities Centre7:30 PMThursday, April 21Montreal, QCSalle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts7:30 PMFriday, April 22Sudbury, ONSudbury Community Arena 8:00 PMSaturday, April 23London, ONBudweiser Gardens8:00 PMSunday, April 24Hamilton, ONFirst Ontario Centre7:00 PMMonday, April 25Toronto, ONMeridian Hall7:30 PMTuesday, April 26Ottawa, ONTD Place7:30 PMThursday, April 28Kitchener, ONCentre in the Square7:30 PMFriday, April 29Kingston, ONLeon’s Centre8:00 PMTuesday, May 3Buffalo, NYShea’s Theatre7:30 PMWednesday, May 4Pittsburgh, PAByham Theatre7:30 PMThursday, May 5Baltimore, MDLyric Theatre7:30 PMFriday, May 6Philadelphia, PAMerriam Theater8:00 PMSaturday, May 7Boston, MAShubert Theatre8:00 PMCeltic Illusion features a new soundtrack composed by a team including Angela Little (co-composer of Baz Luhrman’s film Australia), Steve Skinner (arranger and producer for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and the Broadway musical Rent), and Michael Londra (Emmy® nominated singer and producer).

“We are excited to, once again, share this beautiful show with audiences as we embark on our 2022 tour, and it’s just the tonic necessary after the past two years.” said Annerin producer Jeff Parry. “We have been humbled that Celtic Illusion has really connected with people, leading to sold out houses and rapturous standing ovations, and we look forward to coming to a city near you.”

“Before I was a dancer, my great passion was magic and illusion, but when I worked with Lord of the Dance for four years beginning when I was 20, magic got pushed to the side,” said Anthony Street. “When I decided to create this show in Australia, it dawned on me that I should combine my two passions to give audiences a new sensory experience.”

Annerin Productions produced Rain on Broadway, which recouped back twice the capitalization in 12 weeks, and then played another 8 months at the Brooks Atkinson Theater.  Rain has been a staple on Broadway subscriptions since that time.  In 2012, they also produced Let it Be at the Princess of Wales in the West End where it recouped in 14 weeks. The show went on to have two runs at the West End’s Garrick Theatre, one run at the West End’s Savoy Theatre and continues to tour the UK, Japan and Germany. Let It Be was scheduled to perform in Atlantic City this summer for the opening of the Hard Rock Theatres but is being rescheduled because of Covid-19. Annerin Productions also produced We Will Rock You, which recently toured for eight months in North America and played six shows at the Hula Theatre at Madison Square Garden, where it grossed 1.2 million dollars.
BIOS 
 Anthony Street (creator, choreographer, lead dancer)joined the Australian Irish Dance company shortly before 2000, going on to perform at numerous corporate events and venues   including the MCG, Hamer Hall (Melbourne Arts Centre) and the Sydney Opera House. At the   age of 19 he set off on a 5-month tour that would turn into an eight-year career travelling the     world, including a residency in Dublin with Dance of Desire as well as tours of France and         Germany, before being cast as principal dancer for Michael Flatley’s Lord of the   Dance. Anthony’s next dream was to create his own production and after months of stressful preparation, in November 2011 Celtic Illusion was born. Now the popular stage show regularly performs to sold out audiences across Australia, with Anthony performing the multi-faceted roles of director, producer, choreographer and lead dancer.

Angela Little (co-composer/co-arranger) is a multi-talented composer, singer, orchestral arranger, songwriter and pianist who composed the incredible contemporary score for Celtic Illusion. Angela’s best known work to date was on Baz Luhrmann’s epic film Australia for which she co-composed and scored additional music for the film, leading to a nomination for an AFI Award for Best Original Score in 2009. Angela was also the co-writer and singer of the film’s love song ‘By The Boab Tree’ which was the first song featured on the film’s end credits and was amongst 49 songs short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture in 2009. Her work was also nominated for a number of other national and international awards, including an APRA-AGSC Screen Music Award (AUS) and a Golden Satellite Award (USA). Before working on Australia Angela was one of only four students nationwide selected to study for a Masters Degree in Screen Composition at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS) in 2007. Angela has since composed and edited music for a wide array of other film, TV and theatre projects for clients including Southern Star, FOX 8, Nickelodeon, The Bell Shakespeare Company, Great Southern Land and AFTRS.

Steve Skinner (co-composer/co-arranger) has worked as a producer and arranger for Bette Midler, Jewel, Celine Dion, Taylor Dayne, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, The Bee Gees, Judy Collins, Patti LaBelle, Freddie Jackson, Manhattan Transfer, Spyro Gyra, Special EFX, Lionel Hampton, and Chaka Khan. He arranged the musical Rent and co-produced the cast album and produced the cast album for Shout! The Mod Musical.

Michael Londra (co-composer) is an Emmy® nominated singer and producer. He was the lead singer of Riverdance on Broadway. He is featured on the Universal Records Arias Ancora project with Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti. His Beyond Celtic concert special was aired nationally on PBS in 2012. He is the host and producer of Ireland with Michael, a travel and music series for Public Television. He’s partnered with Venuworks’ Steve Peters to produce a US National tour of NOËL the Musical written by Artemis Fowl author, Eoin Colfer in 2018.