A unique performance combining modern Irish dance and a traditional magic show is on its way to Orange.
Part of a two month tour across the country, Celtic Illusion will perform at the Orange Civic Theatre on Friday April 26.
Celtic Illusion's director, producer, choreographer and lead dancer Anthony Street said the show has enjoyed great success, regularly performing to sell-out audiences since it premiered in 2011.
Audiences will be impressed by some of the fastest tap dancing in the worldAnthony Street
"Celtic Illusion showcases a stellar cast of champion and internationally acclaimed dancers, including performers from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance," said Mr Street.
"We have people contacting us all the time asking when Celtic Illusion will be coming to their town, and so we're really looking forward to bringing the show back to their town to perform.
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"Audiences will be impressed by some of the fastest tap dancing in the world, not to mention an incredible soundtrack composed by a stellar team including Angela Little who co-composed Baz Luhrman's film Australia, as well as Steve Skinner who has arranged and produced for artists such as Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and the Broadway musical Rent."
Street is the creative mastermind behind Celtic Illusion, and has an interesting story - not unlike that of Billy Elliot.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Street lives a double life; getting his hands dirty as a demolition worker by day and lighting up the stage as lead dancer for the show by night.
Street grew up surrounded by motorbikes, racing cars, hunting and football before he first fell in love with Riverdance and, with the assistance of his grandmother, he began secretly taking Irish dancing lessons. Today he is a world-renowned dancer, recognised as the first Australian to perform the lead role in Michael Flatley's widely acclaimed Lord of the Dance as well as being responsible for the dance and magical sensation Celtic Illusion.
Still on a high from the success of its recent tours, which included a marquee performance at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne as well as sell out shows across South Australia and New Zealand, Celtic Illusion boasts new choreography with the Irish dance and a few new tricks for the magic show.
Celtic Illusion will perform at the Orange Civic Theatre on Friday April 26 at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $69.90 for adults, $64.90 for concession, $59.90 for juniors and $250 for families, which includes two adults and two juniors.
Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketek: www.ticketek.com.au or by calling: 02 6393 8111.
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