LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ANNOUNCES THREE NEW SHOWS FOR 2016-2017
INCLUDING AN ADDED PERFORMANCE FROM
BRITISH LEGENDS OF COMEDY JOHN CLEESE AND ERIC IDLE,
A ONE NIGHT ONLY CONCERT FROM AMOS LEE
AND A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE FROM CELTIC WOMAN
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29 at noon
SANTA ROSA, CA (July 25, 2016) – Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of three new shows to its 2016-2017 lineup including an added performance from Just For Laughs and Mills Entertainment presenting Britain’s living legends of comedy John Cleese & Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The Center also welcomes chart-topping folk-soul troubadour Amos Lee for one night only on Monday, November 14, 2016 at 8 p.m. and a special holiday performance from multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas – The Symphony Tour on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets for John Cleese and Eric Idle’s previously announced show on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 sold-out in just a matter of days with The Center adding an additional performance by popular demand Sunday, October 30 with tickets starting at $65.50. Tickets for Amos Lee range in price from $55-$65. Tickets for Celtic Woman: Home for Christmas – The Symphony Tour range in price from $59-$85. Tickets go on-sale to the public Friday, July 29 at noon and will be available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa).
As founding members of Monty Python, John Cleese and Eric Idle are unarguably among the godfathers of modern comedy, helping to pioneer an irreverent, absurdist sensibility that is emulated by comics around the world. As individuals, they have written, performed and produced some of the most beloved and critically-acclaimed shows of all-time like Spamalot, A Fish Called Wanda, Fawlty Towers and The Rutles. In Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time, Cleese and Idle will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling to create a unique comedic experience with every performance. No two shows are quite the same, thus ensuring that every audience feels like they’re seeing Together Again At Last… For The Very First Time, for the very first time.
Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop, and challenge himself as a musician. Touring in support of his recent single, the R&B-infused cut “Vaporize,” and his new album, Spirit, set top come out August 19, 2016, Lee makes his biggest creative leap yet. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter’s sense of ambition for the new album largely derived from his own live performing experiences in recent years. “Working with folks like the LA Philharmonic and the Mobile, Alabama Community Gospel Choir opened my mind to the possibility of pushing the edges of arrangement away from solitary moments into more collaborative, community experiences,” he says. “These were transformative creative opportunities that I never dreamed I would have. To stand on stage and be equal parts participant and observer during these career-defining moments was such a thrill, and I credit the singers, arrangers, and conductors for being so open and generous to the songs.”
The Center welcomes audiences of all ages to celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present Home For Christmas – The Symphony Tour. Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble’s second Christmas album, Home For Christmas, including holiday favorites “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and “Silent Night”. Celtic Woman and Home For Christmas – The Symphony Tour, promises an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance and holiday cheer.