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Orpheum hosts Irish Christmas in America on Nov. 29

Irish Christmas in AmericaThe Orpheum Theater Center hosts Irish Christmas in America on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 pm at First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St. in Marshalltown. Now in its 14th year, the Irish Christmas in America show features musicians and dancers from Ireland performing a spectacular Christmas program.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance by calling 641-844-5920; tickets will also be sold at the door until capacity is reached in the FBC sanctuary.

“This hugely popular holiday show is a fascinating combination of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions rich in humor and boundless energy,” says Bob Untiedt, Orpheum Director. The family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing from Samantha Harvey. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. You’ll take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2018.

General program support for most 2018 concerts from the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation makes this performance possible. This presentation is also supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group. Marketing support for this event has also been received from the Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Irish Christmas in America is also performing a half-hour “mini-concert” at the Iowa Veterans Home earlier in the day, thanks to support from the Arts Midwest Touring Fund.

The IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District and demonstrates IVCCD’s vitality and commitment to partnering, educating and building our communities.

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