(Showtime: 7:30 pm)
The Wizards of Winter was originally formed in the winter of 2009 as a way to give back to the band’s hometown community food pantry that was in dire need of assistance. What was once simply a group of friends looking to help others in need, has now turned into a musical force that crosses the nation each year. The quality of their original music, combined with its message, has attracted world-class talent from groups like The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Irish Tenors, Blue Oyster Cult, Rainbow, Alice Cooper Band, and Broadway, who now join them on stage.
Audiences ranging in age from 8 to 80 have come to make the band’s annual Holiday Rock Opera part of their family tradition. Co-founder Scott Kelly says, “We take the audience on a musical journey inside a snow globe aboard a metaphysical vehicle, the Arctic Flyer, in search of the meaning of Christmas.”
Each night on tour, The Wizards of Winter evoke the spirit of Christmas, weaving a story entirely based on their latest full-length album, The Magic of Winter, and new music. (Click here to preview “The Spirit of Christmas” from this album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZqGpNkIv9k&feature=youtu.be ) Each performance showcases soaring vocal harmonies, precision string instrumentation, outstanding guitar leads, powerful percussion, and stunning keyboard work–taking the listener on a musical journey, covering many genres from pop to progressive rock. Previous tours have seen The Wizards of Winter performing their brand of theatrical yuletide rock to tens of thousands of attendees and has grabbed the attention of mainstream media such as Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo Music. The ensemble’s singles have also been aired on SiriusXM Holly.
This show is The Arts Council’s gift to our patrons, providing an affordable family experience by underwriting a large portion of the expense. We hope you enjoy it!
Learn more about The Wizards of Winter at www.thewizardsofwinter.com
Season ticket holders may begin ordering tickets on July 29, with individual ticket sales beginning August 19. With seven shows in our season, discounts will be as follows: 20% for 7 shows; 15% for 6 shows; 10% for 5 shows; 5% for 4 shows. Patrons purchasing 10 tickets or more in a single transaction for any one show will receive a 15% discount.