Chip Davis’ MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS will premiere in Logan on December 19 as part of the CacheARTS 22-23 National Touring Season and the Ellen Eccles Theater 100th Anniversary.
LOGAN – The highlight of the holiday season in Cache Valley will be MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis at the Ellen Eccles Theater in downtown Logan on December 19.
The holiday show will be part of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts 22-23 National Touring Season and the 100e celebration of the anniversary of the famous Ellen Eccles theatre.
“For over 100 years, Logan has been at the crossroads of traveling and local artists,” according to Wendi Hassan, CEO of CacheART. “We still benefit from the routing established in the 1890s and the rich artistic ecosystem of Cache Valley.
“We are happy to celebrate this tradition again with the next touring season.”
Hassan announced Monday that the 22-23 national touring season at the Ellen Eccles Theater will also include award-winning comedians; talented acrobats; Hawaiian and repertoire dancers; and blues and jazz musicians.
“This is the first time that CacheARTS has hosted Mannheim Steamroller”, explains Alek Nelson, Marketing Director of the group. “We are very happy that this holiday tradition is coming to Logan.”
MANNHEIN STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS has been one of America’s favorite holiday traditions for over 35 years.
Mannheim Steamroller is a neo-classical new-age music group founded by Grammy-winning percussionist/composer Chip Davis in the mid-1980s.
The band are known for their Fresh Aire series of albums, blending classical music with new age and rock elements, and for their modern recordings of Christmas music.
Davis has now created MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMASa show featuring Christmas classics in the distinctive Mannheim Steamroller sound.
MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS will give two performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, December 19.
The CacheARTS 22-23 touring season kicks off September 30 with Honolulu-based Tau Dance Theater (TDT), the only Hawaiian-founded professional dance company.
Established in 1996 by Peter Rockford Espiritu, the TDT has produced original and epic works that have received critical acclaim.
Comedy nights at the Ellen Eccles Theatera series of three shows featuring headlining comedians, will begin on October 3 and continue on February 14, 2023 and April 13, 2023.
Nelson said comedy nights are a new addition to the CacheARTS touring season that will bring award-winning comedians to the Ellen Eccles Theater from across the country.
On November 16, the Africa in Circus will perform at the Ellen Eccles Theatre.
With incredible acrobats and musicians, the Africa in Circus will perform authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of Guinea’s native musical instruments.
From nearby Salt Lake City, the Repertory Dance Theater (RDT) will visit Logan on January 20, 2023.
Known throughout the world for its collection of dance treasures, the RDT show here will represent the scope and diversity of modern dance, past and present.
Next on the tour circuit will be songs we lovepresented by Jazz at Lincoln Center, February 10.
songs we love is a journal through the first 50 years of jazz music, with three guest singers joining an all-star band of New York’s up-and-coming jazz musicians.
Nelson said the group would sing through four decades of music, starting with early blues and jazz in the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s.
The TAIKOPROJECT is due to perform here on March 13, 2023.
Using authentic instruments handcrafted in Japan, these performers weave traditional and modern forms of taiko drumming to share elements of their Japanese and Japanese-American culture.
Nelson adds that CacheARTS’ touring season will also include the 100e anniversary in March 2023. The date of this event and celebration details will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for National Touring Season events will be available at www.cachearts.org at no additional cost beginning July 29 at 10 a.m.
Ticket prices vary by show and discounts are available for children ages 5-12 (50% off); students (25% discount); military service members (15% off); and groups of 15 or more (15% discount).
Additionally, customers who purchase tickets for three or more shows are entitled to a 20% discount on ticket prices.
Discounts cannot be applied to the MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS event.
Tickets will be available at the CacheARTS box office at 43 S. Main Street in the adjacent Bullen Center or by calling 435-752-0026.
The CacheARTS ticket office is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Capitol Theater was built on Main Street in 1923. Originally hosting opera and vaudeville productions, the theater was later used for community events and movies.
After falling into disrepair in the late 1980s, the theater was purchased by the city of Logan and a non-profit group now known as CacheARTS was organized to renovate and operate it.
The recently restored theater reopened as the Ellen Eccles Theater in January 1993.