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Riverdance – Two More Stops in Texas!

Kevin Horton, Dancer, Boyne Company

We started last week with a rather difficult travel day. When traveling between two smaller cities, we usually have a hassle since there is limited airport access in the smaller towns. We left Topeka, Kansas for the Kansas City airport, had two flights to Houston, then finally made it to College Station, Texas after a three hour drive. Travel day is not always the easiest day of the week, but at least we made it safe to our next city! College Station is home to Texas A & M University, and with over 40,000 students we were excited to see what the campus town had to offer. A lot of us took the week to relax and spend time in the hotel, while some checked out the local college scene. It must have been exam time, because there were plenty of “empty” pubs and restaurants in the town! But we are always able to find our own fun somewhere, and everybody seemed to find their niche around town!

Dancers Brian and Liam relax at the theater during intermission

Our time in College Station went by very quickly and before we knew it, we were on the short trip to Orange, Texas. We traveled for four hours on Friday and then had a show that night. The problem with Orange is that there were not any hotels available in the area, so we stayed in Beaumont, which happened to be a 45 minute drive from the theater. The upside to our drive each day goes to the ushers that worked in the theater. Before each show and between our shows on Saturday, they put on catering for us, with their own recipes of Gumbo, cranberry chicken, and other fixings! The food was amazing and it made the drive in to work each day well worth it. So a big thank you to the Ushers at the Lutcher Theater!

Cast members with the Ushers at catering in the Lutcher Theater

There was not much to do around the hotel so our company manager, Jesse White, hosted a Lamb punch gathering after the matinee (there was no evening performance). Scott Lamb is the Boyne’s former Physio and Lamb punch is his cocktail concoction that is very popular amongst all Riverdance companies. Sorry, but I can’t divulge the ingredients! Most of the cast and crew were in attendance and it was a great night. It was a perfect way to end our last of three split weeks in a row! Off to Denver for the week….


Vicki Moehring
December 1, 2009

I will be at your performance Sun., Dec. 6. I have watched your performances on KERA television for years and I’m so excited for this chance to see you live at the Bass Performance Hall. This is a great birthday surprise from my husband. Thanks for the blog

December 26, 2009

Please let me know the schedule for Calif.in 2010.Thank you.Joy

Jesús Alejandro Pérez Rementería
February 11, 2010

Hey guys everyone I went to the last performance in College Station. I am a student at Texas A&M and I had been trying to go to one of your shows for a long time. The fact that you guys practically “came home” was amazing, but the show was divine! I am a a really big fan of Riverdance (probably just like everyone else who posted here), my hair was standing on end during the whole show, it was really electrifying. I am from Cuba, so the only thing I knew about Riverdance were a few clips here and there that were broadcasted on TV. Soon after I moved to the US in 2004 I started to look into traveling to one of your venues, but as it turns out I didn’t have to go anywhere! Thanks for an truly spectacular show and for coming to College Station!

February 16, 2010

I have never seen your performance but, I’m wanting to take my 11 year old daughter. I have heard awsome comments on all of you. What I am in need of is your schedule for the remaining of this year…Thanks, Dana

February 18, 2010

Hi there, if you go to the tours and tickets page on this website you can choose the North American tour and see all of the upcoming dates.

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