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Riverdance ends it’s Spring/Summer tour
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June 27, 2011on

End of Spring/Summer tour

Fiona McCabe, Irish Dance Troupe, Shannon Company

And so all good things come to an end… The Shannon Company has finally drawn to a close as we wrapped up our last weekend of 22 weeks in the lovely city of Seattle, Washington.

A wonderful warming Seattle audience on Friday’s opening night in the famous old Paramount theatre (originally built in 1928) marked the beginning of the end. Seattle had much to offer, and our cast did not hold back in their exploration. We kept busy with strolls around town and investigating the treasures and local produce on offer at the Pike Place Market (first opened August 17, 1907). Others simply took advantage of the time to begin a head start on some much-needed packing.

An early walk into Pike and Pine in search of some breakfast seemed effortless in the mid morning heat as our final Saturday matinee performance approached. Suddenly our two o’clock afternoon performance didn’t seem as threatening as had those in the past, especially with the prospect of some last minute shopping in between shows. After all, a six month trip to America wouldn’t be the same without some bit of retail therapy!

Crew members were busy as they started the final load out. Our old friend and head carpenter, Gardner Friscia even came back to lend a hand. All other departments were busy clearing and sorting out their road boxes and packing up yet again another successful American tour. To mark the end we even had a visit from our producers from the Dublin office, Ciaran Walsh and Julian Erskine.

With 22 weeks, 161 shows, 75 cities, 36 states and 24,795 miles complete, it is suddenly all over.

Thanks for reading my blogs during the Shannon Tour

All the best

Fiona

7 comments
Sonja
June 29, 2011

Please do not tell me you are not going to perform in Toronto, Ontario, Canada yet, again. I saw you few times and I still need to see your fantastic dancing.
I can hardly wait until you come back,
Please, please let me know when
Thanks ever so much,
Sonja

DEBBIE FROM NY
July 10, 2011

I HAVE BEEN WHAT U MIGHT CALL OBSCESSED WITH RIVERDANCE SINCE THE VERY FIRST TIME I SAW IT ON TV YEAR SAGO !! I WAS A DANCER MOST OF MY LIFE BUT CANNOT BEGIN TO IMAGINE HOW THEY DO WHAT THEY DO !I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A TICKET FOR MY BDAY FROM MY SISTER LAST YEAR DURING THE NYC TOUR, I COULDNT SLEEP THE NITE BEFORE I WAS SOOOO EXCITED !!!!! IT WAS ALL AND MORE. I WAS ABSOLUTELY MESMERIZED THE WHOLE TIME, ITS LIKE THERE WERE NO OTHER PEOPLE THERE, IT WAS BEYOND WORDS. I FEEL SO LUCKY TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BEEN THERE IN PERSON.IVE SEEN IT ON TV/TAPE SO MANY TIMES I LOST COUNT, LITERALLY !! MAKES ME WANT TO RUN TO IRELAND !!!! IT IS BEYOND AMAZING, JUST DONT KNOW THE ADJECTIVES TO USE TO DESCRIBE WHAT IM TRYING TO SAY. U GUYS HAVE TO COME BACK TO NYC !!! I WILL BE THERE !!!!!!!

Harvey from Vancouver…
July 12, 2011

i took in the show in Vancouver….I did not bring my grand daughter, age 8 to see the show and I now wish I had…she loves dancing, and would have been seeing the show of her life…..tell me the show is coming back to Canada….anyplace in Canada, soon.

Riverdance
July 12, 2011

Hi there, I’m glad you enjoyed the show and want to bring your grand daughter next time! Our next North American tour dates are not confirmed yet, but as soon as they are I will put the information onto the Tours and Tickets section of the website. Keep an eye on the site or sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date.

Anna
July 17, 2011

Yay! I can not wait until you come back to North America! You guys are awesome and such an inspiration to me!

John Meyer
September 1, 2011

Can’t wait until Riverdance comes back to my area. I have seen it 3 times and am looking forward to seeing it again.

Joe Nardi
September 8, 2011

I cannot express just how much I love Riverdance. I Have seen the show a number of times and each time is better than the last. I await news of another North American tour. The beautiful and heart-felt performances have brought so much joy into my life, I cannot thank you enough.

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