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08/31/14 Van Wezel 2014-2015 Full Season Announce - (PDF File)
The dazzling 2014-2015 lineup includes music sensations new to the hall: Martina McBride, Boz Scaggs, Susan Boyle, and Peter Frampton! Returning to the hall, favorites Diana Krall, Foreigner, Vanessa Williams, and Michael Bolton are sure to bring the house down with their remarkable performances, while Audra McDonald returns after winning her record breaking sixth Tony® Award, this year. Trail blazers of the Comedy world who are performing at the Van Wezel for the first time are Bill Maher, Bill Engvall, Kathleen Madigan and Wanda Sykes. The outrageous Kathy Griffin also returns for an encore performance. The Broadway Season sees a number of Sarasota Premieres with Peter and the Starcatcher, Sister Act, Flashdance The Musical and the Tony® and Grammy® Award winning megahit for ‘Best Musical’, Jersey Boys! Returning tours include fond classics such as; Camelot, Jekyll &Hyde, Memphis, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, and Anything Goes! The Classical Series features phenomenal talent from; violin virtuoso Itzak Perlman, orchestra expertise from the St. Petersburg Symphony, The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and a Sarasota premiere holiday program from the Cincinnati Pops with Broadway’s number one leading man, Tony® Award Winner, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Finishing off this incredible collection of performance line ups is our dance series infused with classical beauty and fresh twists, including the outstanding Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Les Ballets Trockadero, and the new edition of last year’s sell-out performance of So You Think You Can Dance Season 11 Tour, featuring finalists of this season’s hit TV show.



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