With a cast featuring 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, the acclaimed Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular comes to the Mahaffey stage Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m.
Rhythm in the Night is world-class Irish step-dancing, re-imagined as a dynamic, edgy and breathtaking production that pushes the envelope of traditional Celtic storytelling and performance.
Led by Justin Boros, the former Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance lead dancer, the accomplished cast tells a timeless story of good versus evil, the tale of a fallen hero who faces overwhelming challenges as he fights his way to redemption:
Darkness has fallen across the land. Evil has taken the unsuspecting kingdom by surprise. Deception now reigns and temptation has rivaled the strongest of wills. The evil sorceress Azura has trapped the legendary hero Balor under her spell to command her legion of relentless henchmen. Unable to free himself, hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom … until now.
In a final attempt to rescue their leader, the people have called upon Balor’s loving companion Aisling, along with his younger brother Solas and their knights, to release Balor from Azura’s control and restore peace to the divided kingdom. As the storm rolls in and the lightning crashes, will redemption rise from the shadows? Or will evil prevail in the legend that has come to be known as Rhythm in the Night.
Set to dramatic, original orchestrations, Rhythm in the Night, the Irish Dance Spectacular combines dance, music, storytelling and brilliant lighting and effects for an unparalleled evening of entertainment for the entire family!
Tickets, $25, $35 and $45, are available online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
Two Step Productions is led by former lead dancer from Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Justin Boros. Justin is a self-taught Irish dancer that started dancing at the late age of 15. By the time he turned 16, Justin had auditioned and joined Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance where he toured the United States, Mexico, South America and Canada. After his time in Lord of the Dance, Justin then traveled with various European-based Irish dance productions throughout Ireland and Germany where he was inspired to create an innovative and unique new production, ‘Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular’. Justin spent several years developing Rhythm in the Night, including 18 months working with twin composers Andrew and Jared DePolo to create the original soundtrack to the show. He also dedicated his time to weight training to achieve the 6′ 4″ 270 lb physique for his role that is unique to the world of Irish dance. Justin is also the director of choreography and assumes the lead role of Balor in Rhythm in the Night.