Olé! Epic Musical Comedy: April 11

 

Called the “Gods of La Guitarra” and “Maestros of Love & Mayhem,” Olé! has a 25 year history of smashing expectations with their unique blend of virtuosic guitar playing and slapstick comedy antics.

Direct from Spain, master guitarists “El Gentleman,” “El Grotesquo,” and “El Macho” fight for their pride while playing, spinning, and throwing their Spanish guitars. Add in ping pong ball battles, juggling, and unexpected explosions, and the result is unforgettable!

A favorite with audiences of all ages, the show is a madcap musical journey through the rhythms of flamenco to salsa and blues to pop, accompanied by a zany comedic style reminiscent of the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges.

 



The Gipsy Kings meet the Marx Brothers in this hilarious performance like nothing you’ve ever seen!

 

Olé! Epic Musical Comedy

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Unity Knight Center

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students

Olé!’s visit to Sioux County is made possible through a partnership with Sioux Center Recreation and Arts.

Extend your experience with Carpe Olé! Musical Comedy Workshop! Click the link to learn more.

Téada of Ireland: March 8

 

An Irish traditional band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada (pronounced “TAY-dah”) has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Australia. Their traditional yet refreshingly modern sound entrances wherever the band travels.

 



 

One of Irish traditional music’s leading exponents, Téada is driven by a fascination for the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations of musicians. Winner of ‘Best Young Irish Traditional Act’ at Ireland’s Music Awards, Téada first came together in 2001 to make an appearance on the innovative Irish television series ‘Flosc’. With engaging textural arrangements, Téada—meaning “strings” in the Irish language—revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. Deftly playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the contagious energy inherent in the repertoire, the group strives to capture a sense of the rawness and individuality of the solo artist within a modern group context.

Téada of Ireland

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Prairie Winds Event Center

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students

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Storyteller Antonio Sacre

 

Antonio Sacre tells stories.

His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired audiences worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings and some are now being developed for film and television. His unique views on everything from growing up as a self-described “Leprecano” (a tongue-in-cheek mash up of his Latino and Irish roots) to moving to L.A. after his Hollywood hopeful girlfriend are inspiring, often hilarious, and always honest.

 



 

Calling himself “the most successful storyteller you’ve never heard of,” Antonio has performed for 25 years, in 13 countries and 45 states, for over 3 million people. His educational outreach has been instrumental in the lives of thousands of young people who grow up bilingually and strive to reconcile their multi-cultural heritage with their American identity.

 

 

Storyteller Antonio Sacre

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Northwestern College DeWitt Theatre Arts Center

Tickets: $15/adult, $10/student, $5/NWC student

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Antonio’s visit to Orange City is made possible through a partnership with the Northwestern College Theatre Department and will include a matinee performance for area school children as well as in-classroom workshops and outreach opportunities for area schools. Please contact OCArts@orangecityiowa.com for more info on how to get your school involved in this incredible opportunity.

Special thanks to partner Northwestern College Theatre Department and the Northwestern College Theatre Patrons for making this amazing event possible.

Happy Holidays with Two on Tap!

 

TWO ON TAP brings audiences back in time to an era when couples like Fred & Ginger and Mickey & Judy filled the silver screen with undeniable chemistry, effortless harmony, and precision tap dancing. Gorgeous vocals, exciting choreography, and unique musical arrangements all take center stage in performances which have entertained tens of thousands worldwide.

Join them as they take us on a song-and-dance tour of American holiday classics—plus catch our local dance troupes as they steal the spotlight with the opening number!

 

 

Broadway professionals Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano bring variety to the mainstage in a world-class headline act filled with timeless melodies from the Great American Songbook, fantastic vocals, gorgeous costumes, and exciting tap-dancing. Since debuting in February 2010, this one-of-a-kind duo has performed at hundreds of venues worldwide while fulfilling one important mission: to breathe new life into classic song-and-dance with clever arrangements, a meaningful connection to the audience, and signature high-energy routines.

Happy Holidays with Two on Tap!

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Unity Knight Center

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students

Nobuntu of Zimbabwe

 

Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano) and organic, authentic dance movements.

The word Nobuntu is an African concept that values humility, love, unity and family from a woman’s perspective. The ensemble represents a new generation of young African women singers who celebrate and preserve their culture, beauty, and heritage through art. The ensemble’s mission is the belief that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries.

 

Nobuntu of Zimbabwe

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Time: 7:30pm

Location: Northwestern College Christ Chapel

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students, $5/NWC students

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Nobuntu’s visit to Orange City is made possible through a partnership with Northwestern College and Iowa Arts Council. Nobuntu will also be leading a music workshop with survivors of domestic violence through a partnership with Family Crisis Centers of Sioux Center. Orange City Arts takes a stand against domestic violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, and will be sharing information about this important issue in our community as well as ways to prevent it during the evening’s concert.

Special thanks to our partners, Northwestern College and Iowa Arts Council for making this amazing event possible.

 

 

Formosa Singers of Taiwan

 

Founded in 1994, Formosa Singers has been called the most exuberantly animated choir in Taiwan. Their dedication to enriching the spirit of Taiwanese folksong has given over a century of music, traditional and modern alike, new sound and new life. As one of the top choral ensembles in the country, Formosa Singers has been invited to perform at numerous music festivals worldwide, where they have received high honors including International Chamber Chorus Contest gold and silver medals.

 

Formosa Singers: Fa Shu Ha from Orange City Arts on Vimeo.

Choirs from Unity Christian High School, MOC-FV High School, Northwestern College, and Dordt College will join Formosa Singers in a traditional Taiwanese piece, “Fa Shu Ha,” at the September 10th concert.

Formosa Singers of Taiwan

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Time: 7:30PM

Location: Northwestern College Christ Chapel

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/students, $5/NWC students

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Formosa Singers’ visit is made possible through a partnership with Northwestern College Music Department and support from the Gilchrist Foundation. While here, they will present master classes in choral music and conducting with high school and college ensembles from throughout the Sioux County area. Students will join the award-winning choir in a joint number during the evening performance.

Special thanks to Northwestern College for partnering with us on this amazing event.