Riverdance is discontinuing its North American company, which means the tour is ending.
When I spoke to Padraic Moyles a couple of weeks ago, he said it's bittersweet for him that he won't be performing in front of American audiences. And Canadian and Mexican ones, either.
On the other hand, he said the company will be able to go to places Riverdance has never been seen before.
I first saw Riverdance years and years ago in Atlanta's Fox Theatre. i took my mother, who loved the show. She knew it because she'd seen the dancers on various TV shows.
Then we saw it a few years ago when the company came to Columbus.
If you haven't seen it, it begins in Ireland and you'll see all the dancers and hear the musicians and singers. Then you'll see the hardship the famine brings to Ireland. The dancers, musicians and singers then come to America. That brings my favorite part, where the Irish dancers meet American tap dancers. That is worth the price of admission. At last, you see how the Irish dancers maintain its culture and heritage in the new country.
It's a spectacular show with some of the best Irish dancers in the world with some great musicians and singers. And they are easy on the eyes, too.
The final show in Columbus will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bill Heard Theatre inside RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway.
Tickets are $35-$55.
I called the box office to see if seats are still available, but had no luck Friday afternoon.
You might want to call 706-256-3612 to see if there are any seats left. I bought tickets last week and there were plenty of tickets left, but they might have gone quick the past two days.