ROCK SPRINGS — Broadway theaters are excited to announce the line-up for next season. Last year’s production was a success, and after he lost a year to the pandemic, the venue has been a huge success. The theater staff and board are thrilled to bring culture and performing arts back to the community.
According to Maria Mortensen, Chairman of Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency, this season is a great mix of favorites and new events.
“We have a wide variety of genres and shows on our schedule that appeal to a wide range of guests,” added Mortensen.
The 2022-23 season includes:
· Michael Martin Murphy (September 22, 2022)
David Rogers (September 24, 2022)
· Jason Dee West (October 26, 2022)
・ Harabe Mexicano (November 1, 2022)
Buffalo Bill’s Holiday Roundup (December 2, 2022)
David Romtvedt – Basque Music and Poetry (14 January 2023)
Jack Wright’s Tribute to Neil Diamond Superstar (Feb 10, 2023)
・LVDY (February 14, 2023)
Bindolstiff Family Circus (February 25, 2023)
・Quarteto Nuevo (March 8, 2023)
・Utah Shakespeare Festival (April 4, 2023)
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Michael Martin Murphy – September 22, 2022
Michael Martin Murphy’s musical journey has taken many unpredictable paths over the last 50 years, topping the pop, country, western and bluegrass charts. He has chart-topping hits like “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac,” and “Cowboy Logic,” among other hits by the age of 35. best known for Albums released to date. Murphy’s original songs include The Monkees, Kenny Rogers, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Denver, Hoyt Axton, Johnny Cash, Tracy Byrd, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dolly Parton, Recorded by Johnny Rivers, Billy Ray Cyrus and others. others.
Murphy has released Cowboy Songs, Vol. Blue Sky Night Thunder and the platinum single “Wildfire”. He is the recipient of the prestigious Charlie Russell Award for Western Cultural Heritage. He has won five Wrangler Awards from the National Museum of Cowboy and Western Heritage and the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and has won the Academy of Country Music, Rock Music Award, Western Music Award, and New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence. . Achievement Award, Distinguished Texas Son Award by the Texas Legislature, and multiple from his BMI.
David Rogers – September 24, 2022
Called a “distinguished guitarist” by The New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his “amazingly brilliant” improvisations, David Rogers blends classical, jazz and world music to create a beautifully expressive and virtuoso guitar. show off the performance. Twentieth Century Guitar magazine called him a “contemporary master” of the classical guitar. ClassicsToday.com praised his “first-rate instrumental artistry”, and the Lute Society of America Quarterly called his technique “formidable”.
Jason Dee West – October 26, 2022
Jason Dee West is an American bard who sings what he lives and lives what he sings. doing. From epic guitar and harmonica instrumentals to humorous story-telling songs, Jason has worked with his beloved former band, Barefoot, his Surrender and his famous current band, Intuitive, his Compass anarchic punk, and his folk music. Never stray far from your roots.
Jarabe Mexicano – November 1, 2022
Jarabe Mexicano captures the nostalgic spirit of its border roots with the brand “Bordeño-Soul”, celebrating the musical tastes and cultural influences of its members. His Jarabe, which means “concoction”, highlights an eclectic mix of genres ranging from Mexican folk, rock’n’roll and Norteño/Tex-Mex to Latin rock, trio romantico and popular cumbia.with their traditional mariachi strings
Norteño-inspired drums complement dramatic vocals in English, Spanish and Spanglish, demonstrating how this multi-generational ensemble embraces change while respecting the past.
As an educator, cultural ambassador and advocate for the arts, the Villar Performing Arts Center raves that Jarabe Mexicano is “thought-provoking, heartfelt and engaging.” Their ‘Fiesta en Familia’ concert and educational outreach program ‘Día de los Muertos: ‘A Celebration of Life’ will be made deeper and more inclusive by giving special attention to underserved groups. Harabe also shared the stage with Ruy Perez of Los Lobos and opened for internationally renowned acts Gaby Moreno and La Santa. Cecilia. The band is currently working on their next 3rd album, EP ‘Semilas’ and self-titled album ‘Jarabe Mexicano’ can be found on all streaming digital platforms.
Buffalo Bill Holiday Recap – December 2, 2022
Live presentations of exciting Wyoming and Western songs about cowboys, the Oregon Trail, the Transcontinental Railroad, Lewis and Clark, Native American Indian sign language, cowboy poetry, and world-class yodelling. Bill and Joe play fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar with great vocal harmony. This exciting, concert-length presentation tells the story of Wyoming and our proud Western heritage.
“Buffalo Bill” and Dr. Joe (Prairie Flower) won the Western Music Association Harmony Duo Award. “Buffalo Bill” won the WMA Male Yodeler Award.
David Romtvedt – Basque Music and Poetry – January 14, 2023
David Romtvedt was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Arizona. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Reed College and his MFA from the University of Iowa. From 2003 he served as Wyoming’s Poet Laureate until 2011. He has received the Wyoming Governor’s Award for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Council for the Arts. He teaches at the University of Wyoming.
He is the author of several poetry collections, including No Way: An American Tao Te Ching (Louisiana State University Press, 2021). Angel’s Dilemma (Louisiana State University Press, 2017). Some Churches (Milkweed Edition, 2005); A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know (Copper Canyon Press, 1992), selected by John Haines for the National Poetry Series. and Moon (Beeler Press, 1984).
Romtvedt has published several prose books, including Zelestina Urza in Outer Space (Center for Basque Studies, 2015) and Windmill: Essays from Four Mile Ranch (Red Crane Books, 1997). A musician, he has performed his music of traditional American dances with his Wyoming Fire Ants band and has received the Music Education Achievement Award from the Wyoming Music Educators Association.he with Xavier
Irujo translated the complete poems of Joxe Mari Iparragirre in Guernica Tree (Center for Basque Studies Press, 2020).
Jack Wright’s Tribute to Neil Diamond Superstar – February 10, 2023
Jack Wright’s tribute to Neil Diamond is acclaimed as a national tour performance of the hit that has kept Neil Diamond in the hearts of fans for over 50 years.
Jack captures the essence of Neil’s timeless, multigenerational charm through his interpretive singing and dynamic stage presence. He connects with the audience the way Neil always has. He sweeps us along the powerful emotional spectrum into an authentic, sophisticated, contemporary Neil His Diamond experience.
LVDY (pronounced LADY) is a Colorado-based duo consisting of Kathleen Hooper and Aubrey Mable. Their uplifting sound and intimate storytelling is a delightful recipe for singer-songwriter indie folk with powerful melodies and harmonies that appeal to the senses. A love anthem is woven inside and out of the message, containing a simple yet important reminder that we are not alone.
LVDY’s debut EP, Electricity, was produced by Dreamers Delight and released in February 2019. In their first year of pursuing music full-time, LVDIES was named Best Folk Band/Artist by Denver’s renowned music and arts publication 303 Magazine and performed at Denver’s famous Lost Lake, Larimar Lounge, Marquis Theater, Oriental, With nearly 100 shows and festivals at prestigious venues such as Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), Hotel Cafe (LA) and House of Blues Chicago, they have amassed a loyal following. Connected Audience. LVDY has supported such great artists as powerful vocalist LÉON, the amazing sister trio Joseph, Rising Appalachia and Morgan Saint.
Bindlestiff Family Circus – February 25, 2023
Since 1995, the Bindolstiff Family Circus has traveled the world, bringing a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, Wild West shows, burlesque and sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges and festivals, continuing the grand tradition of American circus. With a modern twist. Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson have produced more than a dozen off-her Broadway shows, custom her performances for special audiences, family productions and sophisticated adult shows. Their dedication to variety arts has made them famous among audiences and within the variety arts community.
Bindlestiff Family Cirkus offers many hands-on learning programs, from after-school programs to summer camp experiences. Students can learn to juggle, walk a wire, clown, ride a unicycle, march on stilts, or build a human pyramid. Outreach activities are suitable for all ages.
Quartet Nuevo – March 8, 2023
Quarteto Nuevo is a powerful fusion of Western European classical, Eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel! A two-time South Arts Jazz Road Tour grant winner, the ensemble I have composed a new movement for the Jazz Road Suite, which celebrates the states visited. Known for their engaging outreach, Quarteto’s master musicians create emotive soundscapes using instruments and sensibilities representative of cultures from very different worlds. Unique instrumentation such as soprano saxophone/woodwind (Damon Zick), cello (Jacob Sekei), guitar (Kenton Youngstrom), and hand percussion (Felipe Fraga) enriches a wide repertoire.
Utah Shakespeare Festival – April 4, 2023
The Utah Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1961 by a young theater professor named Fred Adams. Adams envisioned a theater festival to entertain the millions of annual visitors to the nearby national parks.
The festival is one of the oldest and largest Shakespeare festivals in North America, and most of the festival’s stars are members of the Actors’ Equity Association and come from around the country, including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Famous actors who have performed on the festival stage include Harold Gould, Benjamin Bratt, Jeremy Irons, Bradley Whitford (NBC’s The West Wing), Matt Bomer (USA’s White Collar) and Ty Burrell (ABC’s Modern Family) And so on.
In 2000, the Utah Shakespeare Festival won the coveted Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater in America. The Tony Awards are live theater’s most prestigious and popular awards, the equivalent of the Academy Awards for motion pictures, and are awarded by the American Theater Wing and the American Theater and Producers League. The festival has been nominated for an award by the American Society of Theater Critics.
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As tickets become available for each show, announced closer to performance dates, they will be available for purchase at the Rock Springs Urban Renewal Agency offices, 603 South Main Street and online. Season ticket packages for all 11 shows are available now for $200. Follow The Broadway Theater on Facebook and check out the BroadwayRS.com website.
Those who appreciate The Broadway Theater are encouraged to support the event by signing up for the Friends of the Broadway Patrons program.
“We are really excited about the variety of shows we have scheduled so far,” said URA Manager Chad Banks. “There’s something for everyone. And it wouldn’t have been possible without our regular customers and our many underwriters.”
The Broadway Theater’s underwriters include the City of Rock Springs, Sweetwater BOCES, and the Wyoming Arts Council.
Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency is responsible for redeveloping downtown Rock Springs. As part of that mission are his three standing committees: Business Development, Promotion and Arts and Culture. For more information on the program, please contact the Rock Springs Main Street/Urban Renewal Agency (352-1434) or visit the downtownrs.com website.