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‘Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Spectacular’ steps into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 13

‘Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Spectacular’ steps into Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 13
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From a press release:

“Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular” has turned the age-old form into the most exciting new Irish dance performance ever to be experienced and will take the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $20, $25, and $37.50, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. There will be a special Kirby Member pre-sale starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m.

Featuring some of the most dynamic and accomplished Irish dancers in the world, “Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular” takes its audience on an exciting journey derived from a tale of good versus evil where deception reigns and temptation rivals even the strongest of wills.

Called “epic” and “a new kind of Irish,” “Rhythm in the Night” is led by Justin Boros, a professional Irish dancer who created the show following years of touring the United States and Europe as a dancer with Michael Flately’s “Lord of the Dance.” The self-taught dancer, who landed his spot with “Lord of the Dance” before graduating high school, set-off to create a show unlike any other that would appeal to people of all ages and the entire family.

“I wanted to do something new with the story and soundtrack that would really catch people by surprise and be different from anything they’ve seen before,” Boros said.

“Unlike most traditional Irish dance stories, “Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular” focuses on the villain and his struggle to return to goodness, which everyone can relate to and finds empowering.”

“Rhythm in the Night” unfolds during the dark ages, when the land was ruled by the wicked sorceress Azura, whose spell has trapped the legendary hero Balor under her control as hope becomes lost for the entire kingdom. Balor is played by Boros, whose unique physical build at 6’4” and 280 lbs. allows him to perform the lead role of a villain in a way never before seen in dance productions.

Adding to the drama and excitement, “Rhythm in the Night” features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. Breaking away from the traditional sounds of pipes and fiddles, the show’s music resembles a film score and was crafted specifically for the production’s choreography, which took nearly two years.