ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. 29, 2017) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has announced two new shows for its 2017-2018 Concert Series—Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays on Dec. 15, and Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour on April 17, 2018. Tickets for both performances are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in-person at the Ordway ticket office.
Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays
Friday, Dec. 15
A Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love has long been recognized as “one of the greatest singers of all-time.” Her voice launched dozens of hits including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Marshmallow World” and her signature song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” The music icon returns to the Ordway after her successful holiday tour stop last season for an encore performance you won’t want to miss!
Love’s career has spanned more than 50 years, from the glory days of the 1960s girl-group era to singing back up for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin. Love is perhaps best known for helping ring in the holiday season by performing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” annually for nearly 30 years on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” Love has proven herself a talented stage and screen actress, starring as Danny Glover’s wife in all of the “Lethal Weapon” films and lighting up Broadway in such musicals as “Hairspray” and “Leader of the Pack.” Love is also featured in the 2013 Academy Award-winning documentary, “20 Feet from Stardom,” which chronicles the behind-the-scenes lives of background singers.
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour
Tuesday, April 17
Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Mochrie and Sherwood improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. No two performances are ever the same.
Interactive in every sense of the word, Mochrie and Sherwood will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act, just like a live version of Whose Line. It’s guaranteed to be a night of non-stop laughter for all ages.
Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays and Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: The Scared Scriptless Tour are part of the Ordway’s 2017-2018 Concert Series. For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.