BWW Review: ROCKIN' ROAD TO DUBLIN Rocks
The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
Is it a rock concert? A musical production? Or an Irish dance show? Rockin' Road to Dublin can be categorized as all three. The one-night-only engagement of this unique Irish dance and rock concert at Syracuse's Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater proved to be a fantastic experience. It offers a fresh take on traditional Irish tunes, showcases some very familiar classic rock hits, incorporates Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová's Academy Award-winning song "Falling Slowly," along with Irish dance. The combination of all of this results in a powerful and memorable entertainment experience. The concert/dance show is referred to as "the new generation of Irish rock and dance because there's more than one road to the Heart of Ireland." I must say this generation of Irish dancers is on point!
The current national tour of Rockin' Road to Dublin is presented by creators Celtic rocker Chris Smith and Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty. The spectacle is directed by Broadway choreographer Jeff Whiting (The Producers- Tour; Bullets Over Broadway - tour). Not surprisingly given his theatrical experience, under his creative direction the song lyrics are used tell an Irish war love story with the dancing taking center stage. The dancing and the music are first-rate....
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