Top-Flight Entertainment

From classic chart-toppers to dazzling magicians, the 2009 –2010 Signature Entertainment Series sets the stage for evenings of pure joy.

Set to kick off with back-to-back performances on the weekend after Halloween, the High Point Theatre’s 2009 – 2010 signature entertainment series brings a full spectrum of spectacular performers to the Triad. “Over the years, we’ve built a tradition of presenting important new acts, as well as stars whose enduring appeal reaches across generations,” says Louisa Hart, executive director of the High Point Theatre. “This year, our musical range extends from bluegrass, through the blues and two timeless rock & roll groups to the band that absolutely defines smooth jazz. We’ve also added one of the world’s best touring magic shows and for the Holidays, we may be creating a new tradition, as we reprise our well-loved Christmas play from last season.”

On Friday, Nov. 6, a cool change starts the new season as the Little River Band cranks out songs from their copious catalog of smooth, bluesy Classic Rock-era hits. Having honed such long-time favorites as “Lady,” “Cool Change” and “Take It Easy On Me” through 30 years of touring, these fine musicians are sure to conjure up fond memories with their sweet, mellow tunes and lyrical meditations.

Saturday, Nov. 7, The Spencers: Theater of Illusion arrives to dazzle the audience with an awe-inspiring, fast-paced and sophisticated display of prestidigitation, mind reading and stage magic. Delivering a larger-than-life sense of wonder, this is one act you’ll definitely want to catch before it disappears For many families, it’s just not the Holiday season until Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life, has warmed up their TV screens. Engaging the audience’s imagination by presenting this well-loved Christmas tale as a live radio play, circa 1946, this heartwarming production is forging a new tradition with live theater fans across America. After making its High Point Theatre debut last year, the show has added additional scenes and changed its name to “It’s a Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre.”


Back by popular demand, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, the show affords Triad folks an opportunity to celebrate the timeless values and enduring ties that are such an important part of Christmastide. Together, fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy produce a whirlwind of music, dance and song that’s sure to take your breath away. Exploring and expanding the time-honored musical traditions of their native Cape Breton, this Canadian couple ingeniously blends new sounds and concepts with the driving rhythms and soaring tonalities of classic Celtic music.

Come feel the heat as their brilliant interpretations shimmer with intensity on Friday, January 29, 2010.

High Point Theatre 220 East Commerce Street PO Box 230 High Point, NC 27261