Center for the Arts to present ‘An Irish Christmas’

November 3, 2014
An Irish Christmas

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Center for the Arts will present “An Irish Christmas” on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at 7 p.m. as part of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series.

“‘An Irish Christmas’ brings just about everything to the table this year – joy, hope, laughter, friendship and celebration of life – through storytelling, music, song and dance in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of magic,” said Michael Breitner, director of arts facilities and series at UW-Platteville.

The performance will be a celebration of Christmas from the heart of Ireland, with a team of Irish traditional musicians, dancers from the Kerry Dance Troupe led by Kevin Horton (Riverdance), the Kerry Records voice squad and Irish actor Sheelagh Cullen.

Attendees will journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the traditions of making butter, chasing the wren on St. Stephen’s Day and drawing down the half door. Audience members will enjoy dancing, music making, Christmas carol singing and storytelling in an Irish night. Breitner said this performance promises to be Irish folk theatre at its best.

Tickets for the event are $34 for general admission, $32 for seniors 62 and over, $17 for children under 18, and $26 for UW-Platteville students with current ID.

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling toll free at 877-727-1CFA.

Tickets are also available through the Online Box Office at

The next performance of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series is folk artist Suzanne Vega on Monday, Nov. 17.

Contact: Michael Breitner, Center for the Arts, 608-342-2787,
Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191,


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