August 24, 2015

Egyptian Theatre Announces Two New Fall Shows

MartinLewis_WebBanner LightwireChristmas2015_WebBanner

The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Tribute Show
Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

DeKalb, IL – The historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is excited to announce two more shows to its fall season.  Coming Saturday, November 7, 2015 The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Tribute Show and coming Sunday, December 20, 2015 the Lightwire Theater “A Very Electric Christmas” show.

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were the hottest act in America during the early 50’s. Dean of course, the straight man, with a charming voice and Jerry the lovable goof ball added the comedy. Never have two artists captured the look, the sound, the very essence and chemistry of these two “Icons” more than Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis.

Both of these incredible performers have each had amazing success on their own. Tony spent the last 27 years performing in Australia and created a name for himself as the quintessential “Jerry Lewis Tribute Artist” selling out countless venues and earned respect as one of Australia’s best entertainers. Since his 1st appearance at the annual Dean Martin Festival in 1998, Tom Stevens has earned his title as “Best Dean Martin Tribute Artist.” Even Dean’s daughter, Deana said, “I’ve never seen anyone look and sound more like my Daddy!”  You don’t want to miss this evening of unpredictable hysterical music and laughter!

Back by popular demand, Lightwire Theater is known for their signature brand of dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and music designed to evoke imagery.  “A Very Electric Christmas” will be at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, December 20, 2015 for one performance only at 4:00pm.

Follow the story of a young bird, named Max and his family, as they begin their journey south for the winter. When Max gets blown off course and ends up at the North Pole…his adventure begins! Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias, light up the stage in Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas. Audiences of all ages will treasure this magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits, including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchaikovsky. Lightwire Theater is internationally recognized for their electroluminescent artistry, poignant story telling and performs in complete darkness. Brighten your holidays this season with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas.

Since their appearance as semi-finalists on “America’s Got Talent” in 2012, Lightwire Theater has been entertaining audiences all over the world with their unique combination of dance, puppetry and technology.   After two previous near sell-out performances at the Egyptian Theatre the Theatre is excited to bring Lightwire back to DeKalb by popular demand.  Lightwire Theater is a must-see theatrical experience for the entire family!

Tickets for both shows go on-sale starting Friday, August 28 at 10:00 AM.  Advanced ticket sales for members of Friends of the Egyptian Theatre go on sale Tuesday, August 25 at 10:00 AM.  Reserved tickets are available through the Egyptian Theatre Box Office online, in person, or over the phone.  Box office hours are Tuesday’s 2:00pm-6:00pm and Thursday’s 11:00am-3:00pm.    For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.

The Egyptian Theatre is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc. and is located at 135 N. Second Street, Downtown DeKalb, IL.