Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rozsa Center to present "An Irish Christmas" Nov. 15

HOUGHTON -- The Rozsa Center will present Kerry Records’ An Irish Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. This wildly popular show brings just about everything to the table this year -- joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration of life through storytelling, music, song, and dance in a night that sparkles with life and a bit of "magic!"

An Irish Christmas will journey to Bethlehem with Little Drummer Boy, celebrate the great tradition of butter making, chase the wren on St. Stephen’s day, "draw down the half-door" for spectacular dance -- and enjoy superb music-making, singing of Christmas carols and great storytelling in an unforgettable Irish night. So come and refresh your spirit, dust off the cares of the world and dance home with a smile in your heart as this joyful night brings you to a wonderful Ireland that echoes so forcefully in millions of hearts throughout the world. You can be certain of a great Irish welcome!

Also, to help everyone celebrate just a little more, the Shelden Grill, in the Magnuson Franklin Square Inn, will have an Irish Christmas pre-show dinner special on Saturday, Nov. 15, with an exclusive Traditional Irish dinner menu: 3 courses for $17.50, and 20 percent off the regular menu, for anyone with tickets to the show! For dinner reservations, please call (906) 482-4882.

Kerry Records -- an Irish owned production company featuring Irish, American, and international performers, based in Los Angeles -- proudly promotes Ireland and its rich traditions of music, song, dance, storytelling, poetry and literature. As a recording arts label, Kerry Records encourages contemporary Irish music and the spoken arts, while supporting the performance, recording and preservation of Ireland’s priceless music and spoken arts history. Margaret O’Carroll, the owner of Kerry Records, is pleased to have produced hit successes such as "An Irish Christmas," recently seen on PBS, "An Irish Hooley" and "The Heart of an Irishwoman" for her company.

"Our Irish culture matters: we come from it, we are shaped by it, we identify with it, we draw from it and we must celebrate it!" O’Carroll says.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for youth (17 and under), and free for Michigan Tech Students. To purchase tickets, call (906) 487-2073, go online at, or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech’s Student Development Complex (SDC), 600 MacInnes Drive, in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday and noon - 8 p.m. on Sunday. Please note the Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will only open two hours prior to show times.

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