slides: The Hanover Theatre’s Best Shows of the Last Five Years
Friday, January 25, 2013
The acclaimed Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts of is one of the great gems of Worcester's vibrant cultural community. Since its renovation and re-opening in 2008, it has hosted performances of some of the world's most famous plays, musicians, comedians, poets, and more. The theatre is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and GoLocal took a look back at the biggest shows at the Hanover in the last five years.
May 16, 2008 (Returning: April 13, 2013)
Arguably the greatest blues musician of all time, B.B. King is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. He has received countless awards, including 14 Grammies and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The musician was celebrating his 60th anniversary in show biz alongside Ernie and the Automatics, featuring James Montgomery.
A Christmas Carol
Every Holiday Season
The Hanover Theatre’s annual production of "A Christmas Carol," adapted and directed by The Hanover Theatre’s Executive Director, Troy Siebels, has quickly become a holiday tradition, warming the hearts of many throughout Worcester County with its Broadway style. Since its debut on December 19, 2008, the production has been known as New England’s largest production of the Charles Dickens’ classic and is accompanied by music from the Mighty Wurlitzer, the largest theatre organ in New England.
March 29, 2011
Steve Martin made an exclusive appearance, the first U.S. experience of its kind, in “A Conversation with Steve Martin” moderated by former WBZ entertainment reporter, Joyce Kulhawik. Audience members had the opportunity to engage with one of the greatest entertainers of today with a special Q&A segment after the show.
March 18, 2009 (Returning: April 19, 2013)
A classic tale about a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer, the Russian National Ballet Theatre's version of the most famous ballet of all time was presented by Music Worcester, Inc. They are making their triumphant return to the Hanover in April.
May 11, 2011
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brought their brilliantly choreographed and artistic dance show to the Hanover. The audience enjoyed the unmatched energy and joy that only these talented performers could bring. It was their only Massachusetts stop that year, rather than their usual Boston visit.
January 11, 2012
After his devastating Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Glen Campbell hit the road in "Glen Campbell - The Goodbye Tour," performing at the theatre in the beginning of 2012. Attendees enjoyed a heartfelt performance by the American country music singer and guitarist accompanied by members of his family.
May 9, 2012
Maya Angelou is a world-renowned poet, playwright and author, a true literary giant of the 20th century. She is also a civil rights hero. Her voice has been a source of inspiration and strength for millions, including those who were lucky enough to see her at the Hanover. She encouraged the audience with short stories from her life and the lessons she learned along the way.
April 2-7, 2013
Cameron Mackintosh brings to the stage a brand new version of the marvelous musical based on Victor Hugo's timeless tale. The emotional story of love and redemption has been performed for 25 years; this particular version has been praised by critics and fans alike for its spectacular visuals and breathtaking scenery.
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