The MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS show by Chip Davis will perform in Logan for the first time on Dec. 19 as part of the CacheARTS 22-23 National Touring Season and the 100th anniversary of the Ellen Eccles Theatre.

LOGAN – The highlight of the holiday season in Cache Valley will be MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis at the Ellen Eccles Theatre in downtown Logan on Dec. 19.

The holiday show will be part of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts 22-23 National Touring Season and the 100th anniversary celebration for the landmark Ellen Eccles Theatre.

“For more than 100 years, Logan has been at the crossroads of traveling and local artists,” according to Wendi Hassan, the CacheART executive director. “We still benefit from the routing established in the 1890s and Cache Valley’s rich arts ecosystem.

“We’re happy to celebrate that tradition yet again with the upcoming touring season.”

Hassan announced Monday that the 22-23 National Touring Season at the Ellen Eccles Theatre would also include award-winning comedians; talented acrobats; Hawaiian and repertory dancers; and blues and jazz musicians.

“This is the first time CacheARTS has hosted Mannheim Steamroller,” explained Alek Nelson, the group’s marketing director. “We are very excited to have this holiday tradition come to Logan.”

MANNHEIN STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS has been one of America’s favorite holiday traditions for more than 35 years.

Mannheim Steamroller is a neo-classical new-age music group founded by Grammy-winning percussionist/composer Chip Davis in the mid-1980s.

The group is known for its series of Fresh Aire albums, blending classical music with elements of new age and rock, and for its modern recordings of Christmas music.

Davis has now created MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS, a stage show featuring Christmas classics in Mannheim Steamroller’s distinctive sound.

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS will give two performances at 5 and 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19.

The CacheARTS 22-23 touring season will kick off on Sept 30 with the Tau Dance Theater (TDT), the only professional dance company founded by a native Hawaiian, based in Honolulu.

Established in 1996 by Peter Rockford Espiritu, the TDT has produced original, epic works that have earned critical acclaim.

Comedy Nights at the Ellen Eccles Theatre, a three-show series featuring headlining stand-up comedians, will debut Oct. 3 and continue on Feb. 14, 2023 and April 13, 2023.

Nelson said that comedy nights are a new addition to the CacheARTS touring season that will bring award-winning comedians to the Ellen Eccles Theatre from across the country.

On Nov. 16, the Afrique en Cirque will perform at the Ellen Eccles Theatre.

Featuring amazing acrobats and musicians, the Afrique en Cirque will perform authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of native musical instruments of Guinea.

From nearby Salt Lake City, the Repertory Dance Theatre (RDT) will visit Logan on Jan. 20, 2023.

Known worldwide for its collection of dance treasures, the RDT performance here will represent the scope and diversity of modern dance, both past and present.

Next on the touring circuit will be Songs We Love, presented by Jazz at the Lincoln Center, on Feb. 10.

Songs We Love is a journal through the first 50 years of jazz music, with a three guest vocalists joining an all-star band made up of New York’s rising jazz musicans.

Nelson said the group will sing their way through four decades of music, beginning with the early blues and jazz of the 1920s and ending in the early 1950s.

The TAIKOPROJECT is slated to perform here on Mar. 13, 2023.

Utilizing authentic instruments hand-crafted in Japan, these performers weave traditional and modern forms of taiko drumming together to share elements of their Japanese and Japanese-American culture.

Ellen Eccles Theatre

Nelson adds that the CacheARTS touring season will also include the Ellen Eccles Theatre’s 100th anniversary celebration in March of 2023. The date of that event and details of the celebration will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for National Touring Season events will be available at www.cachearts.org with no additional fees beginning July 29 at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices vary by show and discounts are available for children 5-12 years old (50 percent off); students (25 percent off); military service members (15 percent off); and groups of 15 or more (15 percent off).

Additionally, patrons who purchase tickets to three or more shows are eligible for 2o percent off ticket prices.

Discounts cannot be applied to the MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS event.

Tickets will be available at the CacheARTS ticket office at 43 S. Main Street in the adjacent Bullen Center or by calling 435-752-0026.

The CacheARTS ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Capitol Theatre was built on Main Street in 1923. Originally home to opera and vaudeville productions, the theater was subsequently used for community events and movies.

After falling into disrepair by the late 1980s, the theater was purchased by the City of Logan and a not-for-profit group now known as CacheARTS was organized to renovate and operate it.

The newly-restored theater reopened as the Ellen Eccles Theatre in January of 1993.



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