Big names to play Downey Theatre

DOWNEY - Rock and role legend Eddie Money, Latin jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and oldies quartet The Four Tops highlight the 2012-13 performance schedule at the Downey Theatre.The city-owned theater, operated by VenueTech, released the season schedule last week. The full schedule includes: Sept. 24, 2012: The National Circus of the People's Republic of China - This high-flying circus troupe, which has performed with circus royalty Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, is acclaimed for unique acts such as the "Great Teeterboard," "Grand Flying Trapeze" and "Group Contortion." The company has toured 80 countries and is currently on a coast-to-coast tour of America and Canada. Nov. 11, 2012: Eddie Money - The rock and roll legend has recorded over a dozen albums and has done numerous projects in television and film. He has climbed the charts with singles such as "Baby Hold On," "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "You've Really Got a Hold on Me." Nov. 30, 2012: Arturo Sandoval - A protégé of the one and only Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval has garnered numerous Grammy awards for his albums and his work in television and film. As well as playing trumpet, he is also a classically trained pianist who has performed with the most respected orchestras in the world. He is regarded as one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time. March 8, 2013: Dance Brazil - Dance Brazil has thrilled audiences with hits dazzling artistry for over 30 years, across the United States and throughout the world. The troupe uses contemporary dance and Capoeira, the traditional dance/martial arts form that has its origins in Africa and evolved in colonial Brazil. The dancers and musicians of Dance Brazil never fail to enthrall audiences with their unique fusion of Afro-Brazilian movement. May 18, 2013: The Four Tops - The Hall of Fame group is a towering testament to the enduring legacy of the Motown sound they helped define for many decades with dozens of hit songs, including "Baby I Need Your Loving," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," "Reach Out I'll Be There" and "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)." Tickets went on sale Tuesday at the box office and online at Tickets can also be purchased by calling (562) 861-8211. The Downey Theatre also offers the Marquee Club, a membership program that allows members to take "ownership" of the seat of their choice, including the right to purchase tickets prior to the on-sale date to the general public. Members also receive advance notification of added shows throughout the season. To become a member or for more information, call the box office or stop by during normal box office hours. The theater is also seeking volunteers. For more information, call (562) 861-8211.

********** Published: August 16, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 18