WILMINGTON, NC (Press Release) — Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that Rockin’ Road to Dublin will perform at the Wilson Center on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available to the public on Friday, January 19 beginning at 10 a.m. online at capefearstage.com, and at 2 p.m. by calling Ticket Central at 910-362-7999 or visiting the Wilson Center.
Co-created and starring Irish Dance World Champion Scott Doherty and Celtic Rocker Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road to Dublin combines the magic of Broadway and the energy of a rock show with the excitement of Irish dance. Rockin’ Road to Dublin is the place where concert meets stage show with updated, dynamic, and powerful traditional Irish tunes.
An elite class of dancers and musicians will perform. Among the musicians are Marc Malsegna (award-winning guitarist), Kelly Mills (five-time winner of the Drum Corps and Percussion World Championships), Mike Moore (Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion), Joe Schermann (Guys and Dolls, White Christmas, Grease, Smokey Joe’s Café and Shout), and Corey Walden (The American Rogues, and founder of The Suzuki School of Milford).
Three-time international Irish dance champion Ashley Smith will star as the Rockin’ Road to Dublin lead female dancer. On stage since at the age of 3, at 16, Ashley was crowned the World Irish Step Dancing Champion in Belfast in 2004. A top-30 female finalist on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, Ashley was also a featured dancer on the Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook. Additional well-known dancers joining Doherty and Smith include Mark Chichester (Lord of the Dance), Declan Crowley (West Side Story: Mashup), Bernadette Devereaux (Lord of the Dance), Patrick Holland (Cherish the Ladies), Billy Kanaly (Riverdance), Erika Nielsen (Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games), world champion Tyler Schwartz (Celtic Fyre) and Mairéad Stillson (Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games).