Nazareth College Arts Center presents breathtaking Irish dance & live music with Rockin' Road to Dublin Feb 18

New generation of performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls, and footwork, while nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats for a step-dance céilí like no other!

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Rockin' Road to Dublin comes to Nazareth College Arts Center Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017

ROCHESTER, NY (01/25/2017)(readMedia)-- The Nazareth College Arts Center is proud to present Rockin' Road to Dublin on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. in the Callahan Theater. Ticket holders are also invited to a pre-show talk with the performers in the Peace Theater (room A14, located in the lower level of the Arts Center), at 7 p.m.

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Rockin' Road to Dublin (RRTD) revives classic Irish art forms to create a fresh show inspired by the spectacles that came before it. According to the show's press materials, RRTD brings "a wee bit of Dublin with a rockin' edge to the stage. It's truly the music that gets the audience on their feet."

Choreographer and world champion lead male dancer Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance) has teamed up with veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith (American Rogues) to produce a fusion of music, movement, and culture with a modern twist: RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes, jigs, and reels accented by rock riffs, contemporary costumes, and a dynamic light show. Rounding out the show's star power is its director, noted Broadway choreographer Jeff Whiting (The Producers, national tour; Bullets Over Broadway, national tour).

While staying true to technique, RRTD's new generation of performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls, and footwork. Led by Doherty and three-time Irish dance champion Ashley Smith (So You Think You Can Dance), the cast also includes eight Irish step dancers from Celtic Fyre, Lord of the Dance, Cherish the Ladies, and various theatrical productions

Lead vocalists Megan Browning (Harley Boone) and Brett Benowitz (Born Blue)-backed by Smith and a seven-piece live band that includes award-winning musicians from around the world-sing the love story that weaves the show's music and dance together.

And for fans of authentic Irish music, the show also includes a number of familiar Irish tunes-including "Fields of Athenrye" and "A Nation Once Again"-rearranged in a rock music style.


Single tickets to Rockin' Road to Dublin are $35-$50. For tickets call – or visit – the Box Office: 585-389-2170 or order online:

The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm and 11am until curtain time on performance days.


The Nazareth College Arts Center is a non-profit institution whose series sponsors are The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and M&T Bank. Rockin' Road to Dublin is sponsored by Alan Cameros and Carolyn Ettinger.


Since 1967, the Nazareth College Arts Center has served as a venue and educational resource for students, educators, artists, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts. The Arts Center's subscription series and K-12 school performance series provide area residents of all ages with opportunities to experience world-class dance, multi-cultural entertainment, family programming, music, theatre, and special events. The Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre and Dance present exceptional productions, recitals, and exhibitions, which are open to the public, while preparing students for successful careers in arts-related fields.

The Nazareth College Arts Center is the performance home of the Rochester City Ballet and world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance; and is home to the Bach Children's Chorus.