A thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that weaves together Celtic mythology and Irish history, Riverdance has tapped its way into the hearts of millions across the globe in its 20-year history. And while the show has sold more than 10 million videos and three million copies of a Grammy-winning CD, it's an exhilarating extravaganza best experienced live and in person by the entire family during this special engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The Chicago Tribune calls it "an explosion of sight and sound that simply takes your breath away."
Composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, to date Riverdance – now in its 16th phenomenal year – has played over 10,000 performances, been seen by more than 22 million people in over 350 venues throughout 40 countries across four continents. They have traveled well over 600,000 miles (or to the moon and back!), played to a worldwide television audience of two billion; sold over three million copies of the Grammy® Award-winning CD (certified Platinum in the U.S.) and over 10 million videos, making it one of the best-selling entertainment videos in the world. __Riverdance__**__ __**had its world premiere at the Point Theatre, Dublin, in February 1995, where it opened to unanimous critical acclaim.
An innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song, __ __Riverdance draws on Irish traditions and the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing music to the present day capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures. This extraordinarily unique show features an international company all performing to the magic of Bill Whelan’s music.