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America’s Got Talent
November 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm$29.50 – $59.50
via Saenger website
Sun. November 8, 2015 : 8:00pm
Tickets: now on sale $29.50 – $59.50
This fall, America’s Got Talent Live: The All-Stars Tour! featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, will launch its first ever all-stars tour. Top acts from ten years of the #1 rated summer reality television series are coming to the Saenger Theatre on November 8th. The 42-city tour will include some of the show’s most captivating and entertaining talent, including Season 8’s favorite comedian, Taylor Williamson, Season 9’s powerhouse performer Emily West, Season 8’s comedic hand balancing duo The KriStef Brothers, and the memorable “junk rock” performers, Recycled Percussion, from Season 4. Recently added acts include shadow dance duo Blue Journey and magician Smoothini from season 9. The 75-minute live event will provide thrills for the whole family!
Comedian Taylor Williamson was the runner-up on the eighth season of “America’s Got Talent”. Taylor started his stand-up career at the age of 17, and has since gone to perform throughout the world, telling original jokes at shows and festivals including the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), with appearances on MTV’s “TRL” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” Taylor was the youngest comedian to ever perform on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and was a semi-finalist on the seventh season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”
Emily West is a musical maverick in the masquerade of pin-up perfection. Musically captivating and innovative, she knows she has been a hard case for the industry to define. “I’m a Jessica Rabbit/Tom Waits kinda-something. I love hearing beautiful melodies telling me horrible things. I wear my heart on my sleeve. Judy, Barbara, Patsy, Rufus Wainwright, Antony & the Johnson’s. I love to interpret a song. I love to sing stories.” In 2014, she made the decision to try out for “America’s Got Talent”. “I thought maybe if I audition in front of the world, I could save time and see where it takes me. “ It was a wise decision. West excelled on the National stage and came in second in the renowned competition- a result she hopes will allow her to play to the breadth of audience she’s always wanted, and to take them with her on this exciting journey. Emily’s debut album will be released on August 14.
The KriStef Brothers
The KriStef Brothers (Kristofer and Stefan) placed among the top 12 finalists on season 8 of “America’s Got Talent”. They have been performing acrobatics together since childhood, both coming from generations of circus families and performance talents. Taught by various family members, they grew up learning Hand to Hand, acrobatic skills, ballet training, jazz training, and clowning skills, often in their own backyard. The KriStef Brothers began performing for audiences by the age of 10, and have continued to develop new talents and tricks, adding to their act over the years. The Brothers have performed worldwide, with major appearances including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Today Show”.
Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on “America’s Got Talent” in 2009. Playing over 4,000 shows and over 400 corporate events in over 15 countries, the group has also done guest appearances on “Carson Daly”, “The Today Show”, “China’s Got Talent” and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of “USA Today” and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition.
Blue Journey is an innovative dance duet created by choreographer David Middendorp. The act combines video projection, animation, music and dance to immerse the viewer in a new and surreal world. By using equal parts multimedia and choreography in a way that creatively supports both halves, the result is a beautiful dance journey worthy enough to be named the “greatest act in America.”
Tomas De la Cruz, also known as Smoothini, is the quintessential magic man. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York City, Tomas began performing at the age of eight and perfected the skills of misdirection and manipulation on street corners and subways. After completing a tour of service in the United States Marine Corps, he now makes a living with his unique style of magic by touring colleges, comedy clubs, casinos, conventions, bars and restaurants all over the world. Currently living in Las Vegas, he takes magic to a new level of astonishment, and he looks forward to bringing his interactive, comedic magic act to the America’s Got Talent stage.
“America’s Got Talent” airs on NBC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.