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F.M. Kirby Center to Host Disney Concert Encanto

Disney Concerts presents “Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert,” at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 26th at 6 P.M.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 21st at 10 A.M. with a Kirby Member Presale beginning on Wednesday, April 19th at 10 A.M. More information can be found at kirbycenter.org.

Tickets can be purchased at kirbycenter.org and at the F.M. Kirby Center Box Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. until 5 P.M., or by calling 570-826-1100.

Disney Concerts today announced “Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert,” a 45-city tour where Encanto lovers of all ages have the opportunity to sing along with their favorite GRAMMY®-Award winning songs performed by a live band while watching the full film.

Produced by AMP Worldwide, “Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert” will include all the music of the Academy Award®-winning film, including iconic hits like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure” performed live.  Live characters do not appear in this event.

The fall 2023 national tour brings last summer’s outdoor venue run to performing arts centers across America.  The tour kicks off September 19 in Joliet, IL and travels throughout the US and Canada, concluding November 12 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for most dates go on sale on Friday, April 21 at 10 A.M. local time.  See below for a full itinerary and details.

Fans are encouraged to dress up as Mirabel, Luisa, Isabela, or any of their favorite characters from the film and to use their voices to transform each venue into one big celebration of the Madrigal family.

The Encanto Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features eight original songs by Academy

Award-nominated, Tony® and Grammy®-winning songwriter/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda

(“Hamilton,” “Moana”) with an original score by Academy Award-nominated and Grammy-winning composer Germaine Franco. The R.I.A.A. Platinum-certified soundtrack held the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 album chart for 9 non-consecutive weeks and the R.I.A.A. 3x Platinum-certified song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” topped the Hot 100 chart for 5 weeks.  The soundtrack and song held the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 simultaneously for five consecutive weeks. Music from Encanto swept the Visual Media categories at the 65th Grammy Awards®, winning Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, and Song Written for Visual Media (“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”).

MANIA: The ABBA Tribute coming to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts

Take A Chance On MANIA…and you won’t be disappointed! The world’s number one touring ABBA tribute comes to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.

Ticket Prices: $20.50, $35.50, $45.50, and $55.50 plus fees.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 14th at 10 a.m.

The presale for F.M. Kirby Members begins on Wednesday, April 12th at 10 a.m.

MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) was formed in 1999 and the show has been selling out theatres and concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in its quest to bring the music of the Swedish ‘Supergroup’ to their millions of fans, old and new!

In 2007 it grossed over Aus $1 million at the box office in Sydney, Australia. The show has ventured to France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Australia, and South Korea as well as touring the UK extensively.

The show has been successfully touring the USA annually since 2009 with over 400 performances, many of the venues book the show every year as it has become a ‘tradition’ for both the show and the audiences. The thirst for this sensational recreation of Abba’s concert is getting stronger every year.

Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid, collectively known as ABBA, dominated the charts for nearly ten years and enjoyed nine UK number 1 hits. At their height they became Sweden’s highest export earners, amazingly, outselling Volvo cars. ‘ABBA Gold’ was continuously in the Album Charts throughout the nineties and is one of the biggest-selling albums ever.

ABBA’s timeless songs were written to be enjoyed live and MANIA gives you exactly that. Two hours of uplifting, dance-inducing and sometimes heart-breaking songs, fully live with fantastic staging, lighting, and effects. The show recreates ABBA’s sound not only perfectly, but respectfully too. MANIA is not only for lifelong, die-hard ABBA fans but the new generation of fans, who never had the opportunity to see ‘ABBA’ live. Hits include ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’, ‘Super Trouper’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’ and many more that continue to fill dance floors worldwide.

If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then call the box office at 570-826-1100 or visit kirbycenter.org

“Beware of imitations…this is the real musical tribute!” – Polly Graham, Sunday Mirror