Riverdance, the internationally-acclaimed, fleet of feet Irish dance phenom of toe-tapping men and women, will dominate the Paramount Theatre stage in downtown Aurora March 31-April 2 for a full weekend of nothing but Irish dance and music celebrating two decades of reels, jigs and just downright spectacular performances.

The Washington Times put it best: “Riverdance is quite simply incredible…a phenomenon of historic proportions.”

Whether you’ve seen Riverdance before or only heard about their high-energy live shows, you’ll want to see Riverdance: 20 Years. Let’s just say their 20th anniversary tour gives the phrase “the luck of the Irish” a whole new meaning.

Join the 25 million people worldwide who have witnessed history in the making. The Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd in downtown Aurora, is the ideal setting for the wonder, the splendor and the joy that is Riverdance.

There are five shows only: Friday, March 31at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 1 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 2 at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and $60.

To purchase, visit, call the box office at (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

ore about Riverdance: 20 Years

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance: 20 Years. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theater and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

The Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe are world-class Irish dancers. They hail mostly from Ireland, but also from Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia. Between them, the dancers can boast hundreds of championships won in Ireland and abroad. Most started dancing at three or four years of age at local dance schools and progressed to world championship level before being chosen to perform in Riverdance. The dancers would have known and competed against each other at various competitions, including the World Championships. Riverdance has given them the opportunity to perform together for the first time in a non-competitive way. The grace and eloquence of their soft-shoe dance and the power and precision of their hard-shoe routines clearly display the endless hours of practice and their dedication to the art of Irish Dance.

Since Riverdance began in Dublin in 1995, the show has played 11,000 performances, and been seen live by more than 25 million people in over 467 venues worldwide throughout 46 countries across six continents. The company has traveled 700,000 miles (or to the moon and back) and played to a global television audience of three billion people. They have sold more than three million copies of their Grammy Award-winning CD and 10 million Riverdance videos and DVDs. Riverdance holds the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Riverdance Line” in which 1,693 people took part all over the world.

Riverdance: 20 Years is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan and comes directly to North America from a sold-out run across Europe and Asia. To learn more, visit

Riverdance: 20 Years at the Paramount is sponsored by Nicor Gas.

More about Paramount’s 2016-17 Season
Paramount’s 2016-17 season is anchored by its acclaimed Broadway musical series, including Sweeney Todd, Feb. 8-Mar. 19, and Jesus Christ Superstar,
Apr. 19-May 28.
In addition, Paramount’s 2016-17 season includes Home Free (Mar. 24), Rickie Lee Jones and Madeleine Peyroux (Mar. 25), Golden Dragon Acrobats (Mar. 26), Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel (Jun. 10, two shows) and Barbra and Frank: The Concert That Never Was… (Jun. 11).
Back in 2016-17 is the Classic Movie Monday series, presenting everyone’s favorite flicks on a two-story screen for just $1. Paramount also serves the community with low-cost children’s shows designed to entertain while they educate: Miss Nelson is Missing (Mar. 22) and Laura Ingalls Wilder (Mar. 23).
For subscriptions, single tickets or more information, go to, call (630) 896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre,
23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora.