Those Wild & Wonderful Wizards Of Winter

Presenting a rock opera-styled show featuring original members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, theWizards Of Winter’s holiday tour begins in Fort Lauderdale and includes Cleveland, Chicago and Nashville among its destinations.
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Seems as if music fans can’t get enough of the high tech / high-energy productions.  And who can blame them?  A night featuring excellent musicianship and dazzling special effects bundled into a story often results in entertainment spectaculars audience members talk about months and months after the experience.

 “An Evening with Wizards of Winter” is a 20-city adventure filled with original holiday music.  And yes, there is an album to go with it.  Recently released, Tales Beneath A Northern Star lays down the foundation for the Christmas Eve journey through space and time to discover the true meaning of the holiday. 

The Wizards are currently in the studio working on a new album to be titled The Magic Of Winter.  Meanwhile, the ensemble debuted a new single – “The Spirit Of Christmas” – via Asbury Park Press.

“The band is excited to share some new music with our fans on our upcoming U.S. tour,” music director / keyboardist Scott Kelly said.  “We hope it will get people into the Christmas spirit early.  All of us are proud to offer a tremendous holiday experience that the whole family can enjoy.”

Here’s the tour:

Nov. 19 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Parker Playhouse
Nov. 20 – Clearwater, Fla., Capitol Theatre
Nov. 21 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando
Nov. 22 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Nov. 27 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa., F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts
Nov. 28 – Red Bank, N.J., Count Basie Theatre
Dec. 3 – Concord, N.H., Capitol Center for the Arts – Chubb Theatre
Dec. 4 – Collingswood, N.J., Scottish Rite Auditorium
Dec. 5 – Easton, Pa., State Theatre Center For The Arts
Dec. 9 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Dec. 11 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre
Dec. 12 – Kalamazoo, Mich., The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Dec. 13 – Munhall, Pa., Carnegie Library Music Hall Of Homestead
Dec. 16 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Dec. 17 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Dec. 18 – Effingham, Ill., Effingham Performance Center
Dec. 20 – Chicago, Ill., Thalia Hall
Dec. 26 – Albany, N.Y., The Egg
Dec. 27 – Syracuse, N.Y., Crouse-Hinds Theater
Dec. 29 – Harrisburg, Pa., The Forum Auditorium

Tickets for many shows are already on sale.  Head over to for more details.