Colton Ballet presents Mood Swings

Colton Ballet presents an exciting and inspiring evening of music and dance on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM at the Imperial Theatre. The evening features renowned local musicians Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz and Augusta’s favorite “Lion King” artist, Russell Joel Brown, onstage with Colton Ballet dancers along with Ailey II dancer, Christopher Wilson, and guest artists Olivia Powell and John Deming. Peter Powlus collaborates with these artists to create a chic jazz club milieu with a swinging, fun flare. Caitlin McCormack creates an intriguing, amusing work with company dancers that challenges the imagination.  Saudade Amore, choreographed by Louisville Ballet soloist and MOMIX artist, Amanda Hulen, features the cirque du soleil like virtuosity of two stunning professional dancers. And Augusta audiences will delight in the sheer joy of watching Christopher Wilson in Peter Powlus’ Sol Man, conceived with a 1940’s era energy and spirit.

 

The evening promises to be an electric yet sophisticated, elegant yet fun, evening of music and dance. Three diverse premiere works with live music and singers onstage will leave you humming and dancing out the door…

 

Tickets range in price from $25-$35 and can be purchased at: imperialtheatre.com or by calling 706-722-8341.

The Wells, Augusta's Theatre Beautiful was built for the presenting of vaudeville and photoplays to the community by Mr. Jake Wells. The Theatre opened on Monday, February 18, 1918. After the acquisition of several other local theatres by Lynch Enterprises, The Wells Theatre's was changed to The Imperial Theatre. Throughout the early 1900's the theatre continued to provide the city of Augusta and the surrounding area with great entertainment. Included in this bill of fare was Leo Carrillo who later became the Cisco Kid's partner, Poncho; and the famous ballet dancer Anna Povlova. It is in the Broad Street Historical District and is listed on the National Register as important to the character of the entire district. Although it is a certainty that a large number of celebrities of the day must have graced the stage of the theatre only a few are documented in the Imperial Theatre's archives. Among the earliest recorded appearances was the visit of Charlie Chaplin, who appeared at the theatre on April 18, 1918 selling Liberty war bonds. Today, the historic Imperial Theatre serves as downtown Augusta's home for the performing arts. Audiences can see Ballet, Broadway Plays and Musicals, Concerts from both local and international artists and more on the Imperial stage.