All Animals, All the Time. On Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom on Animal Planet, Peter Gros provides the link between the original series, where he served as co-host and the new specials. In his popular live presentations, Peter shares his exciting animal world, travel experiences and timeless tales. He highlights his many adventures with a mix of video clips and bloopers while introducing friendly exotic animals to audience members and telling inspirational stories dealing with issues of conservation, travel and wildlife filming. Peter’s fascinating stories have been thrilling and educating audiences across the country for years.
Direct from China, the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China performs Cirque Chinois. The group was founded in 1953, making it one of the longest running and most distinguished circus troupes in China. The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China is especially acclaimed in China because of the unique acts in their program such as Great Teeterboard, Grand Flying Trapeze, Group Contortion, Straw Hats Juggling, Girls Balance with Bowls and many other outstanding acts.
The legendary Bill Cosby has been making people laugh for nearly five decades, most notably as the Emmy winning star of the landmark sitcom “The Cosby Show.” Also a nine-time Grammy winner for his hilarious comedy albums, Bill Cosby was voted one of “Comedy Central’s Ten Greatest Stand-Ups of All-Time.”
The Public Theater’s new Tony®-winning production of HAIR is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is UNDENIABLE. Its energy is UNBRIDLED. Its truth is UNWAVERING. It’s HAIR and IT’S TIME.
For Mature Audiences. While many find this show suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. There is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature.
More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” As the Associated Press says, “West Side Story remains Broadway’s best dance-driven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.”
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2009, New York Voices is the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz. Their interests are rooted in jazz and big band, but often Brazilian, R&B, classical and pop influences are infused. They will perform with WMU’s award winning University Jazz Orchestra and Gold Company.