St. Joseph Church hosts an entertainment act that’s never before come west of the Rockies
The Irish Variety Show, with its cast of five entertainers, will perform Emerald Isle-style comedy, music, song and dance Tuesday, March 12, at the church, 319 E St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for Irish drinks and snacks, and the performance begins at 7.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $50 for a family (parents and minor children). They can be purchased at Del Norte Office Supply, from the church office Wednesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., or online at sjccc.net.
In 30 years of touring the world, this is the first gig west of the Rockies for the Irish Variety Show.
Word got out about their success and they’ve been helping to raise funds through their shows ever since — well over $2 million to date for a plethora of good causes. Their show at St. Joseph will help put a new roof on the gym.
Father Kotas said he is thrilled about securing the group to perform at his parish.
The show will feature a Celtic harpist, two singers/musicians and “our long-legged champion Irish dancer — better than Riverdance,” said Collins, who acts as the show’s host and comic.
Attendees “don’t need to be Irish, and we all have a little bit of Irish in us,” said Collins. “The humor is clean and middle of the road, the songs are well known and the dancing — well, you will have to wait and see.”
St. Joseph will also host another pre-St. Patrick’s Day event, the corned beef and cabbage dinner, complete with a full bar, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and Women’s Society on Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and are available at the church office or at sjccc.net. They also can be purchased at the end of every weekend Mass.