DANNY JOHNSON & FRIENDS IN CONCERT
#LSN_Arts Danny Johnson & Friends
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --- March 18, 2017 (LSN) For two exciting nights, Danny Johnson, a Thunder Bay favorite, will be rocking the Magnus Theatre stage. On March 24th and 25th at 8pm, Danny will entertain audiences with a vast selection of songs that will have something for everyone. Danny will perform his own songs, as well as hits from his favourite songwriters. Johnson is bringing his friends, as he will be joined by a cast of very special guests including Dan Zadkovich, Jim Differ, Dave Isherwood, Susanna DiGiuseppe, Rob Jardine and other fantastic local talent.
DANNY JOHNSON & FRIENDS IN CONCERT debuted in 2015 and has been a rousing success for the past two years. Funds raised by the concert go toward the Magnus Theatre Capital Fund. As a not-for-profit professional theatre company, Magnus depends on fundraisers such as this, to ensure it can continue to produce top tier Canadian and International plays on its main stage, as well as run it Theatre in Education department, Theatre for Young Audiences School Tour, and summer programming.
“I'm excited to share the stage with these great, accomplished musicians. It is a privilege to play one's own music for people and I want to leave the audience with a sense of having experienced something worthwhile and with some depth. We're looking forward to playing and sharing some new music that we've worked on and plan on doing a great show for our audience.” Says Johnson.
Magnus Theatre and Danny have a long history together, as noted by Artistic Director, Thom Currie. “Danny has been working with Magnus for over two decades, both onstage and off. We are always thrilled to have him perform here and we are looking forward to this amazing concert of new material.”
Danny Johnson is a well-known local musician, composer and performer who has appeared in many Magnus productions. Most recently he was the musical director and performer for the smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, which saw an unprecidented two week holdover. He has also been a featured soloist with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and has composed music for award-winning films, has opened for world class acts such as Bob Dylan, and performs often with his band 21 Gun Fun around Thunder Bay.
Tickets are $23 or $15 for students, and are available at the Magnus Theatre box office by calling 345-5552 and on-line at magnus.on.ca.