ORANGE, Texas – Mannheim Steamroller continues to be America’s favorite Christmas music artist with their spectacular and beloved holiday show. The group will perform live for two performances at 4:00 and 7:30 PM in Orange, TX at the Lutcher Theater on Thursday, December 29, 2011 as one of only four Texas and Louisiana tour dates this holiday season.
Tickets range from $40-$70 and are available only at www.lutcher.org and by calling the Lutcher box office at 409-886-5535.
Grammy Award® winner and mastermind behind the group, Chip Davis will direct and co-produce the performances with Magicspace Entertainment. The shows will feature the favorite Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with state-of-the-art multimedia effects in an intimate setting.
In 1984, Mannheim Steamroller released Mannheim Steamroller Christmas, an album that changed the entire music industry. Already a multi-platinum recording artist through its Fresh Aire series, founder Chip Davis decided to record an album of Christmas music combining the group’s signature mix of Renaissance instruments with rock & roll beats. The resulting album was a runaway hit and not only propelled Mannheim Steamroller to become the biggest selling Christmas music artist in history, but also one of the top 50 biggest selling musical acts ever (they’ve sold almost 40 million albums). The group’s annual Christmas tour has become a tradition right along with decorating the tree, exchanging presents and spending time with friends and family.
While Mannheim Steamroller is known worldwide, the story of founder Chip Davis is a true-life tale of a modern day “Renaissance Man.” From founding his own record label American Gramaphone, which has been ranked by Billboard as the #1 independent label, to creating the Mannheim Steamroller “lifestyle” of food, apparel and other products. Chip’s accomplishments have been extraordinary. His latest achievement is creating a cutting edge psychoacoustic technology that is being used in major medical institutions such as Mayo Clinic and is also being studied by NASA for potential use in space.
The Christmas Music of Mannheim Steamroller is sponsored locally by Temple Inland and the Southeast Texas Arts Council. Individual sponsor is Kenneth Wernig.
The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, TX.