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Holiday Sale Offers Half Off Adult Tickets to See Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra at Community Arts Center in Williamsport

Dec 16, 2014 07:54PM ● By Kevin

Renowned for their winning combination of charming humour, the disarmingly small ukulele, and sublime musicality, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is one of the world’s great modern ukulele acts. Hailing from the home of The Hobbit movies, the The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra will bring an irresistible New Zealand heartland feel to the Community Arts Center’s stage in Williamsport on Thursday, January 8 in 2015.

Enjoy our holiday sale today until Wednesday, December 31st.  Receive half off adult tickets starting at just $12.50 in the orchestra, while all student tickets are just $5. (Students tickets are available for ages 5 through college. College students must have their student ID night of show if questioned.)  Visit tickets.caclive.com and enter promotional code XMASTREAT and proceed to BUY tickets.  The discount price will appear once you click on a seat. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. This is an online offer only. Full price adult  tickets are $35, $30 and $25. Loge and balcony are closed for this event.  

Since their first sold-out show in December 2005, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra have become one of New Zealand’s most beloved live acts. The band grew rapidly from their early beginnings in a tiny Wellington café, when acclaimed Wellington musician Age Pryor cooked up the scheme with his friend Bret McKenzie (who is kept very busy these days with even bigger projects). Word spread to the other side of the café and within a few months, a dozen of the capital city’s most beguiling personalities had gathered to lovingly reinterpret hit songs from across the musical generations.

“It was very chancy,” recounts Pryor of the band’s beginning. “The main spark was a trip that I took to Fiji and while I was there I saw some people playing music, which just really struck me as feel good music. 

People playing ukuleles, guitars and singing in harmonies. Our band is pretty much based on that experience I had because it was heart warming to hear that music in a really natural way.”

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra presents the ukulele as it’s never been played before, featuring songs made famous by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Beatles, Hall and Oates, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Kenny Rogers and Kings of Leon, alongside tunes from the South Pacific, packaged into a spectacular, unmissable funfest.

The wildly popular New Zealand ensemble create instant joy and lasting magic wherever they go, armed with high-octane ukulele solos, heavenly harmonies and outrageous costumes. Their comedic banter is spontaneous, and when they burst into song, the sweet sounds can silence a room in a nanosecond, or bring a crowd of thousands to their feet. 

For More Information on the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra and to hear their music, please visit: www.caclive.com.

About the Community Arts Center
The Community Arts Center is a 2200 seat theater located in Williamsport, PA. Nearly one and a half million guests have enjoyed events at the CAC since the spectacular re-opening in 1993. At the Community Arts Center our mission is:

* To enhance the quality of life for the community by providing exceptional arts and entertainment events and participatory activities;  

* To offer programming that is appropriate to the diverse interests and needs of our regional audience and priced fairly to assure accessibility to all; 

* To provide complete and courteous service and maintain a warm and welcoming environment for all of our guests. 

For complete listing of all our upcoming events, visit caclive.com.

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