Think you’ve seen (and heard and tasted) it all? Silver Dollar City’s all-new Festival of Wonder will show you that the world is still full of unexpected experiences that will wow all of your senses, including your sense of wonder. Imagine gorgeous music played on instruments you’ve never heard before. Envision watching incredible works of art created at an astonishing speed. Picture gravity itself turned upside down. This is The Festival of Wonder…
Beautiful music is played in concert halls across the world every day, but suppose the concert hall becomes the instrument. The Earth Harp, the world’s longest playable stringed instrument, will span the length of Red Gold Heritage Hall, played by visionary musician and inventor William Close, as the strings vibrate above the audience’s heads. The Earth Harp Collective also features a number of other ingenious instruments including the drum cloud, the aquatar and more.
The fire and passion of traditional flamenco meets the grace of ballet, the power of martial arts and the excitement of modern dance as seven multi-talented brothers from Spain take to the Opera House stage in this astounding new show. These amazing siblings also play instruments and even compose their own scores. Come watch them push the boundaries of conventional dance, even flamenco dancing upside down!
You’ll be balancing on the edge of your seat as world-class acrobats perform seemingly impossible feats in this new show in the Riverfront Playhouse. For those of us who can manage to fall down while standing perfectly still on a flat surface, this show is a nail-biter, but these performers make it look easy and so entertaining! Plus, the show includes a dancer and music is provided by a 4 member live band.
Watch as speed painter Dan Dunn turns blank canvases into incredible pop art portraits at a jaw-dropping pace – finishing a painting in under 5 minutes. Even more amazing, each painting begins upside down! As bold colors wildly hit the canvas in frenetic strokes and splashes, the unrecognizable shapes begin to transform into highly recognizable cultural icons. Don’t miss this lively and engaging show in Dockside Theater.
An instrument with ancient origins, and one that has been in existence for less than two decades come together to produce sublime music in Harp & Hang Drum on the Gazebo Stage. The traditional beauty of Marianne Gubri’s harp and the ethereal tones of Paolo Borghi’s hang drum, a UFO shaped instrument with a warm metallic sound invented in 2000, blend perfectly to create a gorgeous sound you need to hear to believe.
Did you ever run your finger around the top of a glass and produce a warm, bell-like sound? Brien Engel’s glass armonica features over 50 glasses and snifters of different sizes filled with various volumes of water which he uses to create bright, clear melodies. You’ll hear everything from original songs to jazz standards and classical masterpieces.
Many Silver Dollar City guests know and love Ecuador Manta and we’re glad to welcome them back to Boatworks Theater with a new show for The Festival of Wonder – Melodies on Air. For the first time, hear them play the magical sounding giant 4-foot pan flute, one of the most difficult wind instruments to play. They’ll also demonstrate the musical power of air with an array of other unusual and amazing wind instruments.
Prepare to be amazed! The Festival of Wonder runs from April 6 – 30. See operating calendar for details.