Oct. 5, 6, 7—RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre ushers in October with a three-night bender of acts that is sure to heat up audiences.
Kicking off the weekend is a ladies’ night out with Australia’s Thunder from Down Under, Friday, Oct. 5. It’s an 18-plus only show starting at 8 p.m., in what the Aussie’s call a Girls’ Night Outback. Thunder from Down Under is Australia’s hottest export, bringing to the stage chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor, and boy-next-door charm that the audience will not be able to resist. Each sexy performer embodies a different fantasy and brings it to life, turning the wildest dreams into reality. This isn’t the type of show you just stand and watch – it’s a fully interactive experience. The blokes make their way through the crowd and select a few lucky ladies to join in the phone onstage. Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with these hunks!
That’s a tough act to follow, but the stage will stay hot the next night, Saturday, Oct. 6, for the eighth annual local celebrity showdown, Dancing with the Rutland Stars. Wildly popular, and promising a show that’s bigger and better than ever, this night of local dance professionals paired with local dignitaries and business owners is full of fun in a fundraising benefit for Kids on the Move and the Pediatric High-Tec program of the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Southwest Region.
This year’s pairs are: Matt Cataldo of Carpenter & Costin dancing with Tracy Tedesco of Fitness Made Fun; Gordon Dritschilo of the Rutland Herald dancing with Kylee Lawrence of Studio 15; Praveen Kesheva, MD of Central Vermont Eye Care dancing with Sam Ho of Cobra Gymnastics and Dance Center; Mike McClallen of McClallen & Associates dancing with Katrina Werbinski of Miss Lorraine’s School of Dance; Jody McIntosh of RRMC’s Women’s & Children’s Unit dancing with William Kelley of Pyramid Holistic and Wellness Center; Andy Paluch of Come Alive Outside dancing with Sheila McCutcheon of Miss Jackie’s Studio of Dance; and Lisa Ryan of the Rutland County Community Justice Center at BROC Community Action dancing with Adam King of Studio Fitness. Professional partners will choreograph each dance and couples will perform before a panel of judges: Dave Correll, Bernadette Robin, and Claus Bartenstein.
Rounding out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. is Michael Franti – a world-renowned musician, filmmaker, and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. He brings his band Spearhead for a concert that is part of their Stay Human Tour, as well as a copy of the upcoming album “Stay Human 2” for every pair of tickets purchased. Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change and is revered for his energetic live shows, political activism, worldwide philanthropy efforts and authentic connection to his global fanbase known as the SOULROCKER FAM. Franti will also be returning to the region in November as part of the Ski World Cup weekend concert lineup at Killington Resort. For more information visit killington.com.
The Paramount Theatre is located at 30 Center St., Rutland.
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