Jim Gaffigan, Garrison Keillor, Lyle Lovett join a crowded Vilar Center winter 2017-18 schedule | VailDaily.com

Jim Gaffigan, Garrison Keillor, Lyle Lovett join a crowded Vilar Center winter 2017-18 schedule

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BEAVER CREEK — The Vilar Performing Arts Center has announced the addition of concerts, comedy and family series to its 2017-18 winter season lineup, featuring performances by comedian Jim Gaffigan, radio favorite Garrison Keillor as well as legendary funk musicians The Commodores and more.

Tickets are available at the Vilar Center box office, by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting http://www.vilarpac.org.

New this winter, the Vilar Center will be offering complimentary show-night parking validation in Beaver Creek Village at the Ford and Villa Montane parking structures, with a valid Vilar Center ticket stub.

Also, stay tuned as the Vilar Center announces original winter show and film packages for its local and frequent attendees.

The Vilar Center is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village.

2017-18 WINTER SERIES

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This is a list of some of the additions to the winter schedule at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. For a full list, including details about Garrison Keillor’s March 8 stop, visit http://www.VilarPAC.org.

The Capitol Steps: Orange is the New Barack

Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. ($58)

The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form. Before "The Daily Show," "Full Frontal," and "The Colbert Report," this Washington, D.C.-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning.

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Friday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. ($48 adult/$32 child)

The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time-honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today.

MarchFourth Marching Band

Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. ($35)

MarchFourth is a joy-inducing force of entertainment. The colorful explosion of brassy funk, rock, and jazz is all about the groove. This larger-than-life group of musicians and acrobats tours the country year-round, bringing a spirit of celebration wherever they go. MarchFourth is, in a word, fun.

Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper

Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, at 7:30 p.m. ($79.50)

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life and food.

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (starts at $98)

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas based musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention defying manner that breaks down barriers. Robert Earl Keen has recorded 19 full-length albums, including his latest, the No. 1 album, "Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions." In 2012, Robert Earl Keen was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame and has written songs for music superstars including George Strait, The Dixie Chicks, The Highwaymen and Nanci Griffith.

One Night of Queen by Gary Mullen and the Works

Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. ($68)

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history. The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band 'The Works', to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sell-out audiences.

Siro-A: The Techno Circus

Friday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. ($58 adult/$38 child)

Siro-A: six students from Sendai, Japan, united by a desire to come up with something new, outside the boundaries of conventional theatre and performance art. Siro-A boldly defines their craft as "The next generation of entertainment." The physical performers display their skill and brilliantly executed choreography in sync with two DJs, visual projections and mind-blowing optical illusions.

Catapult

Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. ($40 adult/$28 child)

An "America's Got Talent" finalist from Season 8, Catapult is a magical production that features incredible dancers who work behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. Be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, even a helicopter.

Mike Super: Magic & Illusion

Thursday, March 22, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. ($42 adult/$28 child)

As the winner of NBC's hit TV show "Phenomenon" Mike Super is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime U.S. network television and voted "America's Favorite Mystifier." Super was also a top finalist on NBC's No. 1 rated summer series "America's Got Talent!"

SHEL

Friday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. ($25)

The internationally acclaimed sisters of SHEL have been heralded "A must-know young band for anyone wanting to keep up with tomorrow's greats …" (No Depression). Most recently on tour with Amos Lee, SHEL captivates audiences with their infectious rhythms, hypnotic vocals and completely unique sound. The band's spellbinding live performances tap deep skills as instrumentalists to generate impressive power on stage.

Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger

Wednesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. ($38 adult/$25 child)

For more than 25 years, Lynn has given life to a trunk full of comical characters. She has performed for audiences worldwide. Audiences are treated to Lynn's vocal illusion talents, when they may meet her characters and some unsuspecting puppets as well. You'll see why no two shows are alike.

Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles

Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. (starts at $58)

What if The Beatles had reunited 10 years after their break-up? This revamped production of "Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles" from Annerin Productions and Jeff Parry Promotions answers that question, and brings you the show that you never got to see.

While the first half of theatrical performance is comprised of favorites from The Beatles career, the all new second half imagines a world in which the Beatles re-united.

About the Vilar Center

Located in the heart of Beaver Creek Resort, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat theater, owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more.