Beauty and the Beast and Mannheim Steamroller Coming to Kearney


Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the national Broadway musical, is coming to Kearney's Viaero Event Center on Dec. 13.

Tickets for the award-winning show start at $37 (plus fees) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26 by calling 308.338.8011 or online at

The national tour of Beauty and the Beast comes to Kearney following a 13-year run on Broadway, where it played more than 5,000 shows to packed houses.

The stage musical is the eighth-longest running production in Broadway records, grossed $1.4 billion and played 115 cities since going on tour in 2007.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the classic musical is filled with unforgettable characters, dazzling production numbers and lavish sets and costumes.

Viaero Event Center is also hosting Mannheim Steammroller this December as part of its 27th Anniversary Tour.

Tickets are priced at $37, $47and $57 (plus fees) and can beordered online at www.kearneyevents.comor by phone at 308-338-8011.

Mannheim Steamroller last playedat the Viaero Event Center in 2010, when it sold out two shows and set a recordfor the highest grossing act in the history of the venue. Mannheim is playingone show this year, and tickets are expected to sell fast, said Event Centerofficials.

Mannheim Steamroller is known forits state-of-the-art multimedia effects and signature mix of renaissanceinstruments with rock and roll beats. The Kearney show is directed andco-produced by Grammy Award winner and group founder Chip Davis.

Davis works out of Omaha and haswritten, arranged and recorded over 35 albums while selling more than 40million records. With more than 28 million Christmas records sold, MannheimSteamroller is the biggest selling Christmas artist of all time.

In addition to his GrammyAward-winning Fresh Aire series, Davis has to his credit 19 gold, 8multi-platinum and 4 platinum certified records.