If you like to crank up the volume on the radio or sit next to the stage during a musical performance (in other words, if you like your music big, loud and fast) you’ll love the unique show coming to the Embassy Theatre in February 21 called ‘Blast!’
Blast! Is a highly complex musical presentation that evolved in the 1990s from the Star of Indiana marching drum corps. Since then, its various troupes have performed around the world, taking the pageantry and precision of an outdoor marching band performance to stages everywhere. The Blast! cast members play a variety of music styles, including jazz, classical and New Age on percussion instruments from around the world. As in traditional drum corps, there are non-musical members who carry flags. It’s a fast, high-spirited two-hour show that may leave you gasping for breath – and wishing it could start over again! Hint: You may want to take ear plugs. Many of the cast members wear them. Be sure to hang around until the end of the show when the cast takes the show into the Embassy’s lobby for an encore. Have your dancing shoes on as the audience is invited to kick up its heels to a fast tempo, foreign number. Pluck your camera from your pocket and snap photos of Blast! cast members during this time (they promise to sign autographs too). Blast! comes to Fort Wayne's historic Embassy Theatre on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. and you can WIN TICKETS! Blast! tickets are on sale now at the Embassy box office, all other Ticketmaster locations and online at Ticketmaster.com and range from $52.50, $40 and $27.50.