Teddy Geiger to heat up Eccles stage Oct. 13
Infusing the 2006-2007 Eccles season lineup with a hearty dose of youthful energy, singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger brings his wholesome charm, unique pop sound and "MySpace generation" allure to the stage on Friday, Oct. 13.
First discovered on VH1’s reality show, "In Search of the Partridge Family" and then appearing as a John Mayer-like rock star in the short-lived television series "Love Monkey," the 18-year-old musician is perhaps best suited to his real life role as a performer. His debut album "Underage Thinking," released in the spring of 2006, topped the charts as "Tedheads" (Geiger’s fans) multiplied. His signature pop sound and teen idol look has propelled him from neighborhood coffee shops to the cutting edge of the pop scene. Billboard magazine chose Geiger as one of 2006’s "Faces to Watch," the positive reviews poured in via cyber space and traditional press alike and now Geiger finds himself on an extensive tour across the country.
"We’re always on the lookout for up-and-coming talent," explains PCPAF executive director Teri Orr. "A few years ago we came across a little-known group of child prodigies called Nickel Creek and look at their success. We expect a fresh voice from Teddy Geiger."
The blue-eyed heartthrob has been likened to musical contemporaries John Mayer and James Blunt, but the self-taught prodigy sticks to his own music (originals he’s been composing in his Rochester, New York home since age eight). In addition to his strengths as a composer and vocalist, he plays the guitar, piano, bass and drums.
"A talent far beyond his years," according to People magazine, Geiger is a media darling a delightful mix of the handsome boy-next-door and truly gifted prodigy. "Despite everything around him being so meticulously managed he projected an easy charm along with his real pop chops," according to the New York Times. Guitar World Acoustic called him "…a polished stylist whose music recalls the works of such tunesmiths as John Mayer and the young Dave Matthews…" The New York Post was also impressed by Geiger, "His songs are catchy&and he has a gritty, sensitive voice that suits his romantic lyrics. The honesty in the music makes you believe the kid isn’t a fabrication…." Geiger has begun his career being true to his socially conscious side as well donating prize money to tsunami relief and participating in benefit concerts for the Red Cross.
On the forefront of the musical industry in the Internet age, Geiger has been featured on AOL, Clear Channel online and MySpace. He’s opened for Hilary Duff and shared bills with Pete Yorn, Brandi Carlisle, Simple Plan, Fall Out Boy, Jesse McCartney and Tyler Hilton. His own band includes Evan Voytas (guitar), Jon Rose (keys), Mike McCabe (bass) and Greg Gonzales (drums).
Singer-songwriter Teddy Geiger performs on Friday, Oct. 13. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. at The George S. and Dolores Doré at Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City. Tickets range from $18 – $65; children 12 and under are half price and seniors receive a 20 percent discount). Tickets are $5 for C section tickets for Summit County students (K-12).
New this season: PCPAF has a second box office location at 625 Main Street (in the Prudential Utah office building on the corner of Heber Ave and Main Street). Tickets and information are available at the Eccles Center and Main Street box offices, 655-3114 or http://www.ecclescenter.org or http://www.ParkCityTickets.com. Tickets and information are no longer available through ArtTix.
Park City Performing Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization, dedicated to presenting top-notch, diverse and entertaining performances to the community. PCPAF is currently presenting its 10th season of eclectic, nationally and internationally renowned performers at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization will embark on a fourth summer of "Big Stars, Bright Nights" concerts (as well as locals’ concerts) at Deer Valley Resort in June of 2007. In addition to shows at The Eccles Center and Deer Valley Resort, PCPAF is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows, demonstrations and an after-school technical theater program.
UPCOMING MAIN STAGE SHOWS
Children of Agape Oct. 7
Teddy Geiger Oct. 13
Barrage Nov. 18
The Duhks Nov. 25
Wynonna with the Utah Symphony – Dec. 9
Streb – Dec. 29-31
Complexions Contemporary Ballet Jan. 6
East Village Opera Company Jan. 13
Vagina Monologues Feb. 3
Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats Feb. 17
Wailin’ Jennys Feb. 21
Bernadette Peters with the Utah Symphony March 24
Gaelic Storm March 31
The Animal Guys April 14
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