Fallsview Casino's February lineup showcases comedy, music and dance

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Forget heart-shaped chocolates with red roses or Bridget Jones's Diary with Ben and Jerry's ice cream; a live performance from Fallsview Casino's concert lineup is the perfect way to set the mood this February.

Rock out with multi-platinum super group Matchbox Twenty when they make their highly anticipated debut at Fallsview Casino on February 19 & 20. Celebrating their newly released album, "North", the band will hit the stage of the Avalon performing the smash hit "She's So Mean" as well as past classics such as "Push," "Bent" and "Unwell". In addition to more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Matchbox Twenty has also earned countless accolades, including Grammy and American Music Award nominations and the 2004 People's Choice Award for "Favorite Musical Group".

Laugh out loud with one of the funniest comics of her time, Wanda Sykes. Known for her salty stand-up act and comedic roles in film and on television, Sykes ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People In America and has earned multiple credits including four Emmys. Most recognizable for her role in the CBS series "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Sykes has appeared in several feature films including "Monster-In-Law", as well as starred in her own late night talk show on FOX, "The Wanda Sykes Show", and her newest HBO comedy special, "I'ma Be Me".

Experience a captivating production of Dance Star, which tells the coming-of-age story of a young dancer who dreams of stardom. Starring Edyta Śliwińska and Alec Mazo from "Dancing with the Stars", this unforgettable show offers a blend of contagious rhythms and breathtaking choreography featuring classically trained dancers.

To close out its February lineup, Fallsview Casino celebrates the amorous month with sensational concerts by The Great Italian Tenors. Accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra, the three acclaimed musicians will illuminate the Avalon with renditions of "Imagine" and "Hey Jude" by The Beatles along with classical favourites such as "O Sole Mio" and "Besame Mucho".

The complete February 2013 performance schedule for Fallsview Casino Resort is as follows:

Dance Star
February 1-11 (excluding February 5)

February 1 & 8: Showtime 9:00PM
February 2 & 9: Showtime 3:00PM & 9:00PM
February 3: Showtime 3:00PM & 7:00PM
February 4 & 6: Showtime 3:00PM
February 7 & 11: Showtime 8:30PM
February 10: Showtime 7:00PM
Tickets start at $35

An unforgettable spectacle of talent and artistry, Dance Star features a cast of international dance champions performing intricate choreography to showcase the story of Sofia, a young dancer who dreams of stardom.

Tony Orlando
February 12: Showtime 8:30PM
February 13: Showtime 8:30PM
Tickets start at $30

Legendary Tony Orlando performs favourite hits such as: "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree", "Candida", "Knock Three Times", "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" and "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)".

Wanda Sykes
February 14: Showtime 8:30PM
February 15: Showtime 9:00PM
Tickets start at $40

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People.  She is best known for the critically-acclaimed "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "The New Adventures of Old Christine" television series and the hit movie "Monster-In-Law".

Band From TV
February 16: Showtime 9:00PM
February 17: Showtime 7:00PM
February 18: Showtime 3:00PM
Tickets start at $50

Let loose with television's hottest ensemble Band From TV, featuring acclaimed actors including Jesse Spencer from "Chicago Fire", Greg Grunberg and Adrian Pasdar from "Heroes", James Denton from "Desperate Housewives", Bob Guiney from "The Bachelor", Scott Grimes from "ER" and Stephen Collins from "Private Practice". Band From TV is sure to be a fun-loving musical night full of entertainment.

Matchbox Twenty
February 19: Showtime 8:30PM
February 20: Showtime 8:30PM
Tickets start at $80

Having just released their much anticipated fourth studio album "North", which debuted at #1 on the charts, Matchbox Twenty takes the stage to perform such hits as: "Push", "She's So Mean", "If You're Gone", "Real World", "3 AM",  and "Bent".

Don Felder - An Evening at the Hotel California.
February 21: Showtime 8:30PM
February 22: Showtime 9:00PM
February 23: Showtime 9:00PM
Tickets start at $25

Formerly of the Eagles and writer of the legendary hit "Hotel California", Don Felder takes the stage to perform such hits as: "Hotel California", "Tequila Sunrise", "Peaceful Easy Feeling" and "Witchy Woman".

The Great Italian Tenors
February 26 - March 3

February 26, 27 & 28: Showtime 8:30PM
March 1 & 2: Showtime 9:00PM
March 3: Showtime 7:00PM
Tickets start at $55

International sensations Francesco Zingariello, Francesco Paolo Panni and Francesco Malapena perform some of the greatest music of the 20th Century such as: "Imagine", "My Way" and classical favourites such as "O Sole Mio" and "Besame Mucho", accompanied by a 21-piece symphony orchestra live at Fallsview Casino Resort.

Tickets to Matchbox Twenty will be available on Friday, November 16, 2012. Tickets to all other February 2013 shows will be available starting at noon on Friday, November 9 at the Fallsview Casino Box Office (on any show date) or at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-877-833-3110 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. Media organizations interested in photographs of any of the artists performing at Fallsview Casino Resort may obtain them by visiting www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com and clicking on "Media Centre."

Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada and the crown jewel in Niagara's stunning array of wonders.  It features a casino with over 3,000 slot machines and 100 gaming tables, a 374-room luxury hotel, a full-service spa and fitness centre, a 1,500-seat Avalon Theatre, dozens of dining and shopping options and over 30,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.

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