By SALINA POST
Shaun Cassidy and Kathleen Madigan are coming to the Stiefel Theatre.
The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 16 in the historic Stiefel Theatre, 151 S. Santa Fe Avenue.
Tickets start at $49 and are now on sale. To buy tickets online go only to the official Stiefel website at: www.stiefeltheatre.org. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the walk-up Stiefel box office, which is open noon-5 p.m. Monday through Friday in person or by phone at 785-827-1998. Please check the Stiefel website for current COVID policies.
Performer information from the Stiefel Theatre
Shaun Cassidy is an American writer, producer, actor and singer. After making his name as a performer, Cassidy went on to create, write, and/or produce a number of critically acclaimed television series including AMERICAN GOTHIC (produced with Sam Raimi), ROAR (starring a then unknown Heath Ledger), COLD CASE, COVER ME, THE AGENCY, BLUE BLOODS, INVASION, and EMERALD CITY. Cassidy currently serves as executive producer and writer for the hit NBC series NEW AMSTERDAM.
The son of Tony award winning actor Jack Cassidy and Academy award winner Shirley Jones (and half-brother of the late singer/actor David Cassidy), Shaun grew up in Los Angeles and New York City. While still in high school, he signed a contract with Warner Brothers records. This led to three multi-platinum albums and numerous top ten hits including “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “That’s Rock n’ Roll”, “Hey Deanie”, and “Do You Believe In Magic?” Cassidy received a Grammy nomination for his efforts and performed at every major arena in the country including Houston’s Astrodome and New York’s Madison Square Garden. Almost concurrently, he starred in the ABC television series THE HARDY BOYS MYSTERIES.
While appearing on Broadway in the hit musical BLOOD BROTHERS, Shaun wrote his first television pilot, AMERICAN GOTHIC. When the show debuted, The New York Times called it “The most original new show of the season.” In 2019, Cassidy took his self-penned music and storytelling show, THE MAGIC OF A MIDNIGHT SKY, to the stage. He played to SRO crowds nationwide, and last year, in collaboration with No Kid Hungry, he successfully introduced a collection of fine wines, MY FIRST CRUSH, which donates two dollars per bottle to feed hungry children nationwide.
Currently working under an exclusive long term development deal with NBC/Universal television, Shaun makes his home in the wine country of Santa Barbara with his wife, Tracey, their four children, and more animals than he can count.
Comedian Kathleen Madigan’s 32-year comedy career is showing no signs of slowing down. Madigan has been touring 250 nights a year on the road and has risen from performing in comedy clubs to performing in marquee theaters with sold out shows. She’s squeezed in over 40 appearances on late night talk shows and multiple comedy specials airing on Netflix, Comedy Central and HBO. She also recently joined Jerry Seinfeld on his Netflix show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and made the most of the pandemic by launching a podcast, “Madigan’s Pubcast,” on all streaming outlets. Her most recent special “Bothering Jesus” is her fifth hour long standup special and will be her third special to be available on NETFLIX. Her album of the “Bothering Jesus” special, was the highest selling comedy album and most played comedy album on streaming services since 2014.
Madigan has performed internationally at festivals in theaters in Ireland, England, Hong Kong, Australia and has filmed seven Montreal Gala Shows at the Montreal Comedy Festival for CBC TV. She also has joined numerous USO trips to entertain troops around the globe, including Iraq and Afghanistan. She’s won the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian” and the Phyllis Diller award for “Best Female Comedian.” She has written and produced for Lewis Black’s “Root of All Evil” on Comedy Central and done multiple USO tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The USO shows are the best. Trust me, no crowd is as appreciative and fired up to see any entertainer. I’m glad I have the chance because God knows I don’t wanna have to do their job!”
Madigan is an advocate and fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and Autism.