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Local Dancer Brings Aerial Act to Capitol Theatre

Megan Wilson and Andy Parrish will bring their stunning aerial artistry to the Capitol Theatre on Saturday for two performances in Wheeling. Proceeds for the Duo Quintessence shows benefit the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.

WHEELING — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary present two special fundraising performances of Duo Quintessence, featuring aerial artist and Wheeling native Megan Wilson and her husband, Andy Parrish. The event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 15, with performances at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling.

Hailing from opposite sides of the Atlantic, Wilson and Parrish met in 2011 and have since become not only husband and wife, but also leading headline entertainers. With a shared passion for both performing and each other, they have now established themselves as a professional aerial and adage couple, Duo Quintessence. As their name implies, the show they have created together is truly the epitome of “WOW” entertainment.

Beginning their performance careers as dancers, they have utilized their diverse training and musicality to distinguish themselves from other similar acts. Their cirque-style production showcases unbelievable feats of strength and flexibility expertly interwoven with elegant displays of artistic choreography. In addition to mesmerizing theatergoers with their amazing acrobatic and aerial talents, their show further captivates their viewers by offering a behind-the-scenes glance into the creative process and the opportunity to share in their beautiful love story. The result is a stunningly visual and unique production and is sure to bring audiences of all ages and backgrounds jumping to their feet.

“We are so excited for this opportunity to share our production with my hometown and hope all of you will come out to pack the house in a grand show of support for the both the Symphony and the arts,” Wilson said.

Tickets for the matinee performance include a meet-and-greet with the performers, plus a cookie and punch social immediately following the performance in the Capitol Theatre Ballroom. Tickets for the evening performance include a meet-and-greet with the performers, plus a champagne and dessert social immediately following the performance in the Capitol Theatre Ballroom.

Tickets to Duo Quintessence can be purchased online at wheelingsymphony.com, by phone at (304) 232-6191, via email at boxoffice@wheelingsymphony.com or in person at the box office, located at 1025 Main St., Suite 811, Wheeling. Students can purchase tickets to either show at a discounted rate.

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