You'll be amused and touched by the talents of our New Year's Eve 2018 entertainers. DOVE Award winner Gordon Mote brings his signature sound of piano, vocals and touching lyrics to our 12th Annual Party with a Purpose. Master Illusionist Jared Hall will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to look away as he makes audience members float, performs a straight jacket escape, or simply finds your chosen card.
Ohio Star Theater is pleased to host yet another show of wholesome entertainment.
Choose from two December 31 shows: 1pm Matinee or 9pm Evening Show.
Overnight packages are available. Please call our box office at 855-344-7547.
ABOUT GORDON MOTE
Blind since birth, Gordon Mote’s faith provides the foundation for his life and constantly fuels his creative spirit. At age three, Gordon surprised his family on Thanksgiving by sitting down at the piano and miraculously playing “Jesus Loves Me” with both hands. “I was just passionate about music,” states the Attalla, Alabama native. “My music is so eclectic today because I listened to every album I could get my hands on growing up. As kids, my brother (who is also blind) and I traveled and sang in churches of all sizes and denominations.”
As a young man, Gordon became one of the first blind students in the country to be mainstreamed into the public school system and later received a full scholarship to Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama. After three years at JSU, he transferred to Nashville’s Belmont University and graduated with honors. Two days after graduation, Country music legend Lee Greenwood asked Mote to join his band. Since then, he’s toured with Trisha Yearwood, Tanya Tucker, Porter Wagoner, the Gaither Vocal Band, and the long-running Gaither Homecoming Tour.
As a studio musician, Mote’s big break came when Country Music Hall of Fame keyboardist Pig Robbins (who is also blind) was unable to make a session and recommended that Gordon fill in. That particular day, Alan Jackson cut the poignant 9/11 tribute, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?”—the first number one single on which Gordon performed.
Since stepping into the spotlight as a solo artist, Mote has recorded an impressive body of work---three instrumental and seven vocal albums---including the Dove Award-nominated If You Could Hear What I See (2004), Don’t Let Me Miss the Glory (2007), and his acclaimed Christmas collection, The Star Still Shines (2012).
Ironically, part of Mote’s appeal is related to something he can’t fully experience: videos. In addition to his presence on the wildly popular Gaither Homecoming Video Series, Gordon has more than 200 individual video performances that have been viewed more than 3.3 million times on YouTube, the world’s largest music and video platform with over one billion registered users. Several lyric videos from Gordon Mote Sings Hymns and Songs of Inspiration are being released to his growing global fan-base.
What’s old is new again, and both can be found in inspiring abundance in the musical repertoire of Gordon Mote.
ABOUT JARED HALL
Jared uses illusions and comedy to present the gospel of Jesus Christ in relevant, engaging ways. Traveling extensively across the nation, Jared performs his illusions for many conferences, festivals, outreach events, youth camps, and Upward award nights. He has shared the stage with many artists including Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Kristian Stanfill, David Crowder, Third Day, Switchfoot, Jamie Grace, Toby Mac, and Lecrae.
God called Jared to ministry while he was a student in high school in Baytown, Texas. While in school, he began using illusions, comedy, and even mind-blowing stunts to capture the attention of students and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them.
Jared’s opportunities to share his faith through his illusions increased while he attended college; and presently, he is traveling full-time performing over 120 shows a year. The illusions that Jared performs don’t just entertain and capture the attention of audiences, but also serve as great tools to illustrate the message of the Gospel. Paired with his ability to captivate the attention of the audience quickly through humor and exciting illusions, Jared appeals to all ages, denominations, and types of people that attend his shows.
Request Group Rates
How can we help create memories for your group? Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounted ticket rates and one free comp. Contact us to learn about special rates and packages for groups. Email Group Sales or call 855-344-7547.
Good to Know
About Meal Packages: With Buffet/Family-style Meals, the cost shown includes your ticket, meal, beverage, tax and gratuity. Choose to eat at any Amish Country Dutchman Hospitality restaurant — Dutch Valley (Sugarcreek), Der Dutchman (Walnut Creek), or Berlin Farmstead (Berlin).
About Overnight Packages: Choose to stay at any Amish Country Dutchman Hospitality inn —
Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek, Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek or Carlisle Country Inn Berlin. Please contact our group sales staff to arrange an overnight stay at 855-344-7547.
Tickets for the New Year's Eve Party with a purpose are $63 per person. Box Office at 855-344-7547 or book your show tickets at the Ohio Star Theater below. Ticket and Meal combination packages may be purchased also.