If there’s one tour you need to see before you pass from this lil’ blue marble called Earth it’s “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It,” now with dates extending into 2013.
Before you discount William Shatner’s one-man show as just another actor trying to squeeze a few bucks out of an admiring public, you gotta ask yourself: did Bono ever captain a starship? Did Lady Gaga ever walk the streets as a uniformed patrol officer? Did Bruce Springsteen ever work at a prestigious Boston law firm?
Just roles, you say? Just some time spent before cameras spouting lines? Well, maybe. But there is absolutely no doubt Shatner would do those things in real life if he could. For many people Shatner is Captain James T. Kirk, T.J. Hooker and Denny Crane.
And don’t forget about Shatner’s music legacy and his timeless interpretations of The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” and Harry Chapin’s “Taxi.”
Shatner’s 90-minute show features the actor talking about his life and career, not only in film and television, but in music. His 2004 album, Has Been, received critical accolades and he’s much in demand whenever a song needs that certain Shat touch.
Produced by Innovation Arts & Entertainment, new stops for “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” include Pittsburgh (Nov. 29), San Antonio (Jan. 9); Nashville (Jan. 12) and Salt Lake City (Jan. 22). Here’s the routing:
Nov. 8 – Stamford, Conn., Palace Theatre
Nov. 9 – Atlantic City, N.J., Harrah’s Atlantic City
Nov. 10 – Atlantic City, N.J., Harrah’s Atlantic City
Nov. 11 – Easton, Pa., State Theatre Center For The Arts
Nov. 29 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Benedum Center
Nov. 30 – Newport News, Va., Ferguson Center For The Arts
Dec. 2 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Hall
Jan. 4 – Aurora, Ill., Paramount Theatre
Jan. 6 – Galveston, Texas, Grand Opera House
Jan. 7 – Orange, Texas, Lutcher Theatre
Jan. 9 – San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre
Jan. 10 – Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre
Jan. 12 – Nashville, Tenn., Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Jan. 13 – Atlanta, Ga., Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Jan. 17 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Segerstrom Center For The Arts
Jan. 18 – Santa Barbara, Calif., Arlington Theatre
Jan. 19 – San Luis Obispo, Calif., Performing Arts Center
Jan. 20 – Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Arts Center
Jan. 22 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Kingsbury Hall
Jan. 24 – East Lansing, Mich., Wharton Center For Performing Arts
Jan. 26 – Lincoln, Neb., Lied Center
Some shows are already on sale. Beam over to ShatnersWorld.com for more information.