FL: On Wed. Jan.18 @ 8 PM it’s the
Ultimate Elvis Birthday Bash with two of
the most superb Elvis entertainers on the planet, and on Thurs.
Jan 19 @ 8 PM rock out to some of your all-time favorite
hits with the great voices of Richard Nader’s
Doo Wop including Charlie Thomas
and The Drifters, Barbara Harris of The Toys,
Scot Bruce and Mike
Albert team up to bring you the most riveting tribute
to the 'King of Rock & Roll' that you won't soon forget
in The Ultimate Elvis Birthday Bash. Scot
Bruce performs as Elvis,
the way we remember him during his early career, followed
by Mike Albert, who is superb as Elvis in
his Vegas years. Mike Albert's "Ultimate
Tribute" show has become known worldwide for the respectful
portrayal of the late Elvis Presley—Mike even appeared
as Elvis on the Oprah Winfrey’s show. Scot Bruce’s
uncanny resemblance to the young “King” (and his
ability to sing, strum a guitar, and swivel his hips), has
led to appearances as Elvis in music videos with Faith
Hill and Sheryl Crow, the California
Lottery “Elvis” ad campaign, and in several successful
productions of Idols of the King, including
the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Recently, he had the honor of performing with the legendary
Jordanaires (Elvis’ original backup singers). If you
saw the True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood on E!
Entertainment Network, that was Scot playing Elvis in
the recreation scenes. Together, they recreate the electrifying
musical excitement of the King, in a live, biographical concert.
This is one show guaranteed to have ALL SHOOK UP!
Richard Nader’s Doo Wop Rock
and Roll Show features five unforgettable groups.
Charlie Thomas and the Drifters sing hits
like Under the Boardwalk and This Magic Moment;
Barbara Harris of The Toys
is known for Attack and A Lover’s Concerto;
Tommy Mara, new leader of The Crests
sings 16 Candles; George Galfo’s Mystics
take on Hushabye and Don’t Take the Stars,
and The Vogues belt out You’re
the One, The Land of Milk and Honey; and so
Ultimate Elvis Birthday Bash, Wed.
Jan.18 @ 8 PM, ticket prices range from $10-$45.
Richard Nader’s Doo Wop, Thurs. Jan 19 @ 8 PM,
ticket prices range from $10-$60. Sponsored by Wilde
Lexus of Sarasota.
For more information and to buy tickets, contact the Van Wezel
Box office at (941) 953- 3368 or log onto www.vanwezel.org