'Elvis Lives' tribute a dream-come-true for King's fans

Bill Cherry performs as Elvis during the stage play “Elvis Lives,” coming to Tallahassee Tuesday.

Bill Cherry performs as Elvis during the stage play “Elvis Lives,” coming to Tallahassee Tuesday.

TALLAHASSEE -- Bill Cherry, winner of the worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, and three of the other five finalists in the contest portray "The King" at various stages of his life in the stage production "Elvis Lives," which is coming to the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center here Tuesday.

Joined by a live backing band, backup singers and dancers, and Ann-Margaret tribute artist Lorri Russo, "Elvis Lives" is the ultimate tribute to the gone but not forgotten king of rock and roll. The multimedia production also includes iconic imagery made available through Elvis's Graceland archives, including stagewear that will be on display in the Civic Center's lobby during the production.

"We are very pleased that Elvis Lives continues to delight audiences all over the nation and that Elvis fans in Tallahassee will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers," Kevin Kern, the director of public relations for Elvis Presley Enterprises, said of the On Stage Touring production.

On Stage officials too lauded "Elvis Lives."

"We are excited to be working with some of the most exceptional tribute artists in the world," Barbara Cooley, executive producer for the production company, said. "The talented performers really capture the spirit of the king of rock and roll while evoking the sensation of being there with Elvis as he journeys through his career.

"'Elvis Lives' is truly a dynamic and family-friendly production."

Tickets for "Elvis Lives," which will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, are on sale at the 505 W. Pensacola St. Civic Center's box office, at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (850) 222-0400 or (800) 322-3602.

Elvis fans who attend the production will have an opportunity to win a Norwegian Cruise Lines seven-day cruise for two in an oceanview stateroom. Information is available at www.elvislivestour.com.


FryarTuk 2 years, 7 months ago

I know it's a big deal to some folks and maybe some jobs are produced in the results. But it's like eating a vegan substitute for filet mignon. It's almost profane to imitate Evis.


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