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Elvis Lives-The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event

Posted Jan. 17, 2013

The national hit Elvis Liveswill be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas in New Philadelphia.

"I'm excited to have the national tour of Elvis Lives coming our way and pleased they know our extraordinary venue and wanted to pick us up as a stop on their tour," said Mike Morelli, general manager of the Performing Arts Center. "We've had requests for this show from numerous patrons and it's always great to give our folks what they ask for!"

Tickets for Elvis Lives are $28-$50 and go on sale Jan. 25.  Special pre-sales for Performing Arts Center members and package buyers will take place Jan. 22 and Jan. 24 respectively. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at www.tusc.kent.edu/pac or by calling 330-308-6400. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elvis Lives, which continues to capture the imaginations and interests of fans of all types including Broadway, concert and Elvis aficionados, is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. The show features finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' (EPE) annual worldwide "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest," each representing Elvis during different stages in his career. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives; which includes a new exhibit of life-size images of Elvis' stage-wear, that is on display in every venue.

The high energy show features Ultimate winner Bill Cherry, along with "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest" top finalists Kevin Mills, Leo Days and Ben Klein, as the principle cast for the winter/spring production of Elvis Lives, joined by the professional talent of Lorri Russo as Ann-Margret. 

"We are very pleased that Elvis Lives continues to delight audiences all over the nation and that Elvis fans in New Philadelphia will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers," said Kevin Kern, director of public relations for EPE. "We hope to see finalists from the "Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest" starring in Elvis Lives for years to come."

Barbara Cooley, executive producer for On Stage Touring added, "We are excited to be working with some of the most exceptional tribute artists in the world. These talented performers really capture the spirit of the King of Rock N' Roll while evoking the sensation of being there with Elvis as he journeys through his musical career. Elvis Lives is truly a dynamic and family friendly production."

Free parking is available for all shows at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas, located at 330 University Dr. NE, in New Philadelphia.

 

Media Contact:
Pam Patacca, 330.308.7473
ppatacca@kent.edu
Kent State University at Tuscarawas
Jan.17, 2013