Prince, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele, Olivia Newton-John
Long-running Las Vegas show comes to Crown
The original, largest and widely regarded as the world’s greatest live celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert, is coming to The Palms at Crown Melbourne in January 2017.
Direct from Las Vegas, this internationally acclaimed production takes audiences on an electrifying journey through the songbooks of some of music’s legendary singers with world-renowned tribute artists, a live band, talented singers and dancers, lavish multimedia theatrical sets and authentic costumes.
The Legends in Concert tribute artists will sing with pitch-perfect live vocals on The Palms stage at Crown Melbourne as they portray Prince, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Adele and, for the first time, Olivia Newton-John.
Acclaimed American singer Kelly Smith is performing as Olivia Newton-John and was chosen by the former Melburnian herself in a worldwide “You’re the One That I Want” contest held last year. Smith joins the Legends in Concert cast as the first tribute artist to portray Newton-John.
Aspiring performers were encouraged to submit a video of themselves singing a classic Newton-John song from any era and be dressed as the Grammy award-winning singer.
Smith, who had previously performed in a Legends in Concert’s productions as a tribute to icon Cher, was one of two contest winners and she will join the cast in Melbourne at The Palms following rehearsals at Legends in Concert’s headquarters in Las Vegas and appearing in an engagement later this year at one of their American theatres.
Newton-John has also been performing in Las Vegas over the past several years as part of her residency show “Summer Nights” at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, where she shares the showroom with Legends in Concert’s Las Vegas year-round production.
Legends in Concert made its Las Vegas debut in 1983 as an initial six-week engagement at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino. It is the longest-running show in Las Vegas’ history with its flagship show at the historic Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
It has been over 15 years since the show has toured to Crown Melbourne, but Legends in Concert travels constantly around the world with thousands of annual performances on cruise ships, numerous theatres and casino showrooms. Legends in Concert has entertained over 30 million fans over the past 33 years.
The tribute artists performing in Melbourne at Crown’s The Palms showroom cross a dynamic spectrum of music. The performers not only look like the stars they portray, they use only their natural voices to pay homage to their iconic music counterpart.
Performers at Legends in Concert at The Palms include David Brighton (pictured right) as David Bowie and Frank Moore (pictured below right) as Prince.
Brighton has been performing in live concerts and making radio and television appearances worldwide as a celebrity look-alike/sound-alike since 1994. He is considered the world’s best David Bowie tribute artist, and is one of the most entertaining performers to hit the stage.
And audiences shriek in disbelief at Moore’s uncanny accuracy and Prince-like energy as he performs Prince favourites including Purple Rain, I Would Die 4 U and Baby I’m a Star.
Fronting his own band in high school, strangers told him he looked like Prince. Eventually, he started doing impressions of Prince in local contests. Audience response was incredible and Frank began perfecting Prince’s iconic live vocal ability.
The other featured cast members portraying Elvis, Michael Jackson, Adele and Madonna are also regarded as the very best in the world. All were carefully selected to help insure Legends in Concert’s long awaited return to Crown Melbourne will be an unforgettable experience while performances take place during an the especially festive time of year with the Australian Open tennis tournament underway.
Tickets to Legends in Concert in Melbourne are now on sale for performances in January 2017.
Legends in Concert
||January 18-29, 2017
||Jan 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 – 8pm
Jan 20, 27 – 7.30pm
Sat 21 and Sat 28 – 2pm and 7.30pm
Sun 22 – 1.30 pm
Sun 29 – 7pm
||The Palms at Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
||on sale now from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136100
||$79.90, plus booking fee