KGLO Presents Elvis Lives
KGLO proudly presents the sixth annual ELVIS LIVES theatrical tour at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. This presentation is part of the 2016-2017 Performing Arts and Leadership Series. The multi-media live musical is a co-production of On Stage Touring’s Legends in Concert division and producing partner Elvis Presley’s Graceland®.
ELVIS LIVES is a journey across Elvis’ life featuring winners and finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprise’s (EPE) annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest™, each representing Elvis during different stages of his career. The tour marks the third time in the production’s six-year history that all three Elvis tribute artists are top winners of the contest. Bill Cherry, Dean Z and Jay Dupuis from 2009, 2013 and 2014 have reunited as the featured touring cast of ELVIS LIVES during the initial leg of the 2017 tour. They will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist. The upcoming tour will see more songs added to the set list, including “Return to Sender,” “Bossa Nova,” and more.
As a co-producer of the tour, Graceland is providing rarely seen restored video and photo assets from its Graceland Archives to enhance the production. The 2017 tour will feature new media direct from Graceland, never before seen on an ELVIS LIVES tour. Fans can expect to see new material and Elvis memorabilia provided by Graceland in the ELVIS LIVES lobby display at each performance.
“The partnership between Legends in Concert and Graceland provides the only authentic touring showcase of Elvis tribute artists for fans who want to experience the music and live performance charisma of one of the most popular and beloved recording artists in history,” said Elliot Ordower, Producer of ELVIS LIVES for On Stage Touring. “Our thriving production showcases each performer portraying Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years; so it is a unique and complete musical package.”
“We are very pleased that ELVIS LIVES continues to delight audiences and that more Elvis fans will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers in the tour’s expanded markets,” said Gary Hahn, Vice President of Marketing and Media for Elvis Presley Enterprises and Graceland. “We are especially happy that we will be able to include many new, enhanced elements to the production for the audience’s enjoyment. ELVIS LIVES is the only Graceland authorized touring co-production featuring Elvis tribute artists.”
To learn more about the ELVIS LIVES tour watch a video at www.niacc.edu/palvideos.
For tickets to the show, call the NIACC Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.niacc.edu/boxoffice.
Platinum sponsors for the 2016-2017 Performing Arts and Leadership Series include Samuel & Patricia Congello, First Citizens National Bank, Elizabeth Muse Norris Foundation, Mercy Medical Center of North Iowa, and Principal Financial Group.
Gold sponsors include Dr. Dave and Cathy Beck, First State Bank Belmond, Globe Gazette, Mason City Clinic, Dean Genth & Dr. Gary Swenson, Dr. Bryan & Alicia Navarette, Henkel Construction Company, Sukup, Historic Park Inn, North Iowa Eye Clinic P.C., Petro Blend, Stratford Foundation, Arts Midwest Touring Fund, Holiday Inn Express, KIMT, KGLO, and North Iowa Broadcasting.