ELVIS LIVES at the Peabody Auditorium March 30, 2012

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On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., announced today an expanded tour schedule for the new theatrical concert experience ELVIS LIVES "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Event."  

 The show will be in St. Louis, MO on March 30th, 2012 at the Peabody Opera House. The addition of eight new engagements brings the upcoming tour to 29 markets, with planning for the next tour season already underway.  Due to the strong demand for tickets to the current tour and from many new markets eager to host a future engagement of ELVIS LIVES, On Stage has retained Columbia Artists Theatricals to further develop and expand the market for the tour.

Capitalizing on the rave reviews of its initial debut as "The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Tour" in 2010, the touring production has been enhanced to capture the imaginations and interests of all types of fans including Broadway, concert and Elvis aficionados.    The nationwide tour kicks off in Morganton, N.C., on January 14.  Subscription and single tickets are now on sale for all tour engagements. For more information visit: www.ELVISLIVESTOUR.com.

ELVIS LIVES is a multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life featuring four finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.  The cast members include Bill Cherry, Ben Klein, Kevin Mills and Victor Trevino, Jr., each representing Elvis during different stages in his career.  The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers, dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives.  

 "We are delighted with the response received thus far for the upcoming tour cycle.  Retaining Columbia Artists Theatricals as our booking agency will strengthen the tour's future success, and we are thrilled to have four of the top Elvis Tribute Artists in the world featured in our cast," said Brian Brigner, Chief Operating Officer of On Stage Touring, the tour's producers.   "The production showcases each performer portraying Elvis in one of four eras: the 1950s, 1960s, his movie career and his concert years, so it is the complete musical package.

"We are excited that the tour is being expanded to give even more Elvis fans the opportunity to see these talented entertainers.  It's great to see four of the finalists from The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest starring in ELVIS LIVES," said Scott Williams, Vice President of Marketing for Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

"We have been following the booking and the buzz about ELVIS LIVES for some time," said Gary McAvay, President of Columbia Artists Theatricals.  "CAT is very pleased to have been selected to represent this exciting new project and looks forward to adding new markets as well as developing a 'repeat engagement' cycle for those markets that are currently scheduled.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ford Box Office at Scottrade Center, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at ticketmaster.com. There is a facility fee on all tickets purchased at all locations, including at the Scottrade Center Box Office. Additional Ticketmaster service charges and handling fees apply to all tickets purchased through Ticketmaster outlets, by phone or online. For disabled seating, call 314-622-5420.

Following is the updated itinerary for upcoming ELVIS LIVES tour cycle. Additional dates will for the next cycle of the tour be announced in the near future.

 January 14    Morganton, NC                                 February 1,   Columbia, MO

January 15    Atlanta, GA                                        February 2    Lawrence, KS

January 16     Chattanooga TN                               February 4    Rosemont, IL

January 17     Greensboro, NC                                February 6    Sioux City, IA

January 19    Lafayette, LA                                     February 7    Cedar Falls, IA

January 20    Dallas, TX                                          February 8    St. Louis, MO

January 21    Texarkana, TX                                   February 9    Lexington, KY          

January 23    West Palm Beach, FL                         February 10  Clinton Township, MI

January 25    Fort Pierce, FL                                   February 11  Lima, OH

January 26    Lakeland, FL                                      February 12  Champaign, IL

January 28    Jacksonville, FL                                  February 15  Great Falls, MT

January 29    Pensacola, FL                                    February 16  Idaho Falls, ID

January 30    Little Rock, AR                                   February 17  Billings, MT

January 31    Broken Arrow, OK                             February 18  Bozeman, MT

February 19  Casper, WY

Additional information about the Elvis Lives tour may be found at: http://www.elvislivestour.com/

Columbia Artists Theatricals (CAT) specializes in the booking and tour management of live performances on a worldwide basis.  Founded in 1956, as a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management (CAMI), the company developed and expanded The Broadway Theatre League,  which presented Broadway subscription series in over 125 cities in the United States.  Today, working in conjunction with artists, producers, production companies and management agencies, CAT brings performances to over 450 cities around the world.

Currently, CAT's roster includes:  A CHORUS LINE, Blue Man Group, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story, CATS, CHICAGO, Twyla Tharp's and Frank Sinatra's COME FLY AWAY, ELLA: The Ella Fitzgerald Musical, The World Tour of FELA, HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD, the pre-Broadway tour of Frank Wildhorn's JEKYLL and HYDE, PORGYAND BESS, STOMP, TAP DOGS, VOCA PEOPLE and THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Domestically, CAT has represented numerous productions from a distinguished list of producers and production companies including: NAMCO,  Netherlander Productions, NETworks,  The Really Useful Company, The Shubert Organization, Columbia Artists Management, and Troika Entertainment.  CAT has also toured the productions of The Abbey Theatre, The Market Theatre of Johannesburg, The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company.  For more information visit:  www.columbiaartiststheatricals.com

About On Stage Touring, LLC

On Stage Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates On Stage Touring, producers of ELVIS LIVES and Legends in Concert.  Celebrating its 28th year, Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world's greatest celebrity tribute artists. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert has been performed throughout the United States, and has traveled to 18 countries on five continents, including Japan, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Australia, China, Brazil, Spain, and England, entertaining more than 20 million fans. On Stage Entertainment operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of Legends in Concert throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, Legends is presented year-round in numerous cities including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Branson, Mo., Atlantic City NJ., Waikiki Beach, HI, on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), Conn. The show has also been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.

 For more information on Legends in Concert or On Stage Entertainment, visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

About Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.elvis.com. EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc. (www.ckx.com.)

 

 

 

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Chris Gibson Chris has been active in the local theatre scene for over 30 years. In addition to his acting work, he's also contributed as a director, writer and composer. Though, initially a film buff, he grew tired of the sanitized, PG-13 rated blockbusters that were being continually shoved down his throat by the studios. An opportunity to review theatre in St. Louis has grown exponentially with the sudden explosion of venues and talent in the region. He now finds himself obsessed with witnessing those precious, electric moments that can only happen live, on stage.


 
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