Christopher Kale Jones Channels Bobby Darin At Temple Of Music & Art

Christopher Kale Jones Channels Bobby Darin At Temple Of Music & Art

Christopher Kale Jones, who sang his way into hearts nationwide as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, will embody the dazzling versatility, passionate voice and quiet charm of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Darin in Darin: Bobby's Biggest Hits, Aug. 11-12 at the Temple of Music & Arts, 330 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson.

Tickets go on sale July 13. Ticket prices are $50.00 and can be purchased at the Temple of Music & Art Box Office or online through the Arizona Theatre Company website at www.arizonatheatre.org. Darin: Bobby's Biggest Hits is presented by Artists Lounge Live www.artistsloungelive.com.

Jones, a founding member of the PBS retro-rock sensation Under the Streetlamp and the star of the first national tour of Jersey Boys, will tenderly recount Darin's story of a life lived in the spotlight and lost too soon through classic hits including "Dream Lover," "Mack the Knife" and "Beyond the Sea."

Darin, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor in both film and television, sang songs in a range of genres from jazz, pop, rock and roll to folk, swing and country music. Born on May 14, 1936, he recorded his first million-selling single, "Splish Splash" in 1958. In 1962 he won a Golden Globe Award for his first film, Come September, which co-starred his first wife, Sandra Dee. He died at the age of 37 on Dec. 20, 1973.

Jones, a life-long fan of Darin's music, has also starred as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors opposite his wife, actress Jenna Coker-Jones and as Mercury in Olympus on My Mind, for which he received a Barrymore Award Nomination. Other roles include Ragtime, The King & I, The Wizard of Oz, Aladdin and Peggy Sue Got Married. He has appeared on the television shows Access Hollywood, Extra! and The Tonight Show.

For more information, visit www.arizonatheatre.org. For more information about Jones, visit www.christopherkalejones.com.



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