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.