Elvis Lives to Play Peoria
Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:15 A.M.
For Immediate Release
“THE ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST EVENT”
Tickets Go On Sale Monday, November 24
(PEORIA, IL–) — On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE), is proud to announce the national hit theatrical Elvis Lives will be presented for the first time in Peoria at the SMG managed Peoria Civic Center Theater on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
Tickets ($35, $45, $55 and $65) go on sale Monday, November 24 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, the Peoria Civic Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 1(800)745-3000.
Elvis Lives, which keeps on capturing the imaginations and interests of fans of all types including Broadway, concert and Elvis aficionados, is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life featuring winners from Elvis Presley Enterprises' annual worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, each representing Elvis during different stages in his career. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives.
The high-energy show features Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winners, Bill Cherry, Dean Z and Jay Dupuis, 2009, 2013 and 2014 respectively, as the principle cast for the winter/spring production of Elvis Lives.
“We are very pleased that Elvis Lives continues to delight audiences all over the nation and that Elvis fans will be given the opportunity to see these talented entertainers. We hope to see winners from the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest starring in Elvis Lives for years to come,” said Kevin Kern, Director of Public Relations for EPE.
“We are excited to be working with some of the most exceptional tribute artists in the world. These talented performers really capture the spirit of the King of Rock N’ Roll while evoking the sensation of being there with Elvis as he journeys through his musical career,” stated Elliot Ordower, Producer for On Stage Touring. “Elvis Lives is truly a dynamic and family friendly production.”
American Express cardmembers receive access to American Express Seating. Preferred Seating is also available to eligible Cardmembers.
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 31st 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 25 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, SC; Branson, MO; Waikiki Beach, HI; on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), CN. The show has 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), based in Memphis, manages the operations of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, its related exhibits and attractions, including the Heartbreak Hotel, as well as the Graceland archives, featuring thousands of artifacts from Elvis’ home and career. EPE also produces and licenses Elvis themed live events, tours and attractions worldwide. Graceland is music’s most important and beloved landmark, with hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world visiting the famous home each year. In 2013, Graceland was voted the #1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and 10Best.com readers. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.graceland.com.
About Columbia Artists Theatricals
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, STOMP, TAP DOGS and VOCA PEOPLE.
Domestically, CAT has represented numerous productions from a distinguished list of producers and production companies including: NAMCO, Nederlander 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 the Peoria Civic Center
The Peoria Civic Center, an SMG managed facility, is an entertainment and convention venue that contributes significantly to the economic impact on the downtown Peoria area. For the most up-to-date event information, please check us out on the web at www.PeoriaCivicCenter.com.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Solider Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 130 accounts worldwide.
SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 130 facilities worldwide.
The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR’s commitment to farm to table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market. To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com
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