WED 02 MARCH 2016 – THE ASTOR THEATRE
Direct from the U.S.A comes the Australian Tour of “THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS”, proudly presented by Leslie Hinton and Roy Ortuso. The acclaimed act best described as a celebration of the birth of Rock ‘n Roll in the 1950’s, tracing the music from it’s humble roots in Memphis, Tennessee, to it’s dramatic peak as a worldwide musical and cultural phenomenon. Sun Records was launched by legendary American Producer Sam Phillips and became the launching pad for numerous Rock ‘n Roll Greats, most notably ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS, CARL PERKINS and ROY ORBISON. “THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS” features the talents of four well-known tribute stars performing the greatest hits of Sun Records live and in Concert, mixing witty and interesting dialogue into the mix to create a unique combination that is both engaging, entertaining and informative.
But “THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS” goes the music recorded on the humble Memphis, Tennessee label, and includes unforgettable music from the entire, diverse careers of the music legends, in addition to other great 1950’s Rock ‘n Roll artists. “THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS” features the cast performing unique combinations of duets, group numbers and medleys in order to create a premier 1950’s Rock ‘n Roll experience.
The Cast of “THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS” includes:
BILL CULP as CARL PERKINS
JOE PASSION as JERRY LEE LEWIS
GINO MONOPOLI as ELVIS PRESLEY
ROY LeBLANC as JOHNNY CASH and ROY ORBISON
“THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS” is presented in two-arts. Part One sees Sun Records’ hits from ELVIS PRESLEY, CARL PERKINS, JOHNNY CASH and JERRY LEE LEWIS, and recapping the story of the label. Song highlights include “that’s Alright Mama”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Great Balls Of Fire”. “I Walk The Line” and many others. Part Two sees the expansion of the music to include the latter portion of their careers performing hits from other legendary artists of the 1950’s. Song highlights include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “All Shook Up”, “Ring Of Fire” and medleys from LITTLE RICHARD and CHUCK BERRY, and a surprise appearance from ROY ORBISON. Also featured is an acoustic segment and an a’cappella version of THE EVERLY BROTHERS classic “All I Have To Do Is Dream”.
“THE SUN RECORDS ALL-STARS” captures the music, the imagination, the passion and the magic of the Sun Records’ phenomenon with authenticity – it is destined to be a truly enjoyable entertainment experience.
General Public on Sale: 9am Monday, 7 December 2015
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