by VICTORIA HENLEY
Featuring veteran performer Greg Stout — who has gained acclaim for headlining performances in the live entertainment mecca of Pigeon Forge, Tenn. at top venues including Country Tonite Theater, Dollywood, Theatre Of the Stars, Smoky Mountain Opry and Smith’s Family Show — the Greg Stout Show is the most exciting and new one-man show to arrive in town. It features chart topping hits from classic rock, pop, gospel and country.
Stationed in the Red Skelton Tribute Theater — which houses Brian Hoffman’s acclaimed, “Remembering Red” (previously spotlighted for Backstage Pass) as well as the high energy Patty Waszak show– The Greg Stout Show is performed in an intimate setting that allows the audience an up close and personal experience with the headlining performer as he guides you on a journey of tunes throughout the decades.
A consummate professional and a quintessential showman, Stout maintains a warm, engaging rapport with the crowd throughout his boisterous and content-laden two hour set. The show highlights all the greatest hits– including a beautiful tribute to songwriting powerhouse, Neil Sedaka (including “Carol” and “Calendar Girl”),the greatest hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and several iconic numbers by The Beatles. The undeniably fun interactive portions of the show including rousing renditions of “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn and “Runaway “ by Del Shannon.
Stout also plays a variety of instruments throughout his debut one-man variety show including the wooden flute (which can be heard in the iconic opening notes of “My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic”), the saxophone and the keyboard. Utilizing wigs and props, which enable him to embody the larger than life personas of several superstars whose chart topping singles he croons (including the legendary Boy George), Stout maintains a charming and comedic demeanor throughout his set, perfectly illustrating that he takes his music quite seriously without taking himself too seriously.
Intriguing information and little known factoids regarding the unique history of the songs in the show, as well as the artists and songwriters who created them, are featured throughout the two-hour set that creates a presentation aesthetic that is, at once, educational and highly entertaining.
Tickets sell out fast to this limited-space one man variety show, so be sure to reserve in advance.
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Victoria Henley writes Backstage Pass for iHeart Radio and CTFashionMag.com