by VICTORIA HENLEY
Legends in Concert, the most well attended, highly-ranked, and prestigious of all live tribute shows, has been thrilling audiences worldwide with world class tribute artists who look, sound, and move with tremendous likeness to the stars they tribute since its 1983 debut in Las Vegas.
Legends in Concert Myrtle Beach affords guests the opportunity to enjoy a plethora of well, legendary, stars all under one roof during a dynamic, high octane two-hour performance, featuring dazzling costumes, killer vocals and tremendously talented singing dancers.
Featuring a rotating line up of artists spanning a multitude of eras and genres (including Dolly Parton, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Cash, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga), Legends in Concert ensures that fans can enjoy a brand new experience with fresh new content each season!
An ardent fan of the Legends in Concert brand (having previously reviewed and highlighted Rock a Hula in Honolulu, Owa, and Branson locations), I was given the exclusive opportunity to spotlight this award-winning show to provide you with the inside scoop on what to expect during your upcoming visit.
This season’s star-studded cast includes a brilliant line up of the following artists: Alan Jackson (Doug Brewin); Barry White (Jourdan Carroll); The Blues Brothers (Dan Meisner and Kenny Barret); Elvis (Jay Dupuis); and Prince (Isaiah)
The Legends in Concert brand is synonymous with quality, and the Myrtle Beach show certainly does not disappoint with state-of-the-art lighting, a large live band, strikingly unique costume design and a sleek, chic aesthetic that keenly sets the show apart from the rest.
The show opens with Brewin (the picture perfect image of Alan Jackson), who, with an easy going stage presence and buttery smooth country-fried vocals, croons many of the superstar’s most beloved hits, including “Good Time,” “Don’t Rock the Jukebox,” “Chattahoochee,” the poignant love ballad “Remember When” and the laugh out loud farce about a bar room romance gone awry called “ I Don’t Even Know Your Name.”
A heartfelt tribute to the late, great Jimmy Buffet is brought to life with an upbeat performance of the quintessential ode to tropical life, “Its 5 o Clock Somewhere.”
The show continues with Barry White, quite arguably the king of sultry and romantic music, performing beloved classics including an irresistibly charming rendition of the joyous “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”, and “Practice What you Preach,” complete with White’s iconic rendition of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
Next up (fan favorites and principal members of most Legends in Concert productions) The Blues Brothers, bounded onto the stage, flaunting their signature hapless charms and lovably chaotic dance moves. Jake Blues and his brother, Elwood, are introduced by a hilarious video package that proclaims the Blues Brothers have gone rouge enroute to a special appearance at Legends Theater in Myrtle Beach. The performers actively engage the audience members with the Blues Brothers’ signature impish antics, performing rousing renditions of the classic “Soul Man,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” and a dramatic version of the country western song, “Rawhide” (much to Elwood’s delight and Jake’s chagrin). A romping, rousing, and rampaging performance of The Contours’ “Do You Love Me” got the audience on their feet, clapping, jumping, and dancing along to the music.
Prince, brandishing his signature svelte purple suit and inimitable swag drew roaring applause from the crowd with sharp choreography and velvety vocals with unforgettable performances of just a few of his vast array of chart topping smashes, including “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Kiss,” “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” and “I Would Die 4 U.” “1999,” arguably one of Prince’s greatest dance raves, brought the charmed audience to their feet once again, celebrating the relentlessly upbeat and palpable positive energy of this great artist.
The evening’s grand finale, Elvis, was introduced by a video package, edited to show real life footage from Elvis’s plethora of sold out concerts. The King of Rock and Roll, fully encapsulated in movement, sound, and style, soared through the fast paced set of number one singles, including “CC Rider,” “Burning Love,” and Dusty Springfield’s “You Don’t Have to Say you Love Me.” Donning Elvis’s signature turquoise encrusted skin tight “Nudie Suit,” tremendously talented tribute artist Dupuis shakes, gyrates, rattles and rolls his way through the high powered “Jailhouse Rock” and “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” then seamlessly transitioning to the heartfelt “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” “Suspicious Minds,” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
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Special thanks to the wonderful Brian and Sharon for facilitating our visit for this spotlight feature.
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