Camelot Theatre, where Broadway meets Talent, opens the second “Spotlight On” performance for 2015 with “Spotlight On Sir Elton John.” Spotlights are a Camelot exclusive featuring a little biography and a lot of music. If you were fortunate to attend the sold out performances for “Spotlight On Roy Orbison” last January you know what a great live music event these shows are. Get your tickets early; this is sure to sell out too.
Sir Elton John’s musical career has now spanned six decades. With Lyricist Bernie Taupin, he has created some of the most memorable songs in music history, such as “Crocodile Rock,” ”Saturday’s Alright For Fighting,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Rocket Man” and his tribute song to Marilyn Monroe, and later Princess Diana, “Candle in the Wind.” A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors, Elton John continues to entertain his millions of fans all over the world. His charitable contributions to society have also not gone unnoticed, having raised more than $200 million in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In 1996, he was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire and received his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for services to music and charitable services. Elton John has had over 50 Top 40 hits, including nine that landed at number one. Between 1970 and 2000, he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100 each year. He has sold more than 300 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists to ever walk the planet.
Starring Kurt Bernhardt, with Narration by Shirley Patton, back-up vocals by Brianna Gowland and Renee Hewitt, and the Camelot Spotlight Orchestra; Lori Calhoun, Steve Fain, Brent Norton, Steve Sutfin and John Taylor, “Spotlight On Sir Elton John” opens Thursday, June 4th (Preview) for 8 performances thru Sunday June 14, 2015. Thursday – Saturday @ 8PM and Sunday Matinee @ 2PM. Tickets are $26 ($22 for the Preview Performance on 6/4).
For reservations call the Box Office (541) 535-5250, or purchase tickets online, www.Camelottheatre.org.
Coming up next…Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”, June 24 – August 2, 2015.