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‘Elvis Lives’ in live multimedia tribute concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 1

‘Elvis Lives’ in live multimedia tribute concert at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 1
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From a press release:

On Stage Touring, LLC, in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc., announced today that the national hit theatrical production “Elvis Lives” will be presented for the first time in Wilkes-Barre at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $39.50, and $49.50, plus fees, are on sale now and available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

“Elvis Lives,” which keeps on capturing the imaginations and interests of fans of all types, including Broadway, concert, and Elvis aficionados, is an unforgettable multimedia 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, backup singers, and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives, which includes an exhibit of life-size images of Elvis’ stage-wear that will be on display in the lobby.

The high-energy show features Ultimate 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 in Detroit 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. We are especially pleased to be playing the historic Detroit Fox Theater for the first time.”

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. The show has been featured on the most popular television networks in the world.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, 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 No. 1 Iconic American Attraction by USA Today and readers.

Columbia Artists Theatricals specializes in the booking and tour management of live performances on a worldwide basis. Founded in 1956 as a subsidiary of Columbia Artists Management, 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 the Voca People.