After more than five months and $2 million in renovations, the new Legends in Concert theater near Broadway at the Beach will open tonight.
"The opening of our new state-of-the-art theater marks the most exciting day in our 15-year history on the Grand Strand,” said Chris Beattie, regional general manager for Legends in Concert. “With our unparalleled theater amenities, newest and most intimate venue, and a cast full of tribute artists who are recognized as the best in the business, we are ready to re-open in a very big way.”
The first set of tribute artists will perform through May 21.
The lineup will include Elvis, portrayed by Victor Trevino Jr.; Michael Jackson, portrayed by William Hall; Dolly Parton, portrayed by Sandy Anderson; Little Richard, portrayed by Garry Moore; The Blues Brothers, portrayed by Eric Martin and Carmen Romano; and Jay Leno, portrayed by Marcel Forestieri. The Jay Leno tribute artist will be making a limited special appearance through April 16.
On Stage Entertainment COO Brian Brigner also announced today that Tom Jones, portrayed by Steve McCoy, will take the place of Leno when his run concludes, and remain with the cast through May 21. McCoy comes out of the Legends in Concert theater in Las Vegas, where he has received two decades of rave reviews for his impersonation of the legendary Welshman.
Here are some basic details on the show. Check back soon for a full story on the theater’s opening from our collegaues at the Myrtle Beach Herald.
If you go
Where | Broadway at the Beach, next to Planet Hollywood
When | Mon.-Sat.; Shows at 8 p.m. each night with 2 p.m. matinees on Tuesdays.
Cost | For adults, $37.95-$52.95. For children, $14.95-$24.95. Local discounts available.
More info | Each show features at least five A-list tribute artists, with a rotating roster of performers tailored to each season. Call 843-238-7827 or visit www.legendsinconcert.com for details.
By The Numbers
2 million | Legends in Concert has entertained more than 2 million people in the Myrtle Beach area.
16,000 | The new Legends in Concert theater is 16,000 sq. ft. and features 600 seats, a projected stage; state-of-the-art production lighting; side stage monitors; and programmable colored LED lighting in the lobby.
1,000 | Legends in Concert receives more than 1,000 video/audio submissions a year to appear in the show, with only 2 percent ever making it to the Legends stage.
123 | During its run in the Myrtle Beach area, 123 celebrities have been impersonated in addition to Elvis Presley and the Blues Brothers who appear regularly.
17 | The most impersonated act has been the legendary King of Rock n' Roll with 17 different performers paying tribute to Elvis.
4 | Stacy Whitton Summers, who has worked at the Myrtle Beach location, can transform and perform as four different entertainers: Shania Twain, Marilyn Monroe, Gretchen Wilson and Martina McBride.