Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with the surprisingly deep material of her unabashedly catchy pop music. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock has compiled a moving tribute to the music and life of Carpenter, and brings it to the stage with her 6-piece backing band. Dedicated to re-creating the true sound of The Carpenters, Rock and her band showcase some of the most memorable songs of the 70s including “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and of course “Close to You.” This premiere Carpenters’ show begins has been touring nationally for 10 years, having played nearly 300 shows in 40 states from 300-3000-seat venues.
Powerhouse vocalist Lisa Rock (of national touring show Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters) and her singing partner front a four-piece band and bring your favorite 80s hits back to life. Crimp your hair, put on those stirrup pants and shoulder pads: it’s time to dance and sing along to favorites like Irene Cara’s “Flashdance (What a Feeling),” Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield,” Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” and many more.
Pop icon Barry Manilow had an astonishing 50 Top 40 hits and Billboard Magazine ranks him as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time. Now, Broadway National Touring performer (Fiddler on the Roof) Mark Sanders brings you a magical and heartfelt night as he honors Manilow with powerful renditions of favorites including "Mandy," "I Write the Songs" and "Copacabana." Just like Manilow, Mark is a natural showman and his voice and dynamic stage presence will make you fall in love with these hit songs all over again.
Hailed as one of the most successful and talented female pop artists, Carole King has carved out an iconic place in music history. Singer Tina Naponelli has captured the true essence of Carole King and brings to you a unique and unforgettable tribute experience. Tina’s powerful voice and soulful dedication pay homage to the iconic Queen of Pop. Together, with her bold 5-piece band, they create impressive renditions of “Feel the Earth Move,” “Chains,” “You’ve Got a Friend” and many more Carole King favorites.
Steve and Eydie were arguably the most successful duo of the Golden Era of music. With credit given on over 90 albums, their singing partnership and marriage lasted for more than 55 years. Eydie's powerhouse vocals and Steve's Sinatra-esque stylings were only matched by their multiple Emmy, Grammy and Las Vegas "Entertainer of the Year" awards. Performers Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore pay tribute to these superstars with the intimate chemistry of two singers connected at the heart, with all the glitz and glamour that made Steve & Eydie the toast of Las Vegas.
While The Carpenters are known for over a dozen chart topping hits, they also won over their fans with their Christmas celebrations. Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her 6-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters’ holiday traditions alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage. Based on the music of The Carpenters’ two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, this fun and heart-warming show features “Merry Christmas Darling” and the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” It’s a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.