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 their 10 Year-Anniversary Tour having played nearly 300 shows in 40 states from 300-3000-seat venues.
Powerhouse vocalists Lisa Rock (of national touring show Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters) and Melissa Minyard (of Broadway’s original production of Les Misérables) 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 has had an astonishing 50 Top 40 hits. He is ranked as the #1 Adult Contemporary Artist of all time, according to Billboard and R&R Magazines. Broadway National Touring (Fiddler on the Roof) and Recording Artist, MARK SANDERS, brings you a magical and heartfelt night with ONE VOICE: The Music of Barry Manilow. Mark honors this iconic music with his band singing Manilow hit after hit including "Mandy", "I Write the Songs" and "Copacabana". Mark's powerful voice and dynamic stage presence will make you dance, cry and pretty much everything in between.
Hailed as one of the most successful and talented female pop artists, Carole King has carved out an iconic place in music history. 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”, and “You’ve Got a Friend”, from Carole King’s “Tapestry” album, as well as other favorites.
From Les Miserables on Broadway to performances around the world, Melissa Minyard has captured hearts with her amazing voice and intimate connection with her audience. Having starred opposite Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Terrance Mann, Shuler Hensley and more, Melissa’s breathtakingly beautiful voice and compelling storytelling brings the music of Judy Garland to life with a four-piece band.
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, A Carpenters Christmas and featuring “Merry Christmas Darling” and the jazzy “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” it’s a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.