Six decades after Elvis Presley first walked into Sun Studios in Memphis as a teenage truck driver, the story of ‘The King’ is being brought to life on stages across the UK in the form of an outstanding musical production.
‘The Elvis Years,’ which comes to the Corn Exchange in Ipswich on Friday 7th November, is an authentic concert production of the highly acclaimed West End musical ‘Jailhouse Rock’ featuring original Elvis star Mario Kombou and his incredible band.
The energetic show is a complete theatrical experience that transports the audience on a musical and emotional journey featuring the highs and lows of Elvis’s life – including the Grand Ole Opry, the ‘Louisiana Hayride’, the death of his beloved mother, his time in the army, the Hollywood movie years, the ‘68 Comeback Special and the incomparable ‘Las Vegas’ concerts.
Actor and singer Mario Kombou has been performing as Elvis for over 20 years. He says, “The show tells the incredible story of how a poor boy from Tupelo, Mississippi went on to become the greatest musical icon the world has seen… and will ever see. It portrays the most iconic moments of Elvis’s career and sets the scene of the different musical and social eras – taking the audience right back in time.”
With a world class cast, authentic costumes and rare film footage, The Elvis Years features more than 50 of the King’s greatest hits including ‘Hound Dog’, ‘It’s Now or Never’, ‘Just Can’t Help Believing’, ‘That’s Alright Mama’, ‘The Wonder Of You,’ ‘Suspicious Minds’ ‘American Trilogy’ and many more, as well as the lesser known tracks such as ‘Rock A Hoola Baby’ and ‘Bossa Nova Baby’.
The two-hour show plays at Corn Exchange in Ipswich on Friday 7th November. Tickets are £21.50 and are available from the Box Office on 01473 433100.