• Class of 59: The Rock & Roll Circus Tour

  • Date:

    Friday 7th June
    8pm
  • PRICE:

    $60.00 - $65.00
  • LOCATION:

    Auditorium
  • RUNNING TIME:

    Approx 2 hrs 10 mins
  • TICKETS:

    Entertainment Centre
    Box Office: 1300 788 503
    Book Now
  • PACKAGES:

    Dinner
  • Category: Music
Class of 59: The Rock & Roll Circus Tour Poster

Happy Days Records presents

Class of 59: The Rock & Roll Circus Tour

FEATURING ELVIS PRESLEY – BUDDY HOLLY – JERRY LEE LEWIS – BILL HALEY – THE BIG BOPPER

The Rock & Roll Circus Tour rolls in to Australia in 2019 featuring a two hour concert production, that assembles a rock and roll band to boot, to celebrate the talent, the hits and the legacies of the original stars of Rock N’ Roll – Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Big Bopper.

Dance with us back to an era when rock and roll influenced and created a social movement for the day’s teenagers… the way you dressed, the hairstyles, the language and the love. Walk along the street and you saw the gals sporting hourglass silhouettes accessorized by gloves and pearls. Bobby socks and bubble gum were everywhere; and the guys with sideburns and slicked back hair sporting the leather jacket and denim jeans… an era where black horned rim brow line glasses became a trend… an era where petrol was so cheap that it fuelled not only the hot rods on the roads but fired up a musical movement that would only be lived for a short while, but would last in the hearts and souls of billions for eternity. It is this era that will be recreated on stage!

Introducing the band…

Scott “Buddy” Cameron is no stranger to portraying Buddy Holly having done so for well over a decade to many a rapturous crowd. Scott is one of the most recognised Buddy Holly performers in the world receiving rave reviews for his portrayal of the 50’s legend in the International smash hit musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story in productions staged from 2005 through to 2009 and, to this day, continues to don the trademark horn-rimmed glasses, the ever so engaging and charismatic figure and a lilting vocal hiccup in many other concert productions. He is recognised by Members of Holly’s own family and the “Peggy Sue” as being the closest thing today to the legend of Holly.

Having been crowned the Ultimate Elvis Presley Tribute at the 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival, Anthony Petrucci has been a keen fan of The King since childhood. At the age of 20, he made his first national television appearance on what was one of the biggest, most prestigious talent contests, Channel 9’s Star Struck. Portraying his idol, Elvis Presley, Anthony captured the hearts of Australian viewers and went on to win the competition allowing him to perform in the world famous Legends In Concert show at the Imperial Palace in fabulous Las Vegas, appearing as the youngest Elvis ever. Anthony also had the opportunity to perform in the birthplace town of Elvis Presley, Tupelo, Mississippi, at the Lyric Theatre.

Hail, hail, rock and roll … we welcome you to step back to the era that created music legends and influenced a formidable culture, paying homage to a catalogue where their songs are timeless, their hits are endless, and their flair is never forgotten. Guaranteeing a foot tapping, head bopping fantastic rock ‘n’ roll show for all, come lose yourself in the show and the music that will have you swinging in the aisles and jiving the night away! Come and take the journey back to the Class of 59!

ELVIS PRESLEY – Launching the rock and roll revolution with his commanding voice and charismatic stage presence, we’ll re-live Presley’s string of hits that captivated and liberated the teenage audience of the 50’s including “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Hound Dog”, “Love Me Tender”, “All Shook Up” and “Jailhouse Rock”.

BUDDY HOLLY – Pioneering Rock and Roll in the 50’s with his trademark horn-rimmed glasses and the ever so engaging and charismatic figure with his vocal hiccup spanning a career that lasted only two short years, but brought with it a wealth of material that made a lasting impact on popular music including “That’ll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh Boy!”, “Maybe Baby” and “Rave On”. 2019 marks 60 years since Holly’s death.

BILL HALEY – Labeled as “the father of rock and roll” and credited by many with first popularizing rock and roll in the early 1950s with his group Bill Haley and the Comets and their hit song “Rock Around The Clock” - an anthem for rebellious fifties youth that changed the face of Rock and Roll – Haley, for most of the Fifties, was a presence on the record charts with hits including “See You Later, Alligator”, “R.O.C.K.”, “The Saints Rock ‘n’ Roll”, “Rip It Up”, “Rudy’s Rock” and “Skinny Minnie”.

JERRY LEE LEWISJerry Lee Lewis came to fame in 1957 and was dubbed the wild man of rock and roll, embodying its most reckless and high-spirited impulses. Jerry Lee Lewis is on such piano-pounding rockers from the late Fifties as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”, “Great Balls of Fire” and “Crazy Arms”.

THE BIG BOPPERJiles Perry “J.P.” Richardson Jr. – also known as The Big Bopper – possessed a rockabilly charisma that made him an early rock and roll standout. Best known for his 1958 “Chantilly Lace”, The Big Bopper perished in a plane crash in a snow-covered Iowa field in 1959 along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

PRICES

Adult: $65.00
Member/Concession: $60.00

TRANSACTION FEES

Counter Sales: no transaction fee
Online Bookings: $2 per transaction
Telephone Bookings: $5.50 per transaction
Postage (if required): $5 per order

ENCORE DINING

Enjoy a delicious pre-show two-course dinner.
Member: $38
Regular: $42
Child (2 - 14): $15.00

Dinner commences at 6pm – please be seated no later than 6.30pm

Dinner bookings for this event will close on 31 May at 2pm

All meals are freshly prepared on site using local suppliers. To assist us in providing you with your preferred menu choice it is essential to place your order by calling the Box Office or emailing us here at least one week prior to the show.

View our 2019 Winter Menu here.

View our Child (U15) Menu here.

For further information, please contact the Box Office on 1300 788 503.

RUNNING TIME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Approximately 2 hrs 10 mins (incl interval)

RECOMMENDED FOR
PG

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