Reliving ‘ELVIS-1956’ in Unity
Unity — Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Jessi Mallory in “ELVIS-1956” Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.
In 1956, the newly crowned “King of rock ‘n’ roll” appeared in concert 143 times in 79 different cities. Elvis Presley’s commitment to live shows in 1956 helped build the loyal fan base that would be the foundation of his continuous popularity in future years."
“ELVIS-1956” recreates the electrifying magic of that breakout year. From Presley’s meteoric rise to stardom on national television to his wild stage shows, Bangor-based Mallory helps audiences travel back in time as witness, utilizing screen projections, wardrobe changes and lots of rockin' music.
The award-winning Mallory has traveled the country and Canada performing as Elvis. She has been featured on Elvis-related websites, in books and on radio stations; and has had the distinct honor of meeting and working with some of Presley’s friends, co-stars and band members.
Admission to the concert is $15; tickets are available in advance online at uccpa.unity.edu. Next up at UCCPA is John Rush, a college circuit favorite as “the Human iPod” — audience members pick the songs and he performs them. Rush’s show is Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. ($12).
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.