Had the music world not lost The King of Rock and Roll back on that dark day in August 1977, Elvis Presley would be 81 years old this summer as the 62nd anniversary draws near when Memphis radio station WHBQ first broadcast ‘That’s Alright Mama.’
To commemorate the event, Return To Grace finds its way onto the Toronto stage for what’s being hailed as ‘the concert of a lifetime.’
Featuring all the chart-toping hits including ‘Jailhouse Rock,’ ‘You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog,’ ‘Teddy Bear’ and ‘Suspicous Minds,’ the show relies on 30 musicians, dancers, and singers to relive the historic events such as the 68’ Comeback Tour and the Aloha Concert in Hawaii.
And while its been said that everyone has a little bit of Elvis in them, this couldn’t be more true in the case of the Milton, Ontario singing sensation who fronts the 2 hour musical salute. His eerie and uncanny resemblance to the recording legend would easily suggest that human cloning may have been secretly underway since the 1970s.
By Grade 4 he knew full well what he wanted to do in life, a dream that was sealed by a high school lip sync competition that set the stage for his future.
It only takes one song in Return To Grace to know why The King’s magic definitively lives on. Steve Michaels tells the TorontoStage.com nation precisely why that is.