Elvis fever hits Hudson starting tonight
Award winning impersonator bringing King to life
TElvis mania will sweep the region starting tonight when The Hudson Village Theatre debuts Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories.
he Canadian C2 Entertainment touring show that will run from June 18 to 29, stars Roy Leblanc, winner of the Las Vegas 2003 World’s Best Elvis Competition, and Chris McHarge as Colonel Tom Parker.
The two-hour show covering more than 45 Elvis songs is said to be an energetic homage to the music legend.
Reviewers have praised Leblanc’s portrayal of Presley. “Leblanc IS Elvis Presley... Leblanc brings more than the voice and the mannerisms. He is the heart and soul that endeared millions of fans that remain loyal to this day,” Eric Bunnell of the Times-Journal wrote.
The tribute show featuring more than a dozen costume changes covers Presley’s meteoric rise to fame and is told through the eyes of Colonel Tom Parker, the King’s lifelong business manager, played in the show by director and co-creator Chris McHarge.
The retrospective covers Elvis’s career including his early days at Sun Records, the RCA Victor years and his stint in the army. Elvis’s many Hollywood films, as well as the unplugged, leather-clad comeback, and his Vegas spectacles.
The show run opening tonight will include matinee and evening performances. The Hudson Village Theatre is situated at 28 Wharf Rd. For show times or tickets, call the box office at 450 458-5361, or go to www.villagetheatre.ca.
Blue Suede Shoes: The King, The Colonel, The Memories will open tonight at the Hudson Village Theatre and run until June 29.