A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Spirit of the King: Elvis Birthday Concert, featuring Steve Connolly, at Berklee Performance Center. For $22, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (marked in lavender) on Saturday, January 12, at 8 p.m. (a $45 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Swiveling his hips in more than 4,000 live performances on the Las Vegas Strip and earning the title of Best Elvis Impersonator from the Las Vegas Review-Journal in 2006 and 2007, Steve Connolly honors the king of rock 'n' roll with a singing and karate-chopping tribute. Connolly channels Presley’s timeless melodies via ouija board, bringing them to life at the acoustically refined Berklee Performance Center. Backed by a live band and harmony vocalists, performances divulge Elvis’ musical history by exploring the tunes, costumes, and more than 300 different lip curls from the artist’s three-decade career. Spanning the decades from his zoot suits and slicked-back hair in the '50s to his sequin-emblazoned jumpsuits in the '70s, spectators relive each multiplatinum hit, including a seated re-creation of the ’68 comeback special.
As an homage to Elvis' blues-heavy roots, the night includes a special appearance by legendary blues recording artist and harmonica guru James Montgomery. Montgomery began his four-decade music career by studying with John Lee Hooker and James Cotton, and has toured with acts including Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, and the Allman Brothers.
Steve Connolly Performs “That’s All Right”
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115