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.
- One G-Pass to see Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis
- When: Thursday, August 22, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $13 for the balcony (up to a $27.55 value)
- $19 for the orchestra or mezzanine (up to a $38.05 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis
Chris MacDonald performing "Suspicious Minds"
Ever since The King officially left the building in 1977, imitators have popped up like dandelions to fill the throne. But few sport the credentials of Chris MacDonald. Aside from singing in Elvis' legendary backup group The Jordanaires and touring on the popular Legends in Concert revue, MacDonald has the biggest trump card of all: the stamp of approval from Elvis Presley Enterprises. He played Graceland's Heartbreak Hotel for seven consecutive years, has consistently held down the fort at Elvis Week, and now takes his show on the road with Memories of Elvis. During a spectacle featuring dancers, a fully loaded backup band, and a French farce's supply of costume changes, MacDonald naturally channels every era of Elvis without having to ham it up or hang out with Richard Nixon.
Bergen Performing Arts Center
In 2004—on a mission to bolster its community’s wellspring of creativity and education—the nonprofit Bergen Performing Arts Center took over the former John Harms Center, an art-deco-style movie and vaudeville palace built in 1922. Today, in the same antique theater where Frank Capra screened his first car chase, the venue hosts 150 yearly events that bring dance, music, and theatrical productions to an estimated 250,000 annual audience members. Networks such as HBO, PBS, and MTV all have filmed international broadcasts on the stage, which has seen the likes of Diana Krall, Heart, and ZZ Top.