Legends of Palm Springs presented at the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert
LEGENDS OF PALM SPRINGS
7 p.m., Thursday, January 27
The McCallum Theater presents the return of Palm Springs Legends, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 27. The show is back by popular demand as the legendary stars who made Palm Springs the place to be gather on stage at the McCallum Theater. Yes, they’re tribute artists, but they definitely sound real, and they’re backed by the swingin’ Legends Orchestra!
Sebastian Anzaldo as Frank Sinatra
Originally from Omaha, Neb., Sebastian Anzaldo grew up in a family of musicians: his father was a saxophonist and later a talent agent; her mother was a singer. He started playing drums and singing when he was 11 years old. Anzaldo’s passion for jazz led him to New York, thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts. The following year he traveled to Los Angeles, where he played professionally for 14 years, before moving to Las Vegas, where he discovered his talent for making “Frank”. When word hit that there was a new “president” in town, he got the call to star in The Tribute to the Rat Pack on the Las Vegas Strip. This led to six years on the French Riviera co-headlining Barbra & Frank, The Concert That Never Was. Anzaldo debuted his Sinatra tribute on national television in 2007 on ABC’s The Next Best Thing, where he came second to none other than Elvis!
Andy DiMino as Dean Martin
Growing up in Southern California, Andy DiMino played in high school rock bands that opened Hollywood club shows for bands like The Doors and Iron Butterfly. Playing on the ski circuit in Colorado led to an album with RCA as founding member and songwriter of the band First Fire, and later tour dates as keyboardist/vocalist with Mary MacGregor. Later, DiMino wanted to expand his career, so he left for Las Vegas in 1990. After succeeding in acting, improv, and production management, he began playing gigs at resort towns and even joined the traveling opera group at the Venetian as a mandolin. /guitarist. His vocal contributions? Dean Martin’s Italian-American Songs. A huge fan of Dean Martin, DiMino saw other Rat Pack acts working in Las Vegas and decided to give it a try, taking his new act “Dino” on the road, performing as Martin at a long-running lounge. date at Harrah’s, and more. .
Vanessa Claire Stewart as Keely Smith
Vanessa Claire Stewart co-wrote and starred as Keely Smith in the award-winning film Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara for the Sacred Fools Theater Company. Louis and Keely later moved to the Geffen Playhouse, the Royal George Theater in Chicago, and the Laguna Playhouse. As a singer, Stewart has performed at Andy’s in Chicago, Birdland in New York and Preservation Hall in New Orleans. She has also hosted the LA Ovation Awards, the LA Stage Raw Awards and the LA Weekly Awards. She has been a star at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival, the annual Big Brother/Big Sister fundraiser, the Society of Singers fundraiser, and previous Legends concerts.
Bill Johnson as Bob Hope
With a career spanning over 30 years, Johnson has carved out his niche on stage, screen and television as a reliable character actor. Johnson’s tribute to Bob Hope was presented in New Orleans during Experience the Victory, the grand opening of the National World War II Museum expansion project. Johnson also recently appeared in the WWII Museum’s Thanks for the Memories: Bob Hope and His All-Star Pacific Tour. Other highlights include the National Infantry Museum A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans fundraiser in Fort Benning, Georgia. Johnson appeared worldwide as Bob Hope for the USO. As an actor, Johnson has appeared on CSI, High Roller: The Stu Unger Story; Ocean’s Eleven, Scare Tactics, True Beauty, Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular and Three Days to Vegas with Peter Falk.
Susan Griffiths as Marilyn Monroe
Perhaps the most famous Marilyn Monroe impersonator in the world, Susan Griffiths began her career with Legends in Concert. She then starred in the ABC Movie of the Week Marilyn and Me. She played the actress on TV shows such as Quantum Leap, Nip Tuck, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Most notably, she was cast by Quentin Tarantino for the “restaurant scene” in Pulp Fiction. When David LaChapelle was asked to create a video for Elton John’s Red Piano live revue, Griffiths was chosen to star in his “Candle In the Wind” video. With a role on the TV series The Defenders and appearances on American Idol and The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno, Griffiths continues her portrayal of the famous bombshell.
Lynn Roberts as Jack Benny
Impersonator, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Lynn “Win” Roberts has been performing professionally since the age of 14. He majored in music at the University of Nebraska and went on to perform with many renowned bands including Russ Carlyle, Wayne King, Ted Weems, Guy Lombardo, Jimmy Dorsey and Peter Palmer. In 1964, Roberts began developing his musical variety act – playing more than a dozen instruments and singing. He occasionally heard that he sounded or looked like certain stars, which led to imitations. Roberts favorites include Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Jimmy Durante, WC Fields and Frank Fontaine as Crazy Guggenheim. His TV appearances include PM Magazine, The Gong Show, The John Davidson Show, America’s Funniest People and 30 Seconds to Fame.
Scott Bruce as Elvis Presley
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, where he was a radio personality and drummer, Bruce has lived in Los Angeles since 1990. While pursuing music and building a career, the lifelong Elvis fan began making a 1950s Elvis show as a way to survive the lean times – and it turned into a career! His live show took him across the United States and around the world. As Elvis, he appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, and was heard as “Resident Elvis” with his pals “Mark and Brian” on their popular Los Angeles morning radio show. Bruce has also appeared in recurring roles on Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful, a Pizza Hut commercial, and the California Lottery’s “Elvis” ad campaign. If you’ve seen The True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood on E! Entertainment Network, it was Bruce in the recreation scenes. Besides “being Elvis”, Bruce is a songwriter; he performs an acoustic guitar/harmonica solo; and he plays drums with rockabilly bands.
Art Vargas as Bobby Darin
Art Vargas, originally from Detroit, Michigan, began his career as a young performer in nightclubs and on television. Vargas’ popularity on the Las Vegas Strip began over 25 years ago when he joined the cast of the original show Legends in Concert as Bobby Darin. With old-school style and class, Vargas has performed across the United States and abroad. His swing band and live show hark back to the golden age of vintage Vegas. Vargas’ dynamic tribute to Bobby Darin has been hailed as the finest ever, and has been honored and endorsed by Bobby’s bandleader, Bob Rozario, as well as old showbiz friends such as Tony Orlando and Dick Clark.
Raymond Michael as Tom Jones
When Raymond Michael was a freshman opera voice student and football player at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, he was asked to represent the football team on a panel when a hypnotist show came to campus. The hypnotist asked Michael to play the part of Elvis; he did, received a standing ovation, and has been playing Elvis ever since. Michael’s Tribute to Elvis and Tom Jones was a hit at many city concerts and at county and state fairs. When he’s not performing as Elvis or Tom Jones, Michael teaches choir and musical performance production at Moorpark High School. When time permits, Michael takes the stage as the lead in a musical or an opera.
Artists subject to change.
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