Memories of Elvis returns
Chris MacDonald’s “Memories of Elvis” is returning to Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. His dynamic performance last year was so well received by local fans that he has decided to re-enter the building for the fifth time since 2012.
The “only tribute artist hired by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel,” MacDonald works the stage as a seasoned performer, with a smooth quality to his voice evocative of Elvis.
“It’s always nice to come back to Patchogue Theatre. It’s a great venue with great acoustics and the people in town are always very responsive,” he said.
The Elvis tribute will feature live vocals and band. MacDonald said his performance is not an impersonation but rather a tribute to the king, with natural vocals and moves that are not “over the top.”
“I do what feels good to me,” he said about his Elvis fusion.
The show also delves into the history of the rock and roll king by moving through each era of Elvis — first the early-‘50s look with black and white shoes, then the movie era with “Blue Hawaii” and “Viva Las Vegas,” then into black leather for 1968 and finally the white fringe 1970s comeback.
“This is what Elvis was all about,” he said.
MacDonald’s show is all about creating an experience and remembering Elvis.
“I try to give them their money’s worth,” he explained. “Elvis was all about making a connection with the audience.”
For more information on this show, please visit Chris MacDonald’s official website: www.chriselvis.com. Tickets are on sale for $26 plus fee. For tickets: www.patchoguetheatre.org or call the box office at 631•207•1313 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 12 - 6 P.M.
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