Friday Jul 26, 2019 8:00 pm
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VPAC Winter Broadway Series
A musical journey inspired by the songs of Neil Diamond
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
A Neil Diamond concert experience starring Jay White, capturing the pride and joy of the American dream!
DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS — The Passion of Broadway. The Power of a Live Concert. The Strength of our Nation.
Neil Diamond’s emotional connection to millions of people is found in his truthful story-like lyrics, dramatic orchestrations and intensely charismatic stage presence. Emotionally charged, visually spectacular and warmly familiar, this exhilarating new production tells the story of immigrant experience in America through the music and lyrics of the Neil Diamond songbook.
Passing through the doors of Ellis Island came a melting pot of huddled masses who dreamed of a better life, reminding us that without the courage of the journey, the talents of many great Americans may have been forever lost. They brought their tired and their poor, but also skilled workers and great thinkers, artistry, invention and commerce. They came prepared to work and to endure any hardship as they struggled to share in their new country’s promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Coming to America combines a full band, singers/actors and computer enhanced video to celebrate our story of hope, adversity and pride.
- “I’m a Believer” becomes an homage to the new wave of dreamers whose first image of their new home was the face of the Statue of Liberty.
- “Brooklyn Roads” becomes an anthem to the New York borough where you could hear German and Irish and Italian and Russian and Yiddish spoken on every corner.
- “Beautiful Noise” celebrates the American worker – factory and construction worker, police and fireman, office workers, street vendors – by the sounds they made.
- Additional songs in the show include Diamond’s most familiar hits: Cracklin Rosie, Hello Again, Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry, I am I said, Sweet Caroline and more. Memorable songs, each of which is made more meaningful by its connection to the American spirit.
Coming to America is an uplifting musical production of resilience, complete with a finale of heart-pounding patriotic pride that stars Jay White, whose superb portrayal of Neil Diamond during the past 25 years has personally been endorsed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Legend himself.
Given Diamond’s recent retirement, his induction into the Rock ‘n Roll and Songwriters’ Halls of Fame, and his immense appeal, coupled with Jay White’s uncanny resemblance, exceptional vocals and creative vision, this production is a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart. There is no doubt that everyone will truly be inspired by Coming To America.
The VPAC Broadway Series is underwritten by Beaver Creek Property Owners Association.
Tickets: $45 | $65 – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
*Ticket prices subject to change