Fans, old and new, once again have the opportunity to dust off their blue suede shoes and experience the music, the memories and the mania of the man who goes down in history as the "King of Rock ‘n’ Roll."
For the second time, Grand Casino Biloxi’s Grand Theatre will be transformed into a hip-swinging, heart-breaking hotel. The ELVIS Story with Martin Fontaine opens on Feb. 5 and will run through April 28.
A musical tribute, The ELVIS Story chronicles the Iife, music and unmistakable brand of rock ‘n’ roll of one of the most celebrated music phenomena of all times. The ELVIS Story previously played the Grand last year to sold-out crowds. This year’s performance includes a special two and a half hour (with intermission) Sunday matinee, allowing the production to run in its full original format, first performed in Canada.
A high-energy, live performance of Elvis’ smash hits, interspersed with actual film footage and news clips, provides a hauntingly authentic portrayal of the King. The show follows Elvis’ evolution, from his discovery at Sun Records in Memphis, along his rapid rise to stardom in Hollywood, to his later Las Vegas heyday.
Starring hip-churning, smooth-crooning Montreal native Martin Fontaine, The ELVIS Story boasts resplendent sets, a live ten-member chorus and band and a healthy amount of leather respectful of the King himself. More than twenty years after his death, The ELVIS Story takes the audience behind Elvis’ exterior façade, revealing the essence of the man who changed the history of music.
Elvis fans can catch the show at Grand Casino Biloxi at 8p.m. for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday shows or at 2pm on Sundays. No shows on Mondays or Thursdays. Admission is $19.95 for Tuesday and Wednesday and $24.95 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows. Tickets may be purchased at Grand Casino box office or through Ticketmaster.