Taking the Yellow Brick Road into the New Year!
New year, new you? We can certainly embrace that! Yet, it’s always smart to start with a good foundation. And that’s exactly what Scotsman Rus Anderson has done.
As Elton John’s official body double in videos and photos for John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” world tour, Anderson was hand-picked by Elton John himself.
In fact, it was Rus’ own live production “The Rocket Man Show” that got him on the rock icon’s radar. In his performance, Rus evokes the magic and live persona of a young Elton like no other.
Chock-full of energy, he storms around the stage with larger-than-life flamboyance coupled with some serious musical chops! In true over-the-top fashion, the performance is a delicious cocktail consisting of two jiggers of diva, a hefty pour of theatrics, three scoops of unbelievable piano-playing, all topped off with stellar singing, served in a rock ’n’ roll glass (size? – Big Gulp)!
And of course, what would an Elton John tribute show be without the outfits? Well, Rus has that covered! Most of the colorful and spectacular costumes (and insane platforms) used by Anderson were actually worn by Elton. This is just one of the many reasons why “The Rocket Man Show” is widely known as the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world.
Complementing the pageantry are 100-percent live vocals and instrumentation, as there are absolutely no tracks or lip-syncing.
The performance itself is an extremely sincere, intense and visual spectacle of a journey. With a combination of ballads and driving rock songs, be prepared to laugh, cry, sing, and dance! Virtually every era of Elton’s career is featured in this rocking reunion of revelry!
“The Rocket Man Show” is a regular feature across the U.S. at venues such as the House of Blues, Hard Rock Live, Caesar’s, Harrah’s, Legends in Concert, BB King’s Blues Club, Universal Studios and Walt Disney World — and the Athens Theatre in DeLand is proud to welcome back this awe-inspiring production for its sixth consecutive year, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 6 and 7. Due to the popularity of this show, past years’ performances have sold out quickly! So, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on you, and be sure to get your tickets early!
The Athens Theatre is at 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.
Preferred reserved seating costs $35 (first six rows orchestra, and first two rows balcony). General reserved seating costs $30. A $4-per-ticket processing charge and 6.5-percent sales tax are added to each purchase.
For any performance, take your theater experience to the next level and consider purchasing our special VIP box seats for $240 for up to six patrons.
All tickets and information are available online at the Athens Theatre website (www.AthensDeLand.com), or by calling the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday, and 1 1/2 hours before live performances.