#039;Legends#039; to perform at Ritz Monday

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2005

Get ready, music lovers. Greenville is about to be invaded by some of the brightest stars that have ever shone in the musical constellation – the Beatles, the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly, no less.

Don Bellezo’s &uot;Legends of Yesterday&uot; is coming to the Camellia City at 7 p.m. next Monday night, Sept. 12, at the Ritz Theatre.

The production is the premiere performance of the Greenville Area Arts Council’s 2005-2006 season.

The show, which originated in Las Vegas at the Imperial Palace, has toured internationally to rave reviews for the authenticity of its period costumes, instruments and precise vocals.

&uot;Legends&uot; promises to take audience members back to the time when mop-tops were groovy and sweet songs about love topped the charts.

The show will kick off with a performance by the Beatles tribute group, singing the early hits of the Fab Four, including &uot;Can’t Buy Me Love&uot; and &uot;I Wanna Hold Your Hand.&uot;

The music of the Everly Brothers, whose harmonies influenced many performers, including the Beatles, will next take center stage as they kick off the set with &uot;Bye, Bye Love.&uot;

Last but not least, Buddy Holly’s music will come to life once more as the horn-rimmed performer sings &uot;That’ll Be The Day.&uot;

GAAC Membership chair Roberta &uot;Bobbie&uot; Gamble is certain the musical melange will prove a total crowd-pleaser.

&uot;We’ve had the Beatles tribute performance here and it was very well received, and this time around we’ll have the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly, too," Gamble said, adding,"If you love pop music from the '50s and '60s, this is the show for you."

Tickets are slated to be available at the Ritz box office the night of the performance. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students.