NEWBERRY — Prepare to be taken home to those old country roads with Mike Eldred in The Very Best of John Denver at 8 p.m. May 17 at the Newberry Opera House.
Eldred is one of North America’s most in-demand and beloved tenors, thrilling audiences in concert halls, on Broadway, and on recordings, radio and television. He appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables as “Jean Valjean,” and in the original cast of the Tony-nominated “The Civil War.”
Eldred is on tour with his new album, Come Love Me Again, a celebration of the music of John Denver. Denver’s music was an early inspiration for Eldred’s life as a singer. Denver’s message and his passion for America’s open spaces resonates deeply with Eldred and he enjoys sharing this with audiences all over the country.
Other notable performances Eldred has participated in are the 25th anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and he starred as “The Tenor” in the 2010 national concert tour of Handel’s Messiah Rocks. His starring role as “Tony” in the Nashville Symphony’s production of West Side Story earned international praise as “arguably the best ‘Tony’ on record.”
Eldred has performed in concert with many of North America’s finest symphony orchestras, including Chicago, Toronto, Baltimore, San Diego, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Dallas, Seattle, Nashville, Indianapolis, Houston, Fort Worth, Long Beach, Oklahoma City and Edmonton.
Tickets are available at the Newberry Opera House box office. Call 803-276-6264 for reservations or visit www.newberryoperahouse.com.