Join award-winning and critically acclaimed Wayne Hosford in a musical and comedic tribute to women. Covering several decades and styles of pop, jazz, blues, country and musical theater, Wayne honors such female performers as Carol King, Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Bea Arthur, Joni Mitchell and Dolly Parton among others. Be sure to look for Wayne’s tour-de-force medley of songs with women’s names in them that he recently performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. The New York Post called Wayne “A one-in-a-million talent…” and The Palm Beach Post went so far as to say “You’ll love Wayne…he brought the house down…fun, fun, fun.”
An outstanding entertainer with a magnificent voice, Michael Scott Ross brings Broadway to the Century Village stage. Originally from New York, Michael had the lead in many off Broadway productions as well as spending three years on the Las Vegas strip entertaining at such prestigious venues as Caesars. Making South Florida his home, he has appeared in lead roles in productions of Nine To Five, Hair, Hello Dolly, Fiddler On The Roof and Spamalot. And if his resume was not full enough, Michael appeared on Television in an episode of Blue Bloods! Don’t miss the chance to see this exceptionally talented performer.
Opening for Michael is the very dynamic entertainer, Ann Anello. Ann is one of the most sought after creative singers, performers and songwriters working in the entertainment industry today. She dazzles her audiences with her powerful and dynamic voice and boundless energy. Ann appeared on Broadway at the famed Shubert Theater in An Evening Of Music And Songs and won critical acclaim in Leonard Sillman’s The Best Of New Faces. As a songwriter, she has written theme songs for CBS’s Guiding Light, ABC’s One Life To Live and NBC’s Another World. Famed entertainment critic Rex Reed said it best when he described Ann as “A bombshell who sings in Cinemascope, her voice can rise, soar and quiver with thrilling versatility…”
Let Mike Miller and Amanda Cohen take you on a stroll down memory lane with all the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s songs that became important moments in your life. Mike was the lead singer for Harmony Street and has worked with practically every famous name in the business. He is also the host of the Harmony Street syndicated radio interview show and has entertained at a White House Christmas party. Amanda has been on stage with almost all of the hit groups in this genre and was the founder and lead singer of the group, The Earth Angels. She really knows how to belt out a song and to croon a standard and has recently released her new album, A New Standard. Reviewers have raved that “If you want a party, you can have anybody. If you want an EVENT, you need Mike Miller and Amanda Cohen to perform.”
Come join in the fun as David Morin pays tribute to the King of rock ‘n’ roll – Elvis Presley. David was born on the island of Martinique and listened to and watched Elvis videos as a young boy. Moving to Florida, he was able to follow his dream when he visited Graceland and vowed to become an Elvis tribute artist. Today he is living that dream performing and entertaining audiences with his great vocal range, fantastic moves and boundless energy as he performs some of Elvis’ greatest hits. So don’t be a Hound Dog, come get All Shook Up as we Shake Rattle & Roll the night away with David Morin!
Join Mr. Romantico as he takes you on a trip to the walled cities of Spain as he performs Granada, then it’s on to the sun washed villages of Italy with Torna Surriento as well as a visit to the dance halls of Buenos Aires with the very romantic Tango Argentino. Next stop on the journey are selections from Broadway and movie memory lane. You will be moved to tears when Atilio performs his amazing rendition of Nessun Dorma as well as pieces from Les Misérables, West Side Story and Evita. This is truly a journey to remember!
Opening for Atilio Marinelli is fourteen year old world-renowned musical prodigy, Biana Pinchuk. Composer, performer and violinist, Biana sings in six languages. She has performed with the Florida Grand Opera and was seen on NBC many times. Her passion for music has also combined with philanthropy, raising over $150,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation and The Children’s Trust charitable organizations.
With rave reviews like “Not only does Simply Tina have soul, but it has heart”, this nine piece Tina Turner tribute band has all the glitz and glamour of an actual Tina Turner concert. Featuring the very talented Karena Korokous as well as singers and dancers, the band brings high energy to such Turner classics as Simply The Best, What’s Love Got To Do With It, River Deep-Mountain High and Proud Mary. Wearing faithfully duplicated costumes that Tina wore during her concerts, Karena and the band reproduce all the sizzle of an actual Turner concert. Only seven bands from across the country were chosen to perform at EPCOT’s Summer Concert Series and Simply Tina was one of them! In fact, they were so fabulous when they performed here this past summer, our audiences demanded to have them back!
Tito Puente, Jr. and his exciting eight piece orchestra featuring sultry singer Melina Almodovar explodes onto the stage with a mixture of the old magic as well as some powerful new music Tito can call his own. Determined to nurture his father’s musical legacy, Tito has all the passion as well as the looks, the soul, the music and the joy of performing that his father did. His high voltage celebration, a favorite at performing arts centers, symphony halls, jazz festivals worldwide and casinos, was performed in more than 300 shows over the past five years as well as with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. Relive that magical time in the 1950s when Mambo was born as Tito Puente, Jr. and his orchestra carry his father’s torch forward. This is Latin music at its very best!
From Brooklyn to the Borscht Belt and Las Vegas, classic comic Stewie Stone will take you on a backstage tour of his career from brisket to the big time! Stewie got his big break when he opened for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. They liked him so much that he toured with the group for four years playing every major nightclub and theater in the States. After Frankie Valli, he arrived in Vegas where he opened for such famous entertainers as Paul Anka, Dionne Warwick, Sonny & Cher and Ben Vereen. It was there that he earned the reputation for being one of the best co-stars in the business. Known as a comic’s comic because of his ability to ad-lib spontaneously, the very funny Mr. Stone will have you laughing out loud and begging for more.
The Dolly Kenny Experience starring Karen Hester as Dolly and Mark Hinds as Kenny is a celebration of two of our most loved icons – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Be prepared to be impressed as Karen Hester steps onto the stage as Dolly Parton. Hester, a gal with a heart of gold and a love of music, has traveled all over the United States and the world performing in many venues. With his ‘country good looks’ and velvety voice, Mark Hinds has performed everywhere impersonating Kenny Rogers. He became friends with Kenny and even performed with him at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Together they truly become The Dolly Kenny Experience.
Be prepared for non-stop laughter when Jeffrey Jena, Tammy Pescatelli and Dick Capri appear in this fun-filled evening of comedy!
If you were lucky enough to catch Jeffrey Jena on one of his many appearances on HBO, MTV, NBC or The Showtime Comedy Club Network, you know he is one of the funniest comedians around. Jeff’s comedy is a mixture of one-liners, storytelling and touching personal tales that focus on becoming a father later in life.
Using the voice of female sarcasm, Tammy Pescatelli brings her tongue-in-cheek brand of humor to bear on such topics as sports, television, dating and family life. She recently had a one-hour special called Finding The Funny which can be seen on Netflix and has appeared on The View, The Tonight Show and on Comedy Central.
Dick Capri is one of comedy’s true treasures. Using his Italian heritage, along with his unique delivery, he creates a mixture of comedy and mime that has his audiences laughing hysterically. Dick was one of the stars in the Broadway hit, Catskills On Broadway.