Elvis to the Max kicked off his, “The King in Concert” landmark event at Her Majesty Theatre in Melbourne to an almost packed house. Direct from the USA, Max Pellicano has been emulating the legendary superstar for over two decades.
Appearing on stage in a white jumpsuit, Pellicano’s tribute to Elvis is uncanny. The lively show portrayed Elvis in his heyday opening with “Blue Suede Shoes”, and continued with a non-stop array of hits including “Love Me Tender”, “Suspicious Minds,” “Hound Dog,” “In the Ghetto,” “Teddy Bear” and my all-time favorite hit, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.
Just like Elvis, Pellicano captivated the audience with his gyrating moves and hilarious antics. Throughout the show, a string of women approached the stage waiting patiently in the hopes that Pellicano would notice them. Obligingly, he sashayed over taking hold of their hands as he sung to them.
Adding to the entertainment, Pellicano changed up the lyrics at times, adding to the humour. Pellicano’s ability to imitate the iconic figure is astounding and has been described as “Elvis resurrected” by critics. Once Elvis had left the building (stage), he returned briefly for an encore performance of “Viva Las Vegas”.
Special mention goes out to the exceptionally talented band and back-up singer Doug Williams who serenaded the audience with “Walking in Memphis,” at the beginning of the second act. Williams’ performance was smooth and silky and garnered a thunderous applause.
Overall, a sensational show that will transport you back in time. A must-see for Elvis fans.
Sunday 13th September, 2015 – THE PLAYHOUSE GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE – Bookings: (03) 5225 1200
Friday 18th September, 2015 – COUNTRY CLUB LAUNCESTON – Bookings: (03) 6335 5777
Saturday 19th September, 2015 – WREST POINT CASINO, HOBART – Bookings: 1800 030 611
Tuesday 22nd September, 2015 – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE – Bookings: (03) 9784 1060
Friday 25th September, 2015 – MILDURA ARTS CENTRE – Bookings: (03) 5018 8330
Saturday 26th September, 2015 – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – Bookings: (08) 8208 2222