Legends in Concert has opened at The Palms, Crown Melbourne and it's a hit for all pop and rock lovers.
After attending last year's Legends show, we had an idea of what to expect; a line up of international musical artists who impersonate stars from the past and present. Having said that, each season brings forth a new group of tribute artists who are chosen from the Legends In Concert pool of talent.
This year we were treated to Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, Dolly Parton, Cher, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Freddy Mercury and Elvis. This all-singing, all-dancing 'Las Vegas' style extravaganza showcases the best hit rock and pop music from the 50s through to the 90s.
The Palms is very much suited to a Las Vegas style show. The stage is raised in front of numerous rows of seated audience members. Rows of seats are enclosed by intimate circle booths matched with round tables and serviced by wait staff.
Legends in Concert is filled with the pizazz and sparkle you'd expect from a show direct from the 'City of Lights'. The main performers are matched with lithe and energetic back-up dancers, brilliant back-up singers and a fabulous live band. Together the ensemble rock The Palms in a highly entertaining show.
We could barely believe Dolly Parton's double was not the star herself, and Damian Brantley performing as Michael Jackson is exceptional with his footwork of the late MJ. Freddie Mercury certainly knew how to 'Rock Us', and his rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody blew our socks off. Elvis finishes the show and it is obvious why he is a crowd favourite.
All musicians in Legends in Concert are a joy to watch in this highly regarded live celebrity tribute show, back in Melbourne again after last year's successful season.
Suffice to say, Legends in Concert has returned to Melbourne in 2018, performing to an enthusiastic crowd of pop and rock lovers at Crown Melbourne after a previous 17 year hiatus.
Hopefully this will be the start of an annual celebration of pop and rock hits if Legends in Concert returns in 2019. Regardless, if the Legends crew do not return to Melbourne next year, you've still got time to catch this season performing at The Palms until 28 January.
Would we recommend Legends in Concert for younger audience members? Absolutely! Particularly if your children are fans of such music; Michael Jackson is always a stage winner for all ages.
See Legends in Concert’s return to The Palms at Crown in Melbourne in January 2018:
When: January 17-28, 2018
Performance times: Tuesdays –Thursdays 8:00pm; Fridays-Sunday 7:30pm and special Saturday matinee performances at 2:00pm
Where: The Palms at Crown, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank
Tickets:ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136100.
Costs: From $69.90