When you might ask did Las Vegas move miles closer to Bridgeport’s Downtown cabaret Theatre? The answer is simple. When Bernhard Kurz, master impresario, started bringing his sparkling stable of stars known as “Stars in Concert” to Connecticut. With an East Coast premiere in a trio of sold out shows on April 7 and 8, “Stars in Concert” lit up the sky with stellar performances by legendary singers who are look and sound alike images of the genuine article.
Where can you go and hope to hear celebrity impersonators of such greats as Elvis and Elton John,
the Beatles or Bette Midler, Madonna or Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston or Robbie Williams, Abba or Adele, Buddy Holly or the Blues Brothers, and many more. Tremendous hits in Germany where Kurz was born and being hailed as one of the longest-running and most successful productions in Germany’s history, “Stars in Concert” was received to such acclaim at Bridgeport’s Downtown Cabaret Theatre that plans are already underway for a number of return engagements in the fall, possibly in September or November, or both. The showstoppers may be different but the quality will be top notch on stage.
As tribute shows go, “Stars in Concert” pays a respectful homage to the top performers of yesterday and today with what has been described as the “vision of a perfect deception.” The recent show in Bridgeport featured the startling likes of Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Elvis, hand selected from a bevy of forty perfect impersonators whom Kurz rotates.
When Kurz began his unique parade of stars in 1997, the prediction was for a four month run. His dazzling triumph illustrates that his show appeals to all ages and the high caliber of his performers guarantees that it will continue to enjoy a spectacular success. Who knows who will take center stage next time around? Little Richard, Cher or Louis Armstrong? Be prepared to be amazed and delighted. Watch the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport for an announcement on www.mycabaret.com or call 203-576-1636. Remember this is cabaret at its best so bring along food and drinks to share at your table.
With a screen full of exciting videos, watch the celebrity hand-picked impersonators belt out their best, so well and so wonderfully you may not know the polished performer from the genuine article.