“Good Rockin’ Live!” band tells the history through Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, B. B. King and more. (Courtesy)
Originally published January 5, 2018 at 06:00a.m.
Updated January 8, 2018 at 06:25a.m.
Lonely Street Productions brings another show to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center this weekend with “Good Rockin’ Live!”, a salute to the music of Sun Records.
The show stars Alex Mack, Robert Shaw and Brady Goss, who spoke on the differences between the first time he did the show in 2015 and this show. When involved with a professional company like Lonely Street Productions, the first time out is nerve wracking, Goss said.
“Usually the shows are sold out or at least close to sold out and you just kind of go out there and hope you have the script and storyline right and all the historical facts we talk about as well as try to nail the music each and every time,” he said. “The difference between 2015 and now is you get a bunch of shows under your belt and it becomes second nature and you can relax and when you are able to relax, the audience senses that and they relax and everybody has a better time, I think.”
“Good Rockin’ Live!” tells the tale of how rock was born through the music and the stories of those who lived it, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison and B. B. King. It’s all music Goss said he’s grown up listening to and it’s completely his life, Goss said.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $30 for opera box seats and can be purchased online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
The show is unique in that it’s not a tribute show where he’s becoming Lewis, Perkins or anybody, he said. Instead, it’s a salute to the music, which is the only thing he wanted to do, Goss said.
“I just wanted to pay tribute to the music, not necessarily the Jerry Lee Lewis personality,” Goss said. “I get to do my own personality.”
“High School Confidential” is still his favorite song, Goss said. It comes at the start of act two, after the audience has had chance to have a break and the performers make a costume change, he said. The way the song starts is with three distinctive hits of drums, bass, guitar and piano all and the lights all at the same time, Goss said. It’s an exciting way to get the show rolling into the second act, he said.
The show starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12 at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St.
However, days before, the Elks Theatre is showing “The Wizard of Oz” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan 7, part of the theater’s new family film nights. A cash donation of any amount at the door will allow for entry.
By Jason Wheeler. Follow him on Twitter @prescottwheels. Reach him at 928-445-3333 ext. 2037.