Within the first few minutes of Eddie Bruce’s tribute to Tony Bennett, audiences realize he is a deeply talented singer with a special connection to an authentic music icon.
With sold-out performances at New York’s Feinstein’s and the Metropolitan Room and also a two-week run at Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theater’s Cabaret, Bruce brings Bruce on Bennett: A Loving Tribute to an American Music Treasure to the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 14 West Broadway in Jim Thorpe, PA on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Doors open at 7 PM., show time is 8 PM.
Tickets are only $20 and available by calling 570-325-0249 or by visiting the Opera House website, where you can select and reserve your seats.
Eddie Bruce is backed by the superb Tom Adams Trio. Adams is a highly respected pianist, having performed with a host of legendary singers including Mel Torme, Petula Clark, Bette Midler, Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence – even pop singers such as Jewell.
Presenting his personal interpretation to the jazz standards made popular by Bennett, Eddie Bruce receives rave reviews from critics:
“Eddie Bruce Triumphs in Act Devoted to Tony Bennett” was the headline in a review by Scott and Barbara Siegel on www.talkinbroadway.com. The Philadelphia City Paper summed it up, “Simply superb. He held the audience in the palm of his hand.”
Bruce remarks of his passion for Tony Bennett’s music: “I’ve been listening to Tony since I was a kid. I remember when his album, Art of Excellence was released over 20 years ago: I literally wore it out, listening so much.
“But even earlier, when I was 15 and on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour singing at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, it was Tony’s music that I sang. Tony Bennett has truly been a source of inspiration throughout my life.”
A frequent performer in New York and Philadelphia, Eddie Bruce is proud to have broken box office records at Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theater’s cabaret. Also a media personality, he is known for serving as the first host of the 1980′s hit television show “Dancin’ On Air” as well as for being a talk show host on WWDB-FM, Philadelphia’s most popular talk radio station in the 80’s.
An excellent article about Eddie Bruce and his many talents right here.
By tickets online on the Mauch Chunk Opera House website, or pick them up at SoundCheck Records in Jim Thorpe. Call the Mauch Chunk Opera House box office for more information at 570-325-0249.