Verity and Mike Productions
Magic Moments of Perry Como
Perry Como was the most successful artist to emerge from the golden age of popular music, eclipsing even the great Frank Sinatra. His wholesome, nonchalant performance style masked a constant eye for detail. He was ever-present in Australia through his many TV shows and toured here in 1976 with his conductor Nick Perito who updated arrangements for his many classics.
Michael Whittaker reviews Mr C's songbook, assisted by screen presentations and specially commissioned backing tracks, sensitively recreating all your favourites such as Magic Moments, one of Burt Bacharach's very early compositions, Temptation, his big hit of 1946, and the enduring Great American Songbook standard Prisoner of Love. Michael also includes a selection of his many novelty songs heard on every radio in Australia in the 50's, with songs such as Round and Round and the catchy, Catch a Falling Star being perennial favourites. And, no show would be complete without his big hit, It's Impossible, which transformed Mr C from a has-been into an international superstar once again.
Michael's guest, Verity, will take you back to Perry's 1955 New Year's Eve show when Julie London made her network TV singing debut, introducing a song written especially for her by a childhood friend, the classic Cry Me a River, to an audience of over 30 million viewers.
Michael also applies his interpretations to other Mr C Australian favourites such as the Don McLean song, And I Love You So and the Kris Kristofferson composition, For the Good Times. An uplifting show not to be missed. Further information about Perry Como may be obtained at Wikipedia. Contact us for an A3 poster for venue use.
Magic Moments of Perry Como, The Q, Queanbeyan, 25 October 2016 (end of 'It's Impossible' with intro to, and performance of 'If I Could Almost Read Your Mind')
Magic Moments of Perry Como, Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, 9 March 2017- Show Sampler