July 4 Spectacular: The Elton John Tribute
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
Whitney Claire Kaufman, Vocalist
Remember When Rock Was Young-The Elton John Tribute
Starring Craig A. Meyer
featuring the Rocket Band
- Michael Lamond, Bass
- Doug Jacobs, Guitar
- Pat Strawser, Keyboards
- Wayne Viar, Drums
- Kelly Fletcher, Vocals
- Shawn Megorden, Vocals
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Remember When Rock Was Young—The Elton John Tribute
“Your Song.” “Rocket Man.” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” The hit singles of mega pop star Elton John are endless. Starring Craig A. Meyer as “Almost Elton John,” this spectacular musical journey celebrates the decades of chart-topping hits of Sir Elton John.
Plus, enjoy patriotic favorites, our traditional salute to the U.S. Armed Forces and a brilliant fireworks finale!
Tickets to this concert are only available online through Ticketmaster. Tickets are NOT available by phone through the Symphony box office.
Craig A Meyer
Craig A Meyer has traversed all four corners of the entertainment industry, making strong impressions in theatre, film, television and music.
On Broadway, Meyer created the role of Clinton Badger in MGM’s classic Meet Me In St Louis and toured nationally in Cats as Skimbleshanks, The Red Caboose in Starlight Express, and Mike Nulty in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Regionally, he has starred in Forever Plaid (Frankie/Suzi Bass Award), A Class Act (Lehman Engel), Jacques Brel…(Man 2/Suzi Bass Award), Crazy For You (Bobby Child), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), The All Night Strut and the West Coast Premiere of The Thing About Men (Man).
Meyer worked with Alan Menken on Disney's Aladdin, and with Tim Rice and Elton John on The Lion King. Other television and film appearances include guest starring roles on "Necessary Roughness," "Will & Grace," "Good Morning Miami," "Family Law," "General Hospital," and "Fernwood 2Nite." Film credits include Leatherheads with George Clooney and Renee Zellweger, Joyful Noise with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah, and his latest project Identity Thief with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
In music, Meyer has toured internationally and recorded with music legends Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli, and has headlined for Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Regent Cruises around the world.
Throughout Meyer’s busy career, he was repeatedly approached about his striking resemblance to Elton John and his uncanny ability to sound like the rock and roll legend. Meyer was eventually persuaded to expand his repertoire and began impersonating Sir Elton John.
Today, he is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market, whose strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano has audiences everywhere remembering when rock was young.
This spectacular musical journey celebrates the decades of chart topping hits by Sir Elton John, including: “Benny and the Jets”, “Philadelphia Freedom”, “Crocodile Rock,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” and “Candle in the Wind.”
A celebration of the character, costumes and charisma of the famed pianist and singer, Meyer’s fully produced show has captivated audiences throughout the United States and abroad.