Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) October 2, 2010
The celebrated tribute artist production Legends in Concert®, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., announced today that it has entered a long-term multi-dimensional partnership with Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. of Myrtle Beach, S.C. to become the resident headline entertainment attraction in the building adjacent to Planet Hollywood at Broadway at the Beach. The performer line-up for the new theater, which is scheduled to debut on March 11, 2011, will be released in the coming weeks.
Legends in Concert, owned by the Las Vegas-based entertainment production company On Stage Entertainment, first burst onto the Las Vegas stage nearly 30 years ago, and continues to play to full houses nightly in Las Vegas, Branson, Mo., on international cruise ships, and at multiple live venues around the country. The Surfside Beach Legends location, which has enjoyed a 15-year success story, will end its 2010 season early to allow adequate construction time for major renovations before opening at its new location. Performances at Legends In Concert's current theater in Surfside Beach will continue through Oct. 6, 2010.
"We love the intimacy of our new venue, and our loyal Legends fans and new guests are certain to enjoy the renovations, as well as the introduction of many exciting enhancements," said Chris Beattie, regional general manager for Legends in Concert. "We look forward to the future in our fabulous new state-of-the-art entertainment facility. Our new location will enable our fans to enjoy a fantastic array of over 100 hotels, restaurants, shopping destinations and other entertainment attractions that will only be steps away from our front door."
During the last three years, On Stage has completed a nationwide transition in four different markets, each time moving into a new and significantly upgraded prestigious theater and performance venue. The move into its new Myrtle Beach venue in early 2011 will nearly complete the company's long-planned multi-million dollar improvement and expansion program, insuring all Legends in Concert guests will experience their favorite entertainers in a world-class setting.
"Broadway at the Beach is an ideal setting and On Stage's first choice in South Carolina for relocating the show," said Brian Brigner, chief operating officer for On Stage Entertainment, producer of Legends. "It has been our privilege and pleasure to showcase such enormously talented tribute artists and provide family-oriented, value-priced, high-quality live musical entertainment in the Grand Strand market for the last 15 years. We are honored to have been invited to join forces with Burroughs & Chapin. The company is renowned for its vision as Myrtle Beach developers, and we look forward to working closely with them to mutually benefit our respective business interests and shared commitment to the marketplace."
Broadway at the Beach is the largest festival entertainment complex in South Carolina. It annually attracts more than 14 million visitors.
"The Legends in Concert name is synonymous with truly unique world-class entertainment that embraces and compliments the Broadway at the Beach philosophy and mission statement," said Patrick Walsh, senior vice president of commercial asset management with Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. "We are extremely excited about the latest addition to the Broadway at the Beach family and eagerly await the grand opening in March."
The new theater is being designed by noted regional architect Tom Miller of Miller Design Services of Myrtle Beach. The renovations will result in a classic, yet comfortable Las Vegas-style showroom which will be a uniquely-styled public assembly venue in the Myrtle Beach marketplace. Legends in Concert's new home will boast 600 seats. Its innovative design will create an intimate concert space. Each cushy, relaxed seat will have great sight lines to the stage and generous legroom. Spectacular projection screens will be positioned around the theater. The performances will take place daily, utilizing a similar seasonal weekly schedule well-known by Grand Strand fans.
To receive additional information about Legends in Concert, ticket availability, its transition from its current home and related information, visit http://www.legendsinconcert.com.
About On Stage Entertainment & Legends in Concert
On Stage Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Legends in Concert. Celebrating its 28th year, Legends in Concert is a live musical celebration featuring the world's greatest celebrity tribute artists. Widely recognized in the entertainment industry as the original celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert has been performed throughout the United States, and has traveled to 18 countries on five continents, including Japan, Canada, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Australia, China, Brazil, Spain, and England, entertaining more than 20 million fans. On Stage Entertainment operates numerous fixed-based, touring, limited-term and private engagements of Legends in Concert throughout the world. In addition to Las Vegas, Legends is presented year-round in numerous cities including Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Branson, Mo., on the high seas aboard Norwegian EPIC; and seasonally at such locations as Foxwoods Resort Casino (Mashantucket), Conn. The show has also been featured on the most popular television networks in the world. For more information on Legends in Concert or On Stage Entertainment, visit http://www.legendsinconcert.com.
About Broadway at the Beach
Broadway at the Beach is the largest festival entertainment complex in South Carolina. The $250 million attraction is set on 350-acres in the heart of Myrtle Beach and features three theaters, 19 restaurants and more than 100 specialty shops as well as attractions, nightclubs, and hotels, all surrounding the 23-acre Lake Broadway. The complex is a past recipient of the South Carolina Governor's Cup and was deemed the state's best travel destination by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism. Last year, 14.8 million people visited Broadway at the Beach, making it the region's most popular destination.
Among Broadway at the Beach's restaurants are Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. The complex also boasts three hotels, the Hampton Inn, the Fairfield Inn and the Holiday Inn Express. Broadway at the Beach is also home to the IMAX 3D theater, the award-winning Ripley's Aquarium, Palace theater, Carmike's Broadway Cinema 16 and the Pavilion Nostalgia Park, which features nine rides from the former Pavilion Amusement Park, one of Myrtle Beach's most popular family attractions for more than 58 years. The complex's Celebrity Square includes a New Orleans-inspired nightclub district.
About Tom Miller And Miller Design Services
Firm Principal, Tom Miller AIA has been a Grand Strand resident for 23 years, is a graduate of Arizona State University, a former member of the Myrtle Beach Community Appearance Board, and a long-time member of the American Institute of Architects. Miller has been a design consultant to an impressive number of area entertainment venues including The Carolina Opry, Dixie Stampede, Magic on Ice, The Gatlin Brothers Theater, The Ronnie Milsap Theater, and Euro Circus. More recently, he has been a member of the design team for the proposed Rivoli Theater slated to be built at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. In addition, Miller Design Services has designed numerous buildings for local projects including the Tyson Sign Company, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, and Sayebrook West.
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