Frank’s Tribute and the All-Star Band pays homage to popular artists of the 50s, 60s, and 70s
In the same month Elvis Presley would have celebrated his 85th birthday, the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center (PAC) is presenting a special opportunity to celebrate the musical legacy of ‘the King’ and other classic performers of yore. As part of The Kroll’s West Local Series, Let Me Be Frank Productions returns to the PAC on Friday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. with Frank’s Tribute and the All-Star Band sponsored by Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Combining comedy bits with songs from Elvis and other indelible artists, Frank’s Tribute delivers an homage to music history that balances energy and humor with respect to the source material.
“Sure, we look like and sound like the artists we impersonate, but we do the funny side of the artists,” explained Frank Hermans, who will perform as Elvis. “Elvis was funny, and I know I am not Elvis so you get a little Let Me Be Franks in all of our performances.”
Featured artists include Elvis Presley portrayed by Frank Hermans, Reba McEntire portrayed by Amy Riemer, Yakov Smirnoff portrayed by Pat Hibbard, Barbra Streisand portrayed by Lisa Borley, Karen Carpenter portrayed by Kasey Schumacher, George Jones portrayed by Mike Hermans, and Paul Evansen as Neil Diamond.
The performance will also feature Frank’s Tribute All-Star Band, winner of “Best of the Bay” for the last five years. The musicians include Adam Cain on drums, Pat Hibbard on bass, Tony Pilz on keys and Dennis Panneck on guitar.
Led by Frank Hermans, a local musician and comedy writer, Let Me Be Frank Productions has been entertaining Northeast Wisconsin for two decades. To date, the comedy troupe has created and performed more than 120 all-original musicals for more than 300,000 audience members and has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
Tickets to Frank’s Tribute and the All-Star Band are $26, with subscriber and group discounts available. To purchase or learn more about this or other upcoming events, visit ashwaubenonpac.org or call (920) 494-3401.
About Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center
The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 730-seat performance venue built for the artistic and theatrical enrichment of the students and community members of the Village of Ashwaubenon and surrounding areas. The PAC serves as home to school and community musicals, plays, concerts, and theatre programs and also actively presents regional, national, and international touring entertainment.
For more information about the Ashwaubenon PAC, visit ashwaubenonpac.org or follow ‘Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center’ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@AshwaubenonPAC).