"No entertainer can move and excite an audience like Tony Orlando. Tony brings to the stage warmth and exhilarating energy that electrifies an audience."
La Mirada~Tony Orlando is coming to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts on May 15th, with two shows.
His new show "Let's Salute America" is inspired by America's love of the Yellow Ribbon as a symbol of freedom, hope, homecomings and of course, Tony's number one recording of 1973, "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree." It was number one for that year, became Orlando's theme song and grew into an American anthem of hope, homecoming, reunion and renewal.
Orlando, a 70's icon, joined Dawn in 1971 and a produced a string of hits and television appearances; including their own variety show, "The Tony Orlando and Dawn Variety Hour", that replaced "The Sonny and Cher Show" when the latter ended its run in the summer of 1974. The show was cancelled in December of 1976 and seemed to mark the end of the variety hour, as a staple, on prime-time television.
His salute in La Mirada is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and includes: "Yellow Ribbon," a tribute to George M. Cohan's "Yankee Doodle Dandy," a rendition of Toby Keith's "American (Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)," Neil Diamond's "America" and Ray Charles' "America The Beautiful." Tony also performs his other big hits such as "Candida," "Knock Three Times" and "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose."
Performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 15th, at 2:00 pm and 8:00 PM. For tickets call (562) 944-9801 or visit http://www.lamiradatheatre.com. Individual tickets are $70, $55, and $45.