(HawaiiNewsNow)- Elvis is still in the building and will be welcoming a new group of tribute artists in 2013, for Legends in Concert Waikiki's all-star "Rock-A-Hula" production at the Royal Hawaiian Theater. The Waikiki version of the internationally-renowned, three-decades-old institution, widely referred to as "The World's Greatest Live Tribute Show," will continue the long-standing tradition established at all eight of its locations by periodically rotating featured performers with new artists.
The new lineup of superstar tribute artists taking the stage starting December 11, 2012, will be that Material Girl, Madonna; the bad boy of rock n' roll and recent American Idol judge Aerosmith's Steven Tyler; the King of Pop Michael Jackson; and the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. Performances featuring tributes to Elton John, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley will continue nightly throughout 2012.
"Since opening last December, we're delighted at how quickly Hawaii has become our newest long-term home, and our cast has had a phenomenal time welcoming kama'aina as well as tens of thousands of visitors from dozens of countries," says Brian Brigner, COO for Legends in Concert. "We're truly thankful for the warm aloha and embrace we've received from the community and look forward to being part of and enhancing the Waikiki entertainment scene for many years to come."
"We are so appreciative of the terrific reception, trust and support our show at the Royal Hawaiian Theater has received from the entire hospitality, tourism and business community," added Ron Howard, President of Star of Honolulu, partners in the operation of Legends in Concert Waikiki. "Our strong partnerships with On Stage Entertainment, producers of Legends in Concert, and the management of the Royal Hawaiian Center are working exactly as we had hoped and tactically planned.
"Rock-A-Hula" audience members enjoy a concert-quality experience from yesteryear to today, inclusive of spot-on live performances sung with the cast's own natural voices and include a live band, amazing jazz and hula dancers, elaborate stage sets, and spectacular sound, lighting and video. The new tribute artists joining the Legends in Concert Waikiki cast will re-create performances featuring brand-new choreography, and state-of-the-art production elements including signature video projection that replicates the iconic superstars featured in all Legends in Concert productions.
"As we anticipated, Legends in Concert Waikiki has captivated guests and delivered top-notch entertainment to Waikiki on a nightly basis," said Marleen 'Âkau, General Manager of Royal Hawaiian Center. "We are extremely excited to see the new Madonna and Steven Tyler tributes added to the production and expect that this new line-up will continue dazzling audiences and keep them coming back."
Legends in Concert Waikiki offers a number of kama'aina packages for its cocktail, luau and dinner packages ranging from $40.50 for cocktail and show to $145.80 for Green Room VIP treatment. Keiki pricing is also available and starts at $24.30. Additionally, parking is available at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and is only $3 for four hours with validation from Legends in Concert Waikiki.
"Rock-A-Hula" is open year-round with show performances six nights a week (dark on Mondays). Shows start at 8:15 p.m. with cocktails and dining options available before and after the shows. For reservations call (808) 629-SHOW(7469), click HERE, or go to the Legends Waikiki Kiosk located at the Royal Hawaiian Center on Kalakaua Avenue. For more information check out the facebook link HERE.