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November 5, 2013

Elvis tribute singer returns to Woodward

Woodward, Okla. — It's time to put on your blue suede shoes and get ready to shake, rattle and roll because Elvis is back.

Well the Elvis tribute singer Travis LeDoyt is back anyway.

LeDoyt will return to Woodward on Nov. 14 for the Woodward Arts & Theatre Council's anniversary show.  The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m., with auditorium doors opening at 7 p.m. and the box office opening at 6:30 p.m.

LeDoyt has performed in Woodward at the Arts Theatre twice before in 2009 and 2010.  And Charlie Burns, executive director of the Woodward Arts Theatre, said "we're ecstatic to welcome Travis back."

Burns described LeDoyt as a "phenomenal entertainer."

"His performance of Elvis is said to be the best modern day performance of The King of Rock 'n' Roll by his followers and his fans," Burns said.

He said this gives LeDoyt's concerts a mass appeal.

"Elvis is a well known public figure and all current living generations have been exposed to him either firsthand or through their parents or grandparents," he said.

But, Burns said, it's not just LeDoyt's strong physical and vocal resemblance to Elvis that makes his concerts so entertaining.

"LeDoyt can appeal to nearly any audience with his charm and his talent," he said.

In addition, he said that LeDoyt's concerts are often "very crowd interactive."

"He's known for his visits to the audience from the stage," Burns said.  "He loves and appreciates his fans, so he tries to foster that relationship through his audience contact."

In his concerts, LeDoyt emulates a younger Elvis, performing songs from The King's early years from 1954 to 1959.

For those wanting to see LeDoyt bring Elvis's standards back to life on the stage, Burns said they should act fast.

"We highly encourage people to get their tickets ahead of time because in the past this show has always sold out," he said.

Also the sooner people purchase and/or reserve their tickets, the better seats they will get, as seating is first come, first served, he said.

To buy tickets in advance, call the theater box office at 256-7120.  At the prompt, you can leave a message with your name, phone number and number of tickets you are wanting to purchase.

There are discount prices for those who are members of the Woodward Arts and Theatre Council.

Since LeDoyt's concert is being held as the council's anniversary show, Burns said, "the proceeds from it go back to the theater for programming and renovation efforts."

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