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& Billy Davis Jr.
Aug 10-Aug 11, 2013
Grammy©-winning duo & former vocalists for the 5th Dimension
Saturday, August 10
7:30pm $37 & 9:30pm $29
Sunday, August 11
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received 7 Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage. They have performed to sold-out concerts around the world. They are currently celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business with a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have made up their multi-faceted careers.
The charismatic duo, whose instantly recognizable voices helped to make The 5th Dimension one of the pop era’s most revered vocal groups, sound better than ever. As the predominant lead singers for the group, they represent to the world some of the finest music laid down in the last forty years. Many of The 5th Dimension’s greatest hits are included in the show.
McCoo and Davis left The 5th Dimension after a decade and established themselves as a duo. They had immediate success with the single “You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show).” It was a #1 hit and earned them two Grammys.
The show is constructed as a peek into their lives, separate and together and showcases other sides of their musical personalities. In addition to their 5th Dimension successes, the show highlights their solo pursuits: Billy – soul, gospel, Broadway and Dreamgirls; Marilyn – “Solid Gold” TV show, Broadway and Showboat.
They pay their respects in song to Ashford & Simpson, Laura Nyro, Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Jimmy Webb, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Duke Ellington and Billy Preston, just some of the songwriters that have been elemental to their careers.
“We have learned that our music is a mutual experience that we have been fortunate to share. We are gratified by the audience recognition and participation as they are reminded of a possibly kinder, gentler time,” Davis says.