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Arts and Entertainment

December 14, 2012

Norwich theater to have 'Blue Suede Christmas'

Scot Bruce will portray Elvis Presley in “Blue Suede Christmas — the Ultimate Elvis Holiday Bash” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Martin W. Kappel Theater at 27 W. Main St. in Norwich.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, where he was a radio personality and drummer, Bruce began doing a 1950s era Elvis show as a way to survive lean times, a media release said. The show has taken him across the U.S. and worldwide.

Playing young Elvis, Bruce has appeared in music videos with Faith Hill and Sheryl Crow, as well as being heard as the “Resident Elvis” with his friends “Mark and Brian” on their Los Angeles morning radio show.

The performer has starred in several productions of “Idols of the King,” including at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Barter Theatre in Virginia and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery.

In addition, he has performed with Elvis’ original backup singers the Jordanaires and as “Elvis at 21” as part of the Elvis exhibit at the Smithsonian. He portrayed the King at Disneyland, tours with the “Legends of Rock & Roll — Buddy, Roy & Elvis” and played Presley in the recreation scenes of “True Hollywood Story: Elvis in Hollywood” on E!

Scot, while not playing Elvis, has appeared in recurring roles on soap operas “Days of Our Lives” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

Tickets for adults range from $24 to $30, and youths 18 and under are $10. For more information, call 336-2787 or go to www.chenangoarts.org.

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