‘Shades of Buble`’ here Saturday

Published 9:46 am Thursday, September 13, 2018

Since debuting in April 2015, “Shades of Buble` – A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé,” has entertained tens of thousands at theatrical concerts across the United States.

On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Davie County Arts Council will host the show at the Brock Performing Arts Center on North Main Street in Mocksville.

Delivering a set list comprised only of songs recorded or performed live by Michael Bublé, this act honors (but doesn’t imitate) the sophistication, retro style, and high-energy fun that Bublé brings to his concerts while engaging new fans with thrilling new three-part vocal arrangements. Songs from the show, including big-band standards from the jazz era, classic hits from the 50s/60s/70s, as well as Billboard chart-toppers from today will be performed.

Collin O’Connor graduated with a degree in musical theatre from Millikin University in 2012 and moved to NYC shortly after. Since then, he has performed all over the country in musicals and concerts.

Joining Collin on the Brock stage is Drew Pournelle, originally from Georgia, but now calls New York City home. A graduate of Samford University and member of Actors’ Equity Association, his New York City and National Tour theatrical credits include Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, The Boy Friend, Carnival!, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.  He was the former lead vocalist for the internationally-acclaimed group The Twelve Tenors. In April 2015, he was featured in the World Premiere Concert of Shades of Bublé, and since then he has enjoyed entertaining audiences worldwide with this  music.

Michael Valentine has been a member of Shades of Bublé since the group’s debut in April 2015 at Long Island’s John W. Engeman Theater. Favorite regional theatrical credits include The Who’s Tommy (Tommy) at Texas’ Zach Theatre; Chicago (Fred Casely) and Big Fish (Don Price) with Montana’s Alpine Theatre Project; and Spring Awakening (Melchior) at New York’s White Plains Performing Arts Center. Other favorites: Next To Normal (Gabe) at the Sandbox Theatre; tick, tick BOOM! (Jonathan) at the Roadhouse Theatre; Aida (Radames) at the Erie Playhouse and Cornell’s Kiplinger Theatre; Grease (Danny), Les Misérables (Enjolras), The Most Happy Fella (Ciccio), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph).

Tickets are available by stopping by the Brock or by telephone. The arts council’s box office is open Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m., 336-751-3000. Reserved seating tickets are:  adults $38 and seniors,  $36.