Ultimate VIP Package Includes: Front row center stage seat, two drink tickets, a special gift and a meet & greet, $50.00 plus ticketing fees.
VIP Package Includes: Seats in rows 2-5, center stage and two drink tickets, $30.00 plus ticketing fees.
General Seating: These seats are available in rows 6 through 27, $20.00 plus ticketing fees.
ADA Handicap Accessible: These seats are located in row 13 on the left side. $20.00 Please call the box office to purchase these seats at 515-386-7754.
Sunday, November 5, 2017, Doors Open at 4 p.m., Show Starts at 5 p.m.
The Dichotomy of Gary Morris
Having performed for Kings, Queens, Prime Ministers and every US President beginning with Jimmy Carter, Gary Morris is an exceptional talent who has amassed varied fans from around the World. Whether it is in Russia or Raleigh, his vocal mastery holds hushed audiences around the World.
Morris is a prolific songwriter, but is best known for his recording of “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which went to number one and won song of the year from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The song was later recorded by Bette Midler, who took the song to the top of the Pop charts. Morris has had 5 Number 1s and 16 Top 10 singles on the Country Music charts. Besides his signature song, his many hits include; “Why Lady Why,” “Second Hand Heart,” “The Love She Found In Me,” “100% Chance of Rain,” “I’ll Never Stop Loving You,” and many other Country classics.
In 1982, Billboard Magazine named the tall vocalist “Male Artist of the Year.” As his career began to soar in the mid 80s, Joseph Papp, one of the most influential producers in the history of the American theater, hand picked the Texas tenor and offered him the role of Rodolfo, starring with fellow country and rock artist Linda Ronstadt, in the opera La Boheme. After some prodding, Gary accepted the offer.
Morris immediately returned to recording and touring, garnering more number-one hits in Country Music, but Broadway began wooing him once again. Notable theater producer, Sir Cameron Macintosh respected Gary’s extraordinary vocal range and was in dire need of a performer who could not only successfully execute the lead role in his production of Les Miserables, but one who could learn all the lines and challenging songs in only 3 weeks time. In keeping with the role of the heroic character, Gary Morris returned to Broadway as the first American actor/singer to perform the lead role of Jean Valjean in the World-renowned Les Miserables at the height of its popularity.