2012-08-02 / News

Fred Astaire imitator comes to Newport

Jon Petersen will perform on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. The show will benefi t the Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties. Petersen performed for the Jamestown Community Theatre four years ago.

Peterson impersonates seven legendary song and dance men from the stage: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, George M. Cohan, Anthony Newley, Donald O’Conner, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis Jr. Peterson not only impersonates the legendary stars, he changes into their iconic looks on stage as he tells anecdotes about them. He morphs into each personality through their looks, personalities and dances. Petersen has performed on Broadway, most recently in the revival of “Cabaret,” when he took over the lead role.

All proceeds will benefit the homecare, hospice and community health programs of the Visiting Nurse Service. Tickets are $85 general admission, $150 premium seating. To reserve seats, call Visiting Nurse Service at 682-2100 or Mary Wright at 741-9818.

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