One might think that Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Cher, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Pavarotti, Diana Ross are all in one theatre-one stage, but in reality it is the identical twin celebrity impersonators, The Edwards Twins, bringing a memorable evening, “Celebrities on Stage,” to Burbank. The performance is slated for 8 PM Wednesday and Thursday, April 14 and 15, at the Colony Theatre.
Born and raised in Burbank, California, these brothers, Anthony and Eddie Edwards, have astounded audiences for more than 20 years with their realistic portrayal of some of the world’s best-loved celebrities.
The Edwards Twins are committed to bring authenticity to each performance and have over 100 superstars in their repertoire. Though the sound mesmerizes the audience it’s the extravagant designer costumes and elaborate make-up that add to the magic. Anthony’s natural tenor morphs from a raspy Neil Diamond to an accented Elton John. Eddie, who performs all the show’s female characters, transforms himself using tricks learned from top Hollywood make-up artists – in the tradition of Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire and Eddie Murphy’s Mother and Grandmother Krump – to deliver Barbra Streisand’s warm soprano notes, Chers’ intricate outfits and Tina Turner’s leggy strut in a manner that flatters their childhood idols.
“Our show was born out of a childhood fascination with celebrities,” says Anthony, the act’s producer and elder brother (by 4 minutes). “When we were very young, we would listen to our parents’ records and found out very early that we had a tremendous gift for mimicking the superstars, so much that now when we perform, people leave feeling like they were watching the actual stars on stage.”
Advance tickets are available by calling the ticket office at 888/740-9079. Tickets are priced at $35. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. 3rd Street, Burbank. Plenty of parking is available.
For more information on The Edwards Twins visit their website at http://www.theedwardstwins.com/.