Originally Published: March 3, 2016 5:58 p.m.
Take a trip back to the era of disco, bell bottoms and gasoline costing 36 cents when Saturday Night Fever, a tribute to the Bee Gees, comes to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 117 E. Gurley St. Featuring John Acosta as Barry Gibb, Mark Hall Speights as Robin Gibb and Jeff Celentano as Maurice Gibb, the show starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 5.
Acosta has been doing the tribute to the Bee Gees for about three years now after moving to Las Vegas from Toronto, he said Since then, they’ve spread a love for the group around the world in places like the Philippines and Colombia.
Nothing compares to taking the audience back in time with the music, Acosta said. They’ll close their eyes, hear the falsetto tones and believe they just heard the Bee Gees.
“Or just saw them because there’ll never be another Bee Gees,” Acosta said. “It’s my honor that we can do our homework and represent that iconic group that there is no more. The music lives on.”
Tickets for the show are $25 for adults and $22 for seniors and are available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
The entire catalogue of the Bee Gees’ music is full of great music, so much so that it’s difficult to pick a favorite, Acosta said. However, if he had to make a choice, he enjoys singing “How Deep is Your Love” as well as “Emotion.”
The audience is going to take trip through time back to when they were teenagers and in their 20s, Acosta said, noting that was when music was melodic, rhythmic and had groove played by real musicians.
“It’s one of those things where you just don’t find this type of talent out there giving it all they got,” Acosta said. “People will see us one time and they will come back again because they feel that experience 1977 all over again.”