MOUNT VERNON — The Community Concert Association of Knox County announces the Live on Stage presentation of the-one-and-only John Davidson. His performance will be at the Memorial Theater on Saturday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. This program is sponsored in part by the Knox Community Hospital.
Perhaps some people will remember him from his college days doing three seasons of summer theater at Denison University in the early 1960s where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater arts. From there he appeared on Broadway playing Burt Lahr’s son in the musical “Foxy.” In the late ’60s, Davidson was appearing on television shows such as The Hallmark Hall of Fame. More theater work found him starring as Harold Hill in “The Music Man,” Lancelot in “Camelot,” and Teddy Roosevelt in the one-man show “Bully.”
Signing a contract with Columbia Records, he produced 13 albums and performed in the major Las Vegas showrooms.
On television in the ’80s, he hosted “That’s Incredible,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” and others including “The John Davidson Daytime Talk Show.”
Some may remember him in the movie “Edward Scissorhands” or in “The Happiest Millionaire” or in “The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band.”
Following three years in Branson with his own theater, Davidson returned to Broadway to appear in “State Fair.” He also took time to write a book called “The Art of The Singing Entertainer” and a play called “Father/Son & Holy Ghost.”
As usual, individual tickets may be purchased at the box office when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Children and students age 21 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. For more information contact Bill Harper at 740-397-7363 or Rosemarie Lehane at 740-599-5085, or go to www.ccaofknoxcounty.com and also look on Facebook.
Published on February 23, 2011