COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Just in time for the holidays, one of America’s most endearing and enduring stars, Tony Orlando, is coming to town! The star will dazzle South Florida with his “Great American Christmas Show” at The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, December 22 at 8 p.m. The festive show is a classic filled with the joy and music of the season along with some of his greatest hits that has been running for 19 years in both Las Vegas and Orlando’s hometown of Branson, Missouri.
Orlando has a unique ability to move and excite an audience unlike any other, and became a teenage idol at the age of 16 with his first hit, “Halfway to Paradise” in 1961. Soon after he became a music publisher for Clive Davis at April-Blackwood Music, where he signed popular songwriters such as James Taylor. His career continued to expand when he lent his voice to a demo record for the song titled “Candida” that became wildly popular and climbed the charts all the way to number one.
Following this success, he recorded the mega sensation “Knock Three Times” which not only became number one, but was the top song of 1971 selling over six million copies worldwide, and was featured in the hit movie Now and Then. Three additional number one hits soon followed, “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).”
Deciding to jump full force into what was already a meteoric rise to the top, Orlando released a string of even more successful songs, including “Who’s in the Strawberry Patch with Sally,” “Cupid,” “Steppin’ Out-I’m Gonna Boogie Tonight” and “Mornin’ Beautiful.” To date, he has sold millions of records across the globe and remains one of America’s most beloved personalities.
Over the years, he has been a recipient of three American Music Awards, a People’s Choice Award and was one of the first entertainers to be featured as a subject of VH1’s Behind the Music in 1998. He was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990 for his outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry.
Tickets start at $20* and are available at www.ticketmaster.com. *Additional fees may apply