Lunch Box Shows

Elvis: 1968 Comeback Special – Encore

By Joe Marino

In 1968, Elvis Presley stunned the world and proved that he still had what it took to be the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. In ’68, he filmed what is known as the famous “Comeback Special,” and reignited his career.  NBC will mark the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s ’68 “Comeback Special” to air on February 17.

Featuring the now legendary black leather skin-tight suit, and three of his original musicians, Elvis performed live in the round, before a studio audience. Revisiting a wealth of his old hits that helped to shape rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis and his musicians created pure magic on stage.

See it at The Marco Players Theater performed by Southwest Florida’s own – Joe Marino, and his award-winning band, All the King’s Men. Performed live, in the round just like the famous TV special, featuring the exact instrumentation, costuming, and songs, this is one hot show that is not to be missed! This show includes a box lunch.

Performer’s Bio

Joe Marino at The Marco Players Lunch Box

Joe Marino began his entertainment career as a professional celebrity tribute artist / vocal impressionist…paying homage to some of the most famous and well loved celebrities in history such as: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, and Bobby Darin, to name just a few. He is able to recreate any one of these famous artists, completely, down to their voices, movements, playing ability, and costuming.

He has performed in Las Vegas, Nevada, Branson, Missouri, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Orlando, Florida for Disney Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Elvis Presley’s home: Graceland in Memphis Tennessee, and for Maria Elena Holly (Buddy Holly’s widow) for the 2011 Winter Dance Party Tour celebration at the famed Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Most recently, in 2012 and 2013, Joe Marino proudly appeared and toured with the world famous, off-Broadway theatrical production “The Million Dollar Quartet” as young piano legend Jerry Lee Lewis.