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San Diego Gay Men's Chorus to perform the music of Elton John

SAN DIEGO -- The songs of legendary musician and showman Elton John will take center stage at the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus spring concert "Rocket Man – The Music of Elton John" on April 13 and 14 at the historic Birch North Park Theatre.

The 150-member chorus will highlight five decades of hits from “Your Song,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Daniel” and “Candle in the Wind” to “Circle of Life” and other songs from his movie and stage hits "The Lion King" and "Aida."

“Everybody has at least one favorite Elton John song and we promise to rock them all,” Artistic Director Gary Holt said. “And, for anyone wondering if there will be glittery costumes, outlandish glasses and over-the-top dance numbers, the answer is – abso-gayly-lutely!”

Elton John was the first major star to talk about his sexuality in 1976 and through the years has become a proud gay man, husband and father. Many of his songs reflect the unique struggles and celebrations faced by the LGBT community.

The show features a live orchestra, and is directed and choreographed by Joey Landwehr, the award-winning artistic director of San Diego’s J*Company Youth Theatre. As an added bonus, Holt — a lifelong professional pianist — will rock the entire production from center stage as he conducts the high-energy show from the keyboard.

Tickets for the Saturday, April 13 8 pm performance are $25-$43; and tickets for the Sunday, April 14 3 pm matinee are $21-$38. A $5 discount is available for seniors, students, military and groups of 10 or more. The Birch North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Ave. in San Diego.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 11 at 9 am on the Chorus’ website. For more information, click HERE or call the chorus office at 877-296-7664.