A Neil Diamond Tribute is a broadway style production featuring 12-time Branson Show award winner Keith Allynn as he unveils the story of Diamond’s life through Diamond’s own songs. Quick change magic, a unique salute toe veterans and Diamond’s top hits round out this romantic comedy, making it a must see for audiences of all ages.
The St. Francis Community High School auditorium, 100 S. College, St. Francis, is venue for this Western Plains Arts Association show Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m. CDT. Admission by WPAA season ticket or at the gate $10 adults, $5 students.
This project is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
A special grant was also given by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation of Logan, Kan.
Diamond look and sound alike Allynn began his career in stand-up comedy at the age of 14 opening for such greats as Chris Rock, Tim Allen and Robin Williams. At 21, Allynn discovered his musical talents while performing “All Shook Up” at a karaoke night. The girls went wild, and he was hooked. For several years he continued to perform as an Elvis tribute artist and was voted a top-ten Elvis by Graceland.
Later, trying to impress a girl who was a huge Neil Diamond fan, Allynn called her on the phone and in his best “Neil” voice sang “Hello Again” from the Jazz Singer. It became their song, she became his wife, and he became The Diamond Image.
Recently Allynn was selected to be one of only a handful of Neil Diamond Tribute artists in the world to be featured in a documentary entitled “Diamond Mountain”, actually being voted # 1 by his peers!
After having performed over a decade in Branson, Mo., Keith Allynn now travels extensively throughout the United States paying tribute to America’s favorite singer songwriter, Neil Diamond, who has entertained the world for nearly six decades and has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Allynn’s mesmerizing style, intimacy with audiences, and cover of Diamond’s top hits makes A Neil Diamond Tribute a great way to “Experience the feel of Neil”.
This tribute program is produced by Back to the ‘70s Tributes. Visit their website backtothe70stributes.com for additional information including pictures and videos.