(Kerrville, Tx) The unmatched sound of Karen and Richard Carpenter will be celebrated on the stage of Kerrville’s Cailloux Theater when singer Lisa Rock and her six-piece band present “Close to You: the Music of The Carpenters” on Friday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters’ beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number-one hits.
Now, singer and playwright Lisa Rock has arranged a six-piece band, complete with back-up singers, and together they are dedicated to creating a Carpenters experience like no other.
Rock’s amazing four-octave range allows her to sing the hits like “We’ve Only Just Begun” and “Rainy Days and Mondays” in their original keys, keeping the songs genuine and recognizable for audiences that consistently respond with standing ovations. “When she hits the lower range of her marvelous voice,” notes Chicago critic Alan Bresloff, “if you close your eyes, you can see Karen Carpenter’s face.”
But Rock goes beyond just singing the songs in her concert. She draws the crowd in with anecdotes about Karen and Richard Carpenter, their lives and how some of the songs originated. Rock engages the audience to the point that they can’t help but sing along with her as they share their memories of The Carpenters and their music.
“Close to You: the Music of The Carpenters” comes to The Cailloux Theater on Friday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from just $5 to $35, and can be purchased by calling the Cailloux Box Office at (830) 896-9393, or online at www.CaillouxTheater.com. The Box Office walk-up hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm, and Saturday from 10am to 3pm. Tickets can also be reserved at the Kerrville Visitor’s Center on Sidney Baker road during regular office hours.
The Kathleen C. Cailloux City Center for the Performing Arts, home to The Cailloux and VK Garage Theaters, is located at 910 Main Street in downtown Kerrville. The center is managed by Playhouse 2000, Inc. on behalf of The City of Kerrville. More information is available by telephone at the number above or online at www.Playhouse2000.com.