“Up, Up and Away! A Musical Fable Starring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.” will dazzle fans at The Orleans Showroom on Feb. 11-12.
“Up, Up and Away!” is the tale of two aspiring stars who met, fell in love and endured a lifetime of challenges together. Starring Grammy Award winner McCoo and Davis and the musical group The Next Dimension, the story is told through pop classics including “Up, Up and Away,” “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In,” “Worst That Could Happen,” “You Don’t Have to be a Star (To Be in My Show),” “MacArthur Park,” “Help!,” “Blackbird,” “Midnight Hour,” “One Less Bell (to Answer)” and “The Man That Got Away.” It also pays tribute to fellow legendary artists The 5th Dimension and The Beatles.
McCoo and Davis, both former members of The 5th Dimension, have long careers as recording artists, performers and authors. The couple has won seven Grammy Awards in addition to earning 15 Gold and three Platinum records. In 2004, the couple wrote a book celebrating more than 45 years of marriage and shared their secrets to staying happy. On television, the couple starred in the “The Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. Show,” the first variety series starring an African-American musical couple.
McCoo and Davis have also found success in their solo careers. McCoo hosted the popular television music series “Solid Gold” for five years, and Davis accomplished his lifelong dream when he recorded a religious album titled, “Let Me Have a Dream” with gospel legend the Rev. James Cleveland.
Showtime is at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $34.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.