Carmen Romano as Jake Blues (John Belushi):
When Carmen explodes on stage with his trademark cartwheel it’s like a non-stop freight train coming down the tracks! From his opening number to the climactic finale of “Shout”, Carmen captivates the audience with a MONSTER high-energy performance!
In his role as the late John Belushi, Carmen showcases the original choreography and lots of the crazy, hilarious antics; several times in his show he will break the 4th wall and speak to the audience using the same cutting wit that made John Belushi such a beloved and famous comic.
Carmen has been performing as Mr. Belushi in “The Blues Brothers™” Act for more than 30 years; for 10 of those years he has been a staple in the award winning show “Legends in Concert” in Las Vegas. Considered to be one of the most popular acts to have ever graced the stage of this highly successful show, Carmen’s popularity is not limited to just Las Vegas. He has showcased his talents across the United States and all over the world taking him to many countries including Russia, Japan, Canada, Finland, Mexico, Thailand, and Germany. He has also made numerous appearances on television, including: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show, MTV, VH-1, ESPN, CBS This Morning, and Entertainment Tonight.
Following are a few quotes from celebrities and dignitaries about Carmen…..Jay Leno “Terrific”…Dick Clark “John Belushi would have been proud” …Bernie Brillstein (Belushi’s personal manager and executive producer of The Blues Brothers™ Movie) “The Greatest!”
Of Carmen Romano, Dan Aykroyd himself, may have said it best: “BURNIN’ MAN”.When Eric and Carmen explode on stage as a tribute to “The Blues Brothers™ “, it’s like a non-stop freight train!! With the opening number “I Can’t Turn You Loose”, to the climatic finale of “Shout”, this Blues Brothers™ tribute captivates the audience with a high-energy performance
Russ Peterson as Elwood Blues
For twenty-five years Russ has be wowing audiences with his tributes of everyone from Ray Charles to Dean Martin. Throughout his many years as a performer, Russ has found the perfect blend of wit, wisdom and humor. Portraying Elwood is an exciting challenge for Russ. Having mastered the guitar, piano, bass, ukulele, saxophone and blues harmonica, there isn’t a musical instrument he hasn’t been able to play with confidence. His attention to detail is evident in every move he makes and Legends’ audiences have fallen in love with him.
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