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Dustin Brayley and Kyle T. Martin in The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Music Of Billy Joel And Elton John

The latest in the Music on the Rock concert series will run June 9th – June 19th

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with the return of Music on the Rock legend Dustin Brayley and Flat Rock newcomer Kyle T. Martin performing the hits of Billy Joel and Elton John. The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John will run from June 9th through June 19th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown on Main Street in Hendersonville.

Join us for a night of hard rocking hits and smooth ballads with The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John. The tunes from these piano men are sure to please and with Dustin Brayley and Kyle T. Martin at the center of it all, this is not a Music on the Rock to miss! Come see The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John at the Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown to hear hits like “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Piano Man,” “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant” and more!

Dustin Brayley is a fan favorite within Flat Rock Playhouse’s Music on the Rock concert series. In addition to performing in various Music on the Rock concerts including The Eagles, ABBA, Music of the 60s and the Bee Gees, Brayley has traveled the world for over a decade with Broadway National Tours, Symphonies, and other various concerts. Born just outside of Washington D.C. in Virginia, Dustin moved to NYC right out of college and hit the ground running, spending the better part of the next 5 years touring internationally with RENT, Miss Saigon and Saturday Night Fever as well as several New York productions.

Kyle T. Martin may be new to the Playhouse but he is no stranger to the music of Billy Joel. Martin is a pianist, musician and singer from Sacramento, California who played “The Piano Man” in the national tour of Broadway smash hit Movin’ Out. He is currently the lead singer for the West Coast Billy Joel tribute band JOEL.

Sharing the stage with Brayley and Martin as the house band are Bill Altman, Charles Holland, Wes Parker, Will Moss and Jim Black on guitar, bass, saxophone, synth, and drums respectively. Moss also serves as Music Director.

The Music of Billy Joel and Elton John will run June 9th through June 19th at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Performances Thursday evenings at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evenings 8:00PM, matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

About Flat Rock Playhouse

n 1937, a group of struggling performers, led by Robroy Farquhar, organized themselves as the Vagabond Players. The Vagabonds worked in a variety of places over the course of three years, and in 1940 found themselves in the Blue Ridge region of Western North Carolina. The local and tourist community welcomed them with open arms when they presented their first summer season of plays in a 150-year-old grist mill they converted into The Old Mill Playhouse at Highland Lake. So successful was that summer, they returned in 1941. After WWII, the Vagabond Players reorganized, came back to the region and opened a playhouse in nearby Lake Summit. The Lake Summit Playhouse thrived during the post war years and soon the Vagabond Players were looking for a larger and permanent home. In 1952, the troupe of performers, and a newly formed board of directors, made an offer to buy an 8-acre lot in the Village of Flat Rock. This new home made the Vagabonds “locals” and a rented big top gave birth to Flat Rock Playhouse. As the beautiful Western Carolina region continued to grow, so did the Playhouse and in 1961, by Act of the North Carolina General Assembly, Flat Rock Playhouse was officially designated The State Theatre of North Carolina. What began as a few weeks of summer performances in 1940 is now a nine-month season of plays including Broadway musicals, comedy, drama, and theatre for young audiences. The Playhouse’s dual mission of producing the performing arts and providing education in the performing arts includes a professional series; a summer and fall college apprentice and intern program; performances and cabaret series by the Studio 52; year-round classes and workshops for students from kindergarten through adults. Flat Rock Playhouse now hosts over 98,000 patrons annually and is a significant contributor to the local economy and the Arts in North Carolina.