Actor/singer Don Stewart honours Cole’s life with Unforgettable: the Music of Nat King Cole

Actor/singer Don Stewart honours Cole’s life with Unforgettable: the Music of Nat King Cole

The story of an unforgettable crooner

Unforgettable: the Music of Nat King Cole, is coming to the Cultural Centre on March 2

Unforgettable is a dazzling evening of musical theatre not to be missed, showcasing one of the most beloved performers of all time, Nat King Cole.

Actor/singer Don Stewart honours Cole’s life through this marvelous production, Unforgettable: the Music of Nat King Cole, coming to the Cultural Centre on March 2 at 7:30pm. Come see why Cole was a beloved superstar whose appeal transcended the boundaries of race, culture, and geography just as Stewart transcends the years and becomes this musical giant.

His legacy continues to this day because of his solid contribution to American music, his smooth jazz style, his charisma and his success as a black man during the 1960’s.

incredible hits like Mona Lisa, Route 66, Too Young, Paper Moon and the classic Unforgettable. Don Stewart brings us this unmistakable music and a musical biography that ranges from Nat’s piano-playing days in low down dives and honky-tonks to his breakthrough contract with Capitol Records. The whole story is there…  his fight against racism at the studio and in his very own Hollywood neighbourhood.

Jazz singer Don Stewart, with a unique style and a rich voice capable of great emotional power and sensitivity, tells the stories of love, hurt and joy in a memorable and beautiful performance that will leave audience members transfixed. Stewart has developed a sophisticated, elegant style that is as ‘unforgettable’ as Nat King Cole himself, and is sure to enchant all who hear him. “My thing is, nobody can be Nat King Cole,” says Stewart, “So I don’t even want to try. I just present what happened.”

On stage, Stewart serves as Narrator in Unforgettable and moves in and out of character as required telling the story of Cole’s life through scenes, stories and over 40 memorable songs, including popular hits like Sweet Lorraine, Rambling Rose, Autumn Leaves and many more! Accompanying him is Special Guest Cayla Brooke who portrays the equally legendary Peggy Lee and a live jazz band led by Vancouver jazz pianist and musical director Ron Johnston. Join Stewart as he examines Nat King Coles relationships with the key people in his life packaged along with those unforgettable hit songs which have become part of the soundtrack of our lives.

For tickets call the Centre Box Office 604-391-SHOW(7469).

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