Musical superstars Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. will debut their new musical fable “Up, Up & Away! a musical fable” at The Orleans Showroom Feb. 13-14.
“Up, Up & Away! a musical fable” is the tale of two aspiring stars who met, fell in love and endured a lifetime of challenges together. Starring Grammy Award-winners McCoo and Davis and the new 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 music legends, including the original The 5th Dimension and The Beatles.
McCoo and Davis, both former members of The 5th Dimension, had found previous success as recording artists, performers and authors. The couple has won seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and three platinum records. In 2004, the couple wrote a book celebrating more than 45 years of marriage and shared their secrets of staying happy and committed to each other in Hollywood. On television, the couple found success with their show, “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 great, the Rev. James Cleveland.
The musical is the brainchild of Nic Mendoza, who fell in love with McCoo and Davis’ music as a child while listening to his mother’s albums. The show is produced by SWC Studios, LLC, a kathy Ireland Worldwide entity, Mendoza, McCoo and Davis’ personal manager and executive producer, Steve Rosenblum, as well as other SWC executives.
Showtime is 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.