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Elton John musical tribute, The Rocket Man Show rocks the Visalia Fox Theatre on Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m.
@TheSunGazette
VISALIA – The Rocket Man Show is the No. 1 Elton John musical tribute. Hand picked by Elton John, The show matches Elton’s insane energy night after night. Recreating an early concert with gorgeous, colorful and flamboyant costumes, including boots, glasses and jumpsuits, some of which were worn by Elton  himself. With all the classic young Elton antics, audiences are in for a night of nostalgia, singing, laughing and participation.  
Not only is this clearly the most authentic Elton John tribute show in the world, but this was Elton‘s choice as his own body double to re-enact some of the most memorable moments of his career. These moments are being used in promo for Elton’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ world tour. How’s that for peace of mind? 
Rus Anderson, who plays Elton in the show, has put his extensive live and theatrical experience to work nightly, performing as a young Elton John in the tribute show ‘Rocket Man’. This has earned him an endorsement from the official Elton John Fan club and praise from many prestigious clients, including The Elton John AIDS Foundation. In the past year alone, The Rocket Man Show has appeared in all four corners of the U.S. Rus is keeping the 1970s Elton alive by re-enacting his charisma, vocals, piano playing and costumes­—the ones we all know and love. 
Rus and his full band of merry crackerjack musicians are the very best in the business. The show is 100 percent live in both vocals and instrumentation. Absolutely no tracks or lip-syncing. The performance itself is an extremely sincere, intense and visual spectacle of a journey. There are ballads and driving rock songs.  
The Rocket Man Show – Elton John Musical Tribute will take the stage at the Visalia Fox Theatre on Sunday, July 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $33 to $55 online at foxvisalia.org or call 559-625-1369.