New Dawn hosts Elvis birthday bash


File photo Elvis, played by Mark Pitt, will perform at New Dawn Theater on Saturday to celebrate The King's 78th birthday.


• What: Elvis’ birthday bash

• When: 8 p.m. Saturday

• Where: New Dawn Theater, 3087 Main St., Duluth

• Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for children

• For more information: Visit newdawntheatercompany.com

DULUTH -- It's time to get all shook up because it's The King's birthday.

Elvis Presley passed away in 1977, but his hardcore fans still bake a cake and blow out the candles for the legendary singer every year, including those over at New Dawn Theater.

On Saturday, the Duluth venue hosts its annual Elvis Birthday Bash with Elvis impersonator Mark Pitt, who will sing through the night, complete with several costume changes. The show usually sells out in advance.

Pitt has been performing as Elvis since 1990 and he's played everywhere, including at a presidential rally for former President George Bush.

More than 100 people are anticipated to attend the show, which will be packed full of elaborate costumes, flirting with the ladies and music from Elvis' long list of songs, ranging from classics to gospel to country. Pitt also gives a scarf out to a woman in the audience and autographs it after the show as well as teddy bears for the children.

All ages are welcomed to the party. Cake is included with admission.