The number one selling classical vocal trio, ‘Tenors Unlimited,’ will perform their new show “That’s Amore” on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, in Canton, MI.
Known as the ‘Rat Pack of Opera,’ Tenors Unlimited have performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Richie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name just a few. Earlier this year this talented trio toured the USA.
For over 15 years, Tenors Unlimited has been entertaining audiences worldwide using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre. They bring their own blend of wit, humor, charm and vocal arrangements to their performances.
In this new show, Scott Ciscon, Jem Sharples, and Paul Martin will take audiences on a journey through some of the best-loved songs of the last century, made famous by other ‘icons of song’ such as Pavarotti, Lanza, Sting, Bublé and Freddie Mercury. The group’s wide-ranging repertoire includes the ever-popular classics, “The Pearl Fisher’s Duet” and “Nessun Dorma” mixed with crooner and pop favorites. These include “Barcelona”, “Recipe For Love”, “Nella Fantasia” and “Everything” as well as songs written by the group themselves. Additional songs include “Mr. Blue Sky”, “Always on My Mind” (Elvis Presley), “All I Ask of You” (Andrew Lloyd Webber), “Sound of Silence” (Simon and Garfunkel), “From Now On” (The Greatest Showman) and “Tonight” (West Side Story).
Jem Sharples from Tenors Unlimited says “We want our audiences to have an uplifting experience in this new show, so we’ve chosen songs of love and laughter - some from our back catalog, as well as new numbers, old favorites, modern pop songs and some we’ve written ourselves. There’s something for everyone.”
As a college student, Tenors Unlimited member Scott Ciscon spent several summers in Michigan and is excited to bring this show to his adopted home state where family still resides in both Livonia and Northville.
The idea for Tenors Unlimited began in 2003 when Sharples and Ciscon met at an audition. It wasn’t long before Martin joined them and they planned their own take on the popular classical genre and to expand on the perception of what a 21st-century tenor could be. The idea was simple: choose some of the most iconic songs across a variety of genres, stay true to the melody and incorporate rich harmonies to create their own sound. Since then, Scott Ciscon (tenor,) Paul Martin (bass-baritone) & Jem Sharples (tenor) have performed all across the globe and are the UK’s original classical-crossover ‘man-band.’ Tenors Unlimited sang at the memorial service for football legend Sir Bobby Robson and sang live at Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup final.
ABOUT TENORS UNLIMITED
Scott Ciscon: Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Ciscon studied Engineering and Communications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but it’s fair to say that he’s been singing since birth. After a few summer seasons in the US, his first Broadway audition took him abroad to Germany where he starred in musicals such as ‘Grease’ (Danny), ‘Rent’ (understudy Mark and Roger) and ‘Saturday Night Fever’ (Frank Junior and understudy Monty.) After a call from London’s West End, Ciscon began his life in the UK. His first show was ‘Notre Dame de Paris’ (as Phoebus and understudy Gringoire) followed by ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (as Joe and understudy Darryl Van Horne). Shortly thereafter Tenors Unlimited was born. Although American, Ciscon has developed a keen interest in cricket. Additionally, a passion for cooking complements his never-ending search for good food and great wine.
Paul Martin: Born in Sutton Coldfield, UK, Martin, who is the bass baritone of the group, first discovered his love of music singing in the local church choir and joined the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. After studying voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire, he embarked on a career in opera performing the role of ‘Sarastro’ in Mozart’s Magic Flute on a tour of the US after graduating. He has performed with opera companies and ensembles all over Europe, Japan, and the US. While singing in Turandot in the Netherlands, he heard that Tenors Unlimited was looking for a third member. When not singing or playing cricket, he enjoys cooking at his home in Surrey.
Jem Sharples: Having trained privately at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, his roles in theatre include Alex Dillingham in ‘Aspects of Love’ (national tour), creating the role of Jesus/The Man in ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), PT Barnum in Barnum (Guinness Theatre, Dublin), Young Scrooge in ‘Scrooge’ opposite the late Anthony Newley (national tour). TV credits include Nature Boy (BBC). He co-wrote, produced and played the lead in a new musical ‘Nelson’ based on the life and loves of Horatio Nelson. He loves touch rugby, cooking, food, and wine.
Tenors Unlimited’s latest album, “The Journey”, can be purchased online from their web site www.tenorsunlimited.com or via iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay. For more information about the trio and other tour dates in the UK, visit www.tenorsunlimited.com. See the Tenors Unlimited in action at https://www.tenorsunlimited.com/media.
Tickets are currently on sale: $30 for adults; $25 for seniors; and $20 for students. Purchase yours today online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call or visit The Village Theater Box Office Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Calls accepted at 734/394-5300. If tickets remain, they will be available for purchase one hour prior to show opening time.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI, 49187, offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups in Canton, MI. For more information about this special engagement, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.