ElvisFestival.com Presents '56 Starring Cody Ray Slaughter Produced by Sherry Management

It came rolling out of Memphis like a hurricane, and they called it rockabilly, long before they called it rock and roll.  Don't miss '56, the new hit touring show. '56 stars Cody Ray Slaughter, who's appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and starred in the Tony Award winning Million Dollar Quartet.  The show also features the Hillbilly Katz with drummer David Fontana, son of Elvis' drummer DJ Fontana.  Through music and stories, the show will take you back to Elvis' breakout year of 1956, before he was the King of Rock and Roll.

VIP ticket holders are welcome to join us at a private meet & greet with the artists prior to the performance.  (VIP tickets are the $79 ticket in the Orchestra Center Section)

The Meet n' Greet for VIPs ONLY

Time: 4:30 - 6pm 

Light Snacks will be provided

It will be a Q&A as well a photo opts with Cody and the cast.

The Wells, Augusta's Theatre Beautiful was built for the presenting of vaudeville and photoplays to the community by Mr. Jake Wells. The Theatre opened on Monday, February 18, 1918. After the acquisition of several other local theatres by Lynch Enterprises, The Wells Theatre's was changed to The Imperial Theatre. Throughout the early 1900's the theatre continued to provide the city of Augusta and the surrounding area with great entertainment. Included in this bill of fare was Leo Carrillo who later became the Cisco Kid's partner, Poncho; and the famous ballet dancer Anna Povlova. It is in the Broad Street Historical District and is listed on the National Register as important to the character of the entire district. Although it is a certainty that a large number of celebrities of the day must have graced the stage of the theatre only a few are documented in the Imperial Theatre's archives. Among the earliest recorded appearances was the visit of Charlie Chaplin, who appeared at the theatre on April 18, 1918 selling Liberty war bonds. Today, the historic Imperial Theatre serves as downtown Augusta's home for the performing arts. Audiences can see Ballet, Broadway Plays and Musicals, Concerts from both local and international artists and more on the Imperial stage.