The Vilar Performing Arts Center welcomes Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone on Tuesday, July 1 at 8:00PM. This original “British Invasion” band’s hits include “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “No Milk Today,” “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat,” and “There’s A Kind of Hush.” Tickets to Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone are $62 and are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office (970.845.8497/www.vilarpac.org).
VPAC Executive Director Kris Sabel states, “If you’re looking for a great way to kick off your summer, an evening with Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits will do the trick. Peter has some of the most dedicated and passionate fans of any artist we’ve presented and once you’ve seen him perform, you will understand why. He puts on a high-energy show featuring all of Herman’s Hermits hits along with some other gems from the British Invasion. We get so many requests every year to bring in Peter, and we are so excited that he’s back here to perform at the VPAC.”
Peter Noone is a multi-talented entertainer who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He was also featured in the television series “Knight Errant,” “Family Solicitor,” and “Monro’s Saki Stories.”
As “Herman” of Herman’s Hermits, the photogenic young Noone graced the cover of nearly every international publication including Time Magazine. He performed on hundreds of television shows and appeared with such luminaries as Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason, Dean Martin and Danny Kaye. He was cast as the engaging “Duke of Cheshire” in ABC’s musical version of “The Canterville Ghost.” Soon thereafter, he portrayed the title role in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Pinocchio.” He also starred in three highly successful feature films for M-G-M: “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “Hold On!,” and “When The Boys Meet The Girls.”
In the eighties, Peter starred on Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance as the dashing young hero, “Frederic.” His performance was so well received, that he went on to reprise the role at the world-famous Drury Lane Theatre in London and with both the U.S. National Touring Company and the International Touring Company of “Pirates.”
Peter’s acting career flourished with guest-starring roles in prime-time television series such as: “Married With Children,” “My Two Dads,” “Dave’s World, Easy Street,” “Too Close For Comfort,” “Quantum Leap” and “Laverne and Shirley.”
The nineties found Peter embarking on a four-year stint as the winsome host of VH1’s “My Generation,” the highest-ever-rated half hour retrospective of pop/rock music. More recently, he was featured in the recurring role of “Paddington” on the CBS daytime drama, “As The World Turns.” His legion of fans eagerly awaited each episode and Peter quickly became a favorite a soap opera favorite.
Accompanied by his band, HERMAN’S HERMITS, Noone currently performs over 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. Voted VH1’s viewer’s choice for the “Sexiest Artist of the Year,” there is no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come.
Tickets to Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone are $62 and are on sale now at the VPAC Box Office at 970.845.8457 www.vilarpac.org. The VPAC is located under the ice rink in Beaver Creek Village (68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek, Colorado).