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Jimmy Stewart comes alive in tribute show



RENO, Nev. –  Beloved actor Jimmy Stewart will come to life once more during a tribute show Nov. 6, 2010, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascauga’s Nugget. A benefit for Sierra School of Performing Arts, this show will dazzle audiences as actor Steve Nevil recreates Jimmy Stewart–his home life in Indiana, his dreams, and his misgivings.

The show begins in the den of Jimmy Stewart’s home. It’s 2:30 in the morning and Jimmy can’t sleep. As he putters around the den in his house on Roxbury Drive, he starts to reminisce about his wonderful life on and off the silver screen. Hear one of Hollywood’s favorite storytellers share tales of early Hollywood–his film triumphs, his biggest bombs, his youthful misadventures with lifelong pal Henry Fonda, and his amorous exploits with some of movie-land’s top leading ladies. Find out what it was like behind the scenes with John Wayne, Grace Kelly, Greta Garbo, Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock.and more. And learn about the man behind the movie legend–his boyhood, his family, the personal tragedy, and real-life heroism that made him not just America’s favorite movie star, but one of America’s favorite people.

Actor Steve Nevil has been portraying Jimmy Stewart in this one-man show for seven years, having performed the show all over the country–from California to New York and even at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pennsylvania.” The Los Angeles Times says “Steve Nevil’s Jimmy Stewart displays the unassuming modesty and native wit that made him one of America’s favorite stars…”  Other reactions to the show include Kelly Stewart, Jimmy Stewart’s daughter, “Wonderful…a touching, lovely performance…Congratulations!” and Dale C. Olsen, long-time Hollywood publicist of J Stewart, who says, “…An evergreen…Nevil has Jimmy down cold and he does not disappoint…an excellent performance.”

There will be one performance Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascauga’s Nugget. Ticket prices are $22* and $32* For tickets visit janugget.com or call 356-3300.

Sierra School of Performing Arts is a non-profit organization created to give performing arts opportunities and experiences to kids and adults of all ages in Northern Nevada. For information, visit www.sierraschoolofperformingarts.org.

*Service charge not included

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