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Two Brothers, 100 Stars: Master Celebrity Impersonators To Perform In Monroe

Published: October 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

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MONROE - Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown is hosting a performance by master celebrity impersonators The Edwards Twins on Saturday, November 4, at 7 pm, at Masuk High School. Doors will open at 6 pm.


In addition to an evening with a wide array of favorite stars, courtesy of The Edwards Twins, the event will also feature a silent auction and bake sale. The silent auction will showcase items from leading area restaurants, popular sporting events, and golfing opportunities.


The Edwards Twins's act has received rave reviews from major media outlets. ET exclaims, "The Edwards Twins Are Amazing! This is a must-see show!" while USA Today calls their act "the most stunning range of impersonations you will ever see." People magazine says the twins are "dynamite entertainers," and The Los Angeles Times refers to the men as being "undeniably gifted."


Identical twins Anthony and Eddie Edwards were born in 1965 and raised in Burbank, Calif. Both boys expressed intense interest in celebrities at a young age. Living near the NBC studios, the boys would sneak in and watch TV shows being taped. When they arrived home, they would play together pretending to be the stars after memorizing skits from The Sonny and Cher Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and Laugh-In.


Eddie was seen one Halloween dressed up as a woman at the famous night club La Cage aux Follies and was asked by employees if he ever considered impersonating Barbra Streisand.


That comment led to him study makeup application, and learning how to create the illusion of turning an "ordinary man into a spectacular world famous female."


Eddie eventually got a break and was hired by La Cage aux Follies after auditioning 16 times. He traveled around the world with the group impersonating Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler.


Eddie's next stop was performing on the Las Vegas Strip in the famous show "Evening at La Cage" where he met and acted for Cher and Bette Midler at Caesars Palace. While performing on Carol Burnett's TV show, she suggested to Eddie that he work with his brother Anthony and do a show together. They teamed up and started to perform their own spectacular "Celebrities on Stage."


While studying at the California Institute of the Arts, Anthony focused on singing and playing the piano. After ten years of performing all over the world, The Edwards Twins and their show "Celebrities on Stage" have become one of the most captivating acts in show business.


On stage, Anthony mesmerizes audiences by transforming himself into several of his more than 75 characters including Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, and Ray Charles. While on stage, the Edwards Twins move, sing, and perform like the actual stars making it difficult for audiences to distinguish them from the actors they are portraying.


Individual tickets for the November 4 show are $35 in advance for adults, $25 for seniors and students. At the door, prices are $40 and $30, respectively. Tickets are available by calling 203-459-0089 or 203-426-5188, or by visiting Adath.ticketleap.com/the-edwards-twins.


The high school is at 1014 Monroe Turnpike.


The performance is a nonprofit event. Proceeds will be used to support the future of Congregation Adath Israel and its community programs, education, and outreach to the greater Newtown area.


Additional information is available by calling either of the phone numbers above.


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