OLD SAYBROOK – The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center presents Ted Vigil on May 8th and pays homage to John Denver for two shows at 3pm and 8pm

“Vigil’s resemblance to music icon John Denver, who died in 1997 when his experimental plane crashed in the Pacific, is eerie,” theater officials said in a statement.

“Vigil, who has been performing, writing, recording and performing his original compositions since he was ten, won a national Talent Quest title in 2006 as John Denver. After winning a celebrity contest, he started planning his John Denver Tribute Show, ”the statement said.

Since then, Vigil has performed nationwide as John Denver, performing some of Denver’s most iconic songs, including “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Calypso,” “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High,” and “Sunshine on My.” “Shoulders.” He has played coast to coast and, according to The Kate, played twice for John Denver’s own Windstar Foundation in Aspen Colorado.

The number of tickets is extremely limited. No more than 85 tickets will be sold per performance. All guests must wear a mask and there is no break.

For more information on participation rules or to purchase tickets, visit www.thekate.org or call 860-510-0453.

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (Kate) is a non-profit performing arts organization located in the historic theater / town hall on Main Street in Old Saybrook. The building originally opened in 1911 and reopened as Kate in 2009. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

After the renovation, the Kate will include a 289-seat theater that will present works of various genres, including music, theater, opera, dance, comedy, film and various children’s programs. The theater lobby houses a museum dedicated to Katharine Hepburn, Old Saybrook’s most famous resident.