The Barrow-Civic Theatre is getting Davy Jones, one night only October 17 at 8pm
Davy Jones first invaded teen hearts as the international idol of millions in the 1960s Emmy Award winning television classic The Monkees. Since the show hit the small screen, Davy has triumphed as both a serious actor and a comedian on the theatrical stage; as a rock musician, composer and artist.
Born in Manchester, England on December 30, 1945, Davy began entertaining at 11 years old as Ena Sharples' grandson on the still-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street.
Theatrical agents sought him out as he was working as an apprentice jockey in Newmarket and took him to London where he portrayed Dickens' mischievous Artful Dodger in the West
End production of Oliver! Later, at the age of 16, Davy found himself the toast of New York where he originated the Artful Dodger role on Broadway
and was nominated for a Tony Award.
As a result, Davy was offered a contract with Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems Television, and The Monkees was created shortly after. Also a musical group, The Monkees' album sales surpassed all records, and they continue to be best-sellers 30 years later.
The theater remains in Davy's blood. He most recently received rave reviews for starring in the complex role of Fagin. He has also starred in productions of The Boyfriend, Harry Nilson's The Point, and appeared as Jesus in Godspell, which played in London's West End . Perhaps the
most celebrated television appearance in Davy's long career as a heartthrob is The Brady Bunch episode, "Getting Davy Jones."
Davy is also an accomplished writer and humorous storyteller. His talents extend to short stories, poetry, and photography.
Davy appears for ONE NIGHT ONLY on the Main Stage on October 17 at 8pm. Tickets are available at www.barrowtheatre.com or by calling the Box Office at 814-437-3440.