Tribute artist show Legends in Concert held its first performance in its new Myrtle Beach location, unveiling the finished renovations on Thursday.
"Everybody who walked in said, 'Oh my gosh,'" said Brian Brigner, chief operating officer of OnStage Entertainment, which produces Legends, at a preview of the building before the Thursday night show. "It was just a shell [before] when most of them entered for their first time."
Brigner had announced in September that the show would leave its home for 15 years in Surfside Beach, and move into the former Club Kryptonite at Broadway at the Beach. The more central location will bring in more tourists, Brigner said at the time.
Workers wiped down seats and set up a snack bar Thursday in final preparation for the show's opening.
After Brigner's remarks, he introduced seven of the impersonators who will perform during the show's 2011 season: Michael Jackson, the Blues Brothers, Dolly Parton, Elvis, Jay Leno and Little Richard.
OnStage has signed a 20-year lease with Broadway's owner, Burroughs & Chapin Co. Inc., said Monique Newton, a B&C spokeswoman.