Wednesday, November 6, 2013
CELEBRATE THE BEATLES WITH “SHE LOVES YOU”
Turn back the clock, way back, to a time of black and white TV shows, flower children, civil rights marches, free love, Marilyn Monroe, speeches by John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., when four youngsters from Liverpool debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show. Until Sunday, November 17, the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport will be entertaining “She Loves You! A Musical Tribute to The Beatles,” in a new refreshed version in honor of the Beatles' 50th Anniversary. Five new Beatles songs will be featured that have not been in previous shows as well as new media footage and some surprises.
Come discover, or rediscover, the lads who revolutionized the music world with their unique sound. These guys look like and, better yet, sound like the originals. Hear Alan Le Boeuf on bass guitar and vocals as Paul McCartney, Steve Craig on guitar and vocals as John Lennon, John Brosnan on lead guitar and vocals as George Harrison and Carmine Grippo on drums as Ringo.
Chronicling the years from 1964-1969, the show uses newsreels and film clips to showcase the times and the performers. A litany of hit tunes boom from the stage: “Yellow Submarine,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Yesterday,” “Penny Lane,” “Strawberry Fields,” “Life Goes On,” “Send All Your Loving to Me,” “Hey, Jude,” and “Let It Be” to name a few.
Help recreate an era and be a teeny bopper again. Watch cast members from the long running Broadway hit “Beatlemania” do their thing, with shaggy haircuts and authentic costumes. You can sing and dance along and hold up a candle or a cell phone in celebration of the sound.
For tickets ($39-47), call the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport (exit 27A off I-95 to exit 2) at 203-576-1636 or online at www.DowntownCabaret.org. Performances are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy with the show.
Let this quartet hold your hand and send you all their loving as they convince you that “All You Need Is Love.”