DOWNEY – “In My Life -- A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles,” a nationally touring musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, will be performed at the Downey Theatre on Friday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. More than just a Beatles tribute concert, “In My Life” gives the audience a chance to “be there” at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles: Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, “The Ed Sullivan Show,” Shea Stadium, Abbey Road Studios and the final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices.
With manager Brian Epstein serving as narrator, “In My Life” allows the audience to get a glimpse inside the world of the Beatles from their point of view, as well as hear some of the greatest songs ever written. Historical settings such as the Cavern Club are established on stage with videos and images which play behind the actors and musicians on a video screen.
Featuring the live music of tribute band Abbey Road, “In My Life” takes the audience back to February 1964 when America first watched the Beatles for the first time on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” playing “I Want to Hold Your Hand.” Progressing through their various musical stages, the audience re-experiences the psychedelic era of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the creation of the haunting “Blackbird” and the raucous rock and roll of “Revolution.”
Tickets to “In My Life” are $35-$55 and can be purchased online at downeytheatre.com or by calling (562) 861-8211.
The show is appropriate for all ages.
Published: Nov. 27, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 33