Beatles musical returns to La Habra

LA HABRA - "In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles," a musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and featuring the live music of tribute band Abbey Road, will return to the Depot Theatre in La Habra for three shows Aug. 17-19.Tickets are $25-$30 and can be purchased online at or by calling (800) 838-3006. More than just a Beatles tribute concert, "In My Life" gives the audience a chance to "be there" at pivotal moments in the 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 projected on stage with videos and images which play behind the actors and musicians on a video screen. The production sold more than 1,000 tickets at the Arnor's Theatre in 2011. Four Beatles tribute musicians and actors were cast to portray the Fab Four in the musical. With their tight harmonies, flawless renditions, custom-tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to detail, they recreate the magic of the Beatles, including the Fab Four's cheeky personalities and familiar onstage banter. "In My Life" takes the audience back to February 1964 when America 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." "There have been so many different Beatle band concert shows over the years, but in 'In My Life,' we get a chance to see the Beatles, up close and personal, and hopefully gain a deeper insight into who they really were," said Tom Maher, one of the show's producers. The Depot Theatre is located at 311 S. Euclid St. in La Habra. The show is family friendly.

********** Published: August 09, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 17