Musical retelling of Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein features the live music of renowned tribute Abbey Road; Palm Springs High String Quartet to join touring show on stage for five songs.
The February 26th showing of In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles at the Annenberg Theater is sold out and a second show has been added on Saturday, February 27. All tickets may be purchased at a discount of 20 per cent off with the promo code “Fab4” through February 15. Tickets for the second show are on sale now.
In My Life is the nationally touring musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. The show is appropriate for all ages.
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.
Palm Springs High students Branden Figueroa, Alex Salazar, Alex Moore and Camille Gaede will join the band for the songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Hey Jude.” In a special touch, “Yesterday” is played as a scene in which the Paul McCartney character plays the song for the first time for Beatles producer George Martin, with the songwriter explaining that he envisioned a string-quartet accompaniment.
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.”
“The show delivers!” said the L.A. Times. “If you see one tribute show, see this one – smart and loads of fun,” said the O.C. Register. “This is the ticket for you,” said the Idaho Statesman. “The most original of all the shows on the Beatles,” San Diego Theatre Review. Abbey Road performed a three month residency at the Harrah’s Reno showroom and recently concluded a two month residency this summer at the Harrah’s Laughlin showroom.
The show in Palm Springs is part of a 125 city tour through the U.S., Canada and Australia.
The multi-media musical comes to the Annenberg Theater on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are regularly $35/$45/$55 but may be discounted by 20 per cent with the promo code “Fab4” through February 15. Tickets may be purchased online at www.annenbergtheater.org, by phoning 760.325.4490 or at the theatre box office located at 101 N Museum Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262. The box office is open Wed-Fri 10a-4p. The show is appropriate for all ages.