TEMECULA – On Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, the renowned Beatles tribute band Abbey Road and “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” will return to Old Town Temecula Community Theater. When it appeared at the theater in May 2011, it was a sell-out.
This award-winning musical biography of the Beatles was created through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features the live music of the Abbey Road band. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades.
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 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.
Four Beatles tribute musicians and actors were selected out of over 200 considered 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.”
The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. with tickets starting at $27. Call (866) 653-8696 or visit www.temeculatheater.org for more information. The show is appropriate for all ages.