Award-winning Beatles musical comes to Edmonds stage

Jan 16, 2014
“In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles,” is the award-winning, 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 production performs at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Wednesday, June 4, but tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 17.

"In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles,” is the award-winning, 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 smash hit production performs at the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4.

Tickets go on sale Jan. 17 and are $35/$45/$55. Between Jan. 17 and 24, you will be able to take $10 off the price of all tickets or purchase a four pack of rear orchestra seats (regularly $45 each) for $120.

Use promo code "Beatles" for the $10 discount and "Beatles4" for discounted four packs when purchasing tickets between these dates.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org by phone at 425-275-9595, by email to boxoffice@ec4arts.org or at the theater box office.

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is at 410 Fourth Ave. N. in Edmonds. 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.

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 Beatles 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 four musician/actors cast to play John, Paul, George and Ringo were selected from 220 Beatle tribute musicians, most of whom showed up for auditions in  costume and in character.

The band features Chris Paul Overall ("Paul"), Gregory Wilmot ("John"), Jesse Wilder ("George") and Axel Clarke ("Ringo").

The cast members also perform Beatles tribute concerts under the name "Abbey Road" and are now playing a three-month residency at the Harrah's Reno showroom. Brian Epstein is played by Alxander Jon.

“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.

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