Beatles tribute returns to ECA in Edmonds

Oct 25, 2017

"In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles" returns to the Edmonds Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Nov. 12, part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia.

It’s a live musical retelling of the Beatles story through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein.
“In My Life” portrays the Beatles – John Lennon (Nathaniel Bott), Paul McCartney (Christopher Overall), George Harrison (Zak Schaffer) and Ringo Starr (Axel Clarke) – as authentically as possible, from their singing to the myriad of guitars used throughout the band’s decade-long career.

As the Beatles progress throughout the 1960s, Epstein (Murphy Martin) makes his presence known throughout the musical, narrating his side of the story starting from his discovery of the "Fab Four" at the Cavern Club in Liverpool through the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

The audience observes the four in the studio as they struggle to reconcile their creative differences after Epstein’s death in 1967, a couple of months after the release of “Sgt. Pepper.”

As for inspiration for the musical, Tom Maher, one of the co-producers alongside Andy Nagle, said that a friend gave him a biography on Epstein, which was the basis of the “In My Life” musical.

Maher added that he wanted to make the portrayal as accurate as possible, with the band using the exact gear from the box amps to the guitars. Even the costumes they used throughout the performance – from the suits to the ensembles they wore during their “Sgt. Pepper” period – mirror the originals designs.

Tickets are $35/$45/$55 and can be purchased online at www.edmondscenterforthearts.org by phone at 425-275-9595, by email to boxoffice@ec4arts.org or at the theatre box office. The Edmonds Center for the Arts is at 410 Fourth Ave. N.

The show, which sold out at ECA in 2013, 2014 and 2015, is appropriate for all ages.

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