CLAREMONT — Claremont Opera House welcomes Beatlemania Again, the World’s premier Beatles stage show at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
It was one of the greatest moments in the history of show business. It was 1:20 p.m., on Feb. 7th, 1964, when Pan Am Yankee Clipper Flight Number 101 carrying four British musicians landed at New York’s Idlewild Airport. Within 48 hours the Beatles were performing on the Ed Sullivan Show capturing 73 million viewers.
Beatlemania Again, relives the Music, the Magic and the Mania of the Beatles live on stage. The show chronologically traces The Beatles career from their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, to their psychedelic era and the release of the mind blowing Sgt. Pepper album, to their last -ever live concert on the rooftop of Apple records in 1969.
Beatlemania Again takes audiences on a musical journey back in time featuring more than 30 of The Beatles greatest hits performed live on stage. In addition, the show features three amazing costume changes throughout the performance as well.
To add to the authenticity, Beatlemania Again uses the same musical instruments that the Beatles used in the 1960s such as Hofner Bass Guitars, Rickenbacker Guitars, Gretsch Guitars, Vox Amplifiers and Black Oyster Pearl Ludwig Drums.
The show has excited audiences throughout the United States and Canada, and has shared the stage with highly talented artists such as BJ Thomas, The Grass Roots, The Lovin Spoonful, Chubby Checker, The Turtles, Max Weinberg and many more!
Act I: The Ed Sullivan Years captures the energy and excitement of the Beatles live performances with the original sounds of the albums. Act one’s authenticity is showcased by actual instruments and amplifiers used by the Beatles. The look is astonishing with the fine tailored black velvet suits.
Act II: The Sgt. Pepper Era, suddenly becomes psychedelic and flower power is busting out all over. The production wardrobe features vibrant Sgt. Pepper silk costumes, authentic makeup and facial accessories.
Act III: The artistic versions of the four lads begin to change. Their songs are the hippie’s anthems. Performing hits from 1968 to 1970, Beatlemania Again, brings to the stage the charisma and emotion that was hidden behind the walls of Apple and Abbey Roads studios.
Relive Beatlemania with the National Touring Beatles Stage Show Beatlemania Again.
Tickets to this nostalgic trip at $29 can be purchased online at www.claremontoperhouse.org, by phone at 542-4433 or in person at the Claremont Opera House Box office in City Hall Complex at 58 Opera House Square, Claremont.