Ronnie Spector's BEYOND THE BEEHIVE Returns to Bridge Street Live, 5/31
Rock and Roll icon Ronnie Spector's critically acclaimed Beyond The Beehive is set to return to Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, CT on May 31st at 8:00pm. The 90 minute multi-media production chronicles Ronnie's fascinating 50 year journey through Rock and Roll with stories, video and still images, as well as upwards of 16 live songs backed by her full band. Beyond The Beehive made it's UK debut in London last month to overwhelming critical applause receiving 5 out of 5-star reviews from both The Guardian and The Independent.
Ronnie Spector came from Spanish Harlem and before her 20th birthday changed the look, style and sound of Rock and Roll forever as the leader of the quintessential "Girl Group," The Ronettes. While still in her teens, she was touring the world with The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds as her opening act. From being personally requested by The Beatles to open up their final tour, to holding court with the Stones and Bob Dylan at Ondines, Ronnie was on top of the Rock and Roll world in the turbulent '60s. As bright as her star shined, with her 1968 marriage to infamous record producer Phil Spector, all of that would be taken from her - the stage, her fans, the recording studio and ultimately her identity. At the peak of her career, it all ended suddenly behind electrical gates and guard dogs, amid nonstop psychological and emotional torture. Ronnie Spector would not be seen anywhere, let alone on stage, for many years as she fought to survive Phil Spector's obsessive and abusive behavior.
A captivating production detailing Ronnie's unique odyssey from NYC's Peppermint Lounge to Beverly Hills, from hit records to hit men, to eventually being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond The Beehive tells the story of how Ronnie Spector transformed herself from victim to the ultimate Rock and Roll Survivor.
Tickets are $39, $49, or $74 and can be purchased at the box office at 41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT 06022, online at www.41bridgestreet.com, or by calling 860.693.9762.