RAIN's Paul Curatolo and Steve Landes Take Over Segerstrom Center's Twitter Account Today

By: Apr. 24, 2014
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The Segerstom Center is pleased to share that today and tomorrow, April 24 and 25, two cast members from RAIN will be taking over the Center's Twitter account and posting fun behind-the-scenes Tweets while the show is in town.

The Center is encouraging those who are active on Twitter, to join in on the fun and feel free to re-Tweet, favorite, and even ask questions directly to the cast on those days. For any social media posts, please include #RainTributeOC. The Center's Twitter account is @SegerstromArts.

On Thursday, April 24, Paul Curatolo (Paul McCartney) will take over. He's @paul_nesss. On Friday, April 25, Steve Landes (John Lennon) will take over. He's @SteveLandes. The show itself can be followed @RainTribute.

The Beatles became Paul Curatolo's biggest influence as a child growing up with RAIN. At 10 years old, his musical journey began when he taught himself the drums. He quickly adapted to guitar and piano which drove him to write and record his own music. When he was 14, as a member of the pop band Wayward, he went on to record five albums. Until recently the band has toured the U.S. and was voted home town heroes in Alternative Press Magazine. Curatolo's love for The Beatles has driven him to master the character of Paul McCartney down to every detail. From vocal inflections to turning the bass over to perform left-handed. Curatolo considers it an honor to pay tribute to his idol.

A life-long, second-generation The Beatles fan, Steve Landes taught himself guitar at age 10 by listening to The Beatles records, and by 13 was fronting a Top 40 cover band in his native Philadelphia. At 17, he joined Beatlemania and further developed his musicianship, touring the world with the show. After passing the audition with the existing RAIN band members in 1998, his career was set. On one of his travels to England, he found himself at Liverpool's Casbah Club, owned by pre-Ringo The Beatles drummer Pete Best. Encouraged to get on stage, Landes belted out lead vocals to The Beatles rocker "Slow Down," while Best sat in on drums. As a backup musician, Landes has performed alongside legendary ?60s artists Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and Tiny Tim. As an actor, he appeared in the films Wedding Bell Blues, For Which He Stands and Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! Landes writes and records his own original music.

Direct from its phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed The Beatles concert, RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts from April 25 - 26, 2014. The cast for the Orange County engagement includes Paul Curatolo as Paul McCartney, Steve Landes as John Lennon, Ralph Castelli as Ringo Starr and Joe Bithorn as George Harrison. Chris Smallwood joins as the keyboardist. Single tickets, which start at $30, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.


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