Kevin Black IMAGINE - A BEATLES CELEBRATION Now Playing At Stage Door Theatre

Kevin Black IMAGINE - A BEATLES CELEBRATION Now Playing At Stage Door TheatreThe World Premiere of Imagine - A Beatles Celebration, created by award-winning director/choreographer Kevin Black, will open at Stage Door Theatre on February 2nd and run through March 11th. Black, the creator of numerous Stage Door hits, such as The Soul of Motor City, Swing! Swing! Swing! and What's New Pussycat? has taken the music we all remember by the band that changed the face of music, and put his own inimitable spin on it.

The Beatles left a permanent mark in history with their vast songbook of now timeless classics. Imagine honors their incredible legacy with a joyous celebration of these legendary musical innovators. More than 24 Beatles tunes are included in the production: "Twist and Shout", "I Saw Her Standing There", "Hard Day's Night", "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "Blackbird", "Day Tripper", "Let It Be", and Hey Jude", are just a few of the iconic songs that will be interpreted by a cast of five talented singers and a live three-piece band.

'You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one." "This message by John Lennon, was the engine that drove me to create Imagine," Kevin Black explains. "John, Paul, George, and Ringo sang about what we felt, what we thought, what we hoped to do, and how love could change every one of us. The world was fun with them in it!

"Creating this show has become a unique challenge - there are so many great tunes to choose from," he continues. "I mean this could easily be a three act show with all the material! Imagine presents these timeless classics in new and refreshing forms; my overall goal is to present an evening of great music with a message of hope and peace for the future."

Black has chosen Charrise Shields, Cameron Jordan, Rio Peterson, Jordana Forrest, and Mario Castro to interpret the music that shaped and influenced so many lives and in some cases, musical careers. They will be backed by pianist Sarah Statler, who most recently wowed audiences with both her musical prowess and strong vocals in Black's Tickling the Ivories. She'll be joined by percussionist Roy Fantel, and guitarist/bassist Rupert Ziawinski.

The Musical Director for Imagine is Ben Bagby and the Assistant Musical Director is Sarah Statler. The show's Set Design is by Stage Door Scenic Design and Kevin Black. Lighting is by Ardean Landhuis, and Costume Design is by Jerry Sturdefant. Joes-Luis Ramos is the production's Stage Manager.

Imagine - A Beatles Celebration will run from February 2 - March 11 at Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for Imagine are $48. (Student prices are also available with valid ID). Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at

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