Seacoast Rep to Present PURPLE RAIN LIVE

Seacoast Repertory Theatre and Let's "B" Reel are proud to announce that their award winning Red Light series will be kicking of it's 2016 season with the cult musical classic, PURPLE RAIN on April 27th, 2016. In addition to the screening, The Beautiful Ones (Portland, ME) the nations leading Purple Rain/Prince Cover Band will be on hand for an extra special pre-show performance.

"This year, we are doing things a little differently" says Knate Higgins, volunteer special series curator at The Rep. "Both Tim (Fife) and I have reworked how we present our films. Our audiences can expect bigger pre-shows, more special guests, and a fully immersive experience from the moment they walk in, to the moment they leave the theatre. We'll be celebrating the films to the fullest extent, and giving the audience even more chances to participate during the event. "

PURPLE RAIN is a 1984 cult musical starring rock legend, Prince. Prince stars as The Kid, the front man for the Minneapolis band "The Revolution" a rock band at the height of their career. The Revolution slowly starts to see a decline in their audience, and club promoters are looking for the newest band to replace them. The new band that is selected to replace them, Apolonia 6, is fronted by The Kid's girlfriend Apolonia. All hell breaks loose in an explosion of pop music, dance, and purple velvet. Featuring an academy award winning score and original music by Prince, PURPLE RAIN remains one of the most loved rock musicals of the 80's. A feast for the eyes and ears, PURPLE RAIN still packs in audiences today on the big screen.

"Bunny (Higgins) and I both have pulled out all the stops for this particular screening." Says Timothy Fide, co-director of Let's B Reel. "Having The Beautiful Ones on hand as the opener is something we have been excited about for a long time. Working around their schedule, and nailing them down has been the greatest challenge thus far. We are so proud to bring the real deal to our fans and loyal Let's B Reel patrons. And yes...we will make it "purple rain" on the audience..."

Let's "B" Reel presents PURPLE RAIN: LIVE! runs one night only April 27th at 7:30pm. Bar is open at6:30pm. Advance tickets are $15, and day of show tickets are pay what you want. Seating is limited and due to high demand, advance purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.seacoastrep.org/tickets, in person at 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801, or over the phone at 603.433.4472. Let's "B" Reel is graciously sponsored 100% locally, by Bull Moose Music, Jessica Todd Salon, Jet Pack Comics, Live Free Photography, and Michael Winters Photography.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization, committed to contributing to the cultural wealth of the Seacoast community through the shared experience of live theatre, with productions that are inclusive and accessible and created to empower and inspire the imagination. By supporting The Rep, you help us keep ticket prices affordable, maintain quality shows, keep our outreach programs vibrant, and our doors open to helping out fellow non-profit organizations.

Lets "B" Reel provides the Seacoast and beyond an affordable opportunity (under a Pay What You Can model) to experience cinema in a more engaging setting. By combining film screenings, live performance, and discussion with industry professionals, LBR engages, enlightens and entertains the community and audience with a unique film going experience. It is the mission of LBR to preserve the art of cult, horror, fantasy/sci-fi, and grindhouse films, while providing an experience that in turn, preserves the integrity of the film itself. It is our goal, as always, to "Keep Portsmouth Weird!"



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