RAIN Returns to Philadelphia, 1/31-2/5
Direct from their Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN – A Tribute To The Beatles, returns to Philadelphia at the Academy of Music for eight shows only Jan. 31 to Feb. 5 as part of the Broadway Season. The press opening is Jan. 31 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets ranging in price from $20 to $100 are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-731-3333, online at kimmelcenter.org/broadway, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Sts. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm) or at the Academy of Music box office, Broad & Locust Sts. (open during performances only). Groups of 10 or more will receive discounts for select performances by calling 215-790-5883 or 866-276-2947. Performances include: Tuesday – Thursday evening at 7:30 pm; Friday & Saturday evening at 8:00 pm; a weekday matinee Thursday at 2:00 pm, and matinees Saturday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm.
RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Local cast member Steve Landes, who plays 'John Lennon' is a native of Lansdale, PA, while the other 'Fab Four' cast include: Joey Curatolo as 'Paul McCartney,' Joe Bithorn as 'George Harrison,' and Ralph Castelli as 'Ringo Starr,' with a little help from their friends Mark Lewis on guitar/percussion/vocals and Mark Beyer on keyboards. Other cast include: David Leon, Tom Teeley, Chris Smallwood, Douglas Cox and Jim Irizarry.