Friday, February 12, 2016

RAIN A Tribute to the Beatles

Beatles Fans…This is Your Lucky Weekend! Broadway Philadelphia presents Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Merriam Theater through Sunday February 14.  Members of this national tour are from the original Broadway cast. The musicians are extraordinarily talented and all have started playing their prospective instruments at a very young age.  So perfectly nuanced are the dozens and dozens of every song they sing, you could close your eyes during the performance and believe you were actually hearing the original Beatles but you won’t want to. The projections are phenomenal. Never have I seen a more wide-spread use of projections on the stage - 3D backdrops, clips of actual events in which the Beatles appeared, animation, audiences watching the Beatles’ concert, the audience watching the Rain concert, projections of the band members playing with the actual Beatles playing behind them and so much more. It has to be seen and heard to be believed. To give the experience an  even more authentic time frame, film clips of old commercials were shown while band members left the stage to change into their St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club costumes. “Ooooohs” filled the room when Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone relaxed by having a Winston cigarette break. No one can stay still in his seat for the entire show. At a band member’s prompting, everyone gets up, claps their hands and dances. A camera pans the audience and the result is projected onto the large screen on the stage. It is just a night of great fun.  Time is limited to purchase your tickets. Get your Valentine a ticket to see the performance of this incredible tribute band.  It’s a gift that won’t be forgotten for a long time.  Call 215-893-1999, visit online at or visit the Kimmel Center Box Office.

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