Aisle Say fervently believes The Beatles had more to do with the dissembling of the Berlin Wall than Ronald Reagan. The stone monolith demarcating Berlin was not high enough to block radio waves emanating from The West. Communist kids were just like the rest of us kids back then; “All You Need Is Love” was a global rallying cry.
Many of the tunes from the mightiest canon in popular music history will be performed four times at The DuPont Theatre on November 12-14.
One might entitle the show a Baby Boomer’s delight. My compadres in Boomerism can count their watershed events on one hand. One of mine is Ed Sullivan and The Beatles on 9 February 1964. One can only guess the numbers of Americans tuning in that night. Oh, and those teenyboppers in the audience crying, you remember, the ones with the horned rimmed glasses.
RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, was born as a bar band in Southern California in the ’70’s Founder Mark Lewis had struck a nerve; surrounded himself with electrifying musicians and still here after 40 years. Lewis comments that they will be on Broadway after the first of the year.
The group has 200 tunes in their repertoire, spanning from Uncle Ed to Abbey Road, through psychedelia, to the rooftop: ‘Hard Days Night’, ‘Revolver’,’Sgt Pepper’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, ‘The White Album’. My oh my, the passages of time, the memories.
RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience…a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups.
The tunes are sung live and note for note. There is nothing pre-recorded.
The chefs at the Hotel du Pont are having some fun with the show as well. They are offering a Beatles themed dinner buffet during the run of the show. The buffet is $30.00. Some of the possibilities include:
- “SGT PEPPERS” – PENNE PASTA WITH ROASTED RED PEPPERS, PROSCIUTTO & PEAS
- “ELEANOR RIGBYS”- COMPOSED SALADS
- “LOVELY RITAS” – CAESAR SALAD
- “MEAN MR. MUSTARD” GLAZED PORK LOIN
- “OCTUPUSES GARDEN” SEAFOOD STEW
- “Strawberry Fields Forever” Cheese Cake
- “Ain’t She Sweet” Crème Caramel
For tix; 302.656.4401 DuPontTheatre.com, For dining: 302-594-3154 or 800-338-3404.