MINNEAPOLIS, MN (05/05/2016) In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the nationally touring musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein, featuring the live music of renowned tribute band, Abbey Road. The show is widely considered by industry insiders to be the most unique Beatles show in decades. In My Life performs at Goodale Theater at the Cowles Center on Monday, May 23 at 7:30 pm. The show is appropriate for all ages.
More than just a Beatles tribute concert, In My Life gives the audience a chance to “be there” at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles: Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, The Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium, Abbey Road Studios and the final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices. With manager Brian Epstein serving as narrator, In My Life allows the audience to get a glimpse inside the world of the Beatles from their point of view, as well as hear some of the greatest songs ever written. Historical settings such as the Cavern Club are established on stage with videos and images which play behind the actors and musicians on a video screen.
With their tight harmonies, flawless renditions, custom–tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to detail, they recreate the magic of the Beatles, including the Fab Four’s cheeky personalities and familiar onstage banter. In My Life takes the audience back to February 1964 when America watched the Beatles for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show, playing “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” Progressing through their various musical stages, the audience re-experiences the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the creation of the haunting “Blackbird” and the raucous rock and roll of “Revolution.”
“The show delivers!” said the L.A. Times. “If you see one tribute show, see this one – smart and loads of fun,” said the O.C. Register. “This is the ticket for you,” said the Idaho Statesman. “The most original of all the shows on the Beatles,” San Diego Theatre Review. Abbey Road performed a three month residency at the Harrah's Reno showroom and recently concluded a two month residency this summer at the Harrah's Laughlin showroom.
The show in Minneapolis is part of a 125-city tour through the U.S., Canada and Australia.
About The Cowles Center
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts is Minnesota's flagship center for dance. Centrally located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, The Cowles Center includes the refurbished 500-seat Goodale Theater (formerly The Shubert); the former Hennepin Center for the Arts building, home to 28 leading dance and performing arts organizations; the Target Education Studio, housing The Cowles Center’s award-winning distance learning program; the Illusion Theater; the James Sewell TEK Box; and the U.S. Bank Atrium. The Cowles Center is a catalyst for the creation, presentation, education, enjoyment and celebration of dance and the performing arts.