A Tribute to the Beatles
through April 17 only
Act One has the early hits like "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Yesterday" and all the great Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band songs like "Eleanor Rigby" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" to name but two. In Act Two, the boys get more relaxed and perform some of the later stuff like "Hey Jude", "Let It Be", and some less familiar but still curiously entertaining tunes. Backed by three screens that show a stream of psychedelic images, TV news footage of the period and hilarious 60s commercials, the evening is a haven for those with a penchant for reminiscing about 60s-70s Americana: some joyous, some tragic, but all leaving an indelible mark on the memory.
In spite of Beatlemania and other Beatle shows which have saturated the public, Rain is a highly enjoyable trip down memory lane. "Get on your feet, LA!" was the call more than once and Los Angelenos followed suit, as they love the Beatles, their music and now Rain, who keep it forever young and fresh....and the legacy alive. I'm still waiting and hoping for that big book musical to chronicle the Beatles' lives.
4 out of 5 stars
PS Be sure to pack an earplug or two. I loved what I heard but found myself in a somewhat deafened state when I left the Pantages!