Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles Opens Tonight



The award-winning Beatles concert, RAIN—A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, makes its debut at the Tucson Music Hall tonight with eight performances NOW through Sunday. In a show the Denver Post calls “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” RAIN boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites, ranging from such beloved songs as “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” to classic hits including “Revolution” and “Come Together.” The concert now features surround sound giving audiences the ultimate Beatles sound experience!

Tickets are still available! RAIN tickets range in price from $25-$65 and can be purchased online at www.broadwayintucson.com, by phone at (520) 321-1000 or in person at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office, 260 S. Church Avenue. Half price student tickets are available for every performance, as well as $5 off for seniors 65+ and members of the military.

Broadway in Tucson is proud to welcome Simply Bits as our Spotlight Partner for RAIN—A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. Simply Bits, a home-grown, locally owned broadband internet provider, has brought a “fresh idea” to the Music Hall lobby where during each performance audience members are welcome to make an Internet phone call to London (or anywhere else in the world!) before the show or during intermission! Broadway in Tucson is proud to bring technology and the arts together through our Spotlight Partner Simply Bits! Check them out at www.simplybits.com.

RAIN- A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES covers the Fab Four from their very first Ed Sullivan Show appearance through the Abbey Road album, through the psychedelic late ‘60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. 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.

For the four longtime band members – Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr) and Steve Landes (John Lennon), with a little help from their friend Mark Lewis (keyboards, percussion) – the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, RAIN has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance. All the music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences. Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right.

Everyone is raving about RAIN:

RAIN creates musical nirvana…makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up!

A thrilling bit of time-warping nostalgia...Boomer Heaven!”

-Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Uncanny! RAIN are a quartet of fine musicians in their own right…as The Beatles, they triumph!” - Boston Herald.

“An adoring Valentine to The Beatles.”

-Washington Post.

RAIN is a spectacular extravaganza…did the audience love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!”

-The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“For those who were lucky enough to see The Beatles live, this is a tremendous opportunity to relive that time. For those who haven’t, welcome to RAIN!”

-Legendary impresario Sid Bernstein, the man who brought The Beatles to America

Adult ticket prices for all performances of RAIN are:

$65 (orchestra pit), $52 (front orchestra and front center balcony)

$46 (rear orchestra and side front balcony), $36 (mid balcony), $25 (rear balcony)

Performance Schedule:

Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 3 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 pm

Friday, December 5 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 6 at 2 & 8 pm

Sunday, December 7 at 1 & 6:30 pm


Also, seniors 65+ and members of the military save $5 per ticket!

An ASL interpreted performance of RAIN will be performed on

Saturday, December 6 at 2pm.

Please call 520-903-2929, ext. 6 for more information.

For more information on RAIN please visit www.broadwayintucson.com/shows_rain.htm.

Tickets for LINDA EDER, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, A BRONX TALE, GREASE, MAMMA MIA! and TUNA DOES VEGAS are on sale now! Remember— all the latest news and events are online at www.broadwayintucson.com!

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