There is nothing like good music to get you in a loving, playful and rock n’ roll mood and the music of the legendary Beatles encompasses all of these emotions. Although the group is no longer, their music is some of the most recognizable and influential of any artist in history. That’s why it’s great that Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles hits Atlanta’s Fox Theatre this weekend to celebrate the music of a generation.
The Broadway hit, based on the songs of the most successful group in music history, brings all the magic to Atlanta starting this Friday night. If you weren’t around (like me) during the worldwide domination that catapulted The Beatles initial stardom, fear not, because Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles takes you all the way back to the fabulous sixties when the Fab Four were the group on everyone’s minds.
Recreating such iconic moments as their 1964 debut on the Ed Sullivan Show to the mania that was the “British invasion,” you feel as though you are experiencing the real thing. However, the true star of the show is the music, and boy is it good! The group’s impersonations are so spot on it’s scary. A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The White Album, Yellow Submarine and Abbey Road are just a few of the musical eras covered. With so many hits to choose from, the show could easily run all night and I’m sure fans wouldn’t mind one bit.
The level of authenticity is also a remarkable element of the show. The shagadelic haircuts, Beatles-inspired costumes and archival concert footage and television appearances, make for a one-of-a-kind experience. I promise this is the best two hours you’ve had in a while. Paul, John, George and Ringo would be proud. Check out the first show Friday night at 8 p.m. with additional shows on Saturday at 2 & 8 p.m. and ending on Sunday at 1:30 & 7 p.m.
For more information visit the Fox Theatre located at 660 Peachtree St. NE 404.881.2100