Yesterday and Today, a Beatles Tribute Show that is 100% Audience Requests, comes to Loveland on Friday, October 30
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YESTERDAY AND TODAY, A BEATLES TRIBUTE SHOW
that is 100% Audience Requests,
comes to Loveland on Friday, October 30
A critically acclaimed Beatles tribute show comes to Loveland on October 30, but the set list won’t be determined until the doors open that evening. Why? Because the audience picks the playlist for the night. With dead-on musical precision, Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience brings to Loveland all the sights, sounds, and energy of a true Beatles performance without falsified personas. There’s no wigs or faux British accents, just an impressive repertoire of Beatles songs that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Tickets to the 7:30 pm performance are $28 when purchased in advance ($32day of show) and standard ticketing fees apply to all purchases
|Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience stars Billy, Matthew, and Ryan McGuigan, a trio of brothers who present sold out rock-and-roll tribute shows across the United States. They brought Rave On!, a Buddy Holly Tribute Show, to the Rialto in 2013, selling out the 446-seat theater in a matter of weeks. Yesterday and Today, while less choreographed than Rave On, has received nothing but praise for its innovative method of building a set list from audience requests.
Why choose this unique format? The McGuigan brothers thought it was the best way to bring an authentic Beatles experience to their audience. They found that more often than not, the question “what is your favorite Beatles song” rarely received a simple answer. People wouldn’t just share the name of a song; instead, they would take a moment to share a story associated with that song – a story about a first love, a first kiss, or a connection with a loved one. To the McGuigan brothers, this meant that the Beatles music wasn’t just good music, it was the soundtrack to human lives. Yesterday and Today gets to the heart of that soundtrack, pairing the incredible music of the Beatles with the stories and perspectives of audience members. Each show, while entirely unique, becomes a therapeutic musical session with laughter, tears, and personal stories that connect the audience, band, and performers in a way that no other show can.
Producer and lead talent in three national hit shows, Billy McGuigan developed the live request format for Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience, complete with the requirement that all the band members memorize and be able to play on a second’s notice all 200+ songs in the Beatles anthology.
To ensure that all audience members, not just those closest to the stage, get their requests acknowledged, individuals are asked to fill out request cards pre-show in the theater lobby. They are prompted to provide a song title and a reason why that song is special to them. During the show, the brothers pull cards out of a hat and chat with the audience about the reason for that specific request. Then, note for note, chord for chord, the song is performed perfectly as originally recorded by the Beatles. No wigs. No accents. No pretense. Just remarkable, sincere, and artful mastery. This honest and up-front approach has received rave reviews from critics everywhere.
“Smart enough not to tamper with the original class act, Billy and fellow musicians don’t mess around with English accents…and they don’t wear the Beatles’ wigs or cut their hair like the Beatles. However, they do deliver the Beatles music in a BIG way,” said a spokesperson from The Republican-American newspaper of Waterbury, Connecticut.
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience hits the main stage at the Rialto on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 pm. The box office opens 45 minutes prior to the show, and tickets are $28 when purchased in advance and $32 the day of the show. Tickets to this performance as well as other Rialto Theater Center performances are available online at www.rialtotheatercenter.org, by phone at (970) 962-2120, and at the Rialto Theater Center box office during regular box office hours.
The Rialto Theater Center is located at 228 E 4th Street in Loveland. Box office hours are 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm Tuesday through Friday. For more information on the Rialto Theater Center and upcoming events, please call 970-962-2120 or visit www.rialtotheatercenter.org.
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