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Award-winning Beatles musical returns to San Pedro

The award-winning Beatles musical, In My Life, returns to Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California, on February 23.

In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles is the award-winning musical biography of the Beatles through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and features 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.

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.

Beatles tribute band Abbey Road

Four Beatles tribute musicians and actors were cast to portray the Fab Four in the musical. 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."

"There have been so many different Beatle band concert shows over the years, but in "In My Life," we get a chance to see the Beatles, up close and personal, and hopefully gain a deeper insight into who they really were," said Tom Maher, one of the show's producers.

The four musician/actors cast to play John, Paul, George and Ringo were selected from 220 Beatle tribute musicians, most of whom showed up for auditions in costume and in character. The band features Chris Paul Overall ("Paul"), Gregory Wilmot ("John"), Jesse Wilder ("George") and Axel Clarke ("Ringo"). Alxander Jon (spelling is correct) plays "Brian Epstein."

"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.

In My Life - A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles performs at the Warner Grand on Saturday, February 23 at 8 pm. The Warner Grand is located at 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro 90731. Tickets are $20 - $40 and available online at inmylife.brownpapertickets.com or by phoning 800-838-3006. Tickets are also sold at Sacred Grounds Coffee at 468 W. 6th Street in San Pedro 90731 from 10 am - 5 pm, 7 days a week. The show is appropriate for all ages.

Published February 5, 2013

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