If you’re looking for something non-Halloween to do this week, Broadway San Jose has another great show playing. Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles is putting smiles on the faces of a pretty packed audience at the Center for Performing Arts. If you love the Beatles, are a fan of the 60s, or just enjoy an evening of great music, this is the show for you.
Not just a bunch of Beatles impersonators, this was a fun, interactive show that gets everyone involved. There are three large screens playing old newsreels, hilarious commercials from the 60s, animations, and lots of film of screaming girls interspersed with footage of the CPA audience as well. Like it or not, there’s a good chance you’ll be up on that screen! There are several great costume changes (with the Sgt. Pepper period my favorite), and the show moves chronologically from the Ed Sullivan Show through Abbey Road.
I was a big Beatles fan in my younger days but have never really sat down and listened to their music in chronological order. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing the growth and changes in their sound and messages, and it made me appreciate their music even more. The show starts out a little slow but quickly picks up steam and by intermission the audience is up on their feet clapping and dancing along. As everyone streamed out of the CPA when it was over I heard several very happy and pleased comments from the audience.
I took my 18 year old daughter, usually the toughest critic in San Jose, and she loved it. She said it wasn’t what she expected and that she really wanted to see it again. That is just about the strongest piece of praise you can get from this child.
But time is running out to get your tickets. Don’t miss out on this super fun show. Give up the tricks for one night and give yourself a treat instead.
RAIN, A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
Broadway San Jose
Center for Performing Arts
October 26 – 31
Tuesday – Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 p.m.
Saturday – 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.