FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE ORIGINAL BEATLES EXPERIENCE!
FOUR PERFORMANCES ONLY!
January 17 - 19 at the Saenger Theatre
Tickets go on sale, Friday, Sept. 27
(New Orleans) - Sept. 25, 2013 - Direct from its phenomenally successful Broadway engagement, the internationally-acclaimed Beatles concert, RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles, makes its return to New Orleans for four performances, playing January 17 - 19 at the Saenger Theatre.
As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. In addition, new songs are being included with the launch of the 2013-14 Tour. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that's as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!"The audience is enraptured. They get a chance to sing along, twist and shout!" -The New York Times
"Just turn off your mind, relax and float downstream for a quick fix of nostalgic cheer!" - Entertainment Weekly
"A fun-filled family crowd-pleaser!" - Toronto Star
"A two-hour homage to pop music's most brilliant gem." - Los Angeles Times
"On their feet, with arms raised high above their heads, all in the audience were swaying and singing along in blissed-out, nostalgia-powered unison! - Chicago Sun-Times
"The enraptured audience relives the soundtrack of its life!" - Chicago Tribune
"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!" - The Boston Herald
"An adoring Valentine to The Beatles!" - The Washington Post
"RAIN is a spectacular extravaganza...did the audience love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah!" - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Parents (and grandparents) and kids were on their feet bopping like crazy!" - The Courier Post
Like The Beatles, the onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians, but electrifying performers in their own right.
RAIN will begin its four performance run at the Saenger Theatre on Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Single tickets start at $25 and will go on sale, Friday, September 27, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Saenger Theatre Box Office, BroadwayInNewOrleans.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
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Arts Center Enterprises - New Orleans, LLC - (ACE) is a theatrical facility management company with more than 30 years of experience in the field of professional performing arts facility management and theatrical property development. Allen Becker, together with his partners David Anderson, Gary Markowitz and Kirk B. Feldmann have succeeded in establishing a successful business model that combines an entrepreneurial operating strategy, with a wealth of industry relationships, which result in active, vibrant, well-managed and self-sustaining performing arts facilities. Not only has this business model served to uplift communities through the presentation of powerful live performances, but it has served to also provide economic stimulus into urban corridors in need of revitalization. Please visit ACE New Orleans online at www.saengernola.com.
A leading Broadway producer and the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America. BAA operates in 40 cities, bringing first-class touring musicals and plays to audiences across the US and Canada in markets such as Costa Mesa, Fort Lauderdale, Tempe, Boston, Minneapolis and New Orleans. As a producer, current and upcoming productions include Million Dollar Quartet, Pippin, Big Fish, Betrayal, Bullets Over Broadway, Little Miss Sunshine and Bull Durham. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com
Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre will reopen in fall 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre will host a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.saengernola.com<http://www.saengernola.com> for more information.
New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.